Lalit Narayan, MBBS, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. He received his medical degree from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India in 2007. He subsequently worked as a general practitioner in rural India for two years before moving to the US to pursue further education. He earned a Master’s Degree in Anthropology at Syracuse University, New York in 2013, completed his Residency in Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, New York in 2016 and completed an Academic Fellowship in Medical Education at George Washington University in 2017.
Dr. Narayan strongly believes in a holistic assessment of medical problems using a bio-psycho-social approach. He is passionate about social medicine, a school of thought within modern medicine that plays close attention to the historical, social, environmental and epidemiological context in which ill health arises and seeks to meet patients ‘where they are at’ to work together on their health. His clinical interests center around the provision of comprehensive primary health care. This includes clinic-based management of acute and chronic medical conditions, screening and reduction of risks to physical and mental health, women’s health and the care of medically vulnerable populations.
Dr. Narayan is also a medical educator and health workforce researcher. He teaches Clinical Skills and Reasoning to medical students and adult primary care to internal medicine residents. He leads a team investigating how medical students in India can be better equipped to practice in multi-lingual clinical and educational settings. He is also involved in health workforce projects focusing on post-graduate medical education in sub-Saharan Africa and the teaching of social medicine in the US and abroad.