Ronak Lakhia, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology
  • Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


Dr. Lakhia grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and received her initial medical training here at UTSW. Following her residency, she returned to UTSW for a combined clinical and research nephrology fellowship where she served as chief fellow for 2 years. Dr. Lakhia brings to UTSW a strong clinical foundation in general nephrology with a special focus on polycystic kidney disease. Her research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of polycystic kidney disease and identifying potential treatments for this genetic disorder. Dr. Lakhia’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family and cooking.   

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012-2016), Nephrology
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine (2008-2011), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2004-2008)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Nephrology (2012), Member
Honors & Awards
  • 1st Place, Basic Science 2015, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation
Books & Publications
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • microRNAs
  • Metabolism

Clinical Focus

  • Kidney Disease (Nephrology)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Medical Treatment of Kidney Cancer
  • General Nephrology

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