Get to know our experienced kidney care specialists
Meet the Doctors at South Texas Renal Care Group

South Texas Renal Care Group is made up of highly experienced and caring physicians with a wealth of specialized experience in kidney care. Each day, they combine their knowledge and expertise with a genuine passion for helping patients successfully manage kidney disease and its related conditions.

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Reza A. Ali, MD

Reza A. Ali, M.D., joined South Texas Renal Care Group as a nephrologist in 2018, expanding the renal expertise of this distinguished group of kidney specialists. Dr. Ali believes the art of medicine lies in being able to navigate the complex clinical circumstances of each patient and provide an individualized plan of care tailored to their specific needs.

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Carolina Arias-Cuello, MD

Dr. Carolina Arias-Cuello is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Arias completed her residency training in internal medicine and her subspecialty in nephrology at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.

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Varshi Broumand, MD, FASN

Dr. Varshi Broumand is board certified in nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is credentialed by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology to perform vascular access procedures on dialysis patients.

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Qasim Ali Butt, MD

Dr. Qasim Ali Butt is board certified by the ABIM in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is also a skilled Interventional Nephrologist and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. He received his training at LSU Health Science Center (Shreveport, LA), completing a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in nephrology.

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Cedillo-Couvert, MD

Dr. Cedillo-Couvert is a fellowship-trained and board-certified nephrologist providing state-of-the-art kidney care. Following his fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Cedillo-Couvert stayed on at the University to serve as a research fellow and clinical instructor.

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Pavan Devulapally, MD

Board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Devulapally received his training in internal medicine from the University of Pittsburgh at McKeesport.

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Abhijeet Goyal, MD

Dr. Abhijeet Goyal is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Goyal was trained at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

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Kendral Knight, MD

Dr. Knight was born and raised in Wilson NC. Both of his parents were school teachers. He attended Duke University in Durham NC on a football scholarship. Dr. Knight was a substitute teacher and worked for Bayer Pharmaceuticals following college.

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M. Reza Mizani, MD, FASN

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both internal medicine and nephrology, Dr. Reza Mizani is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

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Indraneel Mogarala, MD

Dr. Indraneel Mogarala received his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from Manipal University in Manipal, India. His postgraduate training was completed at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. He completed his fellowship in nephrology at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas.

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Steven Rosenblatt, MD, FASN

Dr. Steven Rosenblatt is certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Rosenblatt attended Cornell Medical College and then completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

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Shirin R. Sharma, MD

Shirin R. Sharma, M.D. is a transplant nephrologist at South Texas Renal Care Group. With more than six years of combined experience in general practice and nephrology, Dr. Sharma treats her patients with the utmost expertise and personalized care.

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Saqib Z. Syed, MD

Dr. Saqib Syed is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board eligible for nephrology. Dr. Syed completed his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.

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Lauren E. Tarbox, MD

Dr. Lauren E. Tarbox is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She trained at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in internal medicine and completed a nephrology subspecialty fellowship.

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Luis E. Vélez, MD

Dr. Luis E. Vélez completed his residency training in internal medicine and his nephrology subspecialty training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Naushad Zafar, MD

Dr. Naushad Zafar specializes in dialysis and nephrology and has been part of the San Antonio medical community for nearly a decade.

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