Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Dr. Narla
Goutham Narla, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine
UH Cleveland Medical Center

As a native Californian, Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, grew up listening to old school rap music from 2Pac Shakur, whom he describes as a lyrical genius. Dr. Narla is excited to learn more about dance while helping the hospital even though he has no previous dance experience, "two left feet and little rhythm or soul." However, he says he is willing to embarrass himself in front of a large group of people due to the important causes funded by the UH Auxiliary and his commitment to University Hospitals.

His wife, Analisa DiFeo, PhD, also a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, will be cheering on her husband from the sidelines at Dancing with the Docs. Although they won’t be sharing the dance floor during the competition, the couple has collaborated extensively over the years on numerous publications and grants and as the parent of three children. Drs. Narla and DiFeo started the Young Scientist Foundation, www.youngscientistfoundation.org, a foundation created to support the next generation of young scientists interested in and committed to careers in biomedical research.

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