Sumeska Thavarajah

Dr. Sumeska Thavarajah is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.She earned her M.D. at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI.She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT.Dr. Thavarajah came to Baltimore, MD to pursue her nephrology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she has served as faculty since 2005.Dr. Thavarajah is committed to education.She was the program director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Nephrology Fellowship prior to its merger with Johns Hopkins Hospital Nephrology Fellowship in 2012.She is dedicated to bringing community awareness on kidney disease through her work with the National Kidney Foundation serving Maryland and Delaware.Dr. Thavarajah has served as the Chairman of its Medical Advisory Board for the last six years and has served on the board since 2012. She has worked on development of patient education programs for focusing on dialysis options and transplant options.She has been honored with NKF-MD’s Linda Cameron Award for Patient Services for donating her time at community health screenings and assisting the Programs & Advocacy committee.Dr. Thavarajah joined the BMC Nephrology editorial board in October 2019 as a Blog Editor for the journal.

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