Abhisake (Abhi) Kole

Abhisake (Abhi) Kole was born in Calcutta, India. He finished his medical school at Emory University and PhD at University of Oxford with residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University. He became interested in the economic toll of untreated chronic illnesses through economic development courses in his undergraduate studies. He believes by increasing access to healthcare, equity in other parts of society will be achievable. During his MD/PhD, he studied cellular immunology of the gut mucosa in the context of maintaining homeostasis in the face of infectious and non-infectious antigens. During residency, he rotated through the Indian Health Services in Tuba City, AZ and Black Lion Hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He currently volunteers regularly at a free refugee clinic near Atlanta, GA. He also enjoys mentoring children via several programs including a sickle cell buddy program, autism buddy program, and Destination Imagination, a creative problem solving program that combines theatrical and scientific elements. Abhi is a fellow at Jan Swasthya Sahjog in India and at UCSF Medical Center at San Francisco, California.