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Sandeep Aggarwal

Sandeep Aggarwal, MD

Assistant Professor


Department: Medicine: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Practices: Drexel Nephrology

Specialties: Nephrology

Education

  • MBBS, Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India (2003)

Awards & Honors

  • Honorary Mention, Abstract: “Unusual Case of Post transplant HTN,” American Society of Hypertension, Delaware Valley Chapter (2011)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Indian Medical Association

Sandeep Aggarwal, MD, practices nephrology and internal medicine in Center City Philadelphia. He is the associate director of the Drexel Comprehensive Hypertension Center, a cardiovascular risk assessment and treatment center providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities for management of complex and difficult-to-treat hypertension.

Dr. Aggarwal volunteers with the Asian American Women’s Health Awareness Campaign, creating surveys and flyers focusing on Breast Cancer awareness discussing screening for early detection and prevention strategies, for Hindi and Punjabi population in Philadelphia.


Clinical Services

Acute kidney failure, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Kidney biopsy, Kidney disease - chronic, Acute kidney injury, High blood pressure

Fellowships

  • Nephrology, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital (2012)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital (2008)

Internships

  • Drexel University College of Medicine/Hahnemann University Hospital (2006)

Sandeep Aggarwal, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at Drexel University College of Medicine. He also serves as associate director for the Nephrology Fellowship program. He is active in the recruitment of incoming fellows and the development of curriculum in accordance with the ACGME's core competencies.

Dr. Aggarwal has presented lectures on topics such as chronic kidney disease, azotemia, and acute kidney injury to medical students and residents, and those preparing for internal medicine board exams.

Research

Dr. Aggarwal is a co-investigator for the following research:

“To Study the Occurrence of Vitamin D Deficiency in Patients With Cardiomyopathy and to Evaluate the Effect of Vitamin D Therapy on Left Ventricular Function”
Academic mentor: Ellie Kelepouris, MD, FAHA        
Support: Genzyme grant proposal approved

“NEPhrotic syndrome sTUdy NEtwork (NEPTUNE)”
Principal investigator: Ellie Kelepouris, MD
Support: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

“Acthar Exposure and Outcomes Study in Adult Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome (clinical experience and outcomes registry)”
Principal investigator: Ellie Kelepouris, MD
Support: Questcor Pharmaceuticals

“Study of Diabetic Nephropathy With Atrasentan (SONAR)”
Principal investigator: Ziauddin Ahmed, MD
Support: AbbVie Pharmaceuticals

Publications

"Non Mechanical New-onset painless hematuria in elderly man: alternate diagnosis"
Maria B Yballe, P Nandigam, Sandeep Aggarwal
AJKD 65:4, April 2015

"Double Trouble: A rare case of Xanthogranulomatous with superimposed emphysematous pyelonephritis"
Sweta Carpenter, Rozina Ali, Sandeep Aggarwal
AJKD 65:4, April 2015

"Ultrapure Dialysate associated with higher serum albumin levels in dialysis patients"
Sweta Carpenter, Rozina Ali, Akshatha Rao, Hasan Arif, Jean Lee, Ziauddin Ahmed, Sandeep Aggarwal
AJKD 65:4, April 2015

"Nephrology as a career choice – Trends from urban teaching hospitals"
Rozina Ali, Sweta Carpenter, Maria Yballe, Hasan Arif, Sandeep Aggarwal
AJKD
65:4, April 2015

"Silver Nitrate Cautery in Recurrent Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Exit site infection: A case report"
Maria B Yballe, Sandeep Aggarwal
AJKD 65:4, April 2015

"A curious case of pseudo-hyperkalemia"
Khan, Talal, Muhammad Syed, Sandeep Aggarwal, and Hasan Arif
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol. 63, no. 5, pp. A67-A67, May 2014

"A comparison between kidney allograft biopsies performed by nephrologists and interventional radiologists"
Ahmed I, Shah D, Desai H, Aggarwal S, Khattak MW, Ranganna K, Ahmed Z
American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol. 59, No. 4, pp. A17-A17, April 2012

Presentations

"Dyselectrolytemia, Correcting which electrolyte is the key? Purna Bindu Nandigam, Talal Khan, Muhammad Syed, Sandeep Aggarwal, Poster Presentation and Abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2014

Combination Plasmapheresis and Rituximab in treatment of Renal limited ANCA Associated Vasculitis Talal Khan, Muhammad Syed, Sandeep Aggarwal, Poster Presentation and Abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2014

Effect of Transition from Acetate to Citrate Based Acid Bath in hemodialysis
Talal Khan, Muhammad Syed, Sandeep Aggarwal, Poster Presentation and Abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2014

Factitious Hyponatremia: A Case Study T.A.Khan, P.B. Nandigam, M.A. Arif, Sandeep Aggarwal. Drexel Univ College of Medicine, Philadelphia. Poster presentation ASN 2014

Reducing the Sodium Concentration in Dialysate Has a Favorable Effect on
Interdialytic Weight Gain without Major Adverse Events.” Monalisa Joseph, Farhan Zahid, Sandeep Aggarwal, Ellie Kelepouris Poster presentation at ASN Kidney Week 2014

"Maintenance dosing of Vancomycin in hemodialysis"
D Ezdon, M Brown, S Aggarwal, B Cuhaci, HP Schlecht
ICAAC, 2012

"Hemoglobin response to thrice weekly intravenous versus once weekly subcutaneous epoetin dose in hemodialysis patient"
I Ahmed, S Aggarwal, MW Khattak, K Ranganna, Z Ahmed, A Patel
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2012

"Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels at the time of kidney transplant evaluation"
MW Khattak, JA Rached, S Aggarwal, I Ahmed, G Malat, K Ranganna, S Guy, A Doyle
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2012

"Cost comparison between kidney allograft biopsies performed by nephrologists and interventional radiologists"
I Ahmed, H Desai, S Aggarwal, D Shah, A Doyle, Z Ahmed
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2012

"Clinical outcomes and cost differences between IV vitamin D analogues versus oral Calcitriol in hemodialysis patients"
S Aggarwal, A Patel, E Kelepouris
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2012

"Pretransplant ATP levels in patients evaluated for kidney transplant"
MW Khattak, S Aggarwal, K Ranganna
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2012

Cryptococcal immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome - a case report
S Haleem, S Aggarwal, N Shahid
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM 2012

"An unusual case of post transplant hypertension"
S Aggarwal, A Doyle
Abstract with honorable mention, American Society of Hypertension Delaware Valley Chapter meeting, 2011

"Short term oral protein supplementation failed to improve serum albumin in long term hemodialysis patients"
S Aggarwal, Z Ahmed, et al
Poster presentation and abstract, National Kidney Foundation SCM, 2011

"Association of KIM-1 expression in pre-transplant donor kidney biopsies with 1 year post transplant renal function and incidence of acute rejection"
D Matthew, R Musial, S Aggarwal
Poster Presentation, ASN Kidney Week, 2011


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Nephrology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.1904