Kavita Karlekar, MD, FAAP

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Franklin, TN & Brentwood, TN

About Dr. Karlekar

Dr. Karlekar was born in Midland, Texas, but spent her childhood moving frequently, living in Texas, Saudi Arabia and Austria, where she completed high school at the American International School of Vienna. After completing her residency in the New York area, including a year as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Hackensack, New Jersey, she relocated to Middle Tennessee. Dr. Karlekar enjoys traveling, music and scuba diving, for which she hopes to earn her certification in the near future.

Dr. Karlekar attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and earned a double major in Human Biology and South Asian studies. After this, she continued her academic studies at Brown Medical School, where she participated in an abroad program in India during a semester, where she volunteered for UNICEF. Dr. Karlekar is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and also certified in ACLS, PALS and NALS.

Dr. Karlekar is an active volunteer and researcher who has earned several awards. In 1999, she received the National Health Service Corps. During her residency she also received several intern and resident of the month awards, and the Annual Medical Student Golden Apple Awards for Teaching in 2002 and 2003. Dr. Karlekar has published several papers about ocular and nasal allergy, influenza and emerging pathogens. Additionally, her work has been presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology national conferences. Dr. Karlekar focuses her professional work in addressing the needs of the underserved populations present in the northeast as well as at a worldwide level, and plans to practice international medicine.

Dr. Karlekar enjoys spending time with her husband and their twin sons.