Gowri Anandarajah, MD
Professor of Family Medicine (Clinical)
Dr. Anandarajah is the Residency Director for the Brown Family Medicine Residency Program, and has been at Brown and MHRI since 1992. She completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the Duke University Medical Center, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year, and completed a Leadership Fellowship in Family Medicine at Brown. She is nationally known for her scholarly work, particularly in the area of spirituality in health, and has been a family physician in multiple settings, including community health centers, academia, private practice and emergency rooms. Her other areas of interest include care of underserved populations; global health; medical education; doctor/patient relationship; cultural diversity and death and dying. She previously served as Team Leader in the Family Care Center MHRI for 13 years. She has also been active as a medical school educator at Brown, including serving as the co-director of the Doctoring Course a major, required course for first year medical students. She holds the rank of Professor and serves in a leadership position in the Society of Teachers of Family medicine. Dr. Anandarajah is also on the Board of Directors of Gateway Healthcare, a large non-profit organization providing community mental health and substance abuse services to vulnerable Rhode Islanders, and of New Hope for Families, a homeless shelter in Pawtucket. Dr. Anandarajah has three children and is married to Roger Mennillo MD, who is a pediatrician in Warwick, RI. She has lived on three continents, and has diverse interests ranging from gardening to classical Indian dance.