Muralidharan Jagadeesan, MD, FACP, FASN, a Nephrologist with George Washington University Hospital

Get to know Nephrologist Dr. Muralidharan Jagadeesan, who serves patients in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jagadeesan is a remarkable nephrologist, a committed educator, and a passionate patient advocate who has been committed to improving access to transplantation and equity in patient care. His areas of focus include pre-transplant evaluations, post-transplant care, novel immunosuppression, across the blood group transplantation, transplantation in HIV patients, post-transplant infections, and post-transplant malignancies.

In his current role, he is an Associate Professor of Medicine & the Section Chief of Transplant Medicine within the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and GW Medical Faculty Associates in Washington, D.C. 

Additionally, he serves as the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at the George Washington University Hospital. Under his leadership, the program has expanded in a short span of five years to a highly successful program, providing outstanding clinical care with excellent clinical outcomes. 

On the subject of his educational background, Dr. Jagadeesan received his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree from Madras Medical College, University of Madras in India. After relocating to the United States, he completed his residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York, and subsequently performed fellowships in general nephrology and transplant nephrology at the University of Toronto, where he went on to complete his post-doctoral research training under Dr. Leendert C. Paul, MD.

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Jagadeesan joined the Faculty at the Division of Nephrology at the Medical College of Georgia, where his efforts were instrumental in the development and expansion of the transplant program. He then started the Renal Transplant Program at the George Washington University Hospital. He established the “transplant medicine inpatient service at the George Washington University Hospital” and implemented “protocol biopsies” to practice precision transplant medicine.

Dedicated to preserving adult health, the doctor is board-certified in both nephrology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN), and a member of the American Society of Transplantation.

As a clinical researcher, Dr. Jagadeesan has been involved in numerous landmark clinical studies, including the BENEFIT and OPTIMA trials in Kidney Transplantation, and the SPRINT study in Hypertension, as well as groundbreaking Translational Research in Precision Medicine. He is currently involved in several pivotal studies including the Canadian-Australasian Randomized Trial of Screening Kidney Transplant Candidates for Coronary Artery Disease (CARSK), and APOL1 Long-Term Kidney Transplantation Outcome Network (APOLLO). 

Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and pediatrics that concerns itself with the kidneys. It is the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease, from diet and medication to renal replacement therapy. Nephrologists have advanced training in treating kidney disease. They diagnose and treat kidney failure, as well as help patients by prescribing medications, offering special diet advice, and coordinating dialysis care when the time comes. 

A well-recognized leader in transplant nephrology, Dr. Jagadeesan has numerous publications to his credit. He has been a visiting professor at several institutions and has mentored and trained several generations of nephrologists and transplant physicians, many of whom have gone on to successful academic careers. 

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