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Please Welcome Dr. Obiajulu Kanu to Fort Worth Renal Group

July 16th, 2020

Kanu, MDDr. Kanu is the newest member of Fort Worth Renal Group and joined our practice following the  completion of his post graduate training in Nephrology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Dr. Kanu completed his Internal Medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso in 2018. 

Meet Dr. Obiajulu Kanu

Please Welcome Joy Phillips Chief Administrative Officer – Fort Worth Renal Group

Joy PhillipsJoy Phillips serves as Chief Administrative Officer for Fort Worth Renal Group. In her role, Joy provides strategic leadership and oversight to the practice and is committed to the delivery of exceptional patient-centered, personalized care across all service lines.

She brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to Fort Worth Renal Group. She has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operations Officer, and Senior Vice President roles for investor owned, privately held and not for profit companies such as Triad Healthcare, HCA, Tenet, HealthTrust, Community Hospital Corporation, MedAssets and Conifer Health. Her experience includes acute, post-acute healthcare and physician practices. She has significant expertise in the development and execution of revenue cycle management services, strategic initiatives, finance and accounting, comprehensive shared services organizations including accounting, finance, information technology, supply chain, legal and compliance, risk management, audit, human resources and value based care.

Joy is a CPA and received her BBA in Accounting from Boise State University.

Congratulations to Dr. Afolabi, Dr. Chandupatla, Dr. Ramamurthy, and Dr. Nef on being voted 2019 TOP DOCTORS 360 Magazine


Burleson Office has a NEW ADDRESS!

Burleson Office

Welcome Dr. Raju Patil to Fort Worth Renal Group

Raju Patil, MDMedical College in Bangalore, India in 2002. After a brief work as research Fellow at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, he continued on to receive a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois in Springfield, IL in 2006. He completed his internal medicine residency program in Urbana, IL in 2008. He later pursued a fellowship in nephrology, including an ultrasound fellowship at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, which he completed in the summer of 2018. He was the Chief Fellow from 2017-2018 during his fellowship at Emory University.

Meet Dr. Raju Patil


Welcome Dr. Koshy Abraham to Fort Worth Renal Group

Koshy Abraham, MDDr. Koshy Abraham is a board certified nephrologist who completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX in 1992. He also received a Masters in Business Administration from Florida Tech University in 2014. He completed his internal medicine residency program at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama in 1995 and was the Chief Medical Resident for one year thereafter. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL for his nephrology fellowship from 1996-1998. He did a Renal Transplant Fellowship from 1998-1999.

Meet Dr. Koshy Abraham

Welcome Dragana Kljaic AGACNP-BC to Fort Worth Renal Group

Dragana Kljaic NPDragana Kljaic is a Board Certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP-BC). She started her training in the medical field as a sitter in a nursing home. She was encouraged by a supervisor to pursue higher education, so she went to school to become a certified nurses’ aid (CNA). A few years later, she went to Tarrant County Community College for an Associates’ Degree in Nursing (ADN), where she graduated in 2002. She went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) degree and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 2004. She went on to seek further education and graduated from UTA with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2017. Soon after, she became a board certified Nurse Practitioner with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Meet Dragana Kljaic

Practice News

Fort Worth Renal has two new locations Opening September 1st, 2018

Lake Worth Office

4900 Boat Club Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76135

Main Phone: (817) 259-0611

(682) 207-1700
(682) 499-6930

Map & Directions

Azle Office

Medical Office Building THR Hospital Azle
909 Southeast Parkway, Suite 102
Azle, TX 76020

Main Phone: (817) 259-0611

(682) 207-1700
(682) 499-6930

Map & Directions


Welcome Dr. Patrick Nef! to FortWorth Renal Group!

Dr. Patrick NefDr. Nef is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is an AST Certified Transplant Nephrologist. His special interest lies in kidney transplantation and he is a member of the American Society of Transplantation. He works and collaborates with several of the Transplant programs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He has practicing privileges at several hospitals in the Fort Worth area including Texas Health Resources Hospitals such as Harris Fort Worth, Harris Southwest and Harris Alliance; HCA Hospitals such as Medical City Fort Worth and Alliance; and Baylor Scott and White All Saints Medical Center.


Meet Dr. Patrick Nef

Congratulations Dr. Afolabi on being voted Physician of the Year for THR Harris Hospital, Fort Worth.

Congratulations Dr. Afolabi, Chandupatla, and Ramamurthy on being voted 2018 Top Docs for 360 West Magazine.




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