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Sumi S. Nair, M.B.B.S., M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Nephrologist


  1. Phoenix, Arizona



Sumi Sukumaran Nair, M.D., is a nephrologist in the division of Nephrology with primary clinical focus in kidney and pancreas transplant.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Evaluation of patients before kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation, simultaneous liver-kidney and simultaneous heart kidney-transplantation
  • Management of immunosuppression after transplantation
  • Evaluation and management of the complications after kidney or pancreas transplantation
  • Evaluation of living kidney donors
  • Paired kidney exchange

Research interests include outcomes of kidney and pancreas transplantation , transplant immunology, medication adherence and mineral bone disease after transplantation.

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Nair is active in research and education.

Dr.Nair is the associate program director for Transplant Nephrology Fellowship and is the assistant block director for the renal block for the School of Medicine.

  • Acute and chronic rejection
  • Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation
  • Recurrent glomerulonephritis
  • BK nephropathy
  1. 2015
    FellowRenal Transplant, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2015
    SubSpec FellowRenal Transplant, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2014
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - NephrologyStanford University
  4. 2013
    Clinical Fellowship - NephrologyStanford Hospitals and Clinics
  5. 2011
    Resident - Internal MedicineBridgeport Hospital, Yale Health System
  6. 2006
    MBBSUniversity of Kerala/T.D. Medical College


  1. 2014
    NephrologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2013
    Best Poster Presentation at Spring Clinical Meeting "Temporal Trends in the Incidence, Treatment, and Outcomes of Hip Fracture in Older Patients Initiating Dialysis in the United States"National Kidney Foundation
  2. 2013
    Nephrology Fellowship Award (by competition) for 2013-2014Sanofi-Aventis
  3. 2012
    Nephrology Fellowship Award (by competition) for 2012-2013Sanofi-Aventis
  4. 2011
    David Baker MD Award for Outstanding Compassion in Patient CareBridgeport Hospital/Yale University Program
  5. 2011
    2nd Place for Best Poster at 25th Annual Science Symposium 2011 "Lactic acidosis and ST elevation - can the abnormality in MRI head be blamed?"Bridgeport Hospital
  6. 2010
    Best Poster Award at 24th Annual Science Symposium 2010 - Gonadotropin secreting pituitary macroadenoma with feminization"Bridgeport Hospital
  7. 2005
    Certificate of Excellence for the Top Intern in Department of Community MedicineT. D. Medical College
  8. 1998
    Indian National Merit ScholarshipGovernment of India

Professional memberships

  1. 2014 - 2018
    MemberInternational Medical Graduates Committee, Arizona Chapter, American College of Physicians
  2. 2014 - 2018
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  3. 2014
    Poster JudgeChapter Meeting, Arizona Chapter, American College of Physicians
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Transplantation
  5. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Nephrology
  6. 2011 - present
    DiplomatAmerican Board of Internal Medicine