The Department of Nephrology at KMC Manipal was established in 1990 and serves as a tertiary care referral centre for coastal and interior Karnataka, North Kerala and Goa. We have an MCI-recognised DM Nephrology program since 2012.

It provides services in Clinical Nephrology including treating OPD patients, inpatients, critical care nephrology, acute kidney injury and kidney transplantation. It performs all nephrology procedures such as kidney biopsies, central venous catheterisation, temporary haemodialysis, continuous therapies and peritoneal dialysis - both acute and CAPD. It is a recognised teaching centre for Nephrology and supports research related to nephrology.


Key features 

  • Curriculum designed to train physicians to become consultants, teach Nephrology and perform research
  • Teaching through bedside clinics and supervision of practice
  • Infrastructure to facilitate learning
  • Separate Nephrology ward with acute room
  • Standardised Nephrology care through 23 station Haemodialysis facility
  • Kidney transplant facility (Live Donor & Cadaver)
  • 24-hour emergency care and haemodialysis
  • HLA Typing and WBC cross match.


Core competencies 

  • Daily OPD service
  • Separate Nephrology ward with 28 beds
  • Haemodialysis unit with 23 station, RO plant and Reuse machine
  • Kidney transplant unit
  • Critical care and continuous therapies
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Other standard Nephrology procedures.

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The Department of Nephrology, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


DM - Nephrology



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & Publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.