Dr. Padmaja competed her MBBS in 1996 from Government Medical College, Bellary, DGO from KMC, Mangalore and DNB from Calicut Medical College in 2001.
She is a Laparoscopic surgeon trained at BBMP in 2002, and at Bangalore Endoscopic Surgical Training Institute in 2006. She is also trained to do ultrasound scans.
She has provided modern and comprehensive healthcare of current standards to rural and tribal women for 2 decades. She worked as a healthcare administrator and helped to increase the standards of care by streamlining of operations. She believes in group practice and training younger generations of doctors in evidence-based care. She says every hospital should conduct research to develop their own evidence-based protocols.