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Anirban Ganguli, M.D., M.Sc.

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Assistant Research Physician: Kidney Disease Section, Kidney Diseases Branch
Scientific Focus Areas: Clinical Research, Structural Biology, RNA Biology

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Research Physician NIDDK, NIH, 2022-present
  • Staff Clinician, NIDDK, NIH, 2022-present
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2020-2021
  • Clinical Instructor, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2019-2021
  • Staff Nephrologist, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, 2015-2021
  • Nephrology Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2015
  • Interenal Medicine Residency, Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, 2010-2013
  • Attending Internal Medicine, Inscol Hospital, Chandigarh, India, 2007-2010
  • Doctor of Medicine (Nephrology), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India, 2004-2007
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 2001-2004
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 2000

Current Research

The focus of my research includes factors affecting renal and clinical recovery in patients critically ill with acute kidney injury. Additionally, I am interested in looking at renal histopathology especially systemic inflammatory disease affecting the kidneys as in lupus nephritis to identify newer markers of long term term renal prognosis.

Select Publications

A Novel Predictive Model for Hospital Survival in Patients who are Critically Ill with Dialysis-Dependent AKI: A Retrospective Single-Center Exploratory Study.
Ganguli A, Farooq S, Desai N, Adhikari S, Shah V, Sherman MJ, Veis JH, Moore J.
Kidney360 (2022 Apr 28) 3:636-646. Abstract/Full Text
Hyponatremia: incidence, risk factors, and consequences in the elderly in a home-based primary care program.
Ganguli A, Mascarenhas RC, Jamshed N, Tefera E, Veis JH.
Clin Nephrol (2015 Aug) 84:75-85. Abstract/Full Text
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Research in Plain Language

Acute Kidney injury (AKI) is a pattern of kidney illness that leads to rapid deterioration of kidney functions in a matter of few days. This illness especially in critically ill patients admitted to the ICU results in more than 50% risk of dying during hospitalization. Additionally, those individuals who do survive this devastating disease process are left with permanent damage to the kidney, which not only increases there risk of heart diseases, but also their risk of permanently being on dialysis. Tests which identify patients with at risk of progression to permanent kidney damage is an unmet need. Currently I am working to identify simple, non-invasive laboratory test that could help in predicting who amongst survivors of AKI will progress to permanent kidney damage.

My other research work focuses on relooking kidney biopsy tissues of patient with inflammatory disease conditions such as lupus nephritis and identify additional data on microscopy of the kidney tissue that can predict long term risk of these patients ending up with irreversible kidney damage and dialysis.

Last Reviewed October 2023