Dr. Ashish Upadhyay Receives 2021 Program Leadership Award

Dr. Ashish Upadhyay, the nephrology fellowship program director, has been awarded the 2021 Program Leadership Award by Boston Medical Center (BMC). This award recognizes Dr. Upadhyay’s leadership, creativity and innovation in enhancing graduate medical education at BMC.

Dr. Upadhyay took on the role of nephrology fellowship program director in 2018. Since assuming the role, he has implemented a number of highly-rated educational innovations for the fellowship program. He led the efforts to strengthen the individualized training pathways for the second year of fellowship, developed the medical education pathway for nephrology in collaboration with the general internal medicine’s medical education fellowship program, implemented the boot-camp program for first-year fellows, and started the nephrology-specific point-of-care ultrasound curriculum.

In addition to fellowship accomplishments, as the Director of Research and Scholarship (2018-present) and an Associate Program Director (2012-2018) of the medicine residency program, Dr. Upadhyay was instrumental in establishing the Promoting Research in Medical Residency Program, an innovative research training and research chief residency program funded through a highly competitive NIH-R38 grant, and the Framingham Heart Study pathway for residents interested in cardiovascular research. He also serves as a field specific advisor for medical students, and mentors trainees at all levels of undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.

We are proud of Dr. Upadhyay’s accomplishments and grateful for his many contributions!

Ashish Upadhyay, MD