Dr. Darshana M. Dadhania, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, WDOM, has been appointed as Medical Director of the Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Dadhania has made significant contributions to the Transplant Program as a leader, investigator, and mentor to trainees and junior faculty. She has become nationally recognized through her role as the Chair of the American Society of the Transplantation Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice and has led several consensus conferences: frailty in solid organ transplantation; heart-kidney transplantation; and the improvement of cardiovascular care of solid organ transplant recipients.
As the newly appointed Medical Director of the Adult Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Dr. Dadhania will be responsible for ensuring the operation and compliance of the transplant program in accordance with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Bylaws in collaboration with the Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Division within the Department of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine. She will collaborate with NYP leadership to support the mission of the hospital and facilitate optimal care of transplant candidates and recipients.
Dr. Dadhania is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Medicine in Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. She serves as Medical Director of the Histoincompatible Kidney Transplant Program, Director of the Genomics Division within the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Center, and Program Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship (accredited by the AST). She received her M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ/New Jersey Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency, as well as nephrology fellowship and transplant medicine fellowship, at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. She is board certified by ABIM in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and certified by the New York State and American Board of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics to serve as the histocompatibility laboratory director. She also serves on the international editorial board of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation and Transplantation.