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Upward Health Announces Two New Medical Directors Joining National In-Home Primary Care Practice

May 6, 2021 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2021--

Upward Health, a leading in-home medical and behavioral primary care provider, announced today it has hired Dr. Mehdi Qalbani as the Company’s Behavioral Health Medical Director, and Dr. Anubhav (Anu) Kaul as Medical Director for Physical Medicine. Dr. Qalbani is a Psychiatrist with a Master of Science in Public Health, and Dr. Kaul is an internal medicine physician who holds a Masters in Public Health from Dartmouth Institute. Together, Dr. Qalbani and Dr. Kaul will provide comprehensive clinical oversight and management to Upward Health’s multidisciplinary clinical teams in each of the Company’s coverage areas.

“We are privileged to welcome Doctors Qalbani and Kaul to Upward Health,” said Dr. Dennis Mihale, Chief Medical Officer of Upward Health. “Dr. Qalbani and Dr. Kaul have significant experience relevant to our patient population, and together they will enable us to further develop our clinical and behavioral health programs for our patients and continue to improve the quality of care provided to the patients we serve. Upward Health integrates physical and behavioral health for all our patients, and these well regarded leaders will enable us to serve our patients and clients all the more effectively.”

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Dr. Qalbani graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he served as Chief resident. He returned to New Orleans for a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry and began his own practice, Integrated Behavioral Health.

Dr. Kaul trained at Ross University School of Medicine, obtained his Masters in Public Health from the Dartmouth Institute, and completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Hospital Management Fellowship at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Most recently, he served as the Chief Medical Officer of Mattapan Community Health Center in Boston.

“We are so excited to have these two outstanding Medical Directors of such high caliber leading our clinical teams here at Upward Health,” said Glen Moller, CEO of Upward Health. “With Dr. Qalbani’s expertise in behavioral health, and Dr. Kaul’s extensive experience serving our specific patient population, we are confident that they are the right team to lead us in continuing our commitment to excellent patient care and improving outcomes.”

Upward Health is committed to recruiting top talent that is dedicated to changing the face of home-based primary care. For more information, visit Upward Health’s Careers page.

About Upward Health

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Upward Health is a national, risk-bearing multidisciplinary medical group delivering 24/7 in-home primary, behavioral health, urgent and palliative, and post-discharge care, contracting with health plans across product lines in value-based arrangements to manage complex, chronically ill patients. Find more information about Upward Health at www.upwardhealth.com.

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