- Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program | Sundararaman Swaminathan

Sundararaman Swaminathan


  • MD, Thanjavur Medical College
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center (Northern Division),
  • Residency, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Medical School
  • board certification,

Primary Appointment

  • Associate Professor, Medicine- Nephrology


Research Interest(s)

Inflammation, fibrosis, progression of kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, cardiovascular disease, pathologic calcification, kidney transplantation

Research Description

My interests are in the areas of iron metabolism, macrophages, fibrosis, vascular calcification and progressive kidney diseases.

Selected Publications

  • Scindia Y, Dey P, Thirunagari A, Liping H, Rosin D, Floris M, Okusa M, Swaminathan S. Hepcidin Mitigates Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Modulating Systemic Iron Homeostasis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. 2015. PMID: 25788528
  • Swaminathan S, Rosner M, Okusa M. Emerging therapeutic targets of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury. Seminars in nephrology. 2015;35(1): 38-54. PMID: 25795498 | PMCID: PMC4369320
  • Agarwal A, Bansal M, Pandey R, Swaminathan S. Bilateral subcapsular and perinephric hemorrhage as the initial presentation of polyarteritis nodosa. Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 2012;51(9): 1073-6. PMID: 22576390
  • Programmed to direct alloimmunity. Kidney international. 2010;78(1): 8-9. PMID: 20551923
  • Swaminathan S, Arbiser J, Hiatt K, High W, Abul-Ezz S, Horn T, Shah S. Rapid improvement of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with rapamycin therapy: possible role of phospho-70-ribosomal-S6 kinase. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2010;62(2): 343-5. PMID: 20115955
  • Amuluru L, High W, Hiatt K, Ranville J, Shah S, Malik B, Swaminathan S. Metal deposition in calcific uremic arteriolopathy. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2009;61(1): 73-9. PMID: 19406504 | PMCID: PMC3622256
  • Swaminathan S, Shah S. Letter to the editor regarding 'Acute phase reaction to gadolinium-DTPA in dialysis patients'. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. 2009;24(7): 2295-6; author reply 2296. PMID: 19395733