House Staff Officer in Medicine


Vishal Khetpal, M.D., M.Sc. is a resident physician currently training in the Brown University Internal Medicine Program.

His writing for public audiences has appeared in Slate, Undark, VICE Health, and other publications.

Vishal’s work has been syndicated in NPR, Daily Beast, Fast Company, and elsewhere. His work has been cited in Slate, Vox, the New York Times, and other publications. He has provided expert commentary for essays in the University of Toronto Medicine Magazine and the New Yorker. He also collaborated with the Nocturnists – a medical storytelling live show and podcast based in San Francisco, founded by Dr. Emily Silverman – as a core team member behind the COVID-19 Audio Diaries Project.

Vishal earned his medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2020, where he was a concentrator in the Physician as Communicator program. Prior to medical school, he graduated with a master’s degree in global health from the London School of Economics. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy. 

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