About the Department

The  Department of Nephrology of Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Sri  Ramachandra University established in the year 1995 is a premier centre for specialized nephrology care. It is one of the country’s leading dialysis and renal transplant centers.

The Department of  Nephrology includes specialists in kidney disease(nephrologists) as well as  specialized and experienced paramedical personnel to treat patients with care and compassion and provide the ideal environment for patients to receive the most advanced, innovative diagnostic and treatment facilities in a coordinated fashion. During the last 20 years since its inception the department has grown steadily every year in terms of number of patients, procedures, staff and the facilities. During any given year, the physicians including staff of Nephrology  provide care to more than 20,000 patients.

Since inception, the  Department of  Nephrology at Sri Ramachandra University has focused on constant improvement in various services. The Department of  Nephrology offers diagnosis and treatment for all types of kidney diseases and evaluation and management of hypertension. The department participates in an active renal transplant program, both live related and deceased donors.  All modalities of dialysis care, and clinical research studies are carried out on a regular basis.

The nephrologists along with physicians and other superspeciality consultants plan meticulous care of patients  as and when they require integrated team management.   The department emphasizes to have a strong relationships with patients and referring physicians.

The mission of the Department of Nephrology, consistent with the Sri Ramachandra University is to:

  • Provide the highest quality care for patients with kidney disease and hypertension
  • Train students, residents and postdoctoral fellows
  • Conduct state-of-the-art research into the causes, prevention and treatment of kidney disease and hypertension.


It has a MCI recognized 3 year DM postgraduate course. In addition it also has 4 year BSc. course in Dialysis Technology (Allied Health sciences) and recently 2 year course in MSc.  Renal Sciences.


  • 1995- First live  renal transplant
  • 1995- B.Sc  Allied Health Sciences course in dialysis technology
  • 1996- First Cadaver renal transplant- one of the leading centres in India
  • 2002- DM Nephrology course
  • 2003- Division of Pediatric Nephrology
  • 2006- MSc. Renal Sciences
  • 2010 – 1st Paediatric kidney transplant
  • 2011 – DM Nephrology seat increased to 3 seats
  • 2014- ISN Training Program In Intervention Nephrology By Dr.Lathakshar Kumbhar,Detroid, Usa For  10 Days  In March 2014


The faculty of Nephrology consists of adequately trained and highly qualified nephrologists who are competent enough to deal  with all aspects of kidney diseases, intensive nephrology care, all modalities of dialysis and renal transplant including recent advances in diagnosis and therapeutics. In addition to unique diagnostic capabilities, nephrology staff members regularly organize  several specialty clinics and  concentrate   on research activities in various kidney disorders such as

  • Acute Kidney injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Polycystic kidney disease, and other inherited renal disease
  • Kidney stone disease
  • Reflux and obstructive nephropathies
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Intensive care nephrology
  • Interventional nephrology
  • Dialysis- acute and chronic perironeal dialysis, hemodialysis, CRRT
  • Renal transplantation (Adult and Paediatric)
  • Paediatric acute peritoneal dialysis and haemodialysis