Poonam completed her undergraduate education at MIT in Biology with a concentration in anthropology in 2001. She conducted cancer research in the lab of Dr. Robert Weinberg at Whitehead Institute. In addition to participating in research and anthropological fieldwork, Poonam volunteered in the Bone Marrow Transplant and Oncology units at Childrens Hospital in Boston.
2005, MD, Univ. Massachusetts Medical School
2001, BS, Biology, MIT