Serah KVD


Medical Doctor Turned into Stroke Researcher!

I'm from: India (Kerala)
Current Location: Hobart, Tasmania
Position: PhD candidate, Menzies Institute of Medical Research, University of Tasmania
Field of research/work: Medical studies- Stroke
YTS Years: 2022

Serah's Notable career moments

  • Stopped studying Maths

  • Learnt Physics, Chem and Biology

  • Became a medical doctor (MBBS)

  • Worked in clinical research for 1 year

  • Worked in an Interventional Stroke center for 3 years (2016-2019)

  • Completed MPH(Epidemiology and Statistics Major) from Queensland

    Gave oral presentation in World Stroke conference

About Serah KVD

Since childhood, science has been my favourite subject! I loved chemistry and Biology but hated Maths to the core. I was passionate to study about the human body, its various organs and the system in which it works. Especially, I was curious to learn how different organs in our body are functioning simultaneously and in collaboration with each other.

Since human body was my area of interest, I decided to be a medical doctor soon as I completed my grade 12. While studying medicine, it was wonderful to gain a vast knowledge on so many areas and to learn different subjects at the same time like pathology, microbiology, biochemistry, surgery and many more. After my studies, I worked in the Neurology department (stroke centre) which was the turning point in my career. I learnt about strokes in detail and its various aspects such as what is it, how it occurs, how to identify, diagnose and treat etc.

During this time, there was a strong urge within myself to be a researcher in stroke, as I started finding some areas where few things were still unclear and incomplete.

I moved to Australia from India few years ago and studied some epidemiology and statistics to make research easier. Currently, I am doing research to identify the original triggering factors behind acute strokes, apart from the already known causing factors. With the help of science and research, many lives around us can be saved and our lives become more meaningful when we contribute to the body of knowledge.