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Neeraj Singh, M.D. – Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

After completing my medical school in India, I came to the US in 2002 and I did a residency in internal medicine and a
fellowship in nephrology from State University of New York in Buffalo. I went for another fellowship in transplant medicine at University of
Wisconsin which I completed in 2008. Basically nephrology pertains to
patients with kidney disease. Kidney disease is very rampant in a lot of
parts of the world especially in US. The major cause of kidney disease is
diabetes followed by high blood pressure. Because diabetes and high blood
pressure are so common in the US kidney disease becomes very prevalent. I currently serve as the medical
director for kidney and pancreas transplant. Besides taking care of the
patients, my role also involves following the rules and regulations laid out by
the UNOS.(a non-profit, scientific and educational organization that administers the only Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) in the United States) Basically to make sure that we are in compliance with all the rules and regulations and basically to help grow the program. Dr. McDonald was a major driving force
behind the behind this program. He trained all the four transplant surgeons
we have currently, and he has left a good legacy behind. We are very successful. We
have done more than 2,000 kidney, pancreas and liver transplants since its
inception. Having been trained in the best
institutions, State University of New York in Buffalo, University of Wisconsin
and part of my job was at Ohio State, these are some premier
institutions in the field of transplants. I come out with a very strong background
and knowledge and my philosophy is to give that best patient care which is
evidence-based holistic and very compassionate care to our patients. It’s very important that we
when we come to work we have this feeling that we are making a difference
in in people’s lives. This is the philosophy, this is the energy
which drives us every day. We know that we can come every morning and we can
bring some smiles on the patient’s face. We can change their lives. It’s a feeling of great joy when we see patients who have received a
transplant 30 years ago and they’re doing so well.

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