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Mr. Rahul Jindal

Transplant Surgeon, Professor
Walter Reed
6900 Geogia Av

Brief Biography:

* Master of Business Administration, 2004, (Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls)
* PhD (Middlesex University, London, UK), 2004
* M.Sc.  (Wolfson College, Oxford, UK), 1992
* F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh, UK), 1985, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
* M.S. (Master of Surgery) India, 1981
* M.D. (Gujarat University), 1977, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India
1. Resident in Surgery in National Health Hospitals in the United Kingdom, 1983 – 1989.
2. Resident in Surgery, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India, 1977 – 1982.        
1. Clinical Fellow in liver and kidney transplantation with Dr. Charles M. Miller and Dr L. Burrows, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, 1992 – 1993.
2. Clinical Fellow and Instructor in kidney transplantation with Dr. Sang I. Cho, at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Boston VA Medical Center, 1991 to 1992.
3. Research Fellow in pancreatic islet transplantation and Clinical Registrar in renal transplantation with Professors Peter Morris and Derek W. R. Gray at the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Oxford, 1989 – 1991

I was the preceptor for senior medical students at the University of South Dakota and SUNY-Downstate, New York. During their rotation, the students meet with me 2-3 hours a week. I give formal lectures to the students on evidence-based medicine, quality of life studies, clinical immunology and transplantation.
I have published extensively in transplant related topics in peer-reviewed and high impact journals, such as Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, British Journal of Surgery, Transplantation, American Journal of Transplantation, CJASN, JASN, American Journal of Nephrology, Diabetes and Kidney International.
I co-authored a book entitled “The struggle for life: A psychological perspective of kidney disease and transplantation”, by LS Baines and RM Jindal. Publisher: Praeger, Westport, CT, USA, 2003. ISBN: 0-86569-323-4. The book received an excellent review in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2004;44:382)“For the selective reader, reading of the transcripts of the psychotherapist's art will be rewarded by a rare insight into the emotional world of transplant or dialysis patients”. My second book is entitled “The story of first kidney transplant in Guyana, South America, and lessons learnt for other developing countries”, by Rahul M. Jindal. Publisher: iUniverse, 2009.
I set up the first and only Kidney Transplant Program in Guyana.  I have also teamed up with the Ministry of Health in Guyana to undertake preventative measures for hypertension and diabetes, and eventually to prevent kidney failure. There are now regular clinics in Georgetown Hospital to screen kidney failure patients and 23 more patients are being evaluated.
I also received my PhD (Middlesex University, London, UK) in “Improving quality of life, emotional states and medical compliance in recipients of kidney transplants”.
I also successfully completed Master of Business Administration while I was engaged in clinical practice in South Dakota. This involved one class a week for 26 months.


Academic positions:

Current Position:
Transplant Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Previous Positions:
1.Associate Professor of Surgery, SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, New York, 2005-2007
2. Transplant Surgeon, McKennan Hospital,  Professor of Surgery, South Dakota School of Medicine, Attending Surgeon, VA Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 2002-2005.
3. Director and Senior Lecturer of Transplantation Surgery, Western Infirmary and Yorkhill Children’s Hospital, Glasgow, UK, 1999 – 2002.
4. Assistant Professor of Surgery, Indiana University, Indianapolis, 1993 –1998


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