About Dhwanil Vyas, MD
Dhwanil Vyas, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who treats a broad range of medical issues in primary care including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, mental health issues and common skin conditions. He is also board certified in nephrology and provides specialized kidney care to his patients in the primary care clinic.
Dr. Vyas is a compassionate physician who approaches each patient as an individual and strives to provide equitable and specific care that works for each of his patients. He especially cherishes the ability to form longitudinal relationships with his patients and follow along with them on their journey towards achieving better health.
As an assistant professor at UC San Diego in the division of general internal medicine, he mentors internal medicine residents and medical students at the Lewis Clinic in Hillcrest.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Vyas provided care to patients with high level of complexity in various clinical settings such as inpatient care at a large community hospital and various nephrology clinics and dialysis clinics (in-center hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis) associated with a large private practice in San Diego. He served at a dialysis clinic in the community as the medical director where he implemented quality improvement initiatives to improve patient outcomes. He also served as the medical director of nutritional services at the hospital he worked at and provided oversight and teaching to a team of dietitians, pharmacists and nurses.
Dr. Vyas completed his fellowship in nephrology and hypertension at UC San Diego and prior to that, his residency in internal medicine at the University of Connecticut. He earned his medical degree from Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Dr. Vyas' second passion is music. He plays the drums, guitar, ukulele and piano and enjoys learning different instruments. He also loves composing music and collaborating with other musicians. He has recently released his music independently worldwide.
In addition to English, Dr. Vyas speaks Spanish, Gujarati and Hindi.
UC San Diego Health Links
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- Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
- UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Nephrology
Conditions and Treatments
- Primary Care
- General Internal Medicine
- Overall Health and Well-Being
- Chronic Health Problems
- Preventive Care
- Mental Health
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Care
- Common Skin Conditions
- Obesity Management