Gauri Kolhatkar


Gauri is a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on faculty at Keck School of Medicine of USC, where she co-directs their Foster Care clinic. Her professional work centers around supporting health and healing justice for families and communities experiencing disproportionate adversity and structural violence. She is also a proud volunteer at the Homeboy Industries tattoo removal clinic.

Gauri is a UCLA-trained mindfulness facilitator. She came to her formal practice initially through a secular entry point of mindfulness classes at InsightLA as well as in health care settings, only to (re)discover the history and origins of the practices rooted within her own cultural heritage from South Asia. She has since been on a journey of decolonization. She sees mindfulness practices as requiring a trauma-informed, resiliency-focused lens and being rooted in supporting collective justice and wellbeing.

Gauri is an immigrant to the U.S. and now lives with her family in Southern California on unceded Tongva, Chumash and Kizh land.