Ashish Upadhyay, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MBBS, Tribhuvan University

Pronouns: he/him/his

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.

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Program Director
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Nephrology Fellowship Program

Director, Scholarship and EBM
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency Program

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  1. Upadhyay A. SGLT2 Inhibitors and Kidney Protection: Mechanisms Beyond Tubuloglomerular Feedback. Kidney360. 2024 May 01; 5(5):771-782. PMID: 38523127; DOI: 10.34067/KID.0000000000000425;
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36639685; PMCID: PMC9840259; DOI: 10.1186/s13256-022-03732-w;
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35001723; PMCID: PMC8753072; DOI: 10.1177/23259582211073393;
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34387110; PMCID: PMC8475034; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.120.020301;
  5. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34086775; PMCID: PMC8177422; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0252679;
  6. Bonner R, Albajrami O, Hudspeth J, Upadhyay A. Diabetic Kidney Disease. Prim Care. 2020 Dec; 47(4):645-659.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33121634
  7. Verma A, Patel AB, Upadhyay A, Waikar SS. CREDENCE: Significant Victory for Diabetic Kidney Disease. Trends Endocrinol Metab. 2020 06; 31(6):391-393.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32327275
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC7139172; DOI: 10.1177/2164956120917379;
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38089365; PMCID: PMC10712469; DOI: 10.15694/mep.2019.000213.1;
  10. Upadhyay A. Dialyzer reuse: is it safe and worth it? J Bras Nefrol. 2019 Sep 02; 41(3):312-314. PMID: 31508668; PMCID: PMC6788837; DOI: 10.1590/2175-8239-JBN-2019-0134;
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2022 Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine: Robert Dawson Evans Special Recognition Teaching Award
2021 Boston Medical Center: Program Leadership Award
2012 Tufts University School of Medicine: Citation for Notable Teaching
2011 Tufts University School of Medicine: Citation for Accomplished Teaching
2007 St. Elizabeth's Medical Center: Resident Teaching Award
2003 Tribhuvan University School of Medicine: Gold Medals for the 1st position in medical school, basic medical sciences, pediatrics, and anatomy
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Chronic Kidney Disease
Vascular Disease Risk Factors
Medical Education, Graduate

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