About Bijay Acharya
Bijay Acharya has extensive experience in working with underserved populations, both in the US and abroad. His work has focused on quality improvement, HIV care, health systems development and global health. After completion of medical school in Nepal, he worked as a volunteer physician in a HIV clinic in Nepal and then moved to US to start his work with HIV-positive LGBT communities in Harlem, NY. He has served as a Board member for the last 6 years of a non-profit - Nyaya Health that runs a 15-bed hospital in rural Nepal. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in South Bronx, NY. He was instrumental in implementing quality improvement measures to address the twin challenges of severe budget cuts and patient safety in hospitals that serve the most vulnerable populations. He is currently working as attending physician with the Division of Hospital Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Director (Site, Program, Project)
Harvard Medical School
Website: http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) mission is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. Students and more than 7,500 full-time faculty in 11 academic departments located on the School's Boston campus, in one of 47 hospital-based clinical departments at 18 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes, or at 30 research centers, divisions, and institutes, advance the School’s mission every day. Within HMS, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) works in close collaboration with the GHD project teams, from participating in GHDonline communities to developing the GHD academic platform.
Massachusetts General Hospital - MGH
Website: http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year, MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and at its four health centers: in the Back Bay, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere. Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually. MGH is the only hospital in the United States to hold concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each year.
Website: http://www.nyayahealth.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: Nepal About: Nyaya Health's mission is two-fold: 1. To develop healthcare capacity and the provision of free community-based healthcare in rural Nepal; and 2. To establish and disseminate a scaleable model of healthcare delivery in regions affected by poverty, isolation, war, and neglect. Nyaya’s health care development activities are based in the district of Achham, Nepal, and are centered at the Bayalpata Hospital. * Nyaya Health Website: http://www.nyayahealth.org for more information about our organization * Nyaya Health Wiki: http://wiki.nyayahealth.org with details about our clinical protocols, operations, management and financing activities * Nyaya Health Blog: http://blog.nyayahealth.org where staff and volunteers post personal accounts of Nyaya’s work.
- United States
- None at this time.