Dr. Amar Nawathe obtained his medical degree from Grant Medical College, University of Mumbai. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Southern California. He worked with Apogee Physicians for six years as a hospitalist physician prior to joining UCLA. In addition to clinical medicine, Dr. Nawathe holds interests in medical research and health economics, with previous work at USC, The RAND Corporation and Columbia University. He has received the Young Investigator Award from American Heart Association and has several publications in Annals of Emergency Medicine, Health Affairs, American Journal of Managed Care, Circulation and The Clinical Respiratory Journal. Dr. Nawathe is board certified in Internal Medicine in 2007.