• Specialties

    Meningioma, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Dr. Upadhyay attended MIT for college. As an undergraduate, she participated in research in systems neuroscience and the neurobiology of learning. She then attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and returned to Boston to complete her neurosurgery residency at the Harvard Brigham and Women’s/Children’s Hospital Boston program. During medical school and residency, she began working in the area of chemotherapeutic delivery to the brain, for brain tumors. Her research was supported by grants from the ABTA and Brain Science Foundation. Dr. Upadhyay then completed her skull base fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Upadhyay was on faculty at UMass Medical School and began a skull base program for the treatment of complex brain tumors. In 2019, Dr. Upadhyay joined the faculty at Boston Medical School, with continued clinical interest in complex brain tumors. She serves as the Neurosurgery Residency Site Director, BMC/BIDMC Neurosurgery Program.
  • Administrative Title

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

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Residency

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

    Fellowship in Skull base Surgery, Harvard Medical School/ Brigham & Women’s Hospital Fellowship Program 2014
  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Special Interests

    Meningioma, Pituitary Tumors, Skull Base Tumors, Brain Tumors, Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Research

    Intracranial Drug Delivery, Clinical Trials in Brain Tumors, Device Development


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