Educator Spotlight: Ali Kashkouli, MD (Renal Medicine)

Ali Kashkouli , MD

Ali Kashkouli , MD

Ali Kashkouli, MD is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Renal Medicine and has recently been named assistant chief of nephrology at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of California – San Diego, majoring in biochemistry and cell biology and minoring in ancient history. After obtaining his MD from Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his internal medicine residency at Emory University, serving an extra year as chief resident. After completing his residency, Dr. Kashkouli returned to San Diego for a nephrology fellowship at his alma mater.

Dr. Kashkouli joined the Emory Division of Renal Medicine in the summer of 2011 and has since been highly active in education. In addition to his duties on the nephrology services at Emory University Hospital and the Atlanta VAMC, Dr. Kashkouli rounds on inpatient medicine services at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. He received a Golden Apple Teaching Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. He has given several invited lectures during his time at Emory, and he particularly enjoys his section at the annual Emory Internal Medicine Board Review Course. He has worked with the Georgia Tech Capstone Project as a faculty mentor, working on two projects to engineer solutions to specific problems in the field of nephrology, and he has served as a guest judge at the end-of-semester Biotechnology Fair.

Outside of work, Dr. Kashkouli enjoys watching “Friends” reruns, memorizing lists, playing tennis, and trying to ward off obesity one push-up at time.


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