Madhuri Nishtala, MD

General Surgery Resident

Madhuri Nishtala is from Bloomington, Illinois. She obtained her undergraduate degree in the Biological Sciences (specialization in Neuroscience) at The University of Chicago with honors. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she received her M.D. in 2018. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, painting, and going to the gym.

Madhuri completed two years of general surgery training in the academic general surgery track and is currently spending her academic development time under the mentorship of Dr. Ben Zarzaur. She is interested in health services research with a focus on health equity and health economics. In collaboration with an interdisciplinary team, Madhuri will be using quantitative mixed-methods techniques to study the role of the economizing behaviors of financial hardship in mediating the health outcomes of injured patients. Her research experience will be further supplemented by completing a certificate in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research through the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.


  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2018
  • BS, Biological Sciences, The University of Chicago, 2012