Get to know Ramchandani Santosh, MD, nephrology fellow.

Career Goal: My goal is to continue a journey of self-improvement while practicing internal medicine and nephrology in Pa.

“The art of therapeutic listening is a daily practice at LVHN, and colleagues treat each other and our differences with grace and respect.”

What makes your LVHN training program different from others across the country?

LVHN stands out against health networks across the country because we offer state-of-the-art health care facilities where providers deliver patient-centered care safely and efficiently. The most important aspect to me is the people of LVHN. The team here, including departmental leads, consultants, fellows, residents, nursing and allied health care professionals, provides warmth, support and thoughtfulness in every interaction. When I had a difficult time, everyone supported me personally. When you start a new journey in a new place, it’s critical to have a good team around you. 

What has been unique about your training experience so far?

I have experienced an evolution of my personal and professional characteristics. For our transformation and development we need an inspiring team around us that lives by action, which is what I found here. It has been magnificent to witness compassion toward people and commitment to health care every day. The art of therapeutic listening is a daily practice at LVHN, and colleagues treat each other and our differences with grace and respect.

What is one memory you have from your training so far that will stick with you for your career?

LVHN has faith in me, and this gave me the confidence to do the best I could in my role. This is a nurturing environment that has cultivated my success.

What is one piece of advice you would share with someone as they select a training program?

Choose the team that helps you to nurture yourself. Do not focus on buildings, cities, commutes and your comfort zone. Be patient in life and be grateful while working hard. People around you can sense this attitude with a smile on your face, humility in your words and joy in your voice.

What does it mean to be a fellow at LVHN?

It means to be a kind human being, a person who balances seriousness and humor to create a better environment for their patient. A fellow is a skillful and knowledgeable doctor, a compassionate team member and a leader who lives by action.

Nephrology Fellowship

Learn more about LVHN’s Nephrology Fellowship program.

Program overview