We’re a team of expert nephrologists whose number one priority is your kidney health. When you visit us, you benefit from knowledgeable, caring specialists.
Dr. Naren Chandrashekar
Dr. Jambur Chandrashekar
Dr. Khurram Mumtaz
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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.
He’s an active member of both Eisenhower Medical Center and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chandrashekar has also served in multiple physician leadership roles on the Medical Executive Committee at Eisenhower Medical Center and as the center’s former Chief of Nephrology. He’s board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology.
For his medical education, Dr. Chandrashekar first attended UCLA, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Cybernetics. Then he moved to Boston, MA, where he attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Finally, 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. He also served as the Chief Fellow in the hospital’s Nephrology Department.
In 2002, Dr. Chandrashekar returned to the Coachella Valley, where he provides the highest quality care in his consultative practice at Coachella Valley Nephrology. His expertise in nephrology includes chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney transplants, hypertension, and assisting patients with kidney stone prevention.
Dr. Chandrashekar has been a member of the Medical Executive Committee at Eisenhower Health since 2010. Beginning in January 2022, he will be serving as the president of the medical staff.
Dr. Chandrashekar grew up around the world. He lived in India, Ireland, and Canada before settling in the Coachella Valley. He enjoys helping his wife raise their two children, exercising, training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and skiing.
Dr. Jambur Chandrashekar began his medical practice in the Coachella Valley 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’s been on the medical staff of Eisenhower Medical Center and John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital since he began his practice. In addition, he has held various medical staff leadership positions at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, including Chief of Medical Staff and Chairman of the Governing Board.
Dr. J. Chandrashekar received his medical degree in India and subsequently underwent further internal medicine and nephrology training in Ireland and Canada. He had the privilege of training under Dr. Henry Gault, a pioneer in nephrology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Medical Center. He’s board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He’s also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
In 2002, Dr. J. Chandrashekar’s son, Dr. Naren Chandrashekar, partnered to form Coachella Valley Nephrology, where he provides consultative care for chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, kidney transplants, and hypertension management.
Dr. Mumtaz joined Coachella Valley Nephrology in July 2018. He started his clinical nephrology career as a consultant nephrologist in upstate New York and was a medical director for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis programs. Later, he practiced internal medicine and nephrology in Virginia, North Carolina, Idaho, Washington state, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Dr. Mumtaz grew up in Africa and the Middle East and attended Rawalpindi Medical College - the University of Punjab in Pakistan. He received internal medicine residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center – Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He also served as a 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 - acute kidney failure, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, glomerular diseases, and kidney transplants.
Kidney Institute of the Desert - Indio
Kidney Institute at Eisenhower Medical Center - Rancho Mirage
La Quinta Kidney Center
Coachella Kidney Institute
Coachella Valley Nephrology - Indio
Coachella Valley Nephrology - La Quinta