Glendale doctor enters race for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District

Dr. Hiral Tipirneni announces campaign to bring problem-solving approach to Congress, take on Washington special interests, get results for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District

GLENDALE, AZ – Today Dr. Hiral Tipirneni, an emergency room physician and cancer research advocate, officially announced her candidacy for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. Hiral has dedicated her life to serving her community and is running for Congress to take on Washington special interests by putting the district’s residents first.

“I believe in solving problems and improving lives, which is all about people, not partisanship,” said Dr. Tipirneni. “That’s what I did in the emergency room, and I’m running for Congress to do the same,” she added.

Hiral has served the Phoenix area for more than two decades, first as an emergency room physician. Most recently, she joined the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s public health care delivery system.

After losing her mother and nephew to cancer, Dr. Tipirneni concentrated her passion and skills to evaluating and directing funding for cutting-edge cancer research. She now leads teams of researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates in the fight to treat and cure breast cancer, prostate cancer, and childhood leukemia.

“I’m not a career politician,” Hiral stated, “But I’ve successfully worked with people from all walks of life, and I promise to bring that team-oriented approach to working with Republicans and Democrats alike to get the results we need.”

At the age of three, Hiral came to America from India with her family in pursuit of the American dream. Eventually, she and her brother were raised in a blue-collar suburb of Cleveland and attended public schools. Hiral met her husband, Dr. Kishore Tipirneni, during her first year of an accelerated, competitive medical degree program at Northeast Ohio Medical University. After she served as Chief Resident of the University of Michigan’s Emergency Medicine program, Hiral and Kishore looked for a place where they could settle down, practice medicine, and begin raising a family. They sought somewhere that reflected the Midwestern values they both learned growing up. They chose Phoenix, where their three children were born and raised.

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