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Dr. Naren Chandrashekar has been providing care to patients in the Coachella Valley since 2002. He serves as medical director of the La Quinta Kidney Center and the Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center. An active member of both Eisenhower Medical Center and JFK Memorial Hospital, he has served in multiple physician leadership roles on the Medical Executive Committee at Eisenhower Medical Center and as former Chief of Nephrology at Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Chandrashekar is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology.
Dr. Chandrashekar grew up around the world and has lived in India, Ireland, and Canada before making the Coachella Valley his home. He attended UCLA where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cybernetics. He then moved to Boston, MA where he attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. After this, he trained at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center / Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he completed his residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. There he served as Chief Fellow in the department of nephrology.
In 2002, Dr. Chandrashekar returned to the Coachella Valley and has been providing the highest quality care in his consultative practice at Coachella Valley Nephrology, which covers the entire scope of nephrology, managing patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney transplants, hypertension, and assisting patients with kidney stone prevention.
In his spare time, Dr. Chandrashekar enjoys helping his wife raise their two children, exercising, training in Brazilian jiu jitsu, and skiing.
Dr. Jambur Chandrashekar received his medical degree in India. He subsequently underwent further training in internal medicine and nephrology in Ireland and Canada. He had the privilege of training in nephrology under Dr. Henry Gault, who was a pioneer in the field of nephrology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical Center. Dr. J. Chandrashekar is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He is also board certified in internal medicine from the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of American College of Physicians.
Dr. J. Chandrashekar moved to the Coachella Valley and started his medical practice here in 1979. He is one of the founding members of the Kidney Institute of the Desert in Indio, Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center, La Quinta Kidney Center and the Coachella Kidney Institute. He has been active on the medical staffs of Eisenhower Medical Center and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital since 1979. He has held various medical staff leadership positions at JFK Memorial Hospital, including Chief of Medical Staff and Chairman of the Governing Board. He was joined by his son, Dr. Naren Chandrashekar, in 2002 to form Coachella Valley Nephrology. There, Dr. Jambur Chandrashekar provides consultative care in all aspects of chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney transplant and hypertension management.
Dr. Mumtaz joined Coachella Valley Nephrology in July 2018. He started his clinical nephrology career as consultant nephrologist in upstate New York where he was also medical director for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs. Thereafter, he practiced internal medicine and nephrology in Virginia, North Carolina, Idaho, Washington state and most recently in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dr. Mumtaz grew up in Africa and the Middle East and attended Rawalpindi Medical College - University of Punjab in Pakistan. He received internal medicine residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he also served as chief medical resident, followed by nephrology fellowship training at Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Mumtaz’s practice includes all aspects of clinical nephrology including acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, glomerular diseases and kidney transplant.