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Shivaiah Balachandra, MD
UTMB Health Provider
Languages: English
Accepting new patients.
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Dr. Balachandra earned his medical degree at the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences/Bangalore University in Bangalore, India, where he also completed a pediatric residency.
After immigrating to the United States, Dr. Balachandra completed his residency in pediatrics as well as fellowship training in pediatric nephrology at the State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn. Dr. Balachandra also worked with under served populations in Oklahoma and was voted the 1999 Physician of the Year by the Oklahoma Primary Care Association.
Prior to joining UTMB, Dr. Balachandra served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He supervised and managed patients with a full spectrum of renal disorders, as well as provided oversight of the dialysis unit.
Dr. Balachandra is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatric Nephrology. His interests include renal transplants and lupus nephritis in children.

Medical/Professional School:

Bangalore University Medical College - Bengaluru, India, MD, 1988


Pediatrics, Kings County Hospital and Downstate Medical Center - Brooklyn, NY, 1994

Pediatric Nephrology, State University of New York, Healh Science Center, Downstate - Brooklyn, NY, 1997

250 Blossom Street 4th Floor
Webster, TX 77598
Fax: (409) 772-3680
400 Harborside Drive Suite 103
Galveston, TX 77555
Fax: (409) 772-3680
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He spent a lot of time reassuring my daughter not to worry. Very personable approach.Sep 16,2020
great experience so farJun 15,2020
Dr Balachandra is an excellent provider, he pays attention to detail, is thorough, has a great bedside manner and takes his time with his patients. The fellow or resident that we saw this day prior to seeing Dr Balachandra was also excellent, thorough and had a great bedside manner.Jan 21,2020
Very well explained, we understand.Jan 03,2020
Very good to my questions all good.Jul 30,2019
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