Current Fellows

Bhunia Fellow Kaushik Bhunia, MBBS, FACP
2nd Year Nephrology Fellow
Medical School: JSS Medical College, India
Internal Medicine Residency: St Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY, affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

After completing his residency, Dr. Kaushik worked as an internist before deciding to pursue his fellowship training. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, spending time at the beach, and playing soccer with his son Abhi and daughter Anika. He is involved with an NGO that is developing access to healthcare and disaster management in rural India. His academic interests include Transplant Nephrology and quality improvement.

Hellie FellowKate Hellie, MD
1st Year Nephrology Fellow
Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: Abbott Northwestern Hospital-Allina

Dr. Hellie grew up in rural, southwestern Minnesota. She lived, worked, and studied in California, Nebraska, and Arizona prior to returning to Minnesota for residency. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, travel, cooking, and playing music. Her academic interests include social determinants of health in relation to CKD.

Mahmood FellowSalman Bin Mahmood, MD
1st Year Nephrology Fellow
Medical School: Aga Khan University Medical College
Internal Medicine Residency: Hennepin Healthcare

Dr. Mahmood is originally from Karachi, Pakistan. He completed his internal medicine residency in Minnesota. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. His academic interests include lupus and vasculitis.

Malepati FellowDeepthi Malepati, MD
2nd Year Nephrology Fellow
Medical School: Alluri Sitaram Raju Academy of Med Sciences
Internal Medicine Residency: Hennepin Healthcare
Nephrology Fellowship Year 1: Virginia Commonwealth University

Ravipati Fellow Prasanth Ravipati, MD
Glomerular Diseases & Vasculitis Fellow
Medical School
: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten
Internal Medicine Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine, Lincoln, NE

Dr. Ravipati is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and stayed on for an additional year as chief resident. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and tennis and loves to travel with his family and his wife Liz. His favorite trips include visits to Patagonia, Italy, India, and China. His academic interests include glomerulonephritis and resident education.