Medical School Pramukh Snami Medical College (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


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
  • UT Southwestern O’Brien Center-Pilot and Feasibility Grant
  • SSCI Young Investigator Travel award
  • Chief Fellow, UT Southwestern Medical Center-Nephrology fellowship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology