photo: Anne Rayner; Vanderbilt University


Trisha Pasricha is a resident physician at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Pasricha graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in film production where she was awarded the David S. McCord Prize for Excellence in Arts. In addition to practicing medicine, she has worked for CNN with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, for Academy Award-nominated film director Mira Nair, and most recently for the ABC News Medical Unit. Pasricha’s last documentary film, A Doctor of My Own: The First Medical Students of Namibia, explores the healthcare emergency and global impact of medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Executive Producer

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Michael Pilla has been an avid photographer since receiving his first camera at age 10. Following a professional music career, Michael pursued academic interests, training and becoming an anesthesiologist in Nashville, TN. Despite all, Michael still devotes his personal time to his first love, photography.

Production Assistants

Andrew Legaretta

Shervin Etemad


I’m Waiting for My Real Life to Begin” by Colin Hay