Rupal Kakkad, OD, is a New York State licensed optometrist who practices to the fullest extent of her scope. As an optometrist, Rupal is dedicated to ensuring her patients receive the best care and always feel comfortable engaging in an open dialogue. Originally from California, Rupal received her bachelor of science from the University of California, Davis, before moving to the East Coast where she earned her Doctor of Optometry degree from SUNY College of Optometry in New York City. During her years at SUNY, she was a recipient of the Graduate Diversity Fellowship and had the opportunity to work at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn, as well as the Optometry Clinic at West Point Academy.
Having lived in three different states prior to moving to New York, Rupal has now called NYC home for six years, and enjoys trying new restaurants and cuisines, or a walk on the High Line. She reads many different genres, and while she usually reaches for a good suspense/thriller book, she’s branching out into more non-fiction. Rupal and her husband are avid travelers having visited 24 states, 13 countries, and counting! She documents her experiences on her blog. Every once in a while, she indulges in a good Islay single malt scotch.