Dr. Wassim Khawandi is the new medical director of Trios Medical Group.
Khawandi has practiced as a specialist in the Tri-Cities since 2005 and will continue to treat patients at the Trios Care Center at Chavallo Complex on West Deschutes Avenue in Kennewick, a Trios Health news release said.
He's a board-certified nephrologist and recently worked as medical director of Chinook Kidney Center and Mid-Columbia Kidney Center and was a nephrologist for DaVita Nephrology Partners, the release said. He was Kadlec Regional Medical Center's medical staff president from 2011-12 and was chairman of Tri-Cities Nephrology for almost three years, it said.
Khawandi is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the American College of Physicians. Trained in medicine at the American University of Beirut, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Indiana University and ultrasound training and a nephrology fellowship at the Emory University School of Medicine.
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He also has a master's of business administration degree in health care from George Washington University.