Our Interventional program is staffed by two board certified Nephrologists. The Medical Director is Suresh Appasamy, MD who is also ASDIN certified. The program is an ASDIN certified training site. We offer one-on-one teaching in an ASDIN approved training center. The program is an In-Hospital based Interventional Nephrology training site serving the UC Davis medical center. We treat both in-patients at the University Medical Center as well as out-patients in the University Nephrology group practice. Our patient population is about 70/30 percent out-patients to in-patients. The majority of the practice is Nephrology based with a minority of Oncology patients as well. We also serve many of the surrounding dialysis centers in the Northern California Central Valley region. We perform approximately 800 to 900 cases per year of which about 60% are Endovascular Procedures. We have a staff of experienced Interventional Procedure Nurses and Radiology Technicians to support delivery of excellent patient care and enhanced education in conscious sedation, and radiation safety.
Trainees will be taught and trained by Interventional Nephrologists, as well as Interventional Radiologists and Interventional Cardiologists. This will allow the trainee to experience various perspectives and approaches in the training sessions. The areas in which we provide Interventional Procedural experience are as follows; tunneled central lines, (placement, revision and removal) angiograms, angioplasty, percutaneous thrombectomy and exposure to stent placement. The UC Davis Nephrology fellows will be required to be in the rotation two months out of the year. There is the option of taking more time as electives. In 3 to 6 months of exposure the participant will receive enough cases and experience to allow them to gain procedural competency in these areas. An additional post graduate course is available to those who are not UC Davis fellows. Further information is available by contacting Dr. Appasamy.
Suresh Appasamy, M.D.