Former WU Renal Fellows Join Transplant Training Program

The Division of Nephrology welcomes two former renal fellows who are joining our Transplant Training Program, one of the most comprehensive training programs of its kind in the country.  The one-year fellowship allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States.

Dr. Sam Krishnamoorthy

Sambhavi “Sam” Krishnamoorthy, MBBS, comes to us from Lake Michigan Nephrology, Saint Joseph, MI, where she was a clinical nephrologist in private practice and Medical Director of Inpatient Dialysis.  Sam earned her medical degree from Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India, and completed her residency at the University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.  She was a renal fellow in our division from 2014 – 2016.

Earlier this year, Sam was chosen for an internship with the Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC), along with two other affiliates of our division, Dr. Madhuri Ramakrishnan, now a second-year nephrology fellow, and Dr. Yasar Caliskan, a visiting researcher in the Sanjay Jain Laboratory.  The NSMC internship trains nephrology health care professionals in the art of communication through social media.  Activities included in the curriculum include creating visual abstracts, participating and hosting online journal clubs, blogging and tweeting educational content.  (See more here.)

Sam is fluent in English, Hindi, Tamil and Marathi, and is working on her Spanish!  She enjoys coffee, poetry, yoga, playing the piano, and traveling.   You can follow Dr. Sam Krishnamoorthy @beans_sam on Twitter.

Dr. Rima Patel

Rima (Thakkar) Patel, DO, is also joining the nephrology transplant team, having just completed a renal fellowship with our division.  Rima earned her medical degree from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Through her volunteer work, Rima has been heavily involved in helping provide healthcare to the homeless and uninsured here in the US, as well as to villagers in Costa Rica and Nicaragua (International Service Learning, Nicaragua).  She has participated in research transitioning patients who were stable on other immunosuppressant regimens to belatacept, and evaluated risk factors for transplant rejection in patients with donor-specific antibodies.

Off-time interests include watching movies, reading, running, baking, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Please join us in welcoming Sam and Rima!