Puja Sood

Puja Sood, M.D.Puja Sood, M.D.

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

A little about myself. . .

I grew up in Maryland in the county over (MoCo!!).  I decided to leave for college, and I went to University of Rochester in upstate New York.  I had never heard of it before I applied there, but it is actually a hidden gem, full of wonderful people, and it also happens to be the founding city of Wegmans!  During my undergraduate years, I participated in a study abroad program in London doing medical research at St. Thomas’ Hospital.  I traveled to Scotland and Italy, and really had the time of my life.  I went back to Rochester for medical school, and loved every minute of it.  I have always loved children, and I was heavily involved in the Rochester community providing school physicals for inner city children, being a big sib to kids with chronic illnesses, and volunteering as a tutor at a local middle school. 

My family and my friendships are the most important things in the world to me.  Dancing is a passion in my life, and I have done everything from ballet/tap to classical Indian dance to being captain of my Indian dance (Bhangra) team throughout college.  I have been called a social butterfly many a time, and I love meeting new people!   I am up for adventures, and I have an itch to travel and see the world.  But I am also happy at home curling up with a good book or, yes, I admit it, a Bollywood movie!  My culture is a huge part of who I am, and I feel lucky that I get to take the best from both my Indian and American cultures. 

I am so excited about starting the next chapter of my life in Baltimore and about making new friends and forming lasting relationships with my patients. :)