Dr. Brintha Vasagar is the Associate Program Director at the Tidelands Health MUSC Family Medicine Residency Program, where she is the Director of the Leadership, Advocacy, and Research programs. A survivor of the 2004 tsunami that devastated South Asia, she has spoken before members of Congress and the United Nations about international health issues and disaster preparedness. Dr. Vasagar continues to stand out in her field with numerous publications, scientific presentations, and on-camera appearances regarding public health and medicine. Dr. Vasagar was awarded the Excellence in Graduate Medical Education Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2015 and selected to the prestigious Presidential Leadership Scholars Program in 2017. When she is not busy seeing patients at Tidelands Health, teaching, or doing medical research, she continues to volunteer extensively in the community.