Paru P. Kathpalia, MD

Dr. Kathpalia grew up in the Western suburbs of Chicago. He attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Economics. During his undergraduate period, he also investigated calcium oxalate kidney stone formation with Dr. Murray Favus at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Following college, he matriculated at the University of Michigan School of Medicine in Ann Arbor, where he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and graduated with distinction. He then headed to Boston for his Internal Medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Upon completing his residency, he relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area for his fellowship in Nephrology at Stanford University Medical Center. He finished his fellowship in 2010, and stayed on for a two-year NIH sponsored postdoctoral research fellowship in which he studied the renal tubular mechanisms of salt sensitive hypertension. He is the author of numerous peer reviewed scientific publications and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

He joined Lakeside Nephrology in 2012 and is the Medical Director of the Fresenius Garfield Dialysis Unit. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. He was awarded the Subspecialty Attending of the Year in 2013 by the medical housestaff at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, yoga and meditation, reading, and spectator sports.