The Gold Humanism Honor Society recognizes students, residents and faculty who are exemplars of compassionate patient care and who serve as role models, mentors, and leaders in medicine. Members are peer nominated and are the ones that others say they want taking care of their own family. Since its inception in 2002, Gold Humanism Honor Society has grown in influence to become a vital part of medical school and residency training program cultures throughout the US.
Peers of Krsna Kothari think that Krsna just brings joy to all of the people around her. She has a way of caring for patients that is best described as effortless. Her peers have watched, in awe, her work the last few years and sees how much she wants to do well by her patients, all while keeping a smile on her face. No matter what the subject, you can see Krsna glows when she is talking about her patients. That sort of light and energy causes patients and people to gravitate towards her and ensures people feel they are heard and cared for. Krsna is a trailblazer when it comes to thinking about how to elicit what sickness and living mean in a patient’s life and doing something about that from a systemic level to improve the way her peers have these conversations as future physicians and in the medical system. Krsna is not afraid to advocate for her patients, and she does so with determination, kindness, and practicality. She exudes care and thinks deeply about the well-being of her patients. With that, we would like to acknowledge and congratulate Krsna.