The Transplant Nephrology Fellows have been announced for the 2018-2019 academic year. Sreelatha Katari, MD, currently a second year fellow in the Division of Nephrology here at Washington University, and Mallika Gupta, MD, a second year nephrology fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, will join the transplant training program next year.
The one-year program allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States. Each year, more than 200 kidney and 15 kidney/pancreas transplants are performed. In fact, the transplant center just celebrated reaching a milestone for the 5000th adult kidney transplant performed.
In addition, transplant fellows train with a nationally recognized and experienced faculty. Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report for the treatment of kidney disease, and was ranked 9th best hospital for nephrology in the U.S. for 2017-2018.
Tarek Alhamad, MD, Interim Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program, says that Dr. Katari is doing an admirable job in her nephrology fellowship here in the division. “Sree confidently manages difficult cases and maintains excellent communication skills with all other team members.”
Dr. Alhamad goes on to say, “Dr. Gupta is respected and valued by her colleagues in University of Washington in Seattle. She was described by her attending as the one that ‘goes the extra mile’ in the best interest for the patient.”
“It has been a pleasure to work with Sree Katari and I am thrilled to have her continue with us for her transplant fellowship next year,” says Transplant Fellowship Director Rowena Delos Santos, MD. “I am excited to welcome Mallika Gupta to Washington University transplant and look forward to getting to know her.”
We join Drs. Alhamad and Delos Santos in saying, “We are excited to work with Sree and Mallika in July 2018!”