Dr. P. Ravi Kumar is currently Senior Consultant Nephrologist and Head of the Nephrology Department at The Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Madagadipet, Pondicherry, India.This is a rural medical college catering to very poor and needy population. He offers both preventive nephrology services and active palliative dialysis to a very large number of poor patients!
After completing his MB, MD (General Medicine), & DNB (Diplomate National Board in Nephrology) he worked in an exclusive cancer institute for a year. Then he proceeded to University of Toronto and did a three year Clinical Fellowship in Nephrology where he rotated at all the three major hospitals under the university network, Toronto General, Toronto Western & Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada.He then served as WHO Consultant in Nephrology in East Africa for 4 years and was Consultant Nephrologist for the Ministry of Health, Republic of Seychelles, Africa. He then returned to Canada as a Returning Fellow / Physician, Nephrology Ward services, at The University of Toronto/Sunny brook Health Sciences Centre, Canada for 8 years.
He served as the Executive director/Medical Advisor of Nursing & Home health care services in Canada for 12 years.
His major clinical interests are in Preventive Nephrology, Environmental Nephrology, Tropical Nephrology and Palliative Nephrology. He has also done major work on HTLV-1 in Dialysis, Survival analysis in rural population on dialysis, Prolonged QT syndromes in Dialysis and Drug interactions. He also actively preaches patient advocacy in renal patients.
He has over 30 research articles and over 40 scientific presentations to his credit. He also actively practices meditation and medical hypnosis. He is also a certified Life coach.