Rajesh Yalavarthy, MD, FASN

Rajesh Yalavarthy

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About: Dr. Yalavarthy (patients and staff affectionately call him Dr. Raj) moved to Colorado for his nephrology fellowship at University of Colorado in 2005 and fell in love with the Rocky Mountain lifestyle. His wife also went to high school and college in Denver. He has three young children. While not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, reading books, and traveling.

Practice Philosophy: “I not only take care of patients’ kidney problems, but also consider myself a patient advocate. Kidney disease is linked to other organ dysfunction and needs close coordination with other specialists. Patients need a steady guiding hand to navigate our complicated health care system and I aspire to be their guide in this journey.”

Joined Practice: 2008

Primary Office: Arvada

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Nephrology

  • Medical School: Guntur Medical College
    Guntur, India
    1994 – 1999
  • Internship: New York Medical College
    Metropolitan Program
    2002 – 2003
  • Residency: New York Medical College
    Metropolitan Program
    2003 – 2005
  • Nephrology Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center,
    Denver, Colorado
    2005 – 2008

  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty
    University of Colorado Hospital, 2008 – 2013

  • Outstanding Resident Awards 2004 & 2005
  • Best Resident Teacher Award 2005
  • Merit Awards in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Pathology in Medical School