UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Takkar, Chandandeep

School of Medicine

I have chosen the career path of a clinician-educator and strive to make a difference in both, patient care, and bedside teaching-not only for the future physicians but also for patients. I am passionate about patient education and empowerment and to this note, I have worked closely with the education department at the Texas Diabetes Institute (TDI) and developed a variety of patient educational tools, for educating our chronic kidney disease as well as hemodialysis patients. Due to my collaborative efforts with the education department, we also offer twice a month renal cooking classes at the TDI.
While I enjoy taking care of patients with all and any renal, acid- base, electrolyte or volume disorders; I have found it my calling to improve the care provision for our highly morbid end stage renal disease patients receiving hemodialysis. To accomplish my goal in this regard, I successfully completed the herculean project, "Improving Inter-Dialytic Weight Gain in hemodialysis patients". Additionally, I participated in the initiative to improve utilization of advanced care planning in this population as well. I regularly supervise and mentor the designing and implementation of many ongoing quality improvement initiatives in our hemodialysis clinics, to include optimizing access outcomes, anemia management, improving phosphorus control in hemodialysis patients, etc.

1/2018 - Present Director of Dialysis Services and Director of Dialysis Services UTHSCSA, Texas, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, San Antonio, TX
7/2016 - Present Quality Improvement Champion UTHSCSA, Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, San Antonio, TX
8/2013 - Present Medical Director and Medical Director for University Dialysis South UTHSCSA, Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology
8/2013 - Present Assistant Professor University of Texas Health Science Center, Medicine, San Antonio, TX