Pooja Patricia de Sa, M.D., comes to NorthBay from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento where she has worked for the past two years as a pulmonary and critical care physician. She is a graduate of Terna Medical College in Mumbai, India and served her residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. She also served a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care at the University of Welcome New Physician Kentucky, Lexington. Dr. de Sa’s path to medicine began at an early age and was strongly influenced by her family. Her great-grandfather was a renowned gynecologist, her grandfather studied dentistry at the University of Nebraska in 1930 and returned to India to set up the “First Dental College” in Mumbai. Her father is a pediatrician as well as the medical director at one of the most prestigious hospitals in Mumbai. Ultimately, she said, her greatest joy in medicine is when she is able to help patients improve their health, regain their strength and feel better.