• Rupal Bhingradia, MD, FAAFP, FCUCM

    New Physician Member

    Ruapl Bhingradia, MD, FAAFP

    Rupal Bhingradia, MD, FAAFP, FCUCM, a family physician in New York City, serves as the new physician member of the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors. The AAFP represents 129,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. Bhingradia was elected to a one-year term by the new physician constituency during the AAFP National Conference of Constituency Leaders and was confirmed by the AAFP’s governing body, the Congress of Delegates.

    A new physician is a doctor in his or her first seven years of practice following residency completion. As the new physician member of the board of directors, Bhingradia represents the interests and opinions of the new physician constituency to the board and the Congress of Delegates. She also advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the US health care system.

    Bhingradia is chief medical officer at Medexcel USA, where she oversees more than 25 urgent care offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. In addition, she serves as an urgent care physician at New York Doctors Urgent Care and on the advisory council for Master Clinicians, a CME company focused on education in urgent care, telemedicine and hospital medicine.

    An AAFP member since 2012, Bhingradia served as the new physician delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. She also served twice as co-convener of the National Conference of Constituency Leaders, representing new physicians in 2018 and international medical graduates in 2022.

    Bhingradia has also been active in her state chapter, where she served on the NYSAFP leadership and education commissions, as well as a three-year term on the board of directors and as alternate delegate to AAFP’s NCCL for two years.

    Bhingradia earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She earned her medical degree from St. George’s University in Grenada and completed her family medicine residency at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

    She is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. She has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians and for distinguished service and continuing medical education. In addition, she earned the degree of fellow from the College of Urgent Care Medicine which recognizes clinicians for their dedication to the specialty and pursuing excellence.