Sarika S. Modi, MD

Assoc. Program Director - Health Disparities & DEI

Sarika S. Modi, MDDivision of Hospital Medicine

Department: Internal Medicine


Sarika Modi was born and raised in Alabama. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology and Religion at the University of Georgia and moved back to Birmingham to complete her MD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She came to Richmond, VA for her residency and fell in love with the city and the program. She is now an academic hospitalist at VCU where she enjoys teaching on wards, the procedure team and other hospital settings. Sarika’s academic work focuses on her passions of improving healthcare disparities, health inequity, fostering diversity and inclusion in the residency program, and service in low resource areas.  She has led global health trips and worked with free clinics since her time as an undergraduate. She currently serves as the Associate Program Director for Global Health and Health Disparities at VCU where she has been given the opportunity to teach residents about health inequity, social determinants of health, and health disparities.

Sarika is a proud second generation immigrant. She and her partner enjoy the breweries and food scene around Richmond. Shea spends her time hiking, reading, practicing yoga and playing with her three dogs. 

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