Roopali Kulkarni, dmd, mph
Roopali kulkarni completed the bridging the gaps summer internship program in 2016 while completing her dental education at the university of Pennsylvania. she graduated in 2019 with both her doctor of dental medicine degree and master of public health degree.
She is currently serving as the chief resident of the postdoctoral oral medicine program at the university of Pennsylvania. she plans on working in dental academics following the completion of her residency.
roopali's passions lie in community health, service and outreach, and working with an interdisciplinary approach to care. her career focus is on the integration of medicine and dentistry, which blossomed into her pursuing an oral medicine residency program.
alongside patient care, roopali is actively involved with health advocacy efforts and organized dentistry. she served as the 2018-2019 national president of the american student dental association and now maintains involvement in philadelphia county dental society, pennsylvania dental association, american dental association, american dental education association, and the american academy of oral medicine. she is currently working on a number of research protocols involving the oral-systemic health connection.
bridging the gaps has allowed roopali to combine all of her professional goals and hopes to continuing building relationships and collaborating with other disciplines through the btg alumni network.