Bahamian surgeon Dr. Darius Unwala has been named to the faculty of Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute in the United States, a facility that is part of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Unwala, who specializes in treating kidney and urology-related conditions, including sophisticated, minimally invasive laparoscopic and endoscopic procedures, will take leave from the Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital, where he has served as a consultant urologist since 2011.
Unwala has been sought after by some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States over the past several years. In his post at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Institute, he will spend part of his time at the main campus and part of his time developing and enhancing the urological program of a regional hospital of the Cleveland Clinic.
In addition to his expertise in urological procedures, Unwala is considered among the premier reviewers of the academic medical literature. He has written numerous editorials on a wide range of subjects in urology and was recently named a top reviewer for the Urology Gold Journal, a designation reserved for a select few.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Unwala to the world-class faculty of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic, which has been ranked as the No. 1 or No. 2 urology program in the nation by U.S. News and World Report every year since 2000,” said Dr. Eric A. Klein, chairman of the Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic.
A graduate of the University of Manchester Medical School in the United Kingdom, Unwala graduated with honors in all subject areas. He is a board-certified urologist in the United States, a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a member of the Medical Association of The Bahamas and the Bahamas Medical Council. Unwala was recognized in The Bahamas 40 under 40 awards in 2013 and he was awarded the Bahamian Icon Award for his outstanding contributions to health in 2016.
He serves on the executive board of directors of the Cancer Society of The Bahamas and is a director and treasurer of the Brighter Bahamas Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to improving life, health and well-being through reading and wider availability of books for all.
Unwala is married to Dr. Rashmi Unwala, consultant dermatologist and assistant professor, Mayo Clinic. She has practiced at both Princess Margaret Hospital and Doctors Hospital for several years. She will be taking up the post of assistant professor of dermatology at the Cleveland Clinic.
The Unwalas will see their last patients at the end of this month and encourage all seeking records to contact their offices prior to December 31. They will take up residence in Ohio in January with their three children, Nikhil, Yasmin and Cyrus.