I was born in India to a family of engineers. Growing up, I wanted to follow in my father's footsteps and also be an engineer. The turning point for my career decision came when I saw physicians "at work" when my father was admitted to the hospital. After watching the doctors take care of my father, I knew there was no turning back on my desire to become a physician.During my training in internal medicine at St. Louis University, I learned about the intricacies and multi-organ involvement in kidney failure and disease. Kidney failure is a common disorder affecting nearly 11.5% of adults in the United States, which made me realize the unmet needs of this subset of the population. This led to my nephrology training at Emory University.
About my practice
Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente, I was in private practice for over three years. I decided to join Kaiser Permanente in 2009 because they provide high-quality health care with an emphasis on preventive care, which I cherish.I enjoy working as a nephrologist. There are many approaches to delay, or even avoid, dialysis by addressing lifestyle, risk factors and modifying treatment modalities. I have a special interest in kidney transplantation. For members requiring a kidney transplant, we provide guidance and care post-transplantation. In addition, we work in the hospital providing consultation for kidney related medical problems.
How I thrive
"Work is worship," is a quote that helps me to serve and thrive as a physician. Challenges and rewards that come personally from being a mom, wife, sister, daughter, as well as professionally from being a doctor, are very gratifying.