Pallavi Khanna, MD, FACOG
Pallavi Khanna, MD, OB/GYN, FACOG
OB/GYN and Certified Menopause Practitioner at Regional One Health
Board Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Medical Degree: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
Internship: Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute
Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Pallavi Khanna, MD, OB/GYN, FACOG is a board-certified OB/GYN, OB/GYN Generalist Division Director, and Menopause Clinic Director at Regional One Health. She has also earned credentials from the North American Menopause Society (Certified Menopause Practitioner), and is an active member of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
Dr. Khanna earned her medical degree and completed her internship at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in India, then continued her training with an obstetrics and gynecology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in Queens, New York.
She also completed a summer internship at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and was a post-doc research fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, where she focused on reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Dr. Khanna was inspired to be a physician by her parents, who are doctors in her native India. “I grew up in that environment, and it always stuck with me that they were able to make a positive difference for their patients and community by doing what they did,” she said.
Her training at Icahn School of Medicine gave her a chance to serve diverse patients with a variety of medical needs, which helped inform her patient care philosophy: “I take care of my patients as I would a family member or friend, or what I would want done for myself,” Dr. Khanna said. “I believe in autonomy and shared decision-making. I assess what patients know and build on that so they can make educated decisions to improve their health and health care.”
She sought additional credentials so she could promote minimally invasive surgery over more invasive procedures, and to help establish Regional One Health’s menopause care practice. “It was a need that wasn’t being met,” she said of menopause care. “We want to bring everything under one roof for this population.”
Dr. Khanna is also passionate about her academic role at University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she is interim division chief and assistant professor for the College of Medicine-Obstetrics & Gynecology and assistant professor in the College of Nursing-Acute and Tertiary Care. She enjoys teaching residents and students using evidence-based curriculum and her own experience, and has helped direct curriculum changes, increase student satisfaction scores, improve the feedback students receive and make grading more reflective of hands-on skillsets.
Dr. Khanna’s research includes genetic basis to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in menopausal patients. Her publications include a book chapter on kidney disease during pregnancy and articles in prestigious medical journals such as Gynecology and Reproductive Health, Fertility and Sterility and Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology.