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Namrata Krishnan, MBBS

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Nephrology); Site Program Director, University of Connecticut Renal Fellowship Program

Contact Information

Namrata Krishnan, MBBS

Mailing Address

  • Nephrology

    VA Medical Center, 950 Campbell ave

    West Haven, CT, 06516

    United States

Appointments

Biography

Dr Namrata Krishnan, MD is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical School in New Delhi, India. She completed her M.B.B.S in December 2000. She scored the highest ranking as a final year medical student and won numerous awards for her outstanding academic achievements. She did her Internal Medicine Residency at University of Connecticut Medical Center and subsequently did her Nephrology fellowship training at Washington University Medical Center/ Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO from 2005-2007. She joined University of Massachsetts Medical center in 2007 as faculty where she focused on general and transplant nephrology. She went on to join Yale School of Medicine in the year 2010. She currently works as faculty in the Renal section at Yale, and is based at the VA hospital in West haven, CT. Her interests include dialysis, renal stones, hypertension and transplant nephrology. She is also the Yale nephrology fellowship site director at the VA.

Education & Training

  • MBBS
    University of Delhi (2001)

Activities

  • Demonstrating E-learning tool on Hemodialysis access
    Washington, United States 2019

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
David M. Worthen National Award for Innovations in EducationNominated by Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, CT2020
Winner, Innovations in Kidney Education Contest; Online Module "Hemodialysis Access 101" https://hemodialysisaccess.coursepress.yale.edu/American Society of Nephrology (ASN)2018
Finalist (total 6 finalists out of all applications), Innovations in Kidney Education Contest; Online Module "Hemodialysis Kinetics 101" https://hemodialysiskinetics.coursepress.yale.edu/American Society of Nephrology (ASN)2017
Winner, Medical Challenge / Medical JeopardyAmerican College of Physicians (ACP), Connecticut Chapter2005
Letter of Commendation, Outstanding Clinical Performance in Internal Medicine ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut Medical Center2005
Letter of Commendation, Outstanding Clinical Performance in Internal Medicine ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut Medical Center2004
Letter of Commendation, Outstanding Clinical Performance in Internal Medicine ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut Medical Center2003
Best Student in E.N.TLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India1999
Best Medical Student of the YearLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi India1999
North American Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Academic PerformanceLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India1999
Prize for Social and Preventative MedicineLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India1999
Best Student in OphthalmologyLady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi India1999

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Annals of Internal MedicineReviewer2019
Educational Committee, National Kidney FoundationDue to my interest in E-nephrology, I was invited by the National Kidney foundation to serve on their education committee and help develop and expand innovative methods in nephrology education to reach a wider national and international audience with the ultimate goal of increasing academic interest in nephrology. NKF education committee is a group of academic nephrologists that advise NKF on educational outreach, resource development and promotion of evidence-based practice. As a member, I am currently collaborating with the NKF to develop an E-curriculum in CRRT that utilizing online, animated teaching modules. This curriculum will be completed and launched in 2021. It will be useful to nephrologists, intensivists, medicine house-staff and critical care nurses.2019 - Present
Kidney 360Editorial board member2019 - Present
VA-National Kidney foundation collaboration on the Kidney Score projectAssisting with evaluating and providing refinement recommendations for the Kidney Score's online patient education and decision aid platform as well as the accompanying clinical toolkit including care deliver, redesign, quality improvement processes and CKD continuing education materials.2019 - Present
National Kidney Foundation Education CommitteeDue to my interest in E-nephrology, I was invited by the National Kidney foundation to serve on their education committee and help develop and expand innovative methods in nephrology education to reach a wider national and international audience with the ultimate goal of increasing academic interest in nephrology. NKF education committee is a group of academic nephrologists that advise NKF on educational outreach, resource development and promotion of evidence-based practice. As a member, I am currently collaborating with the NKF to develop an E-curriculum in CRRT that utilizing online, animated teaching modules. This curriculum will be completed and launched in 2021. It will be useful to nephrologists, intensivists, medicine house-staff and critical care nurses.2019 - Present
American Society of Nephrology, Kidney 360Kidney 360 is a peer-reviewed, open access, online only kidney journal.2019 - Present
AJKDReviewer2018 - Present
Clinical NephrologyReviewer2018 - Present
Advisory Panel: Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative, Veterans Health AdministrationVHA Quality Improvement Project led by the National Center for Ethics in Health Care (NCEHC) that aims to improve patient understanding and physician communication of goals of care and assist in making and documenting end of life decisions in a more organized and systematic fashion.2017 - 2019
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Learning Center, External Review CommitteeIn partnership with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), a Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel of national leaders in transplant and the design of transplant education from eight medical centers and universities has created the UNOS Kidney Transplant Learning Center (KTLC), an online hub containing educational resources about transplantation and living donation. I was invited to be an external reviewer of the educational content generated for this website.2017 - 2018
CKD education committee, World kidney day, VA Medical CenterOrganize world kidney day fair at VAMC for staff and patient education. Display posters, brochures and offer a CKD quiz as well as conduct small group workshops.2013 - Present
CJASNReviewer2010 - Present
American Journal of TransplantationReviewer2007 - 2009
Polio Vaccine Camps, New Delhi, IndiaVolunteer1995 - 1999

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