AUA Grad Dr. Dhaval Pau Earned his Board Certification in Internal Medicine.

If med schools have rockstars, then one of ours is Dr. Dhaval Pau (AUA Class of 2014, AICASA Class of 2010).

This month, Dr. Pau, who turned 24 in July, was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Pau, who was born in India and grew up in Calgary, Canada, graduated high school at 15 and earned his MD from AUA at just 20-years-old. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine/Staten Island University Hospital in New York, he began a Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri earlier this year.

“AUA played a very big role in me being able to be where I am now. I’m very grateful they gave me the opportunity when no one else gave me the chance,” Dr. Pau told the Calgary Herald. Initially, Dr. Pau wanted to become a cardiologist, but his Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rotation at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York inspired him to dedicate his career to helping the sickest patients. He sees himself eventually working in an ICU at a hospital in Canada, hopefully in Calgary.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Pau enjoys conducting research. When he spoke to the Herald, he was working on creating an app to remind seniors to take their medications. “We’re entering an era of Facebooking [grandfathers] and tweeting [grandmothers], and medicine needs to adapt to these changes in technology. There’s a huge disconnect between what doctors prescribe and whether patients fill those prescriptions and take them on time. We need something that could help them keep track,” he explained.

For his next milestone, Dr. Pau has his sights set on a board certification in Critical Care Medicine by 2019. We have no doubt he will achieve this.

Congratulations Dr. Pau! Thanks for continuing to make AUA look good!