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Dr. Nandana Mapakshi’s Bio
Dr. Nandana Mapakshi graduated from Osmania medical school in Hyderabad, India and continued her medical training in Internal Medicine during her residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science / Mount Sinai Medical center in Chicago, IL, and she later served as Chief Resident. Then, Dr. Mapakshi completed a nephrology fellowship at Cedars Sinai Medical Center / UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Thereafter, she worked in the academic setting as a clinical instructor and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA before moving into private nephrology practice in 2013.
It was in private practice that Dr. Mapakshi came to truly realize the full extent that chronic stress, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation and limited exercise had on her patients’ health. Wanting to provide better outcomes, she committed to the study of functional medicine at The Institute of Functional Medicine which focused on discovering the root cause of lifestyle-driven diseases and addressing them with diet and lifestyle changes, a food-first approach and nutraceuticals in place of/in conjunction with pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Mapakshi founded Functional Kidney Care in 2021 to help her patients reach their maximum state of kidney health using a personalized, comprehensive approach powered by the principles of functional medicine. Using the science of medicine and the art of holistic healing, Dr. Mapakshi compassionately guides her patients on a positive and change-oriented journey that promotes growth, holistic health and disease prevention by treating the whole person, not just symptoms.