Dr. Nishanth Girija Kumar

Nephrologist

Biography

Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Hypertension Secialist

Dr. Nishanth Girija Kumar is a highly skilled American Board Consultant Nephrologist who specialises in adult kidney problems. He has vast expertise in all adult kidney diseases, with a particular interest in Kidney Transplants, Glomerular Diseases, and Home Dialysis.

Training & Credentials

  • MBBS (India), MD Internal Medicine (USA), DM Nephrology (USA).

  • AHSCP – CHS (Clinical Hypertension Specialist, USA).

  • Dual US Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

  • Active DHA License as a Consultant Nephrologist (DHA ID: 29178124-001).

  • Registered with DOH (HAAD) as a Consultant Nephrologist.

  • Fully accomplished Consultant Nephrologist with an extensive experience in Adult Kidney Diseases.
  • MBBS from Trivandrum Medical College, University of Kerala, India.
  • MD Internal Medicine from Saint Vincent Hospital, University of Massachusetts, USA.
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nephrology from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA.
  • American Board (ABIM) certified in Internal Medicine.
  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) certified in Nephrology.
  • American Hypertension Society (AHSCP) Certified Clinical Hypertension Specialist (CHS).
  • Worked as Medical Director in the USA at DaVita Dialysis from 2020 to 2021.
  • Worked as a Consultant Nephrologist in the USA at Nephrology Associates of Central Kentucky, Baptist Health Hospital, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Centre, Taylor Regional Hospital, Med Centre Health Bowling Green, and Flaget Memorial Hospital from 2020 to 2021.

Education

  • University of Kerala - Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India 2006 - 2013

    M.B.B.S

  • University of Massachusetts - Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, USA 2015 - 2018

    M.D Internal Medicine

  • Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, USA 2018-2020

    D.M Nephrology

Certification

  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certification (ECFMG) – 2014
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP(UK) Part 1) – 2015
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certification (ABIM Internal Medicine) – 2019
  • American Board of Medical Specialties Certification (ABMS Nephrology) – 2020
  • Clinical Hypertension Specialist – Certified by American Hypertension Society (AHSCP – CHS) – 2021
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – 2021
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) – 2021

Licensures

  • Travancore Cochin Medical Council Licensure, India – 2012
  • Physician In-Training License, Massachusetts, USA – 2015
  • Physician In-Training License, Texas, USA – 2018
  • Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (Consultant Physician, Nephrology), USA – 2020
  • Dubai Health Authority License (Consultant Physician, Nephrology), UAE – 2021

Dr Nishanth obtained his Medical Degree from Trivandrum Medical College, India in 2013 and then obtained Post-graduate specialization in Internal Medicine from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He further acquired Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Nephrology from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, USA.

He is Dual American Board Certified with American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certification in Internal Medicine and American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Certification in Nephrology.

Additionally, he is certified by the American Society of Hypertension as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist (AHSCP-CHS). He also completed part 1 of the MRCP, Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom ( MRCP UK).

In 2020, he was appointed as Medical Director at Davita Dialysis, USA. He worked as Consultant Nephrologist at a number of institutions in the United States, including Baptist Health Hospital, Twin Lakes Regional Medical Centre, Taylor Regional Hospital, Med Centre Health Bowling Green, Flaget Memorial Hospital, and Nephrology Associates of Central Kentucky LLC.