Rajnish Jaiswal was born in 1978, though you’d never think it, given how young he looks. His father is a Professor of Pediatric Nephrology and his mother a Family Medicine physician. The family moved around during his childhood, spending time in North Africa, England and India. Rajnish completed his schooling in New Delhi at St Xavier’s high school. In 1997, he entered medical school at the prestigious Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune,India. After completing medical college, he became the first ever physician from India to be awarded the Felix Scholarship to study Sports Medicine at the University of Oxford. He attended Keble College while at Oxford and was voted the first ever President of the Oxford India Society. It is at Oxford where his interest in writing, theater and comedy really blossomed. He was invited to perform and tour with the famous Oxford Imps at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In 2003, he studied Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in the South Bronx and was awarded Resident of the Year. Upon completing his residency in 2011, he joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital Centre in East harlem. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief of the Department as well as Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. During his entire medical career, Jaiswal has had an intense passion for the performing arts. He was trained in theater and has performed in several plays, films and several TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime etc.. He is also a comedian, having performed standup and sketch comedy clubs in England, Scotland, New York, Los Angeles and Mumbai.