Kashif J. Piracha, MD Title: Internist, Hospital Medicine, Nephrology Education: King Edward Medical University Expertise: Internal Medicine Double board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal MedicineFellow of the American College of PhysiciansFellow of the National Kidney FoundationFellow of the American Society of Nephrology Experience Kashif J. Piracha, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF, is a practicing physician at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine with more than 14 years of experience in treating patients in both short and long-term acute care hospitals as well as rehabilitation facilities. Dr. Piracha is also involved in the teaching and mentoring of medical students as the clerkship director of internal medicine for the Texas A&M College of Medicine at the Methodist Willowbrook site. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Society of Nephrology. I want patients to know that healthcare is a team sport in which patients and healthcare providers fight against the disease together. There will not be any great outcomes unless patients invest time and effort in understanding what caused the disease and how it is treated. We need the patient-healthcare provider bond to be as strong as possible and focused towards achieving an everlasting cure. Education Dr. Piracha received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan, and completed his residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He later completed a fellowship in nephrology and hypertension from Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.