Dr. Lakshmi Chauhan obtained her medical degree in India and completed her internal medicine residency. Following that she worked in a medical college in Nepal which served a remote area of eastern Nepal. This tertiary care institute focused on tropical infectious disease research, particularly visceral leishmaniasis. During her tenure there, she was actively involved in medical student, resident education and curriculum development.
After moving to the US, she completed internal medicine residency training again and worked in primary care in rural Colorado. Currently, Dr. Chauhan is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Colorado where she is involved in the inpatient consultation service and outpatient infectious disease practice. Her research is focused on studying antimicrobial resistance, evaluating patterns of antibiotic use and developing antimicrobial stewardship programs to decrease inappropriate antibiotic use. She is interested in developing projects to improve health care in rural and underserved areas.