Mrinalini Sarkar, MD
Division of Gen Internal Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Dr. Sarkar was born and raised in India where she finished medical School and decided to pursue a career in internal medicine in the US. She came here to the US in 2008 and completed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA. She started her attending career at Penn as a hospitalist in the EDOU/Observation unit. After a year, Mrinalini joined the core faculty and in 2013 was promoted as Assistant Professor of clinical medicine and appointed the medical director of the observation unit at PPMC. She does a fair amount of work with medical ethics in regards to end of life care decision making and serve on the University of Penn Ethics Review Committee and currently is running a project on patient education with the Penn Center for Patient and Family Education.
Her research interest includes: Patient education and medical student teaching as well as observation medicine.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
• Adjudicator-clinical vignettes and poster presentations-SHM national conference, National Harbor, MD(2015)
• Member Abstract review committee-SGIM National Conference (2013-2015)
• Member Innovations /abstracts review committee-SGIM-Midatlantic (2013-2015)
• Member Innovations review committee-SGIM Philadelphia (2012-2015)
• Adjudicator-clinical vignettes and poster presentations-SGIM Philadelphia (2012-2013)
• American College of Medicine, Associate member
• Pennsylvania Council of Associates-member
• Society of Hospital medicine
• Society of general internal medicine
• American college of emergency medicine physicians
Publications and Presentations
1. Sarkar K, Sarkar M, Ussia GP. Med Clin N. Current Status of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015; 99: 805-833.
2. Sarkar M. Speaker CASE STUDY: Eliminate Barriers to Increase Patient Throughput in Independent Observation Units. The Observation Management Summit. in Chicago, IL. 2015; 28-29.
3. Nawaz Y, Buddhdev B, Rahman W, Rashid H, Sarkar M. Global Hypokinesis of Left Ventricle Following Acute Methadone Intoxication. Drexel Medical Journal. 2011; 5(1): 32-33.
4. Nawaz Y, Buddhdev B, Sankineni A, Sarkar M. Acute Sarcoidosis Presenting with Polyarthritis, Erythema Nodosum and Hilar Lymphadenopathy: A Typical Presentation of Löfgren’s Syndrome. Drexel Medical Journal. 2011; 5(1): 19.
5. Sarkar M, Buddhdev B, Nawaz Y. Monomorphic Ventricular Tachycardia Associated with Sunitinib Therapy for Metastatic Renal Cancer. Drexel Medical Journal. 2011; 5(1): 41-42.
6. Sarkar M, Buddhdev B, Nawaz Y. Acute Renal Infarcts from Severe Aortic Atherosclerosis. Drexel Medical Journal. 2011; 5(1): 18-19.
7. Ramaraju D, Bellary S, Sarkar M, Snyder R, Patel R. Primary Pulmonary Synovial Sarcoma: Case report in an adolescent. American Thoracic Society Denver, Colorado, USA. 2011.
8. Sarkar M, Ramaraju D, Nawaz Y. A case of Brugada syndrome unmasked with Pneumococcemia. American College of Physicians, National meeting San Diego, CA, USA. 2011.
9. Ramaraju D, Bellary S, Sarkar M, Snyder R, Patel R. Primary Pulmonary Synovial Sarcoma: Case report in an adolescent. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2010.
10. Bellary S, Ramaraju D, Sarkar M, Reed C. A Case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Causing ARDS. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2010.
11. Ramaraju D, Bellary S, Sarkar M. Orbital Emphysema and Proptosis Secondary to a Dental Abscess. American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA, USA. 2010.
12. Bansal D, Singh RM, Sarkar M, et al. Assessment of left ventricular function: comparison of cardiac multidetector-row computed tomography with two-dimension standard echocardiography for assessment of left ventricular function. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2008; 24(3): 317-325. doi: 10.1007/s10554-007-9252-6