I have been serving as the Medical Director for Kidney Transplantation since 2018. I completed my medical school from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) located at Pondicherry, in Southern India. I have the added experience of surgery having completed three years of Ophthalmology at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. I relocated to the US in 2009 where I switched gears and pursued Internal Medicine residency at Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester, MA. Thereafter, I proceeded to complete my Nephrology Fellowship at New York University, New York. I am passionate about immunology and trained for an additional year as a Transplant Nephrology Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. My first job was at UAMS and I like working here. We work closely with the transplant surgeons, and it’s been a great experience. Our faculty has grown and so has the number of kidney transplantation. Our kidney transplant program has seen an exponential growth with one of the best outcomes in the nation. I attribute this to the harmonious relationship between all team members of our wonderful multidisciplinary team.
- Transplant Rejection
- APOL-1 gene effects on transplant recipients
- I love working out and cooking.
- I am also very interested in music and am currently learning to play the piano.
- My wonderful family
- Being able to make a difference in the lives of ESRD patients by providing care before and after transplant in the role of a transplant nephrologist
What Do You Like About Nephrology?
Working with the UAMS Nephrology team has been a wonderful experience with supportive people all around me.
Why Little Rock?
- Lots of nature trails
- Good schools for kids
- Not overcrowded – perfect in-between city – neither too big or small