BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.


Urvashi Upadhyay, MD, FAANS, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and director of the Brain Tumor and Skull Base Surgery Program at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Upadhyay is also a clinical associate professor of Neurosurgery at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and the Associate Program Director for the combined BMC/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) neurosurgery residency training program. She specializes in treating complex brain tumors, meningioma, pituitary tumors, skull base tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Upadhyay’s research interests include intracranial drug delivery, clinical trials in brain tumors, and device development. She collaborates with colleagues from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the area of drug delivery for brain tumors.

  • Administrative Title

    Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Skull Base Surgery Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

  • Residency

    Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 2013
  • Fellowship

    Skull Base Surgery, Harvard Medical School/ Brigham & Women’s Hospital, 2014
  • Education

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Board Certifications

    Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Research Interests

    Intracranial drug delivery, clinical trials in brain tumors, device development