TPS Early Career Physician Award


Ruchi Kaushik, MD, MPH, FAAP


Ruchi Kaushik, MD is the medical director of the Complex Care Clinic and Associate Program Director of the residency program at the Baylor College of Medicine-Children's Hospital of San Antonio. She matriculated at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Punjab, India, and completed residency in pediatrics at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. Dr. Kaushik then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she served as a primary care pediatrician and community hospitalist for Boys Town National Research Hospital, where she engaged in public health leadership training that resulted in the development of an instructional fluoride varnish video for rural primary care providers that earned an award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Thereafter, while practicing as an academic hospitalist at the Mayo Clinic, she pursued a master’s degree in public health through the University of Minnesota, advocating for bicycle helmet use for her master’s thesis. She has lived in San Antonio for 6 years with her husband and three daughters (15, 11, and 9 years old), with whom she has earned a black belt in tae kwon do. Ever advocating for the health, education, and well-being for children, she immerses herself in her community by serving as PTA President for one year and PTA Treasurer for three years at her daughters' elementary school.