Ishan Asokan, MD, MSC

Ishan Asokan, MD, MSC

  • Hospital Medicine


Dr. Ishan Asokan is an Academic Hospitalist practicing at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica. He is board certified in internal medicine, with clinical interest in global health, oncology, and inpatient teaching. 

Dr. Asokan received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 (magna cum laude), M.Sc. from the University of Oxford in 2012, and M.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2017. During his medical education, he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), completed the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) and received Vanderbilt's Dean's Award for academic, leadership, and community service contributions. He then went on to complete an internship in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before transitioning to a career in Internal Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he received two commendations for excellence in medical student teaching as well as the 2019 Excellence in Humanism with Residents and Fellows Teaching Award. 

When he’s not in the hospital, Dr. Asokan enjoys HIIT classes, traveling the world, trying new restaurants across Los Angeles, and writing. 





Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2021


General Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2018


MD, MS, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2017

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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UCLA Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching, AY 2018-2019, 2019-2020

2019 UCLA Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award

Dean’s Award – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Graduation Honor of Distinction

2016 American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Physicians of Tomorrow Award