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Dr. Shruti N Tapiawala
Fellowship in Nephrology, University Health Network, North America Fellowship – American Society of Transplantation Fellowship – HLA Medicine & Advanced Transplant Diagnostics
17 years of experience in Nephrology & Kidney Transplant

Dr. Shruti Tapiawala is a consultant at the Department of Nephrology, Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital & Research Centre. She has completed MD internal medicine from B.Y.L Nair Hospital and T.N. Medical College. She gained experience in critical care medicine at S L Raheja and P D Hinduja Hospital. Further, she pursued DNB Nephrology at P D Hinduja Hospital and worked as an Associate in the department of nephrology. She has worked in nephrology, dialysis and transplantion in leading hospitals in Toronto Canada.

Dr. Tapiawala completed a 2 year fellowship program in nephrology at the University Health Network, one of the premier institutes in North America. The experience was directed towards working in special areas like, a multi-disciplinary care of acute and chronic kidney disease patients, critical care nephrology, pregnancy and kidney diseases, Home dialysis (peritoneal and home hemodialysis) and prevention of kidney diseases. She then subsequently worked in the Multi organ Transplant department and HLA laboratory under the auspices of American Society of transplantation, which is one of the leading kidney transplant Centres and HLA laboratories in North America. Dr. Tapiawala had the opportunity to work with renowned doctors in the field of nephrology, dialysis and renal transplantation, namely, Dr. Joanne Bargman, Dr. D.G. Oreopoulos, Dr. Daniel Cattran, Dr. Edward Cole, Dr. Carl Cardella and Dr. Kathryn Tinckam.

Dr. Shurti Tapiawala has experience in management of solid organ (kidney, kidney-pancreas, heart lung and liver) transplantation patients at the multi organ transplant unit, University Health Network Toronto, Canada, where in addition to clinical management she has experience in risk stratifying the patients for these transplants by the virtue of being a part of The HLA (tissue typing laboratory) which evaluates a transplant recipient immunologically. This helps high risk patients to go through solid organ transplantation who are likely to be normally denied transplantation. After returning back to India, she joined Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) and Medical Research Institue in the year 2010, where she established the renal transplant protocols and helped establish the transplant program. She has been instrumental in initiating Living Donor Paired Kidney Exchange Transplants (Swap Transplants) and ABO incompatible (across Blood group) kidney transplants at KDAH. In addition of making the transplantation and the dialysis unit protocols, she has initiated and maintained patients on peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis and set up kidney support groups to educate patients and their families to understand kidney disease and help them cope with their disease.

Professional Membership:

  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Canadian Society of Transplantation
  • International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation
  • Narmada Kidney Foundation

Professional Highlights:

  • She has been an invited faculty for national conferences and state/ city based nephrology groups. In addition to clinical conferences she has also been an invited faculty for laboratory medicine meetings.
  • Faculty in Transplant Immunology; Renal nutrition being at national level.
  • She is chairperson of NGO- Narmada Kidney Foundation which works at community level to spread awareness about kidney diseases, prevention of kidney diseases and promote deceased organ donation.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Specialist HLA Medicine & Advanced Transplant Diagnostics.
  • Transplant Immunology, Renal Nutrition, Peritoneal Dialysis, Prevention of Kidney Disease.