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Aashay Vyas, MD

Westminster, California

Undergraduate Degree:
Biology, University of Connecticut

Medical School:
University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

Why did you choose Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program?
The patient population, sense of community and the diverse training opportunities are some of the reasons I was drawn immediately to Valley Children’s. Since I first visited Valley Children’s as an interviewee, the sense of community that I have felt at Valley Children’s has completely blown me away. From the local Central Valley community pride and support towards Valley Children’s, to the way that our faculty are invested in our success as residents, the sense of family is here is truly one of a kind. As a free-standing children’s hospital with access to all specialties and a vast catchment area, our training opportunities are unparalleled. I was excited by the opportunity to join and contribute to shaping the future of this remarkable program.

My hobbies include watching and playing sports (Go Raiders!), exercising, listening to music, as well as spending time with my dog and wife. Recently, I have begun exploring and hiking the beautiful national parks around Fresno.

Community Advocacy/Volunteerism:
Team KiPOW! Program Chair: Team KiPOW! is an academic-community partnership between CHOC and UCI School of Medicine committed to the prevention of childhood obesity. I was appointed as the Volunteer Chair since the start of the program in 2015 and served as Program Chair in 2017-2018.

Research Accomplishments:

  • Subgroup Differences by Sex, Sports Participation, and BMI in a 20 week Pilot of an Academic-Community Health Program Addressing Obesity in Underserved Elementary School. April 2017. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.
  • Implementation of Team Kid Power (KiPOW!): A school based intervention targeting pediatric dietary and physical activity behaviors. 2016. Poster Presentation. 33rd Annual Current Advances in Pediatrics Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics, California