Thangamani Muthukumar, M.D., MS
Specialties and Expertise
- Transplantation Nephrology
- Transplantation Nephrologist
- Transplant Nephrology
- Adult Nephrology
- Kidney Transplantation
- Kidney Transplant
- Transplant, Kidney
- Transplantation, Kidney
I am physician trained to treat people with kidney problems. It is a high honor and distinct privilege to serve such patients and my goal is to provide superb care. In addition to patient care, I am also an active researcher focusing on kidney transplant rejection. Being involved in kidney transplant research helps me advise my patients on their best available treatment options.
Thangamani Muthukumar, M.D., M.S., is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. He is the associate director (research) for the nephrology fellowship program at Cornell. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
Dr. Muthukumar trained as a nephrologist in India and again in the U.S.A. He graduated from the Madras Medical College, Chennai (Madras), India and after a residency in medicine at Stanley Medical College, Chennai (Madras), India, completed his nephrology fellowship at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He joined as a research fellow at Cornell in 2001, in the transplantation immunology research laboratory of Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran, the Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine.
Dr. Muthukumar subsequently did his residency in medicine and fellowship in nephrology at the NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell, and upon completion, joined the faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine in 2009. He also serves as a nephrology consultant at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Muthukumar’s research is primarily focused on the molecular aspects of kidney transplant rejection. He has published extensively in this area and his research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Muthukumar has also 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.
Dr. Muthukumar is actively involved in teaching and is the Director of the Renal Unit of Health, Illness and Disease Course both at the Weill Cornell Medical College and at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. He is also the Associate Program Director (Research) of the Nephrology Fellowship Program.
Dr. Muthukumar is a member of the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the nation’s oldest and most respected medical honor societies. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation (FAST) and the American Society of Nephrology (FASN).
Dr. Muthukumar serves as a member of the Scientific Review Committee of the American Society of Transplantation – Transplantation and Immunology Research Network. He is also a member of the Clinical Study Evaluation Committee at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Editorial Board, Kidney International Reports 2019-
American Journal of Transplantation Outstanding Article in 2018 Award for the paper "Single Nucleotide Variant Counts Computed from RNA Sequencing and Cellular Traffic into Human Kidney Allografts." 2019
Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation 2017
Member, Scientific Review Committee, Transplantation and Immunology Research Network, American Society of Transplantation 2017
Fellow, American Society of Transplantation 2016
Fellow, American Society of Nephrology 2016
Invited Speaker, Indian Society of Organ Transplantation Annual Conference, Chandigarh, India 2016
Invited Presentation, The Banff Foundation of Allograft Pathology and Canadian Society of Transplantation joint scientific meeting, Vancouver, BC 2015
Invited Speaker, State of the Art Symposia, World Transplant Congress, San Francisco, CA 2014
Invited Keynote Speaker, Indian Society of Organ Transplantation Annual Conference, Aurangabad, India 2014
Session Moderator, Emerging Immunomodulatory Pathways and Therapies in Transplantation, American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week, Atlanta, GA 2013
Invited Presentation, Sunrise Symposia, American Transplant Congress, Seattle, WA 2013
Invited Presentation, Beaune Seminar on Transplantation Research, Beaune, France 2012
Invited Presentation, Club de la Transplantation, Paris, France 2011
Invited Presentation, Instituto Mexicano de Investigaciones Nefrológicas (IMIN), Acapulco, Mexico 2011
New Key Opinion Leader in Transplantation, The Transplantation Society 2009
- Internal Medicine
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Associate Attending Physician - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Associate Professor of Medicine - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.S., Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University, 2014
- M.D., Stanley Medical College, Dr M.G.R Medical University (India), 1994
- M.B.,B.S., Madras Medical College, University of Madras (India), 1988
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