Sunita Bavanandan, MD

Dr. Sunita Bavanandan is the Immediate Past-President of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology and currently serves as a council member. She is Head of the Department of Nephrology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Deputy Head of the National Nephrology Services in the Ministry of Health Malaysia.

Dr.Sunita graduated from the University of Queensland Australia in December,1991. She obtained her qualifications as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians United Kingdom in 1997 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 2007. From 2003-2004 she obtained further training at the Leicester General Hospital, United Kingdom. Special interests are in Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Diabetic Kidney Disease and Peritoneal Dialysis.

She has been a member of several Malaysian Guidelines Development Committees including CPG on Management of Hypertension ( 3rd to 5th editions), CPG on Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Adults ( 1st and 2nd editions) and CPG for the Management of Heart Failure 2019. She was also involved in the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Diabetic Kidney Disease 2020.

She contributes as an editor/author for chapters in the Malaysian Dialysis & Transplant Registry. She is a Member of the Southeast Asia Glomerulonephritis Network and is involved in setting up the regional Southeast Asian PD registry (PROMISE).