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Nidhi Chojar, MD - Kelley House Mentor

Dr ChojarDr. Chojar grew up on a University campus in Ludhiana, Punjab, India where her father and mother were professors. She graduated from Punjab University, Dayanand Medical College at the top of her medical school class. She did one year of residency in India before immigrating to the United States. She did research on Melanoma at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston for 2 years followed by a Transitional year residency at Temple University, Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia. She came to UMass Memorial as an Internal Medicine resident and completed her Internal Medicine residency in 2001. She has been on the faculty of University of Massachusetts Medical School for 19 years and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine.

Nidhi practices as an academic hospital medicine physician at the University campus. She has a keen interest in care of the seriously ill patients, end of life care, and teaching patient-centered and mindful practice of medicine.  She is passionate about medical education and mentoring students, residents, and junior faculty. She directed the Hospital Medicine Mentorship program and served as site director for Internal Medicine Sub-internship at Memorial campus. She has taught Doctoring in clinical skills-1 course and has been a Longitudinal Preceptor in Medicine for Internal Medicine clerkship for 8 years. She has won the Department of Internal Medicine teaching excellence award and finds the relationships she has developed with her students and mentees to be immensely rewarding.

Nidhi lives in Shrewsbury and has two teenage daughters. She calls herself a full-time clinician-educator-mentor-mom. In her free time, Nidhi enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her house plants, reading, hiking, biking and listening to music. She is an avid yoga and meditation practitioner.

"Develop three things in life: softness in the heart, sharpness in the intellect, and happiness in the mind." - Sri Sri