Pradeep V. Kadambi, MD, MBA, FASN, has been appointed associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and medical director of solid organ transplantation at the University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC).
Dr. Kadambi is responsible for the development and oversight of UA/UAMC solid organ transplant programs.
“Dr. Kadambi is an outstanding addition to the Department of Medicine. He brings needed expertise in transplant medicine that will be of benefit to all of our transplant programs,” said Thomas D. Boyer, MD, head, UA Department of Medicine.
“I am delighted to join the Arizona Health Sciences Center and the UA Health Network,” said Dr. Kadambi. “The institutional alignment and leadership commitment to solid organ transplantation gives our team a great opportunity to restore the rich history of transplantation as the Southwest’s premier transplant program. Along with the rest of the transplant team, I am committed to providing superb care to our patients and having great communication with our referring physicians.”
Dr. Kadambi’s expertise includes evaluation and management of kidney and pancreas transplant recipients, optimization of immunosuppression in transplant recipients and infectious complications in kidney and pancreas transplant recipients.
“We are very excited to add a transplant nephrologist and physician administrator of Dr. Kadambi’s caliber to the Arizona Health Sciences Center team,” said Joe G.N. “Skip” Garcia, MD, UA senior vice president for health sciences and interim dean of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. “Pradeep has a outstanding track record of success in the development of high quality, patient-centered clinical programs. His recruitment signals our ongoing strong commitment to reinvigorating our solid organ transplant programs in service to patients across Arizona and the greater Southwest.”
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Kadambi was associate professor of medicine and medical director of kidney and pancreas transplantation with the Division of Nephrology at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He also has held faculty positions in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago, Ill., where he was director of the Nephrology Physician Directed Practice.
Dr. Kadambi’s professional memberships include the American Medical Association, the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation. He currently serves on the American Society of Transplantation Committee for Renal Transplant Fellowship Accreditation and the American Society of Nephrology Communications Committee. He served on the organizing committee of the Second International Conference on Nephrology and Therapeutics (2013), and serves on the Abstract Review Committee of the American Transplant Congress.
He has been an invited speaker at numerous national conferences and educational institutions.
His honors and awards include: the “Community Leadership Award,” presented by the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois; the Faculty Teaching Award (2009) and Faculty Mentorship Award (2011), presented by the Section of Nephrology fellowship program at the University of Chicago; Dr. Remmer’s Faculty Teaching Award, presented by the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension Fellowship Program at UTMB for outstanding teaching (2012, 2013) and Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (2014).
He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and book chapters, and is a reviewer for several scientific journals, including the American Journal of Transplantation, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Journal of Nephrology, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, Translational Research, Pediatric Transplantation, Clinical Transplant and Transplantation.
Dr. Kadambi earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery from Bangalore Medical College, India, in 1993. He completed his residency and internship in medicine in 1999 at Yale New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus, in New Haven, Conn., where he also completed a fellowship in nephrology in 2001. He completed a fellowship in transplant nephrology at the University of Chicago, Ill., in 2002. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Chicago, in 2011, with majors in Leadership in Organizations and Marketing.
Dr. Kadambi sees patients at the University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. For an appointment, please call 520-694-8888.