Dr. Ruchika Talwar is a resident physician at the University of Pennsylvania, in the Division of Urology. She has interests within health policy, implementation science and increasing physician representation within the federal government.
Dr. Talwar attended a combined 7-Year Accelerated BS/MD Program through Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and obtained undergraduate degrees in biology and legal studies. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society during her junior year, and graduated among the top of her class.
During medical school, Dr. Talwar pursued her interests in health policy through organized medicine. She held multiple national positions in the American Medical Association (AMA), and served on the Board of Trustees of the Medical Society of NJ. Since matriculating into residency, she has continued to advance her interests in advocacy through the American Urological Association (AUA), meeting with Congressional Representatives in Washington DC. She is now the AUA resident representative to the AMA. At Penn, Dr. Talwar is completing a two-year program through the Healthcare Leadership in Quality Track at Penn Medicine. On the regional level, she is a member of the Opioid Stewardship Working Group within the Philadelphia Urologic Regional Collaborative (PURC), a consortium of academic and private urology practices in the PA/NJ area.