Dr. Nishanth Girija Kumar

Consultant Nephrologist

MBBS, MD Internal Medicine (USA), DM Nephrology (USA)
Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Hypertension Specialist

A patient-oriented and charismatic physician with global experience in enhancing healthcare services, elevating patient care experience while focusing on Evidence-Based Medicine.

He earned his MBBS degree from Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, India, and started his career as a physician in the year 2013.  Later he moved to the USA to pursue his higher studies in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.  After gaining his MD in Internal Medicine from Saint Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts, USA he went on to complete his DM in Nephrology from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA. Dr. Nishanth was affiliated with many hospitals in the USA as a Consultant Nephrologist – Nephrology Associates of Central Kentucky, Baptist Health Hosptial, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Centre, Taylor Regional Hospital, Med Centre Health Bowling Green, and Flaget Memorial Hospital to name a few.

He was appointed as the Medical Director, at DAVITA Dialysis, USA.

Clinical Expertise

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Proteinuria/Hematuria (Protein in urine/Blood in urine) evaluation
  • Diabetic Kidney disease (DKD)
  • Specialized in Resistant Hypertension management ( Resistant High Blood pressure)
  • Acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • End Stage Kidney Disease management (ESKD) – Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Autoimmune or Malignancy related kidneys diseases like SLE/Lupus nephritis, Systemic Vasculitis, Myeloma, Paraproteinemia-associated Kidney diseases
  • CRRT
  • Kidney Stone (Nephrolithiasis) – management and prevention
  • Kidney Transplantation – follow-up and immunosuppression management
  • Polycystic Kidney diseases like ADPKD
  • Glomerular and Reno-Vascular diseases – Glomerulonephritis (GN), Renal Artery Sclerosis, tubulointerstitial diseases, Drug/Toxin induced Kidney diseases
  • Nephrotic syndromes
  • Metabolic Acidosis/Alkalosis and Electrolyte imbalances (Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium)
  • Kidney and urinary tract infections
  • Mineral Bone disorders in Kidney diseases like Hyperparathyroidism, High Phosphorus, Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency
  • Edema/Fluid Overload
  • Genetic kidney diseases

Certification and Credentials

  • European board certification in nephrology (ESENEPH)
  • American board of internal medicine certification (ABIM)
  • American board of medical specialities certification (ABMS)
  • American hypertension society certified clinical hypertension specialist (AHSCP – CHS)
  • Membership of the royal college of physicians of the united kingdoms (MRCP UK)
  • Dubai health authority license
  • Travancore cochin medical council licensure, India
  • Kentucky board of medical licensure
  • Educational commission for foreign medical graduates’ certification (ECFMG)
  • Physician in training license – Texas, USA
  • Physician in training license – Massachusetts, USA