Manisha Kalra, M.D.

Family & Preventive Medicine

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15215 Shady Grove Rd



Dr. Manisha Kalra is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She completed her training from the Mayo Clinic program. Just prior to starting her own practice in 2014, she was working at the Columbia office of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. She relocated to Maryland in 2012 from Nashville, TN, where she was a staff physician at TriStar Medical Group in Brentwood and Summit Medical Center/Summit Primary Care. She started her career as a practicing family physician in Iowa in 2002 as staff physician, and then Medical Director at River Hills Community Health Center in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Dr. Kalra completed her residency from the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. In her first year of training, she was voted as the ‘Intern of the Year’ and also got selected for ‘Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Program’ by Aventis pharmaceuticals in the year 2000. She also served as the Chief resident in 2002. Dr. Kalra earned her medical degree from Medical College and Hospital in Jabalpur, India in 1994, and moved to Iowa City in 1995 where she graduated with a master’s degree in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the College of Medicine at the University of Iowa.

Dr. Kalra is an active member of the Maryland Academy of Family Physicians and the Montgomery County Medical Society. She enjoys taking care of patients from the age group of infants through seniors, and has special interest in preventive health care and care of patients with chronic diseases like heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.

She was named among America’s Top Family Doctors in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 by the Consumers Research Council of America. She also earned the Compassionate Doctor Recognition award in 2011. She also has a master’s degree in Indian Classical Music, and enjoys being part of community by volunteering in service projects, travelling, and exploring healthy lifestyle through plant based diet along with staying physically active. Dr. Kalra and her husband have 2 sons ages 13 and 9.


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