Dr. Amish J. Dave earned his Bachelor’s degree in arts in History with Honors with a concentration in Russian and Eastern European History and his Bachelor’s degree in science in Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh. He completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital.
He completed his rheumatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and his Masters in Public Health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness at the T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Dave is an attending rheumatologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle Washington, where he is co-chair and founder of Proudly VM and works on issues of access to medicine in rural communities, health equity, transgender medical care, and quality improvement in rheumatology. Dr. Dave was the founder of the Art and Medicine Program at the Seattle Art Museum. He is a board member on the King County Medical Society Board of Trustees and chair of the Public Health Committee, where he has focused on gun violence prevention and screening children for lead poisoning.
Dr. Dave was the founder of the Art and Medicine Program at the Seattle Art Museum.
He is a board member of the Washington State Medical Association, the executive board of the American College of Physicians-Washington chapter. Dr. Dave is co-chair of the Arthritis Foundation Great West Board and Executive Director of the Washington Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (WAPI). Dr. Dave was a 2006 Humanity in Action senior fellow in Berlin and completed the 2007 Sue Mercy Humanity in Action Fellowship in social philanthropy. He coordinated the 2017 and 2018 Humanity in Action Senior Fellow summer Fellowships at Capitol Hill Housing and Virginia Mason Medical Center on the intersections of affordable housing, homelessness and healthcare.
Updated September 2021
More from Amish J. Dave
Dr Amish Dave on Lead poison prevention and Environmental racism in a pandemic
Dr. Amish Dave discusses how Seward Park Market is handling the pandemic, and share crucial information on lead poison prevention on the Coronavirus Special Edition hosted by Rainier Avenue Radio.
Treatment, not incarceration, for those with drug addiction
Senior Fellow Dr. Amish Dave partners with fellow doctors to call for treatment of those suffering from drug addiction.
Senior Fellows Raise $31,610 for Giving Campaign 2020
Each year we run a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign, which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for Humanity in Action programming. This year we raised over $31,000!
Crisis Management is what doctors do every day. The police can and must do better.
This opinion article authored by Senior Fellow Dr. Amish Dave in collaboration with other doctors explores the public health crisis of policing and want to see professionals who respond to crises be the people who are best equipped to deal with those events.
How to Build Collaborative Medical Communities During the Crisis
Senior Fellow Amish Dave was featured on an episode of Mocha Los Angeles' Picture Theory podcast discussing how the multiracial working class is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and why he joined a Medical Society to continue his work in human rights and justice.
Senior Fellows Raise $35,462 for Giving Campaign
Each year we run a Senior Fellow Giving Campaign, which aims to gather support from the Senior Fellow community for future Humanity in Action programming. This year we raised over $35,000!
The need for a revamped Washington state vaccine database
Senior Fellow Amish Dave, alongside other representatives from the King County Medical Society, calls for Washington state to fund the state's adult vaccination information systems to prepare for the end of the coronavirus pandemic in this article from The Seattle Times.
Activating Yourself in the Time of Coronavirus
I have spent over a decade focused on caring for individuals who are scared about how to proceed with their lives in times of personal uncertainty. Patients who see me are often afraid about inflammation and/or deformities in their joints that are limiting, nervous about abnormal laboratory values, and downright frightened about how their futures might unfold.
Thank you to our 2020 US Review and Admissions Committees
As every year, Humanity in Action received many applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year. We are so grateful to the dedicated Senior Fellows and friends who volunteered their time and energy in reading and reviewing applications.
Join the Senior Fellow Giving Campaign
Through the Senior Fellows Giving Campaign, we ask Fellows to support the Humanity in Action experience to increase civic participation and ultimately create a more just world. Your contributions will make an immediate impact. Every gift matters.
Humanity in Action Screens New Film "On the Values of Humanity in Action"
At the 2018 conference in New York, Humanity in Action asked Senior Fellows and community members to weigh in on the values of Humanity in Action.
2nd German-American-Israeli Comparative Social Cohesion Forum "Between Cohesion and Coercion"
Senior Fellows and Board members of Humanity in Action represented the US cohort at the 2nd German-American-Israeli Comparative Social Cohesion Forum "Between Cohesion and Coercion", which took place in Nazareth.
2018 Fall International Conference Schedule
The upcoming Fall International Conference on "Social Justice in Public Health and Healthcare" will take place next weekend on October 19 and 20, 2018 at The New School.
The doctors' education in art at Virginia Mason in Seattle
The medical community in Seattle is beginning to incorporate art into medical education through an innovated program supported by Senior Fellow Dr. Amish Dave.
Announcing the 2018 - 2019 Senior Fellow Leadership Council
Thank you to our 2018 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2017 US Review and Admissions Committees
Thank you to our 2016 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 513 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year, as well as 165 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.
Thank you to our 2015 US Review and Admissions Committees
Humanity in Action received 689 applications for our Fellowships in Europe and Atlanta this year and 421 applications for the Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship.