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Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa, MD

Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Houston, TX 77070 (3 other locations)
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About Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa MD

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa, MD is a doctor primarily located in Houston, TX, with other offices in Cypress, TX and Cypress, TX(and 2 other locations). He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine, Nephrology.

Dr. Munikrishnappa has received the following awards:


Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa has 4 locations

Houston Kidney Specialists Center 13656 Breton Ridge St Ste H Houston, TX 77070
Houston Kidney Specialists Center 21212 Northwest Fwy Ste 205 Cypress, TX 77429
Houston Kidney Specialists Center 10720 Barker Cypress Rd Ste 2 Cypress, TX 77433
Houston Kidney Specialists Center 27700 Northwest Freeway, Suite 350 Cypress, TX 77433


Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa has the following 10 expertise

  • Urinalysis
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Stones (Kidney Calculi)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Kidney Dialysis (Renal Dialysis)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Kidney Biopsy


2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2018, 2017)

    Patients' Choice Award Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.


29 Years Experience

Bangalore Medical College And Research Institute

Graduated in 1992

New York Methodist Hospital


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More about Dr. Devaraj Munikrishnappa

Devaraj Munikrishnappa, MD, is the co-founder and President of Houston Kidney Specialists Center, which has four locations – three in Cypress and one in Houston, Texas. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology, and he oversees the company’s administrative, clinical, and business operations. 

Dr. Devaraj has held several leadership positions, including medical director at many dialysis units and nursing homes, the Vice-Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Chair of the Medical Informatics Committee, both at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Dr. Devaraj has many publications in professional journals, including in the acclaimed Seminars in Dialysis and an online chapter publication on the American Society of Nephrology website.

Dr. Devaraj began the journey of his medical career in India in 1987, at the young age of 18. After completing medical school at Bangalore University in India and a residency in internal medicine at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in New York, he practiced internal medicine and geriatric medicine for five years.

In 2005, Dr. Devaraj was delighted when he was chosen for a fellowship in geriatric medicine at the prestigious St. Louis University School of Medicine. Subsequently, Dr. Devaraj was accepted for a fellowship position in nephrology - the field that he had developed a strong penchant for in his academic career because it necessitates analytical thinking.

Upon completion of his fellowship in nephrology in 2009, Dr. Devaraj moved to Houston – a city that resembled his hometown, Bangalore - to begin his practice in nephrology. A decade later, Dr. Devaraj, along with Dr. Ghayyath Sultan, successfully launched their own company called Houston Kidney Specialists Center in March of 2019 in Northwest Houston, Texas.

The sole goal of launching the company was and continues to be, to provide excellent, patient-oriented care that would make a positive and transformative difference in each of their lives. Dr. Devaraj is very particular about taking time to ensure his patients understand their medical conditions in the simplest of terms and to their desired satisfaction, regardless of any barriers, such as language.

In his free time, Dr. Devaraj enjoys watching an enticing game of cricket or a thrilling action movie with his family as well as going on walks with his wife. He is proficient in multiple languages, including Hindi, Kannada, and English.