Radha Yerneni joined the Penn Memory Center in 2017 as a Geriatrics Fellow.
After graduating from Siddhartha Medical College in India, Radha completed a mandatory rotatory internship at Gandhi Medical College & Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad, India. After extensive medical training in India and working as a primary care physician, obstetrician, and gynecologist for rural villages, Radha moved to Bogalusa, Louisiana, to be an observer of different practices.
Most recently prior to joining the Penn community, Radha was a resident of internal medicine at Coney Island Hospital in Brooklyn, where she was exposed to the geriatric population, giving her a better understanding of the population’s needs, including: reducing the burden of the caregiver, decreasing the incidence of hospitalizations, and keeping patients healthy to ensure a good quality of living. Radha said of her interest in geriatrics: “every time I interacted with a geriatric patient, putting a smile on their face gave me immense pleasure and gratification.”