Our Fellows

During their training, fellows are exposed to all the therapies and will acquire competency in the prescription and management of:

  • Intermittent hemodialysis (IHD)
  • Peritoneal dialysis (PD)
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT)
  • Sustained low efficiency dialysis/prolonged intermittent renal replacement therapy (SLED/PIRRT)
  • Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)

Learn more about our 2017-2018 fellows below:

First-year fellows

Fizza Abbas, MD
Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
Residency: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis



Ryan Kunjal, MD
Medical School: University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Residency: University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL



Sadaf Sheikh, MD
Medical School: Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Pakistan
Residency: St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO



Rima Thakkar, MD
Medical School: Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Chicago, IL
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI



Miraie Wardi, MD
Medical School: University of North Texas, Fort Worth, TX
Residency: Texas Tech University, El Paso, TX



Second-year fellows

Deepa Amberker, MD
Medical School: Narayana Medical College, India
Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA



Owais Bhatti, MD
Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK



Sreelatha Katari, MD
Medical School: Sri Venkateswara Medical College, India
Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, PA



Pooja Koolwal, MD
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Residency: Washington University, St. Louis, MO



Transplant fellows

Dia Rattanavich, MD
Medical School: Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Residency: MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA



Karthikeyan Venkatachalam, MBBS
Medical School: P.S.G. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (India)
Residency: Wayne State Univ, Rochester, MI