Dr. Girish N S is a highly distinguished Senior Consultant and the Head of the Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation. With over a decade of experience in the field, his background includes significant international exposure. Dr. Girish N S received his Nephrology training at the prestigious Cambridge, followed by a pivotal role as a Consultant Nephrologist at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, UK. His specialization and profound expertise lie in the realm of kidney transplantation, making him a valuable asset to the field of nephrology and renal care.
Acute Kidney Injury
Inpatient renal consults on the ward, HDU, and ITU have enriched his experience in AKI management and familiarized him with techniques of CRRT (Haemofiltration).
General Nephrology and CKD experience
Dr Girish has gained experience in management of acute and chronic problems related to General Nephrology & CKD. This is through regular ward rounds, clinics and oncall experience. He has done low clearance and conservative management clinics.
Haemodialysis & Vascular access
He has had the opportunity to work in various HD units, including a number of satellite units. He has conducted regular visits to satellite units and outreach clinics, where he has consistently coordinated and led meetings related to haemodialysis access planning, adequacy, anaemia, and bone profile. He has taken on the responsibility of prescribing dialysis and managing common dialysis-related complications. He has devoted substantial time to the dialysis unit to gain a deep understanding of the HD/HDF process. In addition, he has effectively managed access-related complications and is a regular participant in Vascular Access MDT meetings, where he presents cases on a frequent basis.
He independently performs medical insertions of peritoneal dialysis catheters and exhibits confidence in managing a broad spectrum of PD-related complications, including dialysis prescription and changes. He is proficient in the use of APD machines and routinely conducts peritoneal dialysis adequacy, anaemia, and MBD clinics. He has further conducted home visits to gain insight into dialysis setup and management in a home environment.
He takes the responsibility of managing acute post-transplant cases and displays confidence in managing both immediate and late complications that may arise post-transplant. He possesses significant experience in post-kidney-pancreas transplant management and at prescribing immunosuppressants. He conducts weekly live donor and pre-transplant assessment clinics. He attends weekly transplant MDT and amp biopsy meetings, and is highly engaged in high-risk transplant MDT. He has also gained some experience in managing ABO incompatible transplants and paired exchange transplants.
Awards and Recognitions
- Gold Medal for securing highest marks in General Medicine in Final MBBS (May 2001)
- Distinctions in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology in I & II MBBS
- 19th Rank for the state in 1st M.B.B.S.
- 2nd prize for presentation on ” Universal precautions to be taken while handling HIV positive patients “ at the Intercollegiate meet, in May 2001, India
- 3rd prize for a presentation on “Ultrasound in Obstetrics “ at the Intercollegiate meet, in May 2001
Research & Publication
Guest Editorial : Microalbuminuria screening for all- New tool for Ayushman Kidneys?
Sankaran Sundar, Girish Namagondlu
Journal Of Internal Medicine JIM3R Jan-Mar 2019 7-8; Volume : 7, Issue : 1
Review article : Drugs & Kidney – A friend in need or an enemy in disguise?
Girish Namagondlu, Sundar S
Journal Of Internal Medicine JIM3R July-Sep 2017, 16-23; Volume : 5 Issue : 3
Guest Editorial : Biomarkers in AKI – Have we found a Renal Troponin?
Girish Namagondlu, Sundar S
Journal Of Internal Medicine JIM3R July 2016
Lack of Motivation: A new modifiable risk factor for peritonitis in patients undergoing Peritoneal dialysis?
Paudel K, Girish Namagondlu, N Samad, Mckitty K, Fan SL
J Ren Care 2014 Nov 19. Doi: 10.1111/jorc.12011.