Deputy Medical Officer
Americares Deputy Medical Officer Dr. Sadhana Rajamoorthi provides medical guidance for Americares health programs and works to increase medicine security for low-income and uninsured patients around the world. She is also part of the team that reviews offers of donated products from over 200 pharmaceutical and medical supply companies, to ensure quality so the contributed items may be used safely and effectively by Americares health care partners around the globe. One of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies, Americares distributes more than $1 billion in medicine and supplies to an average of 85 countries each year.
Dr. Rajamoorthi also plays a key role in Americares global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes distributing personal protective equipment, delivering essential primary health care services and training and mental health support for frontline health workers.
Prior to joining Americares in 2021, Dr. Rajamoorthi worked as a family medicine physician at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., where she provided primary care to children and adults. During this time, Dr. Rajamoorthi also served as an instructor for Georgetown University medical school students. Passionate about global health, Dr. Rajamoorthi has volunteered with numerous organizations over the years including, Physicians for Human Rights, where she has served as a volunteer clinician conducting asylum evaluations since 2015 and now also as a mentor. Currently, she serves as a volunteer physician for a free and charitable clinic in Virginia, where she provides primary care for low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients.
Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Rajamoorthi earned bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and history and the philosophy of science from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she completed the health justice scholar track. She then completed her residency at Georgetown University-Providence Hospital, now MedStar Health-Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center, where she provided care for low-income and uninsured patients and served as chief resident. In 2017, Dr. Rajamoorthi received Georgetown University-Providence Hospital’s Global Health Scholar Award and the Family Medicine Resident Award. She is fluent in Tamil.