Choose & Become Interview Series - Episode 9

Shirisha Avadhanula, MD


“Being the best version of myself always” is the principle that has fueled Dr. Shirisha Avadhahula’s life. Has it worked?

Join me as we explore how this mantra, learned as a little girl in a competitive singing contest, has helped Shirisha build a life of bountiful and enduring success.

I met Dr. Shirisha Avadhanula through a mutual friend and colleague who just knew we would instantly connect (and was she ever right)! During our interview, Shirisha brings humility, humor, wisdom and grace to her life journey and lessons, and honors the strong women and men who have guided her along the way.


Shirisha Avadhanula, MD, serves as Medical Director for inpatient virtual health for the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise. She is an associate Staff Endocrinologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Avadhanula is a published journal author, medical contributor to US News and World Report, and has been featured in several media outlets including Insider Magazine, Health Magazine and ABC news. She completed her fellowship training at Georgetown University Hospital. She earned an additional Academic and Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and continues to be involved in ongoing clinical research at the NIH.

Dr. Avadhanula is also the co-founder and CEO of and senior consultant for


Enduring Success: Enduring Success link

A First Choice: A First Choice link

Two-Way Agreements: Two-Way Agreement link

Trust: Trust link

Community and Belonging: Community and Belonging link

Boundless Love: Boundless Love link


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