Dr Dharshan Rangaswamy

Associate Professor

Department of Nephrology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Associate Professor

    In- Charge- Division of Pediatric Nephrology

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Nephrology

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
M.D PAEDIATRICS NSCB MEDICAL COLLEGE, JABALPUR 30/06/2009
D.M. NEPHROLOGY SANJAY GANDHI POST GRADUATE INSTITUTE, LUCKNOW 30/06/2013
ISN SCHOLAR MULTI-ORGAN TRANSPLANT WESTMEAD HOSPITAL, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 12/11/2016
RACP APPROVED CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP PAEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, AUSTRALIA 31/01/2021

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Hospital and Medical College, MAHE, Manipal Associate Professor In-Charge Division of Pediatric Nephrology March 2021 to Current
Kasturba Hospital and Medical College, MAHE, Manipal Associate Professor March 2016 to Current
Kasturba Hospital and Medical College, MAHE, Manipal Assistant Professor 23rd January to March 2016
Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Junior Consultant Nephrologist July 2013- January 2014

Clinical outcome correlation among newly diagnosed lupus nephritis patients in relation to peripheral blood lymphocyte subset, renal tissue inflammatory cell distribution and immunosuppressive regimen: A prospective observational study

Principal Investigator: Dharshan Rangaswamy

Co-investigators: Dr Karthik Balasubramaniam, Dr. Shankar Prasad Nagaraju, Dr. Ravindra Prabhu Attur.

Funding agencies: Intra-mural

Brief overview:

Lupus nephritis (LN) is known to be associated with significant morbidity and mortality and is often treated aggressively with immunosuppressants. This could predispose to an increased risk of infections and sepsis related mortality. Better stratification of LN patients would help to develop customized patient centric as against a common disease specific treatment protocol. We attempt to design simple, non - invasive protocol to identify discernible groups among LN patients based on peripheral blood lymphocyte subset and correlate with clinical presentation, renal histology and treatment outcomes in a prospective observational study 

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

ACID BASE BALANCE, RENAL REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Area of Expertise

PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY

Area of Research

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY AND DIALYSIS

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

INDIAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY & INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY

Further evidence for functional recovery of AQP2 mutations associated with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

Bissonnette P, Lussier Y, Matar J, Leduc‐Nadeau A, Da Cal S, Arthus MF, Unwin RJ, Steinke J, Rangaswamy D, Bichet DG. Further evidence for functional recovery of AQP2 mutations associated with nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. Physiological reports. 2021 Jun;9(11):e14866.

Icodextrin use for peritoneal dialysis in Australia: A cohort study using Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry

Rangaswamy D, Guddattu V, Webster AC, Borlace M, Boudville N, Clayton P, Badve S, Johnson DW, Sud K. Icodextrin use for peritoneal dialysis in Australia: A cohort study using Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. Peritoneal Dialysis International. 2020 Mar;40(2):209-19.

Long-term outcomes in children on chronic continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a retrospective cohort study from a developing country

Prasad N, Rangaswamy D, Patel M, Gulati S, Bhadauria D, Kaul A, Gupta A. Long-term outcomes in children on chronic continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis: a retrospective cohort study from a developing country. Pediatric Nephrology. 2019 Nov;34(11):2389-97.

Acute kidney injury and disease: Long‐term consequences and management.

Rangaswamy D, Sud K. Acute kidney injury and disease: Long‐term consequences and management. Nephrology. 2018 Nov;23(11):969-80.

Symptom management among patients with chronic kidney disease.

Rao SR, Vallath N, Siddini V, Jamale T, Bajpai D, Sancheti NN, Rangaswamy D. Symptom management among patients with chronic kidney disease. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. 2021 May 1;27(5):14.