Doctors, many say, are the assistants of a higher power. Even when new diseases and old ones threaten their lives, patents are of topmost priority to them. Even when the struggle to become a doctor is too much, they keep striving ahead, even if it means that they keep studying for many years to reach their goal. This is the story of a hardworking young Dr. Sphoorti P Pai, from Shivamogga in Karnataka. And she has put in her all to achieve the highest Indian super specialisation: Doctor of Medicine(DM).
She completed her MBBS as well as her MD in General medicine from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore. She has completed her Doctor of Medicine(DM) in Endocrinology from st. Josephs’ College, Bengaluru and she is also the topper of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. She has set a bench for many of the doctors who may follow her path. She has made this achievement possible even while lending her services to ailing patients of the hospitals in which she has worked.
Dr. Pai is the eldest daughter of Dr. Prashanth Kumar Pai and Sucheta Pai. She has a younger sister, Dr. Pranathi Pai, who has graduated from SDM Dental College, Dharwad in Dental Sciences. Even her maternal grandparents are doctors and have established a nursing home named Sahayadri Hospital in Shivamoggain in 1964. Even her father works as a senior consultant at the same hospital. Coming from a family that is so well established in the field of medicine, Dr. Sphoorthi Pai has seen , appreciated and experienced the worth of doctors from a young age.
Her story is inspiring and she believes that when one has honesty, dedication, self confidence and genuine interest in their chosen field, anything is possible even one may have to jump through hurdles. She is looking forward to excelling in the field of Endocrinology and hopes to give back to her parents and the society to the best of her abilities.