Meet Dr. Bala

Interventional Nephrologist, Researcher and Professor

Meet Dr. Bala

Interventional Nephrologist, Researcher and Professor

Meet Dr. Bala

Interventional Nephrologist,
Researcher and Professor

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Saravanan Balamuthusamy


Interventional Nephrologist, PPG Health
Associate Professor of Medicine and Nephrology
Executive Vice President – Education, Research & Development(R&D)
Chairman – Division of Internal Medicine – MCFW, Fort Worth
Dr. Bala received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Madras Medical College (MMC) and Research Institute in Chennai, India. He did his internal Medicine residency at Chicago Medical School and served as chief medical resident for an additional year after graduation. He then pursued Nephrology training at Tulane University, New Orleans. He served as the chief nephrology fellow for during his second year of training. He is a professional member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. He is currently an ASH certified specialist in Clinical Hypertension, ABIM Board Certified, ABIM Nephrology Certified, and certified in hemodialysis vascular access procedures by ASDIN. He has served as assistant professor of clinical medicine at the division of nephrology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine.
He is widely published in hypertension and vascular access and serves as a reviewer in several medical journals. His areas of interest are hypertension, vascular access and ICU nephrology. He enjoys teaching and has given lectures at several national conferences. He is also an associate of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.
He is happily married and has 2 children. He enjoys travel and spending time with family.

Awards and Recognitions

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society ‘ 2007
  • Sigma Xi Honors Society ‘ 2007
  • Medical Mystery: Illinois ACP chapter 2006

Professional membership​

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology

Editorial Board​

  • World Journal of Cardiology
  • Journal of Cardiology and Therapeutics

Awards in Medical School

  • Apollo Hospitals Intercollegiate Annual Medical Quiz contest (2000)
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics – 12th IAP Pediatric Quiz (2000)

Current Responsibilities


Interventional Nephrologist

Interim CEO

EVP Research & Dev