New Faculty

Dr. Rohan Paul joins the Department of Medicine

Rohan Paul, MD

Dr. Rohan Paul joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology as an assistant professor in November 2022. Dr. Paul received his MBBS from the University of Western Australia. He subsequently completed internal medicine residency in 2014 at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco, California. He was named Intern of the Year and later received the Ray Hively Memorial Award for providing compassionate care. Of note, Dr. Paul was also elected chief resident and served in this role for an additional year while completing a patient safety fellowship. He received nephrology subspecialty training at the University of Pittsburgh from 2015 – 2017 and there received the Frank J. Bruns MD Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Medicine. He subsequently underwent transplant nephrology subspecialty training at the University of California, San Francisco, which is one of the busiest transplant centers in the country. Dr. Paul was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at George Washington University in 2018. This was a relatively young transplant program and he was the second transplant nephrologist to join the division. He helped to establish the transplant medicine inpatient service which became a highly successful teaching service with the residents.  

This service line grew and a third transplant nephrologist ultimately joined. Dr. Paul developed a reputation for providing comprehensive and compassionate care and was a sought after teacher by fellows and residents alike. During his four years at George Washington University, and despite a heavy clinical workload, Dr. Paul successfully developed scholarly interests. He has published six manuscripts as a faculty member, with four of these as first or last author. He served as site principal investigator for an investigator-initiated clinical trial entitled, “Canadian-Australasian Randomized Trial of Screening Kidney Transplant Candidates for Coronary Artery Disease (CARSK Study).” He also successfully competed for funding from the National Kidney Foundation, who awarded him the 2021 Joseph M. Krainin MD Memorial Young Investigator Award for his project entitled “Single Cell Transcriptomic Profile in the Diagnosis of Kidney Transplant Rejection.” He intends to continue this single cell RNA-sequencing work within our division at Washington University in St. Louis since we have deep expertise in this area.