Dr. Sharad Kohli has dedicated his career to working with the underserved and to attaining health equity. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine in 2000, and completed a rural Family Medicine residency at Cascades East Family Practice in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Over the course of a decade, he began to realize the importance of addressing the social and structural determinants that impacted health, and developed and expanded programs that emphasized wellness, prevention, patient empowerment and community building, including food access programs, cooking classes, exercise groups, holistic team-based care, and a robust group visit program. Sharad has since returned to direct primary care and is currently working at People’s Community Clinic, an FQHC in Austin strongly committed to addressing social determinants of health.
Sharad joined IM4Us in 2010 and co-founded the annual conference, first held in 2011. He was a member of the founding Board of Directors, currently chairs the Policy Committee, and is the co-chair for the 2018 Conference Planning Committee.