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

Anti-microRNA screen uncovers miR-17 family within miR-17~92 cluster as the primary driver of kidney cyst growth.
Yheskel M, Lakhia R, Cobo-Stark P, Flaten A, Patel V Sci Rep 2019 Feb 9 1 1920
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

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