Shobhana Talukdar, MD
Accepting new patients.
It’s the patients who keep me going. I enjoy the continuity of care that being an OB/GYN affords. It not only allows me to deliver babies for my patients, but also allows me to take care of their GYN needs once childbearing is over. I like the lasting relationships the field offers. Also, I love both medicine and surgery, and this is one of the few specialties where I can practice both.
I believe in working together with my patient to accomplish a desired goal. Patient education is a very important. In the medical profession, there is a degree of uncertainty in everything. My goal is to provide every patient with accurate information about their condition and diagnosis, which also includes defining options of treatment that are available. When the patient has an understanding of their condition and the treatment options, they are ready to manage their own health care. I believe nothing empowers the patient like information.
My family played a big role in my decision to choose this career path. My father, being a mathematician, gave me my love for books, my inquisitiveness, and my flare for the subject of science. The intricacies of the human body have always intrigued me. During my school days, I would often delve into my textbooks in search of answers to questions that have been in my mind for years. However, every time I found a seeming answer, I was bombarded by a whole new set of ‘whys’ and ‘hows’. It was these experiences that laid the foundation for my career in medicine.
- Year joined staff:
- Obstetrics / Gynecology
I was born and raised in a small picturesque state of India called Assam, popularly known as land of blue hills and red river. Growing up amidst the lush green tea gardens and nature in abundance was very much part of my childhood memories. Also, I became aware of the value of human diversity and acceptance after living in various parts of India for my education.
I moved to United States in 2011 after completing my medical school and residency in India in my quest for learning advanced surgical techniques. My last five years journey as an OB/GYN in the United States has thus far been very exciting and enriching. It’s not all work for me, though. I love travelling and have met some amazing people along the way. I also enjoy music, cooking and reading books on esoteric things of life.
Education & Training
- Gauhati Medical College, MBBS
- Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, OB/GYN
- Henry Ford Health System, Michigan, OB/GYN
- University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Critical Care Medicine
Awards & Certifications
Honors, Awards, etc.
- Outstanding Medical Student Teaching Award 2012-2013
- Outstanding Resident Award Nominee: Recognition for dedication and exceptional achievements as a physician, researcher and teacher
- SNICU Fellow Meritorious Academic Achievement Award 2016
ABOG Board Eligible Critical Care Board Eligible
- American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Michigan State Medical Society
- Society of Critical Care Medicine