Damodar Kumbala, MD

Interventional Nephrologist

Damodar Kumbala, MD, is an interventional nephrologist specializing in the routine and complex care of vascular accesses. This includes minimally invasive image-guided procedures that in the past may have required surgery. Dr. Kumbala identifies and addresses the causes of access dysfunction, ensuring that each patient leaves the center with a fully functioning access. Dr. Kumbala treats patients in Louisiana’s capital city at Baton Rouge Vascular Access.

Dr. Kumbala earned his medical degree at BLDEA Medical College located in Bijapur, India and completed his internship and residency at Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati. He went on to complete a nephrology fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. Dr. Kumbala received specialized interventional nephrology education and training at Dialysis Access Institute in South Carolina from Dr. John Ross, a vascular surgeon and pioneer in AV fistula graft placement.

Dr. Kumbala has participated in numerous clinical studies for both the cardiology and nephrology fields and has published extensively in various peer reviewed medical journals including Biomedical Central Nephrology, Saudi Journal of Kidney Disease and Transplantation, and World Journal of Nephrology, among others. He is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Dr. Kumbala is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine.

Education and Credentials

EducationBLDEA Medical College
InternshipJewish Hospital of Cincinnati
ResidencyJewish Hospital of Cincinnati
FellowshipTulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Board CertificationNephrology and Internal Medicine