Candidate for US Congress, Arizona's 8th District
Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, has dedicated her life to serving her community and improving lives. She is running for Congress to continue using her problem-solving, team-oriented approach to get results
At the age of three, Hiral came to America from India with her family in pursuit of the American dream. Following a childhood illness, Hiral was inspired to learn more about medicine. Hiral and her husband, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kishore Tipirneni, met while in an accelerated, competitive program at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Hiral chose to pursue emergency medicine because of the wide variety of challenges it presented, and it allowed her to be the first point of contact for patients.
After Hiral served as Chief Resident of the University of Michigan’s Emergency Medicine program, Hiral and Kishore settled in the Phoenix area, where they have lived for more than 20 years and their three children were born and raised. Hiral is on the board of directors for the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s public health care delivery system.
After losing both her mother and nephew to cancer, she left emergency medicine to concentrate on cutting-edge cancer research. Now she leads teams of researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates in the fight against breast cancer, prostate cancer and childhood leukemia.
Hiral is facing Republican Debbie Lesko, who opposes universal health coverage.
With Lesko winning by just 5 points in a special election earlier this year in a district that Trump won by 20 points, this could be Hiral’s opportunity to flip the district -- but she needs your help.