Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Darshil Choksi graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering. As an undergraduate, he spent 3 years as a researcher in a Cardiovascular Therapeutics Lab, where he investigated how disturbances in biomechanical forces contribute to the development of atherosclerosis, tumor metastasis, and chemotherapeutic drug resistance.
Following graduation from UT Austin, he proceeded to spend two years working in industry, first working as a Process Engineer for Procter & Gamble then at the Tabler Station plant in West Virginia. Eager to return to the healthcare field, Darshil went onto work as a Research & Development Engineer for MilliporeSigma, the Life Science business of Merck KgaA. These two years confirmed his desire to return to school and study medicine, but also revealed to him that he never quite wanted to put away his engineering hat either. Equipped with that clarity, he could not have envisioned a more suitable place for himself than ENMED and is honored to be a part of the future of Texas A&M and Houston Methodist Hospital.
When he is not studying, Darshil loves to play tennis, run and ski. He also enjoys reading autobiographies and memoirs, and listening to fitness and science-related podcasts.