Every year in the United States, over 50,000 people
are diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease.

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We are a nephrology practice, based in Phoenix, AZ. Our goal is to improve the care & quality of life for our renal patients.

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Prompt diagnosis and treatment are key to managing kidney disease. When you call for an appointment, your first appointment with a board-certified renal specialist will be scheduled within days of your referral.

See Your Doctor, Every Visit

A strong patient-physician relationship is important, especially when managing a chronic health condition. Each time you visit our practice, you will be scheduled to see your dedicated nephrologist, the doctor who knows you and your health best.

Always Within Reach

Accessibility is a core value at our practice. A Desert Kidney Associates physician is on call 24 hours a day for urgent matters, and your dedicated physician will follow-up whenever possible.

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We appreciate your referral to Desert Kidney Associates. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you and your patient. We strive to provide excellent patient care, and prompt communication.

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Meet our board-certified nephrologists.

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Ijaz Ali, MD

Ijaz Ali, MD

Dr Ijaz Ali went to medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College Pakistan. He did his internal medicine training and Nephrology Fellowship training at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital New York .

Maninder P. Chatha, MD

Maninder P. Chatha, MD

Dr. Chatha joined Desert Kidney in 2003 after completing his fellowship at Loyola Universty Medical Center in Chicago where he conducted research and CKD and diabetic nephropathy.

Gautam Choure, MD

Gautam Choure, MD

Dr. Choure recently joined Desert Kidney Associates after completing Nephrology training Temple University Philadelphia. During his training he presented his research at various National and regional meetings.

Raul A. Gatchalian, MD

Raul A. Gatchalian, MD

Dr. Gatchalian practiced Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Guam after finishing his fellowship at Loyola University and Hines V.A. Hospital in Chicago in 2000.

Jhumka Ghosh-Narang, MD

Jhumka Ghosh-Narang, MD

Dr. Jhumka Ghosh-Narang has been with Desert Kidney Associates since 2011. After graduating from medical school from George Washington University in the year 2000, she went on to complete her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Prashant Kolar, MD

Prashant Kolar, MD

Dr. Prashant Kolar completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2011 followed by fellowship in Nephrology at University of Missouri, Columbia in 2012.

Dharminder S. Marwah, MD

Dharminder S. Marwah, MD

Dr. Marwah graduated from Rush Medical College of Rush University in 1996. He was named Top Doctor in Nephrology in Phoenix Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Manjunath Kottalgi, MD

Manjunath Kottalgi, MD

Dr. Manjunath S. Kottalgi completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in 2012. He completed training in Renal Disease and Hypertension at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Texas in 2014.

Rajesh M. S. Kumar, MD

Rajesh M. S. Kumar, MD

After completing his training at Baystate Medical Center at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Kumar was named Chief Resident.

Sanjay Lamba, MD

Sanjay Lamba, MD

Dr. Lamba has been with Desert Kidney for nine years. He completed his fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago in 1997 and residency at Grant Hospital in
Chicago in 1995.

Thaddeo Oconer, MD

Thaddeo Oconer, MD

Dr. Oconer completed his residency and fellowship from New York Medical College and for three years was the Medical Director at the Bataan Kidney and Dialysis Center in the Philippines.

Ruchir Patel, MD

Ruchir Patel, MD

Dr. Patel completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Wayne State University, Michigan and fellowship in Nephrology from Brown University, RI. He has received additional training in Public Health.

Mashood Qadri, MD

Mashood Qadri, MD

“Compassionate Doctor Recognition” in 2010 by Vitals Doctors
“Physician of the Month” December 2010, by Mercy Gilbert Hospital and
received the “Golden Thread Award”
Phoenix Super Doctors by Phoenix Super Doctors 2012.

Top Doc 2013 By Phoenix Magazine 2013

Kanwardeep Sachdeva, MD

Kanwardeep Sachdeva, MD

Dr. Sachdeva completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2008 and Fellowship in Nephrology in 2010, both at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

Mandeep M. Sahani, MD

Mandeep M. Sahani, MD

Dr. Sahani completed his fellowship from Loyola University and garnered numerous awards during his residency. Dr. Sahani was a proud recipient of the Top Doctor award
in Nephrology in Phoenix Magazine in 2009.

Meet Our Entire Team