Palak Turakhia, MD MPH is board-certified in Anesthesiology and is an assistant professor with The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She is originally from Louisiana and completed her undergraduate degree in history at Duke University. She completed her medical degree and Masters in Public Health in international health and development at Tulane University, where she received the medical school alumni award. She completed her anesthesiology residency at Emory University and her fellowship in Pain Management at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she remained on faculty. While at the University of North Carolina, she gave several departmental grand rounds and several pharmacology lectures to the medical students. She also was involved in the annual Pain, Addiction, and the Law conference. Dr. Turakhia’s clinical interests include geriatric and cancer pain management.