Medical School
Pramukhswami Medical School, India (2000)
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center (2002), Internal Medicine
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University (2004), Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006), Nephrology
Research Fellowship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Research

Research Interest

  • Kidney Development and Homeostasis
  • MicroRNAs
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Planar cell polarity genes Celsr1 and Vangl2 are necessary for kidney growth, differentiation, and rostrocaudal patterning.
Brzóska HL, d'Esposito AM, Kolatsi-Joannou M, Patel V, Igarashi P, Lei Y, Finnell RH, Lythgoe MF, Woolf AS, Papakrivopoulou E, Long DA Kidney Int. 2016 Dec 90 6 1274-1284
Transcription Factor Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor-1ß Regulates Renal Cholesterol Metabolism.
Aboudehen K, Kim MS, Mitsche M, Garland K, Anderson N, Noureddine L, Pontoglio M, Patel V, Xie Y, DeBose-Boyd R, Igarashi P J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2015 Dec
Transcription Factor HNF-1ß Regulates MicroRNA-200 Expression Through a Long Noncoding RNA.
Hajarnis SS, Patel V, Aboudehen K, Attanasio M, Cobo-Stark P, Pontoglio M, Igarashi P J. Biol. Chem. 2015 Aug

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