Jul 7, 2022
Dr. Arthi Sanjeevi remembers a fellowship during her residency, when a mentor played a key role in helping guide her career path. Seeing her passion for therapeutic endoscopy — and her ability to perform the complex procedures — he gave Sanjeevi the push she needed.
Dr. Sanjeevi does the same today for the residents she mentors. This is particularly important for female gastroenterologists, because studies show that even as female medical graduates outnumber males in every country except Japan and Switzerland, female gastroenterologist numbers remain stagnant.
The nonprofit Women in Endoscopy was launched in 2016 to provide classes and seminars about professional growth and leadership and foster networking among its members. Sanjeevi uses her personal experience to steer young clinicians to good mentorship opportunities and their own promising professional paths.
“If you can identify with a person who can empathize with your unique life path it makes it so much easier for that person to guide you,” she says in the first part of a two-part conversation.
Sanjeevi is based in Tampa, Florida, with AdventHealth Medical Group and is double board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. She specializes in conditions of the pancreas and gallbladder, digestive cancers, esophageal motility and swallowing disorders, and advanced endoscopy, including therapeutic endoscopic retrograde pancreatography and deep enteroscopy.
Look for the second part of our conversation with Dr. Sanjeevi in a couple of weeks.