Sivani Kuruvada, MD

Class of Class of 2026
A photo of Sivani Kuruvada and partner

Dr. Sivani Kuruvada was born in India. When just six months old, she and her family immigrated to Mason, Ohio in the US. She lived there for a decade before moving back to Hyderabad, India. Hyderabad became her home for the next 15 years. It was here where Dr. Kuruvada completed her secondary schooling and went to medical school at the Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. Hyderabad is also where she met her husband, they were married in December of 2021 in a typical Indian-style week-long wedding celebration. Dr. Kuruvada is multi-lingual and can fluently converse in English, Telugu, Hindi, and Kannada.

Professional Indian Classical Dancer

Sivani is also a professionally trained Indian classical dancer in the South Indian dance form of ‘Kuchipudi’. She has been dancing since she was three years old. Her mother was her first teacher when she lived in the US. After moving back to India, she was under the coaching of renowned teachers Dr’s. Raja and Radha Reddy. She performed at several events around the world and gave her solo debut performance in 2018. Sivani set up her own dance school in 2018 where she taught young children. She also worked closely with an organization called ‘Make a Difference’. They focused on providing equitable outcomes for children in need of care and protection.

Her passion for teaching and working with children coupled with her interest in medicine strengthened her love for Pediatrics. Dr. Kuruvada knew she wanted to be a pediatrician ever since she was young. She has never lived or even visited the Northwest and is very excited to be moving to Boise, Idaho to be a part of the Pediatrics residency program. She is passionate about nature and the outdoors so she is looking forward to exploring Idaho! Apart from this, her interests include writing and singing. She loves traveling and has visited 24 countries so far!