As President of Southwest Kidney Institute (SKI), Dr. Poduval leads one of the country’s premier nephrology groups. Southwest Kidney Institute is a well-diversified company including Southwest Vascular Centers, Southwest Clinical Research Institute, SKI Properties and SKI-DaVita Dialysis Centers.
Dr. Poduval completed both his Nephrology and Transplant Nephrology Fellowships at the University of Chicago, and has been practicing both specialties in the Phoenix Metro for 10 years. Under his guidance, SKI’s Transplant Division has developed into one of the largest in the State. He serves as the Medical Director of the DaVita Papago Dialysis Unit, Phoenix, and is a 2-time recipient of the ‘Medical Director Excellence Award’ for DaVita’s Westside Division.
Dr. Poduval holds faculty appointments at both the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and the Creighton University School of Medicine, and has been recognized for excellence in teaching. He is an active member of the RPA, and a member of RPA’s NCAP Steering Committee. He has been recognized as a ‘Top Doc’ by the Phoenix Magazine.
Under Dr. Poduval’s leadership, SKI has expanded its physician base, achieved its desired market density and strengthened its statewide business partnerships. Renal Care Organization is the realization of his vision to build ‘Partnerships without Boundaries’, a model in which like-minded Nephrologists could share a platform of clinical excellence, committed to high quality population health care delivery models.