Janani Krishnaswami, MD, MPH
Dr. Krishnaswami is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine, and is the Program Director of Preventive Medicine at University of Texas-RGV. She developed the first ACGME residency program built on Community-Engaged Lifestyle Medicine. She builds health “outside the hospital” with stakeholders and trainees, inspiring lifestyle change via resilience, positivity, and emotional health in Lifestyle Medicine practice. She is a teacher and leader in GME curricular innovation, creating Kaiser Permanente-LA Internal Medicine’s first Community-Engaged elective and serving on a national health policy fellowship steering committee. As a singer, writer, and student of improvisation theater, Dr. Krishnaswami thrives on bringing narrative & empathy-driven medicine (“the story”) into medical education. Dr. Krishnaswami is a proud alumna of the University of Michigan Medical School-Ann Arbor, where she attended as a Dean’s Scholar, and a graduate of the University of California – San Francisco / Kaiser Permanente Internal Medicine & Preventive Medicine Residency Program.
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