Ashish Rai, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
After graduating from Dr. D.Y. Patil School of Medicine in India, Dr. Rai completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at NYU Long Island School of Medicine.
As an early career researcher in global lung health care disparities, Dr. Rai was awarded a travel grant to conduct research among biomass and tobacco exposed COPD patients in rural and urban India, to evaluate the effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in a low to middle income setting. He also had the opportunity to conduct clinical studies among COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure to evaluate the efficacy of lung and diaphragm ultrasound in predicting requirement for invasive ventilation.
As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, Dr. Rai aims to provide pulmonary and critical care services to the population of East Flatbush while conducting health care disparity research among patients with COPD and HIV. He is also pursuing a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in health care policy at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University.
Medical School: Dr. D.Y. Patil School of Medicine (2014) - India
Internal Medicine Residency: Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital (2015 – 2018) - MA
Chief Resident: Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital (2018 – 2019) – MA
P/CCM Fellowship: NYU Long Island School of Medicine (2019 – 2022) – Mineola, NY
Board Certified: Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
Areas of interest: health care disparity research.