Simply put, quality of life through quality of care.
Utilize latest advances in technology & medicine to provide highest quality of care to achieve high quality of life for our patients.
Empower the patient through education. All of this with compassion and high level of professionalism. High level of attention to detail in an on-going basis to proactively identify and adjust treatment as needed.
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.
Dr. Rebala currently serves as the Medical Director for In-Patient HemoDialysis at Piedmont Athens Regional hospital.
When an opportunity presented itself to teach at University of Georgia/Medical Regents University in Athens, GA she immediately agreed. Dr. Rebala fell in love with teaching Medical Students and Internal Medicine Residents with unique perspective of a Community Physician.
Dr. Rebala’s clinical interests focus on improving quality of life for Kidney patients by emphasizing and providing options such as home dialysis and transplant. In addition Dr. Rebala’s interests include Apheresis, CRRT that are used to treat patients with some rare diseases.
Dr Rebala is a Board Certified Internist and Nephrologist. She participates in and is current with her Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
In 2017 Dr. Rebala was elected as a Fellow of American College of Physicians.
Dr. Moti Samaki
Dr. Samaki completed her Residency Program in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Medical Center, Bridgeport, CT. During her residency she made numerous presentations in various forums. In 2016, Dr. Samaki was admitted into a prestigious Nephrology Fellowship program at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She completed her training in Nephrology in 2018.
Dr Samaki is a Board Certified Internist. Dr. Samaki is a member 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.
Ms. Key is a board certified Physician Assistant.
Lauren Sanders, NP
Lauren 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.
Ms. Sanders is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Our office staff include Kim, Mallory and Katelin. They handle all of our patients’ needs from scheduling appointments to making patients’ comfortable once in our office in an efficient and compassionate manner.
Kim, Mallory and Katelin are Certified Medical Assistants.