Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, M.D.


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Personal Statement

I am dedicated to providing the highest quality care to you or your loved one if you are hospitalized with a kidney problem. Kidney disease is common and often challenging to navigate, especially when managing multiple medical conditions. I strive to understand what matters most to you and personalize your kidney treatment to your needs. I also research new models of healthcare delivery to ensure that everyone receives comprehensive care based on the latest medical research. 

Biographical Info

Sri Lekha Tummalapalli, MD, MBA, MAS is a nephrologist and health services researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her research examines value-based payment and healthcare delivery strategies to achieve high quality care for patients with chronic diseases, with a focus on kidney disease. Dr. Tummalapalli graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Economics, followed by an MD/MBA at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. She completed internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai Hospital and nephrology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, where she obtained a Masters in Clinical Research. Dr. Tummalapalli practices inpatient nephrology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows.

Board Certifications
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology)
Clinical Expertise
Chronic Kidney Disease
End Stage Renal Disease
Acute Kidney Injury
Disorder of Electrolytes
Glomerular Diseases and Nephrotic Syndrome
  • M.B.A.
    Harvard University
  • M.D.
    Harvard Medical School
  • A.B.
    Harvard College
  • Assistant Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Assistant Professor of Population Health Sciences
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
  • Nanette Laitman Clinical Scholar in Healthcare Policy and Research/Clinical Health Evaluation
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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Advisory/Scientific Board Member: 
National Kidney Foundation, Inc.