Ashish Upadhyay, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Ashish Upadhyay
Renal Section, Evans Biomedical Research Building – 650 Albany Street, Suite 5A


Dr. Upadhyay is a board-certified nephrologist with academic interests in examining the interactions between metabolic and vascular diseases and CKD. He has conducted epidemiologic research in the Framingham Heart Study, led the evidence review team for the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) clinical practice guidelines on lipid management, participated in the evidence review teams for the KDIGO clinical practice guidelines on blood pressure and anemia management, and, currently, serves as one of the site investigators for the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (KPMP). At BU, in addition to directing the nephrology fellowship program, Dr. Upadhyay oversees research and EBM curriculum of the medicine residency program, and is a key faculty in BU’s NIH R38-funded research in residency program. He also has a special interest in hemodialysis systems and serves as a voting member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s Renal Disease and Detoxification Committee, the primary source of national and international consensus standards for hemodialysis technology and dialysis water sterilization processes. Dr. Upadhyay is the recipient of the 2021 Program Leadership Award from Boston Medical Center and the 2022 Robert Dawson Evans Special Recognition Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine.

Other Positions

  • Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University
  • Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Director, Scholarship and EBM, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Tribhuvan University, MBBS


  • Published on 3/25/2024

    Upadhyay A. SGLT2 Inhibitors and Kidney Protection: Mechanisms Beyond Tubuloglomerular Feedback. Kidney360. 2024 May 01; 5(5):771-782. PMID: 38523127.

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  • Published on 1/14/2023

    Kamel MH, Upadhyay A, Borkan SC. Intractable hyponatremia complicated by a reset osmostat: a case report. J Med Case Rep. 2023 Jan 14; 17(1):13. PMID: 36639685.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Bonner R, Stewart J, Upadhyay A, Bruce RD, Taylor JL. A Primary Care Intervention to Increase HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Uptake in Patients with Syphilis. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2022 Jan-Dec; 21:23259582211073393. PMID: 35001723.

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  • Published on 8/13/2021

    Ataklte F, Song RJ, Upadhyay A, Musa Yola I, Vasan RS, Xanthakis V. Association of Mildly Reduced Kidney Function With Cardiovascular Disease: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 08 17; 10(16):e020301. PMID: 34387110.

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  • Published on 6/4/2021

    Kamel MH, Mahmoud H, Zhen A, Liu J, Bielick CG, Mostaghim A, Lin N, Chitalia V, Ilori T, Waikar SS, Upadhyay A. End-stage kidney disease and COVID-19 in an urban safety-net hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0252679. PMID: 34086775.

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  • Published on 9/23/2020

    Bonner R, Albajrami O, Hudspeth J, Upadhyay A. Diabetic Kidney Disease. Prim Care. 2020 Dec; 47(4):645-659. PMID: 33121634.

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  • Published on 4/21/2020

    Verma A, Patel AB, Upadhyay A, Waikar SS. CREDENCE: Significant Victory for Diabetic Kidney Disease. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2020 06; 31(6):391-393. PMID: 32327275.

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  • Published on 4/7/2020

    Neupane G, Acharya S, Bhattarai M, Upadhyay A, Belbase B, Bhandari M, Pandeya D, Pokharel S, Ghimire S, Thapa G, Karmacharya B, Bhatt MR, Spertus JA, Neupane D, Timsina L, Pokharel Y. Study, Design, and Rationale of Noncommunicable Diseases in Nepal (NCD Nepal) Study: A Community-Based Prospective Epidemiological and Implementation Study in Rural Nepal. Glob Adv Health Med. 2020; 9:2164956120917379. PMID: 32284911.

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  • Published on 11/26/2019

    Dennis M, Batalini F, Demers L, Upadhyay A. Overcoming barriers to resident scholarly productivity and research at a large academic institution. MedEdPublish (2016). 2019; 8:213. PMID: 38089365.

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  • Published on 9/2/2019

    Upadhyay A. Dialyzer reuse: is it safe and worth it? J Bras Nefrol. 2019 Sep 02; 41(3):312-314. PMID: 31508668.

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