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Darshana M. Dadhania, M.D., MS

Nephrology

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Biographical Info

Darshana Dadhania, M.D., M.S., D(ABHI) is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Physician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She also holds several administrative positions to include: Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program; Program Director of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Dadhania received her MD from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and completed her internal medicine residency, nephrology fellowship, and transplant medicine fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  Following her transplant medicine fellowship, Dr. Dadhania received additional training in histocompatibility testing and received her New York state laboratory license for histocompatibility testing and her Diplomate of American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics. She is currently the Director of Genomics Division and Associate Director of the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Center.

Dr. Dadhania is an active clinician, investigator, and mentor. Her academic career has focused on development of diagnostic and prognostic noninvasive biomarkers for long-term success of kidney allografts and management of highly sensitized kidney transplant patients and infectious complications post-transplant. She has received advanced training in research methodology and graduated from the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences with a Master's degree in clinical and translational investigation. She has served as the site Principal Investigator for NIH supported Clinical Trials in Organ Transplantation (CTOT)-03 and CTOT-04 and is currently a multiple Principal Investigator for North East Consortium for Transplant Outcomes in APOL1 Kidney Recipients and Metagenomic Profiling of Urinary cell-free DNA to Monitor Urinary Tract Infection after Kidney Transplantation

She has become a nationally recognized leader in the field of transplantation through her role as the Chair of Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice of the American Society of Transplantation and has co-Chaired several consensus conferences: (1) Frailty in solid organ transplant recipients, (2) Cardiovascular disease in solid organ transplant recipients, and (3) Heart-Kidney transplantation. She also serves on the international editorial board of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation journal and Transplantation journal.

Honors and Awards

NY Society of Nephrology Fellow’s Research Night Award, 2003

American Transplant Congress Young Investigator Award, 2003

The Department of Medicine Investigator Award, 2005

New Key Opinion Leader for the Transplantation Society, 2008

Award for Association for Clinical Research Training, 2008

Program Chair - New York Society of Nephrology, 2011 - 2012

Executive Committee - Women’s Heath Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation, 2013 - 2015

The Department of Medicine Investigator Award, 2013

President - New York Society of Nephrology, 2014 - 2015

Co-Chair - Kidney Pancreas Advisory Council, American Society of Transplantation, 2014 - 2015

Co-Chair, Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation, 2015 - 2017

Elected Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation, 2015

Co-Chair, Consensus Conference on Frailty in Solid Organ Transplantation, American Society of Transplantation (Meeting February 2018), 2017 - 2018

Chair, Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation, 2017 - 2019

Editorial Board, Section Editor, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Journal, official journal of the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association, 2018 - present

Co-Chair, Consensus Conference on Heart-Kidney Transplantation, American Society of Transplantation (Meeting June 2019), 2019 - 2020

Chair, Improving Cardiovascular Care of Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Controversies Common Goals and Future Directions, American Society of Transplantation (Meeting November 2019), 2019 - 2020

Co-Chair, Joint ISHLT/AST Symposium: Challenges in Heart/Kidney Transplantation, International Society of Heart-Lung Transplantation (Meeting April 2020), 2019 - 2020

Past Chair, Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice, American Society of Transplantation, 2019 - 2021

Editorial Board, Associate Editor, Transplantation Journal, official journal of The Transplantation Society, 2021 - present

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
Clinical Expertise
Kidney Transplantation
Transplantation Nephrology
Kidney Transplant
Transplantation Nephrologist
Transplant, Kidney
Transplant Nephrology
Transplantation, Kidney
Languages
English
Education 
  • M.S.
    Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University
    2009
  • M.D.
    New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
    1997
Appointments 
  • Associate Professor of Medicine in Surgery
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Associate Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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