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Dr. Hashmi completed his medical training at the prestigious Aga Khan Medical College in Karachi Pakistan, the premiere medical institute of his country. During this time he had the opportunity to take electives in Geriatrics at the Harvard Division on Aging in Boston, the inception of his fascination with the field. During this time he was also involved with research focusing on Hyperhomocystenemia in the elderly as well as three projects on ethnogeriatrics, childless elders and information technology in geriatrics. After graduating from medical school, Dr.Hashmi went on to pursue a two year post doctoral research fellowship in Hepatology and Immunology at Yale. He subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury CT, affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine where he enjoyed his role as Chief Medical resident. There, he was able to hone his teaching, administrative and leadership skills.
As Chief resident, he served on various graduate medical education committees, was selected as an external reviewer for curriculum redesign and was on the residency interview selection panel. He featured in local newspapers for his organization of “Project Homeless Connect” focused on homeless patients in the local community.
Dr.Hashmi trained at MGH as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Geriatrics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and has passed the Board’s qualifying examinations. He has also attended the “Value Based Healthcare Delivery Course” at the Harvard Business School Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Dr. Hashmi represented MGH at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting in Seattle in 2012 where he led his team to victory in a competition testing clinical decision making skills of Geriatrics Fellows from across the United States.
On completing his Fellowship, Dr.Hashmi accepted a position as Assistant in Medicine at MGH and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hashmi joined our medical staff here at Senior Heath. He has a panel of primary care patients and continues his training in clinical, educational and academic leadership in Geriatrics. He hopes to serve the “silver generation” by continuing to strive for excellence in focusing on issues most important to patients, ensuring accessibility and delivering state of the art Geriatric medicine most relevant to needs specific to senior patients. He believes that doing everything with compassion and respect every day can help revive the “golden era” of primary care physicians.
On a personal note, Dr.Hashmi likes to spend time reading inspirational self improvement literature and biographies, keenly following current affairs and spending time with his family.“I am thrilled to be part of MGH Senior Health and dream of utilizing my training to one day revolutionize our medical infrastructure by reaffirming Geriatrics as the distinct, enriching and exponentially growing field that it is." ~Ardeshir Hashmi MD
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