Sundararaman Swaminathan


Primary Appointment

Associate Professor of Medicine, Medicine- Nephrology


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

Research Disciplines

Immunology, Metabolism, Translational Science

Research Interests

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

Swaminathan S, Rosner MH, Okusa MD, Emerging therapeutic targets of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury., 2015; Seminars in nephrology. 35(1) 38-54. PMID: 25795498 | PMCID: PMC4369320

Scindia Y, Dey P, Thirunagari A, Liping H, Rosin DL, Floris M, Okusa MD, Swaminathan S, Hepcidin Mitigates Renal Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury by Modulating Systemic Iron Homeostasis., 2015; Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN. () . PMID: 25788528 | PMCID: PMC4625680

Agarwal A, Bansal M, Pandey R, Swaminathan S, Bilateral subcapsular and perinephric hemorrhage as the initial presentation of polyarteritis nodosa., 2012; Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan). 51(9) 1073-6. PMID: 22576390

Swaminathan S, Programmed to direct alloimmunity., 2010; Kidney international. 78(1) 8-9. PMID: 20551923

Swaminathan S, Arbiser JL, Hiatt KM, High W, Abul-Ezz S, Horn TD, Shah SV, Rapid improvement of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis with rapamycin therapy: possible role of phospho-70-ribosomal-S6 kinase., 2010; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 62(2) 343-5. PMID: 20115955

Swaminathan S, Shah SV, Letter to the editor regarding 'Acute phase reaction to gadolinium-DTPA in dialysis patients'., 2009; Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association. 24(7) 2295-6; author reply 2296. PMID: 19395733

Amuluru L, High W, Hiatt KM, Ranville J, Shah SV, Malik B, Swaminathan S, Metal deposition in calcific uremic arteriolopathy., 2009; Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 61(1) 73-9. PMID: 19406504 | PMCID: PMC3622256