Dr Vij is currently Chief Nephrology fellow at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He graduated from Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur in 1999 and worked for few years in rural India before deciding to come to USA in 2001 in pursuit of higher education. He joined Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago where he did training in Molecular Biology and advanced Biochemistry. After learning more about basic science research, he joined University of Illinois, Chicago to pursue Masters in Public Health, specializing in environmental and occupational health, epidemiology and biostatistics. He actively participated in clinical research in Nephrology during this time. After finishing his masters in June 2005, he started his residency in Internal Medicine at Norwalk Hospital, CT affiliated with Yale University. After finishing his residency, Rajiv came to do Nephrology training at North Shore University Hospital. He is a diplomat of American Board of Internal Medicine and board eligible in Nephrology.
Dr. Vij is a member of prestigious societies like American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, American Society of Hypertension, American College of Physicians and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. Dr Vij has been actively involved in clinical research and has presented at national and state level meetings and won awards. He was awarded Lawrence Scherr award for scholarly activity at North Shore Hospital. His Clinical and research interests include hypertension, kidney transplantation, and glomerulonephritis.
Dr. Vij was an important leader in the residency program, displaying an energy and enthusiasm that was inspirational for all. He received accolades for his work by his seniors and colleagues. He served as chair of Health fair committee at Norwalk hospital and actively participated in many community outreach programs.