Dr. Pranav Garimella, MD

Dr. Pranav Garimella, MD

Nephrology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Pranav Garimella, MD is a nephrology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Jawaharlal Inst Pg Med, Pondicherry in 2007 and specializes in nephrology.Read his story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Chronic Kidney Diseases
more than 27% of peers
End-Stage Renal Disease
more than 15% of peers
Kidney Disease
more than 11% of peers

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Dr. Garimella's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garimella "Pranav Garimella, MBBS, MPH, is a board-certified nephrologist who provides care for a wide range of kidney diseases, including chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, and acute kidney injury. He has a special interest in polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and metabolic bone disease. A trained epidemiologist, Dr. Garimella’s research focuses on understanding novel biomarkers of kidney function and how that information can be used to determine risk of kidney function decline, cardiovascular disease, bone health, and mortality. He is also interested in developing better methods to diagnose peripheral artery disease in persons with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis. Dr. Garimella has authored book chapters and his work has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals, including Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. He is an associate editor for BMC Nephrology, and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for multiple journals, including Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and Clinical Nephrology. Dr. Garimella has won many awards and honors over the years, including the Ben. J. Lipps Fellowship Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), a top Oral Abstract by Trainee at the ASN Kidney Week 2014, and Best Poster by Fellow-In-Training from the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions 2016. He also speaks at local and national conferences. He completed a fellowship in nephrology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center in Boston and a residency in internal medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Dr. Garimella earned his medical degree (MBBS) from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in Puducherry, India. He obtained a MPH in epidemiology from University of Minnesota, School of Public Health in Minneapolis. He is board-certified in nephrology and internal medicine. Dr. Garimella is a member of several professional medical societies, including the American Society of Nephrology, the American Heart Association and the National Kidney Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN)."
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1  Specialties

  • Nephrology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Nephrology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

24  Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Vascular Disease

1  Procedures

  • Hemodialysis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Jawaharlal Inst Pg Med, Pondicherry
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Tufts New England Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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