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Sudipta "Nila" Devanath is the Associate Medical Director in Transitions of Care at Sentara Healthcare, the third largest employer in the state of Virginia.
Nila attended the University of Pittsburgh as an undergraduate and medical student. After two years at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM), Nila left to pursue her J.D. at Harvard Law. There, she worked as a student attorney for domestic abuse survivors and was appointed to the Harvard Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force, where she helped to create new institutional prevention policies. She returned to UPSOM to complete her M.D. and later matched at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in the Internal Medicine Primary Care track. While at YNHH, she lead the Yale Resident Fellow Senate as president, advocating for representation of trainee interests and trainee-led policy changes on a system-wide level.
In her current role, she oversees transitions of care from the inpatient to the outpatient setting, working on safely reducing readmission rates and expanding hospital-to-home monitoring systems.
Dr. Ferguson is an Academic Specialist in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond. Subsequently, she was a NIH Academy Fellow, participating in health disparities research at the National Human Genome Research Institute. She earned her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She recently completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency training at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University, where she served as Ambulatory Chief Resident. Her academic interests include addressing health inequities locally and globally and developing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives.