Phani Gaddipati has always been extremely curious about how things work and what can be done to improve them. Born in New Mexico, and raised in Colorado Springs, Phani grew up with parents and siblings who were inspired by what’s possible in the fields of technology and science. His father, who had a successful IT career as an engineer, was influential in his children’s career paths–Phani and the rest of his siblings are now in medical school.
Phani spent many hours learning by reading his father’s collection of science and technology books. Phani’s curiosity was piqued and he pursued a path at the intersection of technology and medicine by participating in science fairs, and through consistent dedication to advancing his education. Phani’s hard work paid off when, upon graduating high school, he was accepted to Johns Hopkins University.