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Shantala Gopalakrishnan Hometown: Mumbai, India Job: Internal Medicine Physician, Atrium Health President, Greater Charlotte Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin What do you like most about your work? That my knowledge, skill and caring can make a difference in my patients' moment of crisis. Do you live in Ballantyne? I moved from Ballantyne Village to Marvin when I started a family. What did you want to be when you were a kid? A doctor or kindergarten teacher. How do you stay organized? My favorite life mantra is "Prioritize, perform and then pause to smell the roses." What do you eat for breakfast? Mostly eggs and homemade protein smoothies. Perfect for a busy morning. What are you reading now? "When Breath Becomes Air" by Dr. Paul Kalanithi and "Harry Potter" with my kids. What keeps you up at night? School safety and gun violence. How do you spend your free time? Pursuing my hobbies of Indian classical dance, singing, emceeing and acting at Festival of India every year. What's No. 1 on your bucket list? To visit the Seven Wonders of the World. Have already visited the Taj Mahal and Chichen Itza. What charitable organization is important to you? The Alzheimer's Association. I care for these patients and their families every day at work. What is something people would never guess about you? I'm obsessed with learning the history of human evolution and astronomy. Is there anything else you would like to share? Laughter is the best medicine, and health is happiness. BALLANTYNE SUMMER 2018 32 Faces

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