Varghese Parambi, M.D. Dr. Parambi graduated from Madras Medical College in India before completing his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Virginia. He then went on to do a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Parambi is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He has been practicing nephrology since 1997. Special areas of interest include electrolyte disturbances, kidney transplantation and management of chronic kidney disease.
About Nephrology Nephrology is the study of the function and diseases of the kidney. It concerns the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases, including electrolyte disturbances and hypertension, and the care of those requiring renal replacement therapy, including dialysis and renal transplant patients.
A nephrologist is a physician who has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease, by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes, balancing fluids in the body, and administering dialysis.
Nephrologists treat many different kidney disorders including acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine.