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Meera Nair Harhay

Meera Nair Harhay, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Department: Medicine: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Practices: Drexel Nephrology

Specialties: Nephrology

Education

  • MSCE - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2007)
  • BA in English and Biology - Johns Hopkins University (2003)

Awards & Honors

  • Invited Speaker and Physician Mentor, Penn Women’s Biomedical Society (2014)
  • Master's degree thesis featured in “Renal and Urology News” July 2013 Issue (2013)
  • Recipient of Bradley Award, University of Pennsylvania, for Outstanding Health Evaluation Research (2013)
  • First author abstract awarded “abstract of distinction” American Transplant Congress – Boston, Mass. (2012)
  • Recipient of “Outstanding Renal Fellow Award” by the University of Pennsylvania Renal Division (2012)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Nephrology

Meera Nair Harhay, MD, MSCE, is a nephrologist practicing in Center City Philadelphia. She has a special interest in kidney transplantation and clinical epidemiology. She is focused on studying methods of improving patient care and quality of life before and after kidney transplantation.

Clinical Services

Kidney disease, Kidney transplant

Fellowships

  • Nephrology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2013)
  • Kidney Transplant - University of Pennsylvania (2014)

Residencies

  • Medicine - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2010)

Meera Nair Harhay, MD, MSCE, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Research

Dr. Harhay served as a postdoctoral fellow and clinical researcher at the University of Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2014, during which time she was awarded the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for a grant entitled: "Rehospitalization After Renal Transplant: Patterns, Predictors & Implications."

Dr. Harhay is currently supported by NIDDK grant 1K23DK105207-01, "Patterns and Implications of Functional Decline Among Kidney Transplant Candidates.”

In the Media

Transplant Nephrology with Dr. Meera Harhay
Podcast: The Undifferentiated Medical Student, September 22, 2017

Publications

View Dr. Harhay's publications in PubMed

"Measures of Global Health Status on Dialysis Signal Early Rehospitalization Risk after Kidney Transplantation"
Meera N. Harhay, Alexander S. Hill, Wei Wang, Orit Even-Shoshan, Adam S. Mussell, Roy D. Bloom, Harold I. Feldman, Jason H. Karlawish, Jeffrey H. Silber, Peter
P. Reese
PLoS ONE, 11(6), June 3, 2016

"Functional Status, Time to Transplantation, and Survival Benefit of Kidney Transplantation Among Wait-Listed Candidates"
Reese PP, Shults J, Bloom RD, Mussell A, Harhay MN, et al.
American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, Jul 7, 2015

"Association of hypertension and hyperglycaemia with socioeconomic contexts in resource-poor settings: the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey"
Harshfield E, Chowdhury R, Harhay MN, Bergquist H, Harhay MO
International Journal of Epidemiology, Jul 6, 2015

"Physical Function as a Prognostic Marker Among Cancer Survivors"
Brown JC, Harhay MO, Harhay MN
Br J Cancer. Doi: 10.1038/bjc.2014.568 [Epub ahead of print] Nov 13, 2014

"Kidney Transplant Outcomes Among Prior Live Organ Donors"
Potluri V, Harhay MN, Wilson FP, Bloom RD, Reese PP
JASN. Doi: 10.1681/ASN.2014030302 [Epub ahead of print] Nov 20, 2014

"Walking Cadence and Mortality among Community-Dwelling Older Adults"
Brown JC, Harhay MO, Harhay MN
Journal of General Internal Medicine;29(9): 1263-9. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2926-6. PMCID: in process, Sep 2014

"Early Rehospitalization after Kidney Transplantation: Assessing Preventability and Prognosis"
Harhay MN, Lin E, Pai A, Harhay MO, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Abt P, Levine M, Bloom R, Shea JA, Troxel AB, Reese PP
Am J Transplant. doi: 10.1111/ajt.12513. PMCID: 24165498, Oct 28, 2013

"Prevalence and trends of the Metabolic Syndrome in the adult US population, 1999-2010"
Beltran-Sanchez H, Harhay MO, Harhay MN, McElligott S
J Am Coll Cardiol. doi:pii: S0735-1097(13)02374-7. PMCID: PMC3756561, Jun 26, 2013

"Education, household wealth and blood pressure in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine: Findings from the Demographic Health Surveys, 2005-2009"
Harhay MO, Harhay JS, Nair M
Eur J Intern Med.;24(2):117-26. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2012.11.004 PMCID: PMC3638237, Mar 2013

"Eliminating Racial Disparities in Access to Living Donor Kidney Transplantation: How Can Centers Do Better?"
Reese P, Nair M, Bloom R
American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Vol. 59, Issue 6, Pages 751-753, doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.03.004, June 2012

Presentations

"Pre-Transplant Hospitalizations Predict Early Hospital Readmission after Kidney Transplant"
Harhay MN, Hill AS, Wang W, Mussell A, Bloom RD, Feldman HI, Reese PP
Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, November 2014

"Distinct Predictors of Single vs. Multiple Early Hospital Readmissions after Kidney Transplant"
Harhay MN, Hill AS, Wang W, Mussell A, Bloom RD, Feldman HI, Reese PP. 
Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, November 2014

"Functional status, change in function and outcomes for patients awaiting a kidney transplant"
Reese PP, Harhay MN, Bloom R, Shults J, Mussell A, Johansen K, Abt P, Levine M, Karlawish J, Feldman H.
Oral presentation, World Transplant Congress Annual Meeting, 2014

"Kidney Transplant Outcomes Among Prior Live Organ Donors"
Potluri V, Harhay MN, Wilson F, Bloom, R, Reese PP
Poster presentation, American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, November 2013

"Early Reshospitalization after Kidney Transplantation: Predictors and Prognosis"
Nair M, Lin E, Pai A, Harhay MO, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Abt P, Levine M, Bloom R, Shea JA, Troxel  AB, Reese PP
Oral presentation, American Transplant Congress 2013

"Assessment of Preventable and Non-Preventable Early Rehospitalization following Kidney Transplantation"
Nair M, Lin E, Pai A, Harhay MO, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Abt P, Levine M, Bloom R, Shea JA, Troxel AB, Reese PP
Oral presentation, American Transplant Congress 2013

"Waiting List Functional Status is a Potent Predictor of Mortality among Adult Kidney Transplant Recipients, Regardless of Age"
Reese P, Bloom R, Shults J, Thomasson A, Mussell A, Rosas S, Johansen K, Abt P, Levine M, Nair M, Caplan A, Feldman H, Karlawish J
American Transplant Congress 2012 Abstracts, American Journal of Transplantation, 12: 27–542. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04112.x, 2012

" Categories and Predictors of early rehospitalization after Kidney Transplantation"
Nair M, Ruskin L, Chiang C, Abt P, Huverserian A, Mussell A, Schaeffer G, Doll S, Reese P, Levine M
American Transplant Congress 2012 Abstracts, American Journal of Transplantation, 12: 27–542. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04112.x, 2012

"Routine Use of an Intensive Insulin Protocol (IIP) in Lung Recipients Increases the Recognition of New Onset Diabetes Mellitus, but Does Not Affect Rates of Infection"
Blocher, N, Doyle, A., Nair, M et al.
American Journal of Transplantation Vol 8. May 2008

"Decreased Incidence of Clinically Significant Allograft Rejection following Simultaneous Heart-Kidney versus Isolated Heart Transplantation"
Nair, M., Sperling, K, Brunelli, S et al.
Poster presentation, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting, May 2007


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