Akshay Kapoor is a New England native who has sought to improve societal health through public service. Prior to attending medical school at the University of Massachusetts, he served as a Senior Health Policy Advisor in the U.S. House of Representatives and for various governors at the National Governors Association. His policy expertise is in insurance marketplaces, interoperability, public health, and regulation of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.
In the clinical setting, Akshay is an Internal Medicine physician at Yale New Haven Hospital and the Yale Primary Care Program. He remains passionate about health policy and aims to help shape healthcare delivery though a systems approach. He has been fortunate to partner with universities and hospitals to teach the fundamentals of political action to early and late career health professionals, and still readily advocates at the state and federal level.
Akshay has had the distinction of serving as a Delegate to the American Medical Association, leadership in state medical societies, and is a national member of the Health and Public Policy Committee for the American College of Physicians. He remains active in health policy and advises political and government leaders outside of his clinical role. Akshay holds Bachelor’s degrees in Public Health and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Master’s of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School (2020)
- MSPHJohns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management (2016)
- BSUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst (2014)