About the Department

The Department of Nephrology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, is a recognized teaching centre for training DM Nephrology. It is one of the earliest established centre and serves as a tertiary-care referral facility for coastal and interior Karnataka, North Kerala and Goa with experienced faculty. The department focusses on providing clinical services, teaching and clinical research. Patients get access to all speciality services under one roof. Students have supervised access to vast and varied clinical material through the attached 2000-bed Kasturba Hospital, Manipal and equipment. We provide services covering the gamut of clinical Nephrology including treating OPD patients, Inpatients, critical care Nephrology, acute kidney injury, CKD, kidney transplantation (live, cadaver, ABO incompatible) and perform all nephrology procedures such as kidney biopsies, central venous catheterization both temporary and tunnelled, Haemodialysis, CRRT, plasmapheresis, hemoperfusion and peritoneal dialysis both acute and CAPD. The emphasis on bedside teaching, imparting practical skills, encouraging to do research under supervision and an excellent supportive faculty facilitates learning in a congenial atmosphere. Recently the department has broadened its spectrum by adding a dedicated Palliative care Nephrology and Paediatric Nephrology service. Presence within the University town of Manipal allows for learning and research of interdepartmental, interdisciplinary and interinstitutional nature.  


Our team is highly motivated and dedicated. Our aim is to provide a holistic atmosphere to patients and students in order to achieve evidence-based care in a cost-effective manner and a complete learning experience. To this end care is provided in a team-based approach with constant motivation to faculty to update themselves. 



Adjunct Faculty

International and National faculty from leading universities visiting as Adjunct Faculty


Dr. Girish Sricant Talaulikar

Assistant professor

Department of Renal Medicine

The Canberra, Hospital, Australia.


Dr. Surjit Tarafdar

Staff Specialist

Department of Nephrology

Blacktown Hospital, Sydney, Australia


Dr. Sanjeev Gulati

Director, Nephrology

Fortis Institute of Renal Science & Transplantation





Dr. Phanish M K

Consultant Nephrologist

Epsom and St. Helier University Hospital NHS Trust

United Kingdom


Dr. Kamal Sud

Department Head of Renal Medicine & Senior staff Specialist

Nepon Hospital, Penrith.


Dr. Siva Kumar Vishnubhotla

Professor of Nephrology

Sri Venkateshwara Institute of Medical sciences



Dr. G K Prakash

Senior Consultant Nephrologist

Manipal Institute of Nephrology & Urology

Manipal Hospital Bangalore


Dr. Ravishankar B

Consultant Nephrologist

Department of Nephrology

Manipal Hospital. Bangalore


Dr. Mahesha Vankalakunti

Consultant Nephropathologist

Manipal Hospital, Bangalore




Dr, Srinivas Kosuru

Consultant Nephrologist

Kosuru Kidney and Skin Hospital,

Narasara Rao pet Andhra Pradesh


Dr. Rajeevalochana Parthasarathy

Consultant Nephrologist

Madras Medical Mission Chennai


Dr. Aswani Srinivas Mareddy

Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician

Suraksha Hospital Guntur


Dr. Mohit Madken

Consultant Nephrologist

Fortis Hospital New Delhi


Dr. Srikanth

Consultant Nephrologist

Mahatma Gandhi Super Hospital, Guntur


Dr. Sindhu Kaza

Consultant Nephrologist

Sunshine Hospital

Gachibowli, Hyderabad


Dr. Karan Saraf

Consultant Nephrologist

Excel care Hospital, Boragaon

Guwahati, Assam


Dr. Srinivas Vinayak Shenoy

Associate Professor, Nephrology

KMC Manipal


Dr. Ashok R

Consultant Nephrologist

Saveetha Medical College



Dr. Mohan V B

Assistant Professor, Nephrology

KMC Manipal


Dr. Anil Kumar Chatlapalli

Consultant Nephrologist & Transplant Physician

Great Eastern Medical Scholl & Hospital

Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh



PhD Awarded/Ongoing


Sl No


PhD Title

Year of PhD awarded



Mrs. Leena Sequira

Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) for Indians and effectiveness of a Disease Management Program (DMP) in controlling the progression of 

Chronic Kidney Disease




Ms. Daisy Josphine Lobo








Efficacy of acupressure on contributing factors of fatigue, severity of fatigue oxidative stress markers (OSM) and other blood parameters of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) in a selected tertiary hospital of Udupi district Karnataka



Asha Patil

Validity of UTweak as a urinary biomarker in Lupus Nephritis



Prasanna Kumar Shetty

Sudden Cardiac death in Chronic Kidney Disease stage 5D: Effect of Inter dialytic time interval

On Going


Ms. Brayal Carry D’souza

Effectiveness of a modular educational intervention on patient outcomes among maintenance hemodialysis patients of coastal Karnataka- A randomized control trial.



Mr. J Gangadhar Naik

A study on nutritional patterns and outcomes and formulating a cost-effective model for hemodialysis patients in a tertiary care hospital.



Ms. Divya datta

Comparison of pharmacokinetic principles of Anti Tubercular drugs in Tuberculosis (TB) patients with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD)



Mr. Arun Prasath

Pharmacometric and pharmacogenomics integration for precision dosing of Tacrolimus.



Mr.Gowrava Shenoy B

Fluid structure interaction studies on abdominal aorta origins and courses of renal artery



Ms. Nisha Progression and cardiac vascular outcomes of chronic kidney disease in the community: A pharmacoepidemiologic Perspective.

Progression and cardiac vascular outcomes of chronic kidney disease in the community: A pharmacoepidemiologic Perspective.





Services Offered

Nephrology department KMC Manipal, MAHE is recognised for teaching DM Nephrology trainees. The department runs regular teaching programs including bedside clinics, Journal club, seminars, subject reviews, clinical and mortality audits, Nephropathology reviews, interdepartmental discussions. It also arranges Continued Medical education programs and lectures from national and international faculty. Senior faculty coordinate activity of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of MAHE. Coordinated Industry level projects are also done.

Coordinates teaching and clinical postings for BSc and MSc RRT DT students from MCHP, MAHE.

Nephrology consultation for hospitals attached to KMC Manipal

Dedicated daily OPD and ward equipped with acute room and mechanical ventilator

Hemodialysis Intermittent both OPD and Inpatient, CRRT, SLED ICU and critically ill

Hemodialysis supervision of facility at hospital attached to KMC Manipal and its satellite centers.

Peritoneal Dialysis both acute and continuous

Kidney Transplantation Living/deceased/ABO Incompatible with dedicated postoperative monitoring facility

Kidney Biopsy

Central Venous Catheterization/Perm Cath insertion/ AV fistula/ Fistuloplasty


24 Hours Ambulatory BP Monitoring

BP TRU for white coat hypertension.

NGAL biomarker testing

Ultrasound Imaging for Kidney, Vascular access, lungs






Through various public, private partnership projects the department has handled various research projects funded by national and international agencies in the field of public health.

Ongoing projects


Sl No

Title of the grant

Granting agency

Principal Investigator

Duration of the project



Birac Grant BIG 10

Venture Center BIG team (Biotechnology Ignition Grant) scheme from BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) ON Indigenous dialysis cartridge

Dr. Shankar Prasad Nagaraju

18 months



Progression and cardiovascular outcomes of chronic kidney disease in the community: a pharmacoepidemiologic perspective

Griffith University

Dr. Ravindra Prabhu A

3 Years



Intra Mural Fund, MAHE

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Dr. Ravindra Prabhu A

3 years



Birac Grants SBIRI

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council

Dr. Shankar Prasad Nagaraju

15 Months



KITS- Elevate Grant

Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society

Dr. Shankar Prasad Nagaraju

12 Months



Seed Money Grant

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Dr. Mohan V B

2 Years



Comparison of Pharmacokinetic Principles of Anti-Tubercular Drugs in Tuberculosis (TB) Patients with and without Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Indian Council of Medical Research

Dr. Ravindra Prabhu A

3 years



ICMR Extramural ad-hoc grant


Dr. Indu R Rao

 3 years



Effect of Integrated Focused Renal Supportive Care on Symptom Burden, Quality of Life and Advance Care Planning in Haemodialysis Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial


Dr. Shankar prasad N

3 years



Role of Urinary NGAL: A novel bio marker in early prediction of AKI and its outcome in tropical fibleli illness Patients.


Dr. Srinivas Shenoy

3 years





1. Sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors and non-steroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists: Ushering in a new era of nephroprotection beyond renin-angiotensin system blockade Shenoy, S.V., Nagaraju, S.P., Bhojaraja, M.V., ...Rangaswamy, D., Rao, I.R., © 2021 Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology

2. Outcomes and predictors of failure of arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis  Venkat Ramanan, S., Prabhu, R.A., Rao, I.R., ...Nagaraju, S.P., Bhojaraja, M.V., International Urology and Nephrology, 2021

3. Follow-up study on the effect of cognitive behaviour therapy on haemodialysis adherence a randomised controlled trial, Valsaraj, B.P., Bhat, S.M., Prabhu, R., Kamath, A., Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 2021,

4. International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, 2021, Prabhu, R.A., Shenoy, S.V., Nagaraju, S.P., ...Saraf, K., Ramaswamy, A., International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease, 2021,

5. Acute kidney injury and its outcomes in melioidosis, Prabhu, R.A., Shaw, T., Rao, I.R., ...Shenoy, S.V., Mukhopadhyay, C., Journal of Nephrology, 2021









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