Adjusting to life after kidney transplant

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Speaker: Dr. Rupi Sodhi,

Getting a kidney transplant can be an exciting, life-changing event, but caring for a new kidney can be a lot of work.  Anyone who is thinking about kidney transplant or recently had a kidney transplant should consider the physical, emotional, and lifestyle changes that can come with it.

During this webinar, Dr. Sodhi will highlight the ups and downs kidney patients and their families may experience after a kidney transplant. She will provide tips for ways that transplant patients can live their fullest, healthiest lives.

The discussion will include:

  1. The physical challenges patients face after kidney transplant
  2. The financial responsibilities kidney patients and their families face after transplant
  3. The emotional and psychological aspects of kidney transplant

Speaker

Dr. Rupi Sodhi

Originally from Danville, Illinois, Dr. Rupi Sodhi came to St. Louis to start her undergraduate education at St. Louis University.  After completing a bachelor’s degree with a major in finance and minor in biology, she started her medical education at St. Louis University School of Medicine.  Dr. Sodhi earned a dual degree MD, MBA and went on to complete an internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at SLU.  During her nephrology training, she became particularly interested in the care of transplant patients and went to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to complete a transplant nephrology fellowship.  She returned to SLU to join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the division of Nephrology.  Dr. Sodhi currently works as a transplant nephrologist with a concentration in the care of kidney transplant recipients and immunosuppression management.