Dr. Atul Nakhasi

NLC Los Angeles '20 Alumnus
Physician & Policy Adviser, LA County Department of Health Services

Healthcare and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Nakhasi originally hails from Iowa, born and raised amongst cows and cornfields. During this time, he led the movement to triple the youth vote helping catalyze Obama’s historic victory during the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. His leadership was recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, ABC World News, NPR, and BBC. Afterward, Atul attended Johns Hopkins School of Medicine for his medical degree and Harvard Kennedy School of Government for his policy degree. During this time, he served as the national chair for the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association and represented nearly 50,000 US medical students. He now lives in Los Angeles and serves as a primary care physician for the underserved communities of Watts/Compton at a government-run public clinic and also served as a frontline physician within the resurrected LA COVID Surge Hospital. Dr. Nakhasi also advises the Office of Government Affairs and Policy for the LA County Department of Health Services, the nation's second largest public health system.

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