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Krishna is originally from Delhi, completing his medical education at Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. He moved to Boston in 2014 to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship in Transplant Immunology at the Strom Lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After completing his fellowship in 2016, he started his medical residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Baystate campus in Springfield, MA. He has now returned from Baystate to start his Nephrology Clinical Fellowship. His future interest lies in the field of Transplantation and Immunity. Outside of medicine, his interests include movies, theater and just relaxing with his family at home.
Larissa is originally from Brazil, where she completed her medical school. She has since been around New England, and completed her residency at University of Connecticut, where she was also chief resident. She absolutely loves all things kidney and medical education. She hopes to go to as many Red Sox games as she can.
Ruth is originally from Los Angeles and moved to Boston for undergraduate studies at Brandeis University. She completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and her Internal Medicine residency at University of Maryland. She couldn't stay away from her favorite city and is thrilled to be back in Boston and doing her fellowship training at BIDMC. She has wanted to become a Nephrologist since the 2nd year of medical school when she realized how fun it is to work up and treat acid-base and electrolyte derangements. She is also interested in clinical education and was drawn to BIDMC by the outstanding educators in this department. In her spare time, she is an avid foodie, baker, lover of all things outdoors, Greek mythology connoisseur, and world traveler.
Esi graduated from medical school in Albania at Faculty of Medicine, Tirana. She embarked in a journey to the US where she spent some time at the bench, doing immunology research, particularly targeting transplant rejection, studying regulatory T.cells as a mean of immune tolerance in transplant, urinary exosomes, and novel drugs targeting immunoproteasome. She then completed her Internal medicine residency at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center and has now joined Nephrology Fellowship at BIDMC. In her free time she likes to spend time with her husband and son. She enjoys learning new languages, exploring Boston, the cultural diversity and everything the city has to offer.
Alex is a native of Warwick, Rhode Island. He received a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Connecticut and attended the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, in Dutch St. Maarten. Following graduation from medical school, he went on to complete his Internal Medicine training at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island-Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Interests include critical care nephrology, and the interplay between chronic kidney disease and cardiac diastology.
Sandy graduated from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok Thailand and spent a couple of years at the bench side where she delved into the world of Proteomics. She investigated target protein antigens in Lupus Nephritis and the role of bacteria in Calcium oxalate stone formation. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine before joining the Nephrology Fellowship at BIDMC. In her free time, she is an avid foodie and loves nothing more than to lounge at home with her husband and baby.
Amar is originally from Mumbai, India. He graduated from Grant Medical College, Mumbai and then completed a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine at the K.E.M. hospital. He then worked as an assistant professor in Internal Medicine for 4 years, before moving to the United States. Amar then joined the internal medicine residency program at the Westchester Medical Center/ New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He joined the BIDMC nephrology fellowship in 2018 and is amazed at how genuinely nice everyone is. His clinical interests lie in management of glomerular diseases and electrolyte disturbances.
Nate originally hails from Arlington, VA. He did his undergraduate studies at Dartmouth, medical school at Mount Sinai, and his residency in internal medicine at BIDMC. His research interests revolve around the epidemiology of chronic kidney disease in populations with unique risk factors, with a particular focus on chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Central America; he is also a board member of La Isla Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing the CKDu epidemic, particularly in Central America. He lives with his dog, Simon, and is an avid hiker, canoeist, and general lover of all things outdoors.
Josh grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. He graduated from Brown University with an Sc.B. in Biophysics, and then moved to Northwestern University where he completed his MD/PhD. He stayed at Northwestern as a physician-scientist trainee, completing his internal medicine residency and 2 years of nephrology fellowship there. He transferred to BIDMC to complete his research training in 2019. Josh works with Dr. Martin Pollak; in the Pollak lab, he studies the cell biology and biochemistry of proteins involved in the genetic causes of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. His son is starting kindergarten this year. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cooking and exploring restaurants around Boston.
Min Zhuo graduated from Peking University, China. She worked at Peking University First Hospital for two years as an internal medicine resident. She completed her internal medicine clinical training at Cook County Hospital and joined the BIDMC nephrology fellowship in 2017. She is keenly interested in clinical research in nephrology. Her previous research focused on peritoneal dialysis, contrast-induced nephropathy and kidney disease awareness. Her current research is pharmacoepidemiology of diabetic nephropathy drugs. She has two lovely daughters, who always keep her busy.
Aditya grew up in Jammu, a town in the northern part of India. His interest in nephrology developed during medical school, due to its richness in physiology and unique relationship with patients. Thereafter, he moved to the US to pursue residency and fellowship. During his fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, he explored various research interests including regenerative medicine, impact of metabolic syndrome on mesenchymal stem cells, quality improvement projects focusing on decision making and regret in patients with kidney disease. He has developed keen interest in public health aspect of nephrology and strives to improve kidney care and transplantation in lower and middle-income country settings. He is thankful for the warm welcome and looking forward to work and learn with exceptional staff and colleagues at BIDMC. Outside of work, he is excited to be near the coast and plans to improve his surfing and sailing skills.