Manisha Singh, MD (Councilor Three)

Dr. Manisha Singh is an Assistant Professor at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She 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; she has been 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 sees a large number of patients from every walk of life, starting from CKD to long-term and terminal dialysis patients.

Dr. Singh's research interests are related to CKD, Telemedicine and CKD education, women health, biases and disparities, medical education, diabetic kidney disease and humanities in medicine. She servers on editorial board for UAMS humanities journal Medicine and Meaning. She received NKF young investigator award 2019 for working in the area of early CKD. Her publications can be viewed at https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6014-1337