Ronak Lakhia, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of its Division of Nephrology. Her clinical focus is on polycystic kidney disease (PKD).

Dr. Lakhia holds a bachelor's degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern, and completed internal medicine residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She then received advanced training in nephrology through a combined clinical and research fellowship program at UT Southwestern, where she served as chief fellow for two years.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2018.

Her research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of polycystic kidney disease and identifying potential treatments for this genetic disorder.

She is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology. In 2022, she served on the PKD Foundation's Centers of Excellence Criteria Design Committee.

Personal Note

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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