Dr. Roshni Kulkarni Celebrates 37 Years of Service

July 14, 2014

There are many people now who say we have no heroes. They haven’t met Roshni Kulkarni – Dr. Roshni Kulkarni. 

A longtime physician, scientist and advocate for persons with blood disorders, Dr. Kulkarni has contributed to the increased attention, research and treatment of women and girls with blood disorders not only in the United States and in her birth country of India, but also worldwide. Her clinical excellence, as well as her passion for her work, led her to co-found the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders with Drs. Andi James and Barbara Konkle. 

Ask any of Roshni’s colleagues and friends at FWGBD, MSU, the CDC, or other colleagues at any of the many organizations she has guided and enriched, they will speak to you of her inspiration, strength, collaboration, and insightfulness. However, it is the selfless teaching…teaching….teaching that lead many to regard her as one of a kind and a hero for those with blood disorders. 

Dr. Kulkarni came to MSU 37 years ago, and after listening to the people she has worked with over the years, it’s no surprise that they couldn’t let her retire without marking the occasion in a big way. To commemorate all of the years she dedicated to the school, her research and her students, her fellow co-workers threw her a farewell reception on Saturday, July 12. An inspiring educational leader who has used her knowledge to improve the lives of those with blood disorders, this hero won’t ever really retire. Last month, Dr. Kulkarni became the new VP of FWGBD, and will continue, part-time, in her research and clinical responsibilities at MSU.  

Please join us in thanking her for her endless contributions to the field of blood disorders that have improved all of our lives.