Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA is a practicing HIV/infectious diseases specialist and internist, epidemiologist (aka disease detective), journalist, and filmmaker.
Quick Facts and Information on Dr. Celine Gounder
|Born||22 April 1977|
|Home Town||Perumapalayam, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Resident||New York, USA|
|Profession||Doctor, Medical Journalist, Filmmaker, Epidemiologist|
|Mother||Nicole Gounder (French)|
|Father||Dr. Raj Natarajan Gounder|
|Social Media||Facebook, Instagram, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$1-$5 million|
|Siblings||Sabine Gounder, Stephanie Gounder|
|Popular As||Member of COVID-19 Advisory Board of US president-elect Joe Biden|
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Washington
Indian-origin Dr. Celine Gounder Part of Joe Biden’s Coronavirus Taskforce
Dr. Celine Gounder an assistant professor in the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, has been named as a member of the coronavirus taskforce of US President-elect Joe Biden.
Acknowledging and thanking the wishes that were sent to her from Tamil Nadu, Celine in a Twitter thread explained why she continues to retain her caste name as her last name.
“My father changed his name to Gounder in the early 1970s before I was born. My name is my name. It’s part of my history and identity, even if some of that history is painful. I didn’t change my name when I got married. I’m not changing it now,” she wrote.
Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami took to Twitter to wish Gounder and Indian-American physician Vivek Murthy who is also a part of the task force.
Dr. Celine Gounder Education
Dr. Celine Gounder received her BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, her Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2000. Her master’s thesis was titled Field evaluation of a rapid immunochromatographic test for tuberculosis, and her MD from the University of Washington in 2004. While attending UW School of Medicine, she co-founded the International Health Group, which advocates for doctors in training to develop careers that serve disadvantaged people around the world.
Dr. Gounder was an intern and resident in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital. She was also a post-doctoral fellow in Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University. From 1998 and 2012, she educated herself on TB and HIV in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Ethiopia, and Brazil. Dr. Gounder was elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2016. She was elected a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 2016 and featured in the IDSA’s 2017 Annual Report. In 2017, People Magazine named her one of 25 Women Changing the World.
Dr. Celine Gounder Social Media
Dr. Celine is active on almost all social media platforms, she believes that being abreast of all news and social events around the world is crucial in her profession. With over 51k followers on Twitter, she joined Twitter in July of 2009 and is still very active to this day. She has made her Instagram account private. With just about 230 followers she shares photos of her dog and her family on her Instagram, hopefully, soon she will make her account public so that all of her well-wishers can view it.
She also has a Youtube account with over 200 subscribers where she posts her interview on mainstream media such as CNN and Al Jazeera, whereas on Facebook she tries to raise awareness about various health issues and safety measures.
Dr. Celine Gounder Age, Birthday, Parents
Dr. Celine Gounder, now 43 years of age, was born on April 22, 1977. Celine Gounder was born in the United States to a mother from Normandy and a Tamil Indian father. Her mother grew up in France, in the aftermath of World War II, in Normandy.
Celine’s father was from India, and he really wanted Celine to be the next Bill Gates. So he wanted her to study computer science and engineering, and then go to business school, and go along that path. Her Indian Tamil father, Raj Natarajan Gounder moved to the US in the late 1960s and worked at the Boeing Company as an aerospace engineer.
Dr. Celine Gounder Net Worth, Salary
Dr. Gounder’s net worth is estimated to be $800,000 as of late 2020. This includes her assets, money, and income from her profession. Celine’s primary source of income is her career as a medical doctor and medical journalist.
Through her various sources of income, Dr. Celine has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.
Dr. Celine Gounder Husband: Grant Wahl
Speaking of her love life, Gounder is married to Grant Wahl, a writer at Sports Illustrated and a FOX Sports news correspondent. Her husband Grant also has a soccer podcast. Grant Wahl is an American sports journalist who is best known for having been a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a correspondent for FOX Sports. He is also the author of the controversial book, The Beckham Experiment.
Wahl is 45 years old as of 2020. He was born on born December 2, 1974, in Mission, Kansas. Wahl celebrates his birthday on December 2 every year. His birth sign is Sagittarius.