Pulmonary Critical Care Physician Joins Team

NorthBay Healthcare has welcomed a new pulmonary critical care specialist to its cadre of physicians.

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 Kentucky, Lexington.

Her journey to become a doctor began long before that, however. Dr. de Sa says her 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 setup the first dental college in Mumbai-India, and 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. "It truly gives me a sense of tremendous professional satisfaction," she said.