I was born in Princeton, NJ and brought up in the USA, Europe and India by my amazing parents; Dr. Jogesh c. Pati who is an elementary particle physicist and Geeta Pati who is a gifted Children’s Science Writer.
My formal schooling consisted of a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology (with Honors) in 1986 from University of Maryland, a Medical Degree in 1990 from University of Maryland School of Medicine (with Honors) and a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University (with Honors). I am Board Certified by American Board of Ob/Gyn and also Board Certified by American Association of Anti-Aging and Bioregenerative Medicine. So, why am I so passionate about the mission to help the body heal itself using regenerative approaches to approximate nature.
In 1983, while I was in my undergraduate program, I started as a Computer Programmer at NASA. Feeling the need to impact more directly the human condition, I moved on to Basic Laboratory Research from 1984 to 1988, as Research Assistant at Litton Bionetics and National Cancer Institute. Luckily, I was blessed to apprentice with Michael Potter MD, a pioneer in Immunology who was instrumental in inspiring me to pursue natural methods to boost the immune system with Vitamin C and eventually to go to medical school.
In 1991, as a first-year resident, I experienced the miraculous birth of my light-worker daughter Anjali.I realized the deep spiritual nature of the field of Ob/Gyn.On completing residency, I practiced as an enthusiastic Ob/Gyn at several hospitals in the Washington D.C. area, delivering beautiful babies and helping empower mothers to experience their best birth.
I keenly sought-after natural modalities like Healing Touch and used it to help mothers deliver naturally. In 1996, I had my first opportunity to apply my knowledge to reduce maternal mortality worldwide. I joined a non-profit EngenderHealth and worked with Columbia University and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the SafeMotherhood Project. Working in the field with traditional birth attendants, midwives and UNESCO on policies and protocols was eye-opening. It convinced me that pharmacy and surgery was only part of a wide toolbox of options in medical care. It could not cure or reverse disease. I started to investigate natural methods to help the body heal itself.
In 2003, I opened SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine to expand the toolbox of evidence-based options in health care. This included exploring all modalities including acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, Ayurveda and Energy Medicine and identifying the ones that helped patients the most. Using a combination of modalities, in thousands of patients, we arrived at a model that restored optimal health by optimizing 1) hormones 2) nutrients 3) detoxification 4) mind and 5) body. Our team was so excited when we realized that this system approximates the conditions of the long-living people in the Blue-Zones utilizing the sun, structured water, oxygen, soil and the vibration of joy. SaJune became a training center for doctors in 2007, with the mission of expanding the options for both patients and practitioners. We specialize in effective results with the least number of steps and pure supplements. MD Prescriptives was born in 2008 to support these “Regenerative Protocols that Work!”
On reflection, my personal journey into this field has been blessed by my own health challenges, which included recovery from a deadly infection and coma at age 16 in India, a debilitating encounter with heartworm in 2012, West Nile Virus and adrenal burn out. As my response to traditional methods was ineffective, getting well required the guidance and the blessing of mentors who were pioneers in the field of restoring the body, like Dr. Robert Marshall, Dr. Todd Gegerson and Dr. John Apsley, who use energetic modalities to diagnose and regenerative methods to treat.
My lessons so far:
1. You have to heal yourself. Our job is to provide awareness, hope and tools to put you in the driver’s seat.
2. Healing requires 100% belief in your ability to be completely cured.
3. Disease is the body speaking up that something is out of balance. It is the best opportunity to pay attention and address imbalances.
4. Whatever the question, nature is the answer!
5. And most importantly, “Whatever happens, the answer is Thank You!” When Dr. Marshall kept saying that, it spoke to my heart. Living it, has changed my life.