Simran Mittal, MD, MPH
Undergraduate School: Tulane University
Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans
PubMed name(s): Simran Mittal
Why did you choose WashU for your residency?
WashU’s robust research opportunities, exposure to all of the sub-specialties, and its long-standing reputation as a premier academic residency training program made WashU an easy choice for me. During my away rotation here, I got to experience first-hand what residency at WashU would be like and I was so impressed by the various levels of support available to residents.
What are you looking forward to the most by being a resident here at WashU?
I am looking forward to honing my leadership skills, in addition to becoming a competent OBGYN, so that I can emerge as a physician-leader upon completing residency at WashU.
What goals do you hope to accomplish during your residency?
My goals during residency include becoming a more effective advocate for marginalized patient populations, learning how to be an impactful teacher to medical students, and being recognized as a leader within the residency program.
What are your research interests?
Access to contraception; postpartum period; reducing maternal mortality
Awards & Honors
LSU School of Medicine The Keith P. Melancon, MD Espirit De Corps Award for Camaraderie with Colleagues, Compassion towards Patients, and Professional Integrity
Gold Humanism Honor Society
LSUHSC Interprofessional Student Alliance Leadership Award – awarded to outstanding student leaders who have excelled in their interprofessional service work in the community, including both at LSUHSC and in the Greater New Orleans area
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists John Gibbons Award 2019
Hometown: Madison, Mississippi
What do you do outside of work?
I enjoy playing poker, writing restaurant reviews, watching every Real Housewives franchise, and traveling with my husband.
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
I listen to a wide genre of music from country to rap to Hindi and Punjabi music.
We know it’s early, but do you have any fellowship plans for after residency?
I really enjoy obstetrics and therefore am drawn to MFM right now but I am excited to learn more about all the sub-specialties.
What advice would you give medical students applying for a residency in OBGYN?
Be authentic in your application.