Nidhi Lal, MBBS, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

MBBS, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences
MPH, Boston University School of Public Health

Nidhi Lal, MBBS is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. In 2017, she was honored by the Middlesex West District Medical Society as its 2017 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician. Throughout her career, Dr. Lal has demonstrated that she is an exemplary physician due to her extensive experience serving underserved populations, teaching medical students and residents, and her advocated on local and state levels. Dr. Lal is devoted to training more General Practitioners in India to promote global health and to improve maternal child health outcomes in tribal communities.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Impact Highlights:
• Task Force Leadership:
• Chaired the Task Force on Ensuring Diversity in MMS Leadership Pathways, recommending the creation of the Minority Affairs Section for FY 2018.
• Advocated for the establishment of a Minority Affairs Section, granting underrepresented groups and communities representation and influence within the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).
• Educational Initiatives:
• Offered accredited programs on implicit bias in collaboration with various sections, fostering awareness and understanding among medical professionals.
• Hosted documentary screening events, including "Power to Heal," engaging thought leaders to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare.
• Developed and promoted the Underrepresented Physicians of Tomorrow Award, recognizing outstanding advocacy, scholarship, community engagement, and leadership in underrepresented-in-medicine (URM) students and trainees.
• Advocacy and Policy Impact:
• Collaborated with the IMG Section to address barriers faced by International Medical Graduates, leading to significant policy changes by the Board of Registration in Medicine (BORIM).
• Proposed resolutions advocating for diversity officers, pipeline programs, financial aid, and holistic admission assessments to promote diversity in medical schools and the physician workforce.
• Community Engagement and Collaboration:
• Fostered collaboration with external partners and healthcare organizations, including NMA, NEMA, SNMA, LMSA, APAMSA, AMSA, and IMANE, addressing the needs of underrepresented minority physicians.
• Supported efforts to raise awareness and address the needs of Minority Physicians and trainees battling COVID-19 locally and overseas, including fundraising for relief efforts.
• Internal Collaboration and Mentorship:
• Collaborated with various MMS sections, committees, and external organizations to actively recruit, engage, and support minority physicians.
• Conducted surveys to evaluate mentoring needs and determined optimal formats to offer mentoring opportunities to young physicians, residents, and students.
• Communication and Visibility:
• Launched outreach campaigns to enhance the visibility of the Minority Affairs Section, including digital advertising, video promotions, and direct mail pieces to MMS members.
• Enhanced the Physician Diversity webpage, created an Antiracism website resource page, and promoted antiracism programs and resources throughout the MMS community.
• Inclusion in Governance and Decision-Making:
• Worked internally to evaluate criteria and categories for relevance and alignment with MMS priorities, focusing on member demographics collection.
• Developed a Diversity work plan focused on community engagement, leadership development, enhancing diversity in governance, mentorship, and networking.

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Lal N. Then... and Now-Natural Phenomena. Fam Med. 2023 Jul; 55(7):491-493. PMID: 37450846; PMCID: PMC10622074; DOI: 10.22454/FamMed.2023.180203;
  2. Lal N. Catching a Snowbird. Fam Med. 2022 Oct; 54(9):735. PMID: 36219432
  3. Lal N. Through the Looking Glass. Fam Med. 2021 11; 53(10):890-891. PMID: 34780658
  4. Lal N. A Mother's Warning. Fam Med. 2019 Nov; 51(10):862. PMID: 31722108
  5. Lal N. My Patient the Ex-Con-An Evolution of Perspective. Fam Med. 2018 04; 50(4):308-309. PMID: 29669153
  6. Lal N. Give Me What's in Your Heart. Fam Med. 2017 Jun; 49(6):477-478. PMID: 28633177
  7. Lal N, Kasznica J, Varaklis K, Soto-Wright V. Symptomatic arteriovenous malformation of Bartholin's gland. A case report. J Reprod Med. 2001 Apr; 46(4):395-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 11354844
  8. Lal N, Raj A, Paine L. AIDS Awareness and HIV Knowledge in South Asian Women. Journal of Perinatology. 2000; 2:137-141.
  9. Lal N, Soto-Wright V. Peritoneal tuberculosis: diagnostic options. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 1999; 7(5):244-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 10524670; PMCID: PMC1784748
  10. Lulla M, Kumar N. Role of colposcopy in cervical lesions. Indian Journal of Cytology. 1995; 12(42).
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2019 Massachusetts Medical Society: 2019 Women’s Health Award
2017 Middlesex North District, Massachusetts Medical Society: Community Clinician of the Year
2015-2020 Fulbright Specialist Roster
1999 U.S. National Perinatology Conference: Young Investigator Award for poster presentation
1992 University of Nagpur: First Prize in Otolaryngorhinology
1991 University of Nagpur: First Prize in Forensic Medicine

STFM Academic Family Medicine Antiracism Learning Collaborative- Mentored dyad from Medical University of South Carolina and a dyad from University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Diversity Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:

771 Albany St
Boston MA 02118
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