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Dr. Garima Aggarwal is a nephrologist with extensive expertise in the area of hypertension, kidney diseases, renal transplants (including high risk transplants, blood group incompatible transplants), dialysis (hemo and peritoneal) and critical care nephrology.


She is a gold medalist in MD Medicine and a top ranker in DM Nephrology. She is an active member of several Indian and global nephrologist communities, and is therefore very well informed on latest developments in the field.

Dr. Garima believes in providing her patients with the best level of medical care, while practicing empathy for her patients.

Dr. Garima currently practices at Manipal Hospital Varthur Road, Bangalore (previously known as Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield)  and also does online consultations. She was previously associated with Max Hospitals, Delhi NCR.


About Dr. Garima

Prior Work Experience and Training

2016 - 2019

Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali (Delhi NCR)
(450-bed multi-speciality hospital with dedicated renal transplant unit and
40-machine outpatient hemodialysis centre)

Consultant Nephrologist and Renal Transplant Physician

   Manage outpatient clinics and inpatient admissions with independent charge/primary responsibility for own patients
•    Conduct several procedures including renal biopsies, permcath insertions, hemodialysis catheter insertions, PD catheter insertion
•    Manage hemodialysis unit with 40+ hemodialysis machines (one of the largest HD units in Delhi, NCR) 
•    Part of the renal transplant team that manages live related/unrelated/ABO incompatible/high risk transplants, as well as deceased donor transplants
•    Conduct daily outpatient clinic and outstation Nephrology OPDs twice per month
•    Supervisor of academic program for DNB Nephrology with 1 DNB Nephrology seat/year  
•    Conduct regular academic Continued Medical Education (CMEs) for multi-department and interdepartmental clinical meets 
•    Teach classes for DNB Nephrology, DNB Medicine, Dialysis technician course and nursing students
•    Organize annual Walkathon for kidney patients on World Kidney Day, to raise awareness on kidney disease in the community


2016 - 2019

Pushpanjali Medical Center (New Delhi)

(60-bed, multi-speciality hospital)

Consultant Nephrologist 

•    Consultant with similar responsibilities as at Max Super Speciality Hospital (described above)

2013 - 2016

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Kochi)

Senior Resident (Doctor of Medicine), Department of Nephrology and Transplantation

•    Trained in all Nephrology procedures such as renal biopsies, graft biopsies, renal ultrasound, permanent tunneled catheter insertions, temporary catheter insertions, plasmapheresis, hemoperfusions, single pass albumin dialysis, hemodialysis and assisted peritoneal dialysis catheter insertions
•    Trained in renal transplant immunology, deceased donor transplantation, live related/unrelated/ABO incompatible/high risk transplant work up and management 
•    Part of the transplantation team which managed immunosuppression for India’s first dual hand transplantation
•    Trained in care of transplantation of renal, simultaneous liver kidney and simultaneous pancreatic kidney transplantation patients
•    Trained under renowned Nephrologist Dr.VN Unni (Director of Academic Affairs at Aster Medcity) 

Jan 2017

Christian Medical College (Vellore)

Clinical Externship

•    Completed a clinical externship under Professor John Feehally – co-editor Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, past president International Society of Nephrology 


2013 - 2016

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Kochi)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
DM Nephrology (Top Rank)
Thesis: Acute Kidney injury in children following cardiac surgery and its effect on outcome - Prospective study with 120 patients

2010 - 2013

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Kochi)
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University
DM Nephrology (Top Rank)
Thesis: Acute Kidney injury in children following cardiac surgery and its effect on outcome - Prospective study with 120 patients

2004 - 2010

Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, (Chennai)
(a Harvard Medical International associated Institution)
Sri Ramachandra University
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certified

Scientific Society Memberships

•    International Society of Nephrology 
•    Indian Society of Nephrology
•    American Society of Nephrology
•    Delhi Nephrology Society 
•    Indian Medical Association
•    Association of Physicians of India 

Notable Presentations, Awards and Publications (Non-exhaustive)


National Academic Excellence Award, Indian Medical Association

Speaker, Kidney Warriors National Conference 2021


Member, International Society of Nephrology ISN Education initiative

Appointed Member Indian Medical Association’s standing committee for Organ donation (National).

Invited as a speaker at Annual Conference of Association of Physicians of India (APICON).


Member International Society of Nephrology – World Congress of Nephrology (ISN-WCN) 2019- Social Media Team – off site, held in Melbourne, Australia.

Publication – “Primary Extranodal Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma Masquerading as Acute Pyogenic Myositis: A Case Report” – Manisha Dassi, Garima Aggarwal, Lakshmi Kant Jha, Neeru Praveer Aggarwal, 23 July 2019.


Editor - Coffee table book for the 7th Interventional Nephrology Conference, AVATAR.

Appointed Convener of Indian Medical Association Kidney Disease Prevention Project.

Publication – European Medical Journal – “Twitter-based Case conferences : an Online Learning Tool for Nephrologists” – Arvind Conjeevaram, Mahesha Vankalakunti, Garima Aggarwal, Manisha Dassi, Tejas Desai, 12 July 2018


Publication - Kidney International - “The birth of @ISNeducation”

Appreciation Award for exemplary contribution in Social Media outreach during AVATAR, adjudged 2nd best globally by the International Society of Nephrology and 1st from India

ISNCON Social media faculty – Annual conference of the Indian society of Nephrology

Awarded 1st prize for poster presentation, AVATAR

Successfully performed a rare Transhepatic Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter insertion into Inferior Vena Cava as a lifesaving procedure for a patient with failed Vascular access. No other instance of this approach has  been reported from India (case sent for publication)

Awarded 1st prize for most interesting case presentation at North Zone Indian Society of Nephrology Annual Conference


Presented research on Acute Kidney injury in children following cardiac surgery and its effect on outcome - Prospective study with 120 patients at American Society of Nephrology Annual Conference in November, 2016 (Kidney Week 2016) at Chicago, United States


Oral paper presentation - Three years of experience with tunneled dialysis catheters – Nephrology Association of Kerala Conference, Kerala – Awarded 2nd prize for best oral presentation

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