Shannon Cherayil, DO
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Clinical Interests: Women’s health, urgent care, and integrative medicine
I was born and raised in Northern California where I fell in love with the outdoors and maintaining an active lifestyle. I studied Molecular Cell Biology and Public Health at UC Berkeley. Throughout my time as a student, clinical research assistant and volunteer, I was drawn to addressing health inequities. This led me to travel to Skid Row to analyze public health policies and work with “Big Ideas at Berkeley” to design and prototype prosthetic limbs for amputees in Haiti. During my interim year between undergraduate studies and medical school, I worked as a medical scribe at a health startup in San Francisco. I then studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. I feel fortunate to have seen how healthcare is practiced throughout the nation, in rural America and urban America, the Midwest, west coast, and Appalachia. I hope to use my skill set to empower communities by guiding them towards a healthy lifestyle, renewing quality of life, and providing quality care. I am excited about family medicine due to its ability to provide full spectrum care while focusing on disease screening and prevention. To continue my training at Abrazo Health in the beautiful state of Arizona is a dream come true. In my free time, I enjoy running, exploring new trails, bicycling, trying new foods, and taking a good nap.