Dr. Kirandeep Chahal was born in Toronto, Canada where she graduated with BA Honors in Psychology from York University. Late in her education, with no science background, she found a true passion for medicine, this is when she took the leap and went on to Medical School at a beautiful island, called St. Kitts and Nevis, Medical University of the Americas. Eventually her clinical rotations brought her to the US and Canada, she completed rotations in New York, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, New Orleans, and Shreveport. It was not till the very last clinical rotation she had in her fourth year, right before applying for residency, that she ended up at LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS). Once lost with no direction as to what specialty she wanted to pursue in her medical career, she found Internal Medicine, at LSUHS. Dr. Chahal then went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at LSUHS. During her residency, she served as Vice President of Resident Council where she took part in representing the residents, but also in organizing various community benefits for the greater community at large. She graduated in June of 2020, and as of August 2020, she decided to stay on as faculty, and is now Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine.Dr. Chahal has a deep rooted passion for Internal Medicine. She enjoys constantly learning and treating the whole patient, and not just aspects of the patient. She loves the complexity of internal medicine as she is not just focused on one organ system, but how each organ system interacts with the other, additionally how lifestyle, genetics, medical compliance, diet, all come together to affect the overall health of a patient. She enjoys complex medical conditions and acute inpatient medicine. She aspires to bring high quality patient care with an emphasis on communication with patients. Internal Medicine is not only about treating a patient’s condition, but ensuring your patients understand their condition, so they can play an active role in their healthcare. Your goal as a physician is not to just get them out of the hospital, but to keep them out of the hospital. Strengthening the patient-doctor relationship is the cornerstone of great patient care in her eyes and ensuring she can make her patient’s smile is what brings her joy.Dr. Chahal loves working with medical students and residents. They have so much to offer, and there is so much you can learn from them, because in medicine we are constantly learning from each other. Her goal is to provide an uplifting, positive, safe, non-judgmental environment for her students and residents. This will give them the opportunity to grow and thrive in unprecedented ways.Her hobbies include writing, travelling, exercising, and spending quality time with friends and family.