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Pranav S. Garimella

Pranav S. Garimella


  • MBBS

  • MPH

Current Position(s): 

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Garimella is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of
California at San Diego. Her research has focused on understanding the relationship of non-glomerular aspects of kidney function and its contributions to kidney function decline, cardiovascular disease, bone health and mortality independent of eGFR and albuminuria. Specifically, Dr. Garimella is studying how novel markers of tubular secretion and uromodulin are associated with kidney function decline, cardiovascular disease, and drug dosing. She has experience in patient recruitment for clinical trials, pharmacokinetic studies and kidney disease registries at multiple institutions. Additionally, Dr. Garimella is currently funded by the NIDDK through a K23 award for research evaluating novel secretory biomarkers to predict kidney disease progression with Dr. Joachim Ix as her primary mentor. Dr. Garimella has experience collaborating with investigators nationally and internationally using large cohort data, proposing analyses and taking projects to completion with successful publication in high impact journals.

Professional History:

  • 12/05-12/06 Rotating Intern in Medicine, JIPMER, India

  • 08/07-06/09 Graduate Research Assistant, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

  • 08/14-06/16 Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine

  • 06/16 current Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Diego

  • 2009-2012    Associate Member, American College of Physicians

  • 2010-2011    Associate Member, American College of Epidemiology

  • 2011-current Member, American Society of Nephrology

  • 2012-current Member, National Kidney Foundation

  • 2012-current Member, Massachusetts Medical Society

  • 2012-current Internal Medicine Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

  • 2012-current Member, Renal Working Group, Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

  • 2013-current Member, Renal Working Group, Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)

  • 2015-current Member, American Heart Association

  • 2015-current Member, Bone Working Group, Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)

  • 2015-current Member, Predictors of Arrhythmias and Cardiovascular Disease in ESRD (PACE) Study

  • 2016-current Associate Editor, BMC Nephrology

  • 2009-current Manuscript reviewer: International Journal of Cardiology; Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Clinical Nephrology; Atherosclerosis; Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology; Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.


  • JIPMER, Puducherry, India

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

  • John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago

  • Tufts Medical Center, Boston

  • Tufts University, Boston

  • Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

Awards and Honors: 

  • 2001    Ranked 8th nationwide amongst 20,000 applicants to medical school, JIPMER, India

  • 2001-2005    Pratibha (Merit) Scholarship, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

  • 2002    Distinctions in Anatomy and Biochemistry, JIPMER, India

  • 2005    Certificates of Honor in Surgery and Pediatrics, JIPMER, India

  • 2007    Moh. Hussain Kuthoos Marikayar Endowment Prize in Cardiology, JIPMER, India

  • 2012    Valedictorian, Graduating residents, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

  • 2013    Finalist, Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Research Fellowship, American Kidney Fund

  • 2013    Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Award (declined), ASN

  • 2014    Professional Development Seminar Travel Award, ASN Kidney Week

  • 2014    Top Oral Abstract by Trainee, ASN Kidney Week

  • 2016    ACC Scientific Sessions, Best Poster Award

  • 2016    ACC Scientific Sessions, Best Poster by Fellow-In-TrainingAward

  • 2016    Elected Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology

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