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Aparna Upadhyaya


Pediatric nurse practitioner
Dancer, passionate cook and travel enthusiast

About me

Cisgender woman

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Aparna Upadhyaya is a pediatric nurse practitioner who cares for children having surgery. She works with patients, families and other providers to conduct comprehensive physical exams and evaluations so that children can receive anesthesia safely. She is passionate about preparing families for surgery day and alleviating any stress they have about general anesthesia.

Upadhyaya earned her master's degree in nursing from UCSF. She is certified in primary care pediatrics by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Prior to joining UCSF, she worked at a federally qualified health center (a facility that provides medical care regardless of ability to pay) affiliated with Stanford Medicine. She has also worked as a triage nurse at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

In her free time, Upadhyaya enjoys yoga and dancing. She is certified in therapy-based yoga and has training in both lyrical contemporary and Indian classical dance. She also volunteers regularly at her local pediatric community clinic and likes to explore the Bay Area outdoors with her Dalmatian-pointer mix, Nala.

  • Education

    UCSF, MS, Nursing, 2022

Family-centered care has always been my motto. I take pride in preparing families and patients, both physically and mentally, for surgery day.

Where I see patients (1)

    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

    Please check with your health insurance plan regarding coverage for this type of care. Not all providers at UCSF are covered by every insurance plan.