Here is Dr Narula's Experiences, Licensure, Certification and Affiliations.
Rajiv Narula M.D D.A.B.F.P., CTH
Dr. Narula has a unique and diverse background. He was born in India attended school in the Himalayan foothills. In 1976 he immigrated to the United States.
His undergraduate education was completed at Boston University, Massachusetts and he went on to attend medical school at St. Georges University, Grenada, West Indies. This was right after the U.S. invasion so it proved to be both exciting and challenging, at times, with an inconsistent power and water supply! Dr. Narula also had the opportunity to experience the National Health Service during a nine month rotation in the United Kingdom.
In 1976 he had the privilege of being chief resident in the Family Practice residency at St. Marys Hospital, Hoboken, NJ. Family Practice encompasses care of the whole person and covers all ages of the patient population. His personal philosophy is to optimize an individuals total wellbeing and he incorporates nutrition, exercise and meditation into his practice to help facilitate this.
Dr. Narula loves to travel and has visited more than twenty countries to date! This passion for travel was the inspiration for the development of International Travel Health Consultants [ITHC]. Established in 1996, ITHC has served tourists, corporate travelers, and has specialized in the particular needs of the news and movie industry. With his certification in Travel Health and extensive experience you can be confident that Dr. Narula will be an excellent choice for you pre travel medical needs.
July 2011 -Present: Occupational Health Physician - St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Oct 16,2011: Medical Review Office Certification.
Oct.2009 Present : NYS Police : Panel PhysicianApril 1996- Present: Poughkeepsie, New York Private Practice
Active primary care practice, started practice in 1996,
Manage health care needs of patients from 10 years of age
onwards. Oversee a staff of 5, converted to an Electronic
Medical Record in 2009.1997 - Present Civil Surgeon Department of Homeland Security
Provide medical services for people who are getting an adjustment in their immigration status.
April 1996- Present Medical Director,International Travel Health Consults.
Travel Medical Services for corporate and leisure travelers Corporate clients include major news organizations like
CNN, CBS News, 60 Minutes. Have provided services for Sex and the City, and other major entertainment
organizations. Other corporations include Deutche Bank, Globe Op .2001- Present: Clinical Associate Professor Community Medicine NY Medical College,Valhalla, NY
2001 - Present Civil Surgeon Department of Homeland Security
June 2000 - Oct 2001: Travel Medicine Column for Airport Press
Sept. 1994 - Feb. 1996 Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch N.J. Emergency Department Attending.
Major teaching hospital with active Emergency Dept., responsibility included patient care and also active teaching of Medical students and Residents.
Feb. 1994 - Sept. 1994 Borough Of Metuchen, N.J. Occupational Medicine, Primary Care Physician
Involved with the borough to provide Occupational Medical services for various county employees..
July 1993 - Dec. 1995 John F.Kennedy Medical Center, Edison , N.J.
Active Occupational Health Center, providing care to
25,000 employees and also for several local businesses.July 1993 - Dec. 1993 St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken, N.J. Emergency Department Attending
Community hospital with active Emergency Dept.,
responsibilities included patient care and teaching Family
1991 - 1993 House Staff, St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken, N.J. Hospital, managed hospitalized patients Education:
1992 - 1993 St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken, N.J.Chief Resident, Family Practice Residency Program
1990 - 1992 St. Mary Hospital, Hoboken, N.J. Resident Family Practice Residency Program
1984 - 1989 St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada,West Indies Doctor of Medicine
1979 - 1983 Boston University, Boston, Mass. BA in BiologyCertification:
Board Certified in Family Practice 1993
Certification in Travel Health 2003
International Society of Travel Medicine
AAFP 1 990 - 1996
ACOEM 1993 - 1994
AAPI 1996 - present
Vassar Brothers Hospital, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
St. Francis Hospital, Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Publications: Dr.Narula has been mentioned in several publications with regards to Travel Medicine issues.
Allergy Free Naturally , By Eric Metcalf , Rick Ansorge.
Travel Medicine – Emerging Specialty By Kim Hood Nov 9, 99 Times Herald Record Germ Fighters – Paul Engstrom Wall Street Journal Sept 3, 1999
The Cure Hunters, New York Times Sunday Magazine – Dispatches from the Frontier of Global Medicine May 6, 2001
RNN: News segment on Travel Medicine
SARS Scare spreads – Advise regarding SARS To Your Health Illness threatens the well being of not only traveling execs, but the companies they work for, too. By Evelyn Beck
Live Right, Consider your health when stranded. Poughkeepsie Journal, March 14, 2007
Airport Press: Travel Medicine Column 2000-2001