Vijay Naraparaju MD

  • Interim Program Director

At Hurley Medical Center, Vijay Naraparaju is a familiar and friendly face. Not only did he graduate from Hurley’s Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program (where he was chief resident), but he also served as a faculty member and associate program director before taking on the role of interim program director. The former Hurley Children’s Clinic director also is a fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Specialty

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Pediatrics

Faculty Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Human Development

Education

  • Medical School: Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune, Maharastra, India
  • Residency: Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency, Hurley Medical Center/ Michigan State Univeristy College of Human Medicine, Flint, Mich.

Honors/Awards

  • Master Teacher (multiple years), MSU-CHM Pediatric Board Review Course
  • Teaching Physician of the Year (multiple years), Hurley Medical Center/MSU-CHM, Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program

Scholarly and Performance Improvement/Quality Activity

Dr. Naraparaju’s ongoing projects include a state-funded grant to implement asthma guidelines steps and tools, improving hypertension care, improving standing orders to increase flu-vaccination rates, and projects to improve child growth-charting. In addition, he has designed or worked on many medical education curricula on subjects such as musculoskeletal system, ECG, chronic care, nursery and more. His regional and national presentations with colleagues ranged from resident interviews to ascertain social determinants of health as part of social history to a workshop on cultural competency.