Abhilash Koratala, MD, Nephrology, Milwaukee, WI, University Health System


NephrologyMilwaukee, WI

Hypertension, Renal Imaging

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director of Clinical Imaging, Division of Nephrology, Medical College of Wisconsin.

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  • I am a board certified Nephrologist and specialist in clinical hypertension. I am a clinician educator interested in point of care ultrasonography (POCUS). I have designed and developed a nephrology-oriented POCUS curriculum for Nephrology fellows and internal Medicine residents. Founder of NephroPOCUS.com
  • Nephrology ultrasound video 10, University of Florida Nephrology, artefacts

    In this video, Dr. Koratala discusses the common ultrasound artefacts pertinent to nephrology practice.

    Renal ultrasound video 9, University of Florida Nephrology, Introduction to Dopp

    Dr. Koratala discusses the basics of Doppler ultrasonography and its applications pertinent to nephrology practice.

    Nephrology ultrasound video 8, University of Florida Nephrology, Basic Echo

    Dr. Koratala discusses the basics of cardiac point of care ultrasonography pertinent to nephrology practice

    Nephrology ultrasound video 7, University of Florida Nephrology, Lung

    Dr. Koratala discusses the key elements of lung ultrasound interpretation.

    Renal ultrasound video 6, University of Florida Nephrology, Quiz

    Dr. Koratala goes over some important and interesting nephrology-related ultrasound images

    Renal ultrasound video 5, University of Florida Nephrology, Twinkle artefact

    Dr. Koratala discusses about the twinkle artefact on color Doppler ultrasound that helps identifying small kidney stones.

    Renal ultrasound video 4, University of Florida Nephrology

    Case studies in renal ultrasound

    Renal ultrasound video 3, Volume status, University of Florida Nephrology

    Basic lung, inferior vena cava (IVC) and heart ultrasound for determination of volume status

    Renal ultrasound video 2, University of Florida Nephrology

    Native and transplant kidney ultrasound

    Renal ultrasound video 1, University of Florida Nephrology

    Basic ultrasound physics, orientation

    UF Nephrology sonography videos cover

    Cover of Nephrology oriented point of care ultrasonography instructional videos.

Skills & Expertise

  • General nephrology, Dialysis, Continuous renal replacement therapy, Nephrology, Resistant hypertension, Cardiorenal syndrome, Kidney disease in pregnancy, POCUS, Comprehensive renal ultrasonography

Education & Training

  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
    Bronx-Lebanon Hospital CenterResidency
  • Kakatiya Medical College NTR
    Kakatiya Medical College NTRMedicalSchool
  • Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
    Bronx-Lebanon Hospital CenterResidency
  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaFellowship

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2019 - 2020
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2016 - 2020
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology
  • American Society of HypertensionSpecialist in Clinical Hypertension

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher Award University of Florida, 2018
  • Department of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award University of Florida, 2018
  • Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) American Society of Nephrology, 2017
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Publications & Presentations


Authored Content

  • POCUS blog post series on the Renal Fellow NetworkJanuary 2019

Press Mentions

  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound for the Nephrologist: The Subxiphoid ViewJanuary 06, 2020
  • POCUS-Enhanced Physical Examination Is the Future, and the Future Is Now
  • Introduction to Focused Cardiac Ultrasound: The Parasternal Long Axis ViewJune 07, 2019
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Grant Support

  • Gatorade pilot project fundingThe Gatorade Trust through funds distributed by the University of Florida2017–2019


  • Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program, Clinical Competency Committee 2017 - Present
  • Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program, Program Evaluation Committee 2017 - Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi, Telugu

Hospital Affiliations