Lakshmi is a Medical oncologist and partner with Texas Oncology where a large part of her practice is dedicated to treating women with breast cancer. Born in Zambia, Southern Africa and growing up in southern India, she has lived in Austin, TX for the past 12 years. She completed her Masters in Genetics and internal medicine residency at the University of Florida and went on to complete her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Northwestern University.
Lakshmi had never fly fished until she was blessed with the opportunity to be a medical volunteer with Casting for Recovery in 2009. Ever since, she has been hooked to Casting for Recovery and fly fishing. Extremely thankful for having been a medical coordinator and volunteer over the past decade for Casting for Recovery Texas and implementing the metastatic retreat for Casting for Recovery in Texas and nationwide and other special retreats around the country, she is delighted and honored to be part of the CfR board.
She enjoys spending time with her teenage son Varun, dogs Oreo/Zoe/Cedric, and fiancé Peter, driving with her car club, and volunteering for various organizations that impact women’s, children and minority health including serving on the Board for Komen Austin. Happiest when outdoors, Lakshmi can often be found traveling and fly fishing the world, hiking, and exploring new places in her airstream Nest trailer.