Dr. Updike, a specialist in internal medicine, joined the hospital medicine department in July 2013.
He earned a BA in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame. He obtained his medical degree and a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University and completed his internal medicine residency at Brown University. He is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Updike is from Muncie, Indiana. Prior to medical school, he worked in southern California as a field archaeologist after he received training in Wales and the Middle East. During 2012, he and his wife, Nancy, spent time volunteering in and exploring western Kenya. He hopes to continue volunteering domestically and abroad in the future. His interests include anthropology, exercise, medicine, music and entertainment.