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Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, ‘15

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria, ‘15

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health: Madison, WI

Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He practices primary care pediatrics at Access Community Health Center. He is the founder and director of the Pediatric Early Literacy Projects at the University of Wisconsin, and is also the founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin. With respect to education, Dr Navsaria is the director of advocacy training for the pediatric residency, and is frequently involved in medical student and physician assistant education from the clinical arena through myriad small group and lecture formats. He also serves as the faculty advisor for the Pediatric Interest Group and is the director of the MD-MPH program at the University of Wisconsin.

Born in London, England and raised in New York City, Dr Navsaria attended the Bronx High School of Science. His undergraduate education was at Boston University, majoring in Biology and English Literature. He completed a Master’s in Public Health at Boston University and Physician Assistant training at The George Washington University in the District of Columbia. He practiced as a pediatric physician assistant in East Central Illinois before attending medical school at the University of Illinois in Urbana. During his time there, he also completed a master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois, focusing on children’s librarianship. He then completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr Navsaria also does some work in the common-sense, intelligent application of technology to practical projects and situations.  As a devoted user of Apple hardware for over twenty years, Dr Navsaria also cares deeply about visual presentation and typography — information should be clear and beautiful in how it is passed on.

He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his family. He has a lovely, supportive wife and two adorable children.  They not only put up with his sense of humor, they encourage it!

Committed to understanding how basic science can translate into busy primary-care settings via population health concepts and policy initiatives, Dr Navsaria aims to educate the next generation of health care providers in realizing how their professional roles include being involved in larger concepts of social policy and how they may affect the cognitive development of children.