Deepa received her medical degree from University of Mumbai. She also finished her post-graduation in diabetology from University of Mumbai. In India, she worked as a Diabetologist and was actively involved with Juvenile Diabetic Foundation (a non-profit organization) in Mumbai, serving to improve the quality and life of poor and rural children affected by diabetes. In additional to clinical practice in diabetes, Deepa was involved in research in Pediatric Liver transplants at National University of Singapore. She has also worked as a Research Associate at Hospital for Sick Kids and Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, related to long term follow up of antenatally detected IUGR.