Manisha Singh, MD (Councilor Four)
Dr Manisha Singh is an academic clinician and an educator having a unique insight into patient needs, medical education as well as research needs in the area of patient care. She received her medical degree from Rajendra Medical College (now known as RIIMS) in India, after which she served as medical officer and assistant civil surgeon for the state of Jharkhand. She worked in remote villages taking care of a diverse population wearing multiple hats as the primary care physician, an obstetrician, surgeon, patient educator and mentor to students and families. She then changed careers to be a full-time educator at KMC - Manipal India, after which she moved to the U.S. She completed her residency in internal medicine at UAMS and continued to do her fellowship in nephrology at UAMS. Dr. Singh joined the division of nephrology in 2015 and is currently the director for home dialysis program for UAMS as well as for the Veterans Hospital (VA) in Little Rock. She also has a clinic dedicated to chronic kidney disease (CKD) at UAMS. She takes care of patients on peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and also a few in-center outpatient hemodialysis. She is also co-director of renal module for the M2 medial students for the university. She sees a large number of patients from every walk of life, starting from CKD to long-term and terminal dialysis patients. Dr Singh takes pride in being a woman and supporting women in every field. She is deeply involved in all aspects of female healthcare - with patients targeting women specific problems like pregnancy and CKD, mentoring junior colleagues in publications and career planning and working with senior faculty for helping advance women’s career and kidney health. She has been a member of Women in Nephrology since 2014.