Munis’ primary interest in transplant nephrology stems from the intricacies in the management of the host, who “has received a precious gift of organ donation” to recoup the lost functions of the native organ.
“The restoration of the overall well-being and synergy of organ crosstalk post-transplant is rewarding for the patient and the caretaking team,” he says. “It’s a pleasure to be part of the transplant nephrology team here at WashU.”
Munis earned his medical degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Balgaum, India, and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Buffalo, NY, and his fellowship in nephrology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KS.
After completing his transplant training, he will return to his position as nephrologist at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Munis is also an assistant professor of medicine at the University of South Dakota. He is first author of the peer-reviewed publication “Metastatic Calcification after Parathyroidectomy in a Dialysis Patient” (2013) in the journal Nephrology.
In his off-time, Munis’ primary hobby is gardening, which is compatible with his naturalist predilection. “I like planting trees and monitoring their growth to enhance the surroundings and the ecosystem,” he says. “This is akin to engraftment of transplanted organs, which enhance the functionality of the host.” That is the connection.
“Sow the seeds with care, with hope to reap the rewards!”Dr. Munis Mattu