Dr. Tarigopula (Dr. Tari) completed her Medical Education in India prior to relocating to USA. While residing in Seattle, WA, she actively volunteered and participated in the research activities at Highline Medical Center, Burien, WA and Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. These research activities coupled with her personal experiences can be attributed to her developing a passion for Pulmonary and Sleep Disorders. She pursued Internal Medicine Residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Her dedication for improving the medical learning and facilities for her colleagues, medical students and patients motivated her to be closely involved in administrative activities throughout her education. She was a Chief Resident during her third year of Internal Medicine Residency, a Chief Fellow during her Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Sleep Medicine Fellowship. During her tenure as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow, she was involved in implementing the latest guidelines for managing Sepsis in the ICU, implemented the protocol for managing Hypothermia, and worked extensively to evaluate the utility of stop bang questionnaire in Bariatric Surgery patients.
She continues to share passion for research in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine and continually strives to learn and discuss latest trends and changes in the management of Critical Care patients. Her work is rewarded through positive patient outcomes and recognition by her colleagues.
During her free time, Dr. Tari enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids. She enjoys riding bicycle and playing with her 3 year old daughter. She is particularly fond of long drives. She drove from Seattle, WA to Long Branch, NJ and wishes to do one from Florida to California in the near future.