UT College of Medicine
Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education and Wellbeing and Professor in The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine (Department of Medicine) in Chattanooga, has been chosen to receive Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP – London). She will be formally recognized at the Royal College of Physicians 500th Anniversary Celebration in London on September 26th. While at the RCP she will also participate on behalf of American College of Physicians(ACP) in a roundtable discussion to explore a collaboration with the RCP on health system reform -- what we can learn from each other and potentially do together.
According to the organization, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the RCP – London, entered into a collaborative relationship. Both organizations share an unfailing commitment to quality and excellence in the delivery of healthcare, respect for the patient at all times, and support for the professionals whom they serve.
Dr. Panda grew up in India and has studied and practiced in India, London, and Saudi Arabia before pursuing residency training and practice in the US. She has received numerous awards and recognitions which include the UTHSC Bland W. Cannon Award for her exemplary service to UTHSC medical students. Dr. Panda is also a facilitator with the Center of Courage and Renewal, where she facilitates regular retreats for health care professionals and trainees in the community.
Dr. Panda has served on the board of directors for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, where she co-chairs the Physician Well-Being Task Force, and she has received the TMA Distinguished Service Award for her work on the issue of physician well-being.
She recently released the reflective and motivational book, "Rhythm of Our Hearts," co-authored with her father, a retired surgeon, Dr. Shyam Parashar.