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Kashif J. Piracha, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF, is a dual board-certified physician currently in active clinical practice at Methodist Willowbrook Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Piracha is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been a practicing physician for the last 14 years and has a broad range of experience treating patients in both short and long term acute care hospitals and also rehabilitation facilities.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is also the Clerkship Director of Internal Medicine for the Texas A&M College of Medicine at Methodist Willowbrook site. In this role, he is actively involved in mentoring, educating, and training the medical students who will be the torchbearers and leaders of tomorrow.
In appreciation of his contributions, Dr. Piracha was elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) in 2012, a Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation (FNKF) in 2013, and a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) in 2015.
Dr. Piracha received his medical degree from King Edward Medical University in Lahore, Pakistan in 2000. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia from 2003 to 2006. After a brief period of clinical practice, he completed a fellowship in Nephrology & Hypertension from Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York from 2012 to 2014.
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