Middle Tennessee’s Experts in Kidney Disease and Hypertension

Providing comprehensive preventative, diagnostic and treatment services.

Cumberland Kidney Specialists’ treatment options encompass all stages of kidney disease, from the earliest detectable changes in kidney function to end-stage renal disease.

It is our nephrologist team’s mission to deliver the highest quality of care to help patients manage their condition. We understand every case—every patient—is unique. As such, we work closely with our patients to develop a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve their individual health goals.

Meet Our Expert Staff

Our doctors are board-certified nephrologists.

Anju Mendiratta, M.D.

Anju Mediratta, M.D.

Nephrology

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Alisha Masters, FNP BC

Alisha Masters, FNP BC

 

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DR. SHARMIL SUMA KUMARAN

DR. SHARMIL SUMA KUMARAN

Nephrology

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Anju Mendiratta, M.D.

 “Anju Mendiratta, M.D. is a board-certified Nephrologist. She is a founding partner of Cumberland Kidney Specialists, which is involved in delivering optimal care to patients with a wide range of kidney diseases and hypertension. She is highly committed to advancing the delivery of excellent health care to the people of the Upper Cumberland and the surrounding area, and has consistently worked with various agencies to try to bring this to fruition. She completed her internal medicine residency at Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and a fellowship in nephrology from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Dr. Mendiratta is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and American Society of Nephrology. Her decades of experience and commitment to care make her one of the top nephrologists in her field.”

Alisha Masters, FNP BC

Alisha Masters is a long time resident of Clarkrange. She graduated from TTU with a bachelor’s in nursing in 1995. Over the next 10 years, she worked in home health, cardiac rehab, med surgery and with at risk youth. In 2005, she decided to return to TTU and pursue her Masters in Nursing, which she completed in 2008.
She is credentialed and board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  In her career as an FNP, she has worked in primary care, acute care, hospice, aesthetics, and weight loss.

Alisha is the daughter of Maxie and Janet Masters. She has four children, Ethan, twins Katie and Julieanne, and Maxie Caroline. When she’s not juggling her offspring’s social calendar, Alisha likes to read, walk, listen to music and travel.

 

Dr. Sharmil Suma Kumaran

Dr. Kumaran is an accomplished medical professional with a distinguished academic background and extensive clinical training. He earned his medical degree from Government Medical College, University of Calicut in Kozhikode, India. Following his medical degree, Dr. Kumaran completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kumaran further specialized in nephrology and hypertension with fellowship training at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

Beyond his professional commitments, he finds joy in various activities, including traveling, hiking, movies, exploring culinary arts through cooking, and playing badminton.

 With a strong foundation in medical education, extensive training, and a multifaceted personality, Dr. Kumaran brings a wealth of knowledge and a compassionate touch to his role, ensuring the highest standard of care for his patients.

 

 

 

Cookeville

117 North Hickory Ste. 200
Cookeville, TN 38501

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