Nisarg was born and raised in sunny Chandler, Arizona. He received his B.S. in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology and B.A. in Political Science from Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and his D.M.D. and Masters in Biomedical Informatics from Harvard University, where he delivered the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine commencement address.
Nisarg's research interests include head and neck cancer, health policy, and informatics. He was a data scientist at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where he worked on computational genomics under Dr. Eliezer Van Allen, published pharmaceutical pricing and policy research at Harvard Law School, and founded Memora Health, a technology company that automates outpatient care management. He is also a regular contributor for Slate Magazine, where he writes about medicine, health policy, and economics. Nisarg enjoys fitness and martial arts, podcasts, cooking, and cheering on Arizona sports teams.