Our Physicians and Staff

Dr. Srilakshmi Rebala

Georgia Renal Associates is led by Dr. Rebala. Dr. Rebala has been serving the Athens and surrounding communities since 2004. Dr. Rebala’s goal is to promote quality of life through quality care. Dr. Rebala is committed to educating her patients, thus allowing them to take control of their health and their lives.

Dr. Rebala completed her Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. During her residency she made numerous presentations in various forums. She authored a peer reviewed research paper along with three of her colleagues and her professor.

In 2001, Dr. Rebala was admitted into a prestigious Nephrology Fellowship program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Dr. Rebala continued clinical research while getting specialized training in Nephrology. She completed her training in Nephrology in 2004. In 2009, Dr. Rebala was nominated the Medical Director for Athens Regional In-Patient Dialysis, and she continues to hold this position today.

Dr Rebala is a Board Certified Internist and Nephrologist.  In 2017 Dr. Rebala was elected as a Fellow of American College of Physicians.  

Julie M Key, PA-C

Julie Key has been a part of our team since 2010. She received her bachelor's degree from Asbury University in 2006 and her Master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Kentucky in 2010. She's married to Kyle and they have a sweet little girl.

Lauren Sanders, NP

Lauren is a new addition to the team. She received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Valdosta State University in 2012.  She was a nurse in Med/Surg for one year and then worked in the ICU for four years.  She received her Master's degree from South University in 2017.


Our office staff include Kim and Mallory. They handle all of our patients’ needs from scheduling appointments to making patients’ comfortable once in our office in an efficient and compassionate manner.