Areeba Kara MD, MS was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan where she attended medical school at the Aga Khan University. She completed her internal medicine residency at IU and joined IU Health Methodist Hospital as a hospitalist in 2003, where's she's been ever since. She enjoys the challenges of clinical hospital medicine and has obtained further training in clinical research methods. Her focus is on diversity and equity, hospital-based care quality and safety, teamwork, and education. Dr. Kara serves on the Department's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) committee and serves in national committees for the Society of Hospital Medicine dedicated to furthering DEI. She is an assistant editor for the for the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. She enjoys mentoring and directs the PACES Program in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts.