Preeti Panda is a Board Certified Pediatrician and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow at Stanford University. She has worked with trafficked youth for over 10 years, with involvement in direct clinical care, research, legislative advocacy and education. Dr. Panda is an active member of multiple local and national anti-trafficking organizations, including HEAL Trafficking, and serves as Advocacy Co-Chair for the Physicians Against the Trafficking of Humans (PATH) initiative of the American Medical Women’s Association. She is also the co-founder of the Haven Clinic, a medical home that provides trauma-informed medical care for survivors of child trafficking.
She has presented her research initiatives nationally and internationally, and has published her work in prominent peer-reviewed journals. Her research currently focuses on improving accessibility to care, creating hospital based interventions to support trafficked youth, and programs to prevent trafficking of at-risk youth. Dr. Panda’s work has been recognized both locally and nationally, including winning an American Academy of Pediatrics national award for her work on partnering with survivors to educate pediatric residents on child trafficking.
Dr. Panda earned her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Biological Sciences, Nutrition and Global Health. She went on to earn an M.D. with Distinction in Advocacy from Albany Medical College. Dr. Panda completed her pediatric residency training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital/Case Western Reserve University, where she earned specialized certificates in Child Advocacy and Research.
Read about Dr. Preeti Panda on NYC Daily Post.
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