Education

Medical School
Pramukhsnami Medical School (2000)
Internship
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center (2002), Internal Medicine
Residency
Evanston Hospital (2004), Nephrology
Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Nephrology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Internal Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Kidney Development and Homeostasis
    • MicroRNAs
    • Polycystic Kidney Disease

    Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Primary cilia regulate mTORC1 activity and cell size through Lkb1.
    Boehlke C, Kotsis F, Patel V, Braeg S, Voelker H, Bredt S, Beyer T, Janusch H, Hamann C, Gödel M, Müller K, Herbst M, Hornung M, Doerken M, Köttgen M, Nitschke R, Igarashi P, Walz G, Kuehn EW Nat. Cell Biol. 2010 Nov 12 11 1115-22
    Loss of oriented cell division does not initiate cyst formation.
    Nishio S, Tian X, Gallagher AR, Yu Z, Patel V, Igarashi P, Somlo S J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2010 Feb 21 2 295-302
    Aberrant planar cell polarity induced by urinary tract obstruction.
    Li L, Zepeda-Orozco D, Patel V, Truong P, Karner CM, Carroll TJ, Lin F Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol. 2009 Dec 297 6 F1526-33
    Renal Dysgenesis (Chapter),
    Fangming Lin, Vishal Patel, and Peter Igarashi Genetic Diseases of the Kidney 2009, Edited by Lifton, Somlo, Giebisch, and Seldin 2009
    Kidney-targeted Birt-Hogg-Dube gene inactivation in a mouse model: Erk1/2 and Akt-mTOR activation, cell hyperproliferation, and polycystic kidneys.
    Baba M, Furihata M, Hong SB, Tessarollo L, Haines DC, Southon E, Patel V, Igarashi P, Alvord WG, Leighty R, Yao M, Bernardo M, Ileva L, Choyke P, Warren MB, Zbar B, Linehan WM, Schmidt LS J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 2008 Jan 100 2 140-54

    Honors & Awards

    • Rising star in Nephrology - State of Texas
      Super Doctors (2012)
    • NIDDK-Career Development Award
      (2009)
    • UT Southwestern O’Brien Center-Pilot and Feasibility Grant
      (2009)
    • SSCI Young Investigator Travel award
      (2007)
    • Chief Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center-Nephrology fellowship
      (2006)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society of Nephrology