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Karthik M. Ranganna

Karthik M. Ranganna, MD, MBA

Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program


Department: Medicine: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Practices: Drexel Nephrology

Specialties: Nephrology

Education

  • MD - Mysore Medical College, India

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2016, 2017)

Karthik Ranganna, MD, MBA, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology and internal medicine. He specializes in chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, dialysis, hypertension and transplantation. Dr. Ranganna is medical director of the kidney transplant program at Hahnemman University Hospital.

Clinical Services

Chronic kidney disease, Dialysis, End-stage kidney disease, Hypertension, Kidney transplant

Fellowships

  • Nephrology - Hahnemann University Hospital

Residencies

  • Hahnemann University Hospital

Dr. Ranganna is an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension and associate director of the Nephrology Fellowship program.

Research Interests

Living donor transplantation, Kidney transplant in HIV infected patients, Combined organ transplant, Novel immunosuppression

Publications

Recent Publications

"Successful treatment of acute severe graft-versus-host disease in a pancreas after kidney transplant recipient: case report"
Guy S, Potluri A, Xiao G, Vega ML, Malat GE, Ranganna KM, Cusack C, Doyle AM
Transplant Proc 2014; Sept; 46(7) 2446-9

"Validation of the Maryland Aggregate Pathology Index (MAPI): a pre-implantation scoring system that predicts graft outcome"
Philosophe B, Malat GE, Sounderajan S, Barth RN, Manitpisikul W, Wilson NS, Ranganna KM, Dranchenberg CB, Papadimitriou JC, Neuman BP, Munivenkatappa RB
Clin Transplant 2014; Aug 28 (8):897-905

"Kidney donor risk index (KDRI) fails to predict kidney allograft survival in HIV (+) recipients"
Malat GE, Jindal RM, Mehta K, Gracely E, Ranganna KM, Dolye A
Transplantation 2014 Aug 27; 98(4):436-42

"High frequency of rejection in HIV-positive recipients of kidney transplantation: a single center prospective trial"
Malat GE, Ranganna KM, Sikalas N, Liu L, Jindal RM, Doyle A
Transplantation 2012 Nov 27; 94(10): 1020-24

"Bone disease in organ transplant patients: pathogenesis and management"
Chauhan V, Ranganna KM, Chauhan N
Post-Graduate Medicine 2012; 124(3):80-90

Presentations

Recent Oral Presentations

"Recognition and Management of Patient with Glomerular Disease"
American College of Physicians, San Diego, CA, April 2011

"Immunosuppression and Transplantation"
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Feb 2012

Recent Abstracts and Poster Presentations

"Low rate of BK viremia and nephropathy in large single center series of HIV + Kidney transplant recipients"
Shabnum Haleem, Talal A. Khan, Gregory Malat, Ranganna KM, Alden Doyle
American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, Nov 2014

"Routine employment of intraoperative continuous renal replacement therapy for liver transplantation was safe and effective"
Dhaval Sureja, Kenneth Lau, Gregory Malat, Stephen Guy, Ranganna KM, Alden Doyle
American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, Nov 2014

"A rare case of tuberculosis in bilateral native polycystic kidneys following kidney transplantation"
Dhaval Sureja, Farhan Zahid, Ahmed Abdulrahman, Dong Lee, Adrianne M. Ortega, Suganthi Soundararajan, Gregory Malat, Ranganna KM, Gary S. Xiao, Alden Doyle
American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, Nov 2014

"Management issues following successful kidney transplantation for a patient with Alstrom syndrome"
Dhaval Sureja, Gregory Malat, Ranganna KM, Stephen Guy, Alden Doyle
American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, Nov 2014

"Intraoperative extracorporeal membrane oxygenation rescue for pulmonary hemorrhage during orthotopic liver transplantation"
Muhammad R. Syed, Gary S. Xiao, Stephen Guy, Talal A. Khan, Purna Bindu Nandigam, Dhaval Sureja, Shabnum Haleem, Amit A. Deshpande, Disha Narula, Ranganna KM, Gregory Malat, Alden Doyle
American Society of Nephrology, Philadelphia, Nov 2014

"A case of extremely treatment resistant hyponatremia associated with ascites"
Talal Khan Muhammad Syed, Ranganna KM, Stephen Guy, Gregory Malat, Alden Doyle
National Kidney Foundation, Orlando, April 2013

"De Novo post-transplant fibrillary glomerulonephritis: case report"
Mona Lisa Joseph, Shamik Bhadra, Ranganna KM, Gregory Malat, Stephen Guy, Alden Doyle
National Kidney Foundation, Orlando, April 2013

"Renal allograft compartment syndrome"
Muhammad Syed, Alden Doyle, Ranganna KM, Stephen Guy, Talal Khan, Hasan Arif, Gregory Malat
National Kidney Foundation, Orlando, April 2013

"Use of pre-operative plasmapheresis and IVIG to reduce the risk of kidney graft thrombosis in patients with lupus and anti-phospholipid syndrome"
Hakim Ugdah, Mark Polyakov, Ranganna KM, Mona Lisa Jospeh, Gregory Malat, Stephen Guy, Alden Doyle
National Kidney Foundation, Orlando, April 2013

"Use of tenofovir did not negatively impact the long term graft function in HIV (+) kidney transplant recipients"
Gregory Malat, Dwight M Matthew, Ranganna KM, Alden Doyle
American Society of Nephrology, San Diego, Nov 2012

"Pre-transplant adenosine triphosphate (ATP) level in patients evaluated for kidney transplant"
Khattak W Muhammad, Abi Rached Jacques, Ahmed Ziauddin, Malat Greg, Ahmed Irfan, Aggarwal Sandeep, Ranganna KM, Doyle Alden
National Kidney Foundation, Washington, May 2012

"A comparison between kidney allograft biopsies performed by nephrologists and interventional radiologists"
Irfan Ahmed, Dimal Shah, Hiral Desai, Sandeep Aggarwal, M. W. Khattak, Ranganna KM, Alden Doyle, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation, Washington, May 2012

"Hemoglobin response to thrice weekly intravenous versus once weekly subcutaneous epoetin dose in hemodialysis patients"
Irfan Ahmed, Sandeep Aggarwal, M. W. Khattak, Ranganna KM, Ziauddin Ahmed, Ami Patel
National Kidney Foundation, Washington, May 2012

Norepinephrine Infusion for Treatment of Type I Hepatorenal Syndrome
Sabeen Abid, Nauman Shahid, David Sass, Kenneth Rothstein, David Reich, Ranganna KM, Ziauddin Ahmed
National Kidney Foundation, Las Vegas, May 2011

"Outcomes of Kidney Transplantation in HIV alone and HIV-HCV Co-infected Recipients"
D Matthew, L Levin, G Malat, A Doyle, Ranganna KM
National Kidney Foundation, Las Vegas, May 2011

"Changes in Serum Electrolytes during Liver transplantation and Risk of Central Ponitine Myelinolysis: Is Sodium the Only Culprit?"
N Shahid, S Arora, S Abid, D Sass, G Xiao, A Doyle, Ranganna KM
National Kidney Foundation, Las Vegas, May 2011

"Incidence of BK virus nephropathy in HIV positive renal transplant recipients"
Irfan Ahmed, Dwight Matthew, Satyam Arora, Gary Xiao, Gregory Malat, Alden Doyle, Ranganna KM
National Kidney Foundation, Las Vegas, May 2011

"Acute antibody mediated rejection in DSA negative anti-MICA antibody positive patient"
Hiral Desai, Matthew Dwight, Alden Doyle, Ranganna KM
National Kidney Foundation, Las Vegas, May 2011


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Nephrology (Transplant)
216 N. Broad Street
Feinstein Building, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.1147
Fax: 215.762.4270

Practice Office

Drexel Nephrology
219 N. Broad Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.1904