About Us

Arpana Vidyarthi

Arpana Vidyarthi is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Arpana completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, and came to UCSF in 2011 for a fellowship in Hospital Medicine and Clinical Research.

After 10 years at UCSF, she moved to Singapore to join Duke-National University Singapore where she continued her focus on medical education, system change, and leadership development while earning a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from INSEAD. She returned to UCSF in January 2020 where she practices Hospital Medicine, teaches residents and students clinical medicine, and develops leaders at all levels through consulting and coaching.
Arpana attended Macalester College where she studied Ethnic Relations and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical school.
Arpana has 2 daughters. Anaiya is a sophomore at Drew and enjoys dance, tennis, and Model UN. Nika is an 8th grader at San Francisco Day School and is a budding marine environmentalist. Rajiv, Arpana’s husband, is the Global Head of Cross Border for Visa Inc. She and her family are avid travelers, scuba divers, and tennis players.
Arpana was previously a member of the Board of Trustees and the Governance Committee Chair for the Singapore American School. She brings to the Drew Board of Trustees her background and expertise, and importantly, a passion for creating educational environments that allow kids to bring their whole self to the experience and thrive. 
Drew knows and believes in teenagers. We engage each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
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