Rohan Rastogi, MD MPH

Dr. Rohan Rastogi is an internal medicine physician committed to improving the health of underserved populations and strengthening the safety net healthcare system in the US.

While completing his medical degree at Boston Medical Center and his residency training at Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Rastogi was drawn to caring for underserved patient populations comprised primarily of immigrants and people experiencing homelessness. The systemic inequities his patients faced prompted Dr. Rastogi to pursue an MPH in Health Policy at Harvard School of Public Health, during which he worked with the Massachusetts Health Connector, the state health insurance marketplace agency, to expand insurance access for immigrants. He subsequently served as the Public Health Policy and Clinical Fellow for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Commissioner's Office, helping to coordinate the state public health response to the e-cigarette/vaping-associated lung injury (EVALI) epidemic and COVID-19 pandemic. During residency, he piloted interventions to promote high-value care within NYC Health + Hospitals, the nation's largest municipal safety net hospital network.

As an NCSP fellow, Dr. Rastogi intends to investigate policies that would improve access to and quality of safety net healthcare, engage with the SF community in conversations about health equity, and develop as a leader alongside his diverse peers and mentors. Outside of medicine, Dr. Rastogi enjoys biking, coffee, exploring the city, playing soccer, and hiking.

Research Interests: Strengthening the healthcare safety net through evidence-based policy interventions and advancing health equity for socially disadvantaged populations in the US, particularly by improving access to Medicaid among immigrants.