Amita Kasar was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She grew up in a Jain, bilingual family. Amita is the first generation of her family to pursue a professional degree. The challenges she faced while navigating through complex health care systems to assist family members inspired and motivated her to pursue a career in Medicine.
She attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Missions medical college, Mumbai and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She received the Best Resident Award and Honors. Further, she trained in infertility, Robotic and laparoscopic surgery.
Dr. Kasar moved to Silicon Valley to join her spouse and continued her passion of giving back to the community by volunteering for American Red Cross and St. Anthony foundation, San Francisco. She also co-founded SRINIVAS with emphasis on educational opportunities for women and underserved tribal communities.
Dr. Kasar said “During my interview, I realized PBRMC is the place where being your authentic self was valued the most. Faculty and staff were driven and passionate, who take pride in advancing health for the underserved population regardless of their background. PBRMC also offers a wide range of exposure for cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary critical care that will prepare you for all future endeavors. Having witnessed the creativity in delivering care in resource limited and culturally accepted settings during my medicine career in India, this was the perfect place to continue my journey.”
Outside medicine, Dr. Kasar enjoys photography, designing Indian ethnic dresses, learning new languages (she can speak 7 different languages), and spending time with my family.