Anish Agarwal, MD, MSHP

Class of 2019

Anish Agarwal, MD, MPH,  is an emergency medicine physician who grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Though he has strong family ties to the area, he ventured towards Boston to attend Tufts University as an undergraduate. There, Anish double majored in chemistry and biomedical engineering and became heavily involved with the campus-wide emergency medical services. Anish explored his interest in community/public health while an undergraduate and stayed at Tufts for his MD and MPH degrees. While in medical school he completed research on cost savings for inpatient laboratory testing and became interested in innovative solutions to complex, everyday issues. As a part of his public health training, Anish traveled to rural Tanzania to conduct HIV/AIDS community health research and led a focused intervention working with local businesses and guest houses along major trucking routes. After completing his medical and public health training in Boston, Anish returned home to Philadelphia (and his beloved Philadelphia Eagles) to begin an OB/GYN residency at Pennsylvania Hospital. Despite an excellent exposure to clinical training, his career interests changed and Anish found his heart belonged in the ER. He spent a year working with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Emergency Care and Policy Research as a research fellow where he conducted a multicenter project studying the application of telehealth within the ER. He also completed projects studying the acute resuscitation of cardiac arrest and sepsis patients. Currently, Anish is one of the chief residents within the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout his training, Anish has had the opportunity to present his work at multiple national and international emergency medicine and critical care conferences. As a resident, he has been selected to participate in the hospital-wide Healthcare Leadership and Quality Improvement Track. Amongst all of this, Anish is most proud to have recently become a father; he and his wife welcomed a baby boy in August 2016.