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National Kidney Foundation of Arizona's Fundraiser:

Dr. Harini Chakkera

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THE STORY:

I was born and raised in India and immigrated to the United States after completing medical school. After completing my residency training in Minneapolis, I decided to pursue a career caring for patients with kidney disease and in 2000 started my Nephrology Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco. Subsequently, after completing a Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, I joined the Mayo Clinic Arizona as a transplant nephrologist in 2005. 


Over the past 18 years I have been involved in caring for patients with kidney disease and those who have received a kidney transplant. I have been an active member of the National Kidney Foundation in Arizona contributing to their academic growth. I was the organizing chair of their annual Southwest Kidney Conference over the last couple years. This year I decided to step out of my comfort zone and be a participant in 2019 - Dancing with the Stars Arizona providing me the opportunity to further give back to the community in assisting patients with kidney disease.  


 I have always believed that it is a blessing and opportunity to have a medical career caring for people. Over the years, as a transplant nephrologist, I have seen the joy that my patients experience after a successful kidney transplant and no longer need to undergo dialysis. I have shared in the joy a woman who successfully took her pregnancy to term after kidney transplant, who could not conceive while on dialysis. I have also shared the disappointments some of my patients go through when they face complications which can arise after their kidney transplant. 

 

I am excited and honored to be given this opportunity to help my patients by raising funds to assist in their care while challenging myself in the process. Please join me by supporting this cause and making a difference in the lives of our patients.  

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$61,490

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rebecca Corey

    $100

  • Michael Cevette

     

  • Navya

    $10

  • Komandoor Srivathsan

    $500

  • Jamie Bogle

    $100

  • Jeevak Malhotra, Dalhousie&Company

    $500

  • Roshni and Madappa Kundranda

    $1,000

  • Mayo Clinic in Arizona Transplant Center

    $5,000

  • Patrick Bertenshaw

     

  • Scott & Lanette Harris

    $1,000

  • Maitray Patel

     

  • Mandeep Sahani

    $500

  • Aman and Vandy Anand

    $300

  • Sundaram Hariharan

    $1,000

  • Dennis Fitz-Patrick

    $20

  • Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine

    $5,000

  • Lynn Closway

    $100

  • Nairs

    $300

  • Neema & Harish Mekerira

    $1,000

  • Tom and Michelle Vetrano

    $1,000

  • Matt & Emily Holt

    $1,000

  • Dr. Thomas - AKDHC

    $500

  • Erum & Hasan

    $500

  • Vorseth family

     

  • Dina Abdelwahab

    $100

  • Jagjit & Kulwant Singh Modi

     

  • Dawn Jaroszewski

    $100

  • Anil, Meera and Shankar Chakkera

    $1,500

  • Michele Y Halyard, MD

    $500

  • kunam reddy

    $500

  • Rachna & Madhu

    $100

  • Kariappa Appachu

    $300

  • Dr. Aslam - AKDHC

    $100

  • Dr. Neuman- AKDHC

    $250

  • Dawn and Keith Peters

    $1,000

  • Dr. Soni, AKDHC

    $500

  • Dr. Liu, AKDHC

    $50

  • Dr. Kim, AKDHC

    $100

  • Dr. Uddin, AKDHC

    $100

  • Dr. I Ahmed, AKDHC

    $100

  • Mayo Clinic in Arizona Transplant Center

    $5,000

  • Alex Nica

    $100

  • Edwin Ryu & Julie Satake Ryu

    $500

  • Dr. Packer , AKDHC

    $200

  • Dr. Soni, AKDHC

    $500

  • Dr. Bista, AKDHC

    $250

  • Linda Hurst

     

  • S. B.

     

  • Devyani Lal

    $1,000

  • Dr. Nica, AKDHC

    $2,500

  • Chuck and Sonal Haerter

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mira Petrosky

    $100

  • Anita and Gregory Mayer

    $1,000

  • Devyani Lal

    $1,000

  • Dr. Michael DeLong, AKDHC

    $250

  • David Upjohn

     

  • Dr. Irvin Cohen

    $1,000

  • Suzanne Norby

    $100

  • Michele Y Halyard and Kevin L Robinson

    $500

  • Frank Brosius

    $100

  • Julie Prigoff

     

  • Stephanie Mansfield

    $200

  • Dee Hutt, M.S.N., R.N., CGRN

    $100

  • Dr. Raj Chalasani, AKDHC

    $500

  • Dr. Soni , AKDHC

    $1,000

  • Dr. Vamsi Rokkam, AKDHC

    $100

  • Anikar and Lopa Chhabra

     

  • Dr. Joanne Shen

    $100

  • Harshita Paripati

    $100

  • Prema Manoj Menghani

    $150

  • Dr. Bhavika Patel and Family

    $200

  • Dr. Judy Wu Mathews & Dr. Mahesh Mathews

    $1,000

  • Dr. Amin, AKDHC

    $150

  • Dr. Zaharia, AKDHC

    $100

  • Dr. Qaqish

    $300

  • Dr. Robey, AKDHC

    $1,000

  • Dr. Wang, AKDHC

    $500

  • Dr Reza Salehi-Rad, AKDHC

    $300

  • Dr. Saadat, AKDHC

    $500

  • Fresenius Kidney Care

    $5,000

  • Benly

    $300

  • Narendra Sankar

    $500

  • Nandini Sharma

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Prabir Roy-Chaudhury

    $150

  • Dr. Zaw, AKDHC

    $50

  • Dr. Raskin, AKDHC

    $300

  • Dr. Mischler, AKDHC

    $1,000

  • Dr. Fadia, AKDHC

    $100

  • H. R. Vikram

     

  • Dr Basavaprabhu Patil

    $20

  • Arizona Federal Credit Union

    $500

  • Narendra Sankar

    $100

  • Elijah Armstead

    $300

  • Dr. Savas Petrides

    $500

  • Dawn and Keith Peters

    $100

  • Priti Kaur

    $100

  • Chris and Alissa Smith

    $500

  • John & Karen Nick

    $100

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The Team: $61,490 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

John & Karen Nick

John & Karen Nick

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Chris and Alissa Smith

Chris and Alissa Smith

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Priti Kaur

Priti Kaur

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dawn and Keith Peters

Dawn and Keith Peters

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dr. Savas Petrides

Dr. Savas Petrides

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Elijah Armstead

Elijah Armstead

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Narendra Sankar

Narendra Sankar

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Arizona Federal Credit Union

Arizona Federal Credit Union

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Dr Basavaprabhu Patil

Dr Basavaprabhu Patil

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

H. R. Vikram

H. R. Vikram

1 year ago