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Rajasekara Chakravarthi, MD, DNB (Nephrology)
Hyderabad, Te INDIA

Dr. Rajasekara Chakravarthi graduated from Mysore University (MBBS) in 1993 and completed MD (internal medicine) from the same university in 1996. Subsequently he trained as a fellow in Nephrology under the guidance of Dr.M.K.Mani between June 1997 to June 1999. He successfully completed the national board of examinations (Nephrology) DNB-NBE India. He worked as a Consultant Nephrologist at JSS medical college and hospitals Mysore between Aug 1999 to Oct 2000 and then as a Consultant Nephrologist at Apollo hospitals Chennai between Oct 2000 to March 2002. He shifted to the city of Hyderabad in March 2002 and started the department of Nephrology at CARE hospitals, the institute of medical sciences. He was the Head of the department of Nephrology CARE hospitals Banjara hills from March 2002 to September 2011. Since September 2011 till Sep 2015 he officiated as the Director Nephrology services CARE group of hospitals India which is a 16 hospitals group spread across the country. Since Sep 2015 till date he is the director of Nephrology services STAR hospitals, Hyderabad. India. He has keen interest in understanding Acute Kidney Injury and is a member of the AKIN and ADQI (2011, Dublin) (2016, Asiago). He is appointed as faculty of the KDIGO working group on AKI - 2019. He has more than 75 publications in various national and international journals and more than 160 presentations in various conferences. He was a visiting and adjunct faculty to National Institute of Nutrition Hyderabad and JSS University Mysore. He is an organizing committee member and invited faculty for the international CRRT conference held at San Diego yearly since 2005 till date. He is a reviewer for the Indian Journal of nephrology, the official journal of the Indian society of Nephrology, Indian Heart Journal, Journal of Indian College of cardiology, Indian journal of Transplantation and Nephrology and Indian journal of Hypertension. He is presently nominated as a member AKI-committee of the International society of Nephrology. In the year 2016 he has organized and co-chaired the 17th ADQI held at Hyderabad India on Management of AKI in the developing world. He has been organizing AKI and CRRT conferences and works shops since 2004 . He has been part of the active transplantation programme since 1997 at Apollo Hospitals - Chennai, JSS Medical College Hospital - Mysore, Care Group of Hospitals - India and presently at STAR Hospitals - Hyderabad, being part of more than 650 transplantations so far both live related and cadaveric. He is the founding trustee of the NGO, Care For Your Kidney Foundation (cfykf) started in the year 2015 with the aim of creating awareness in the public regarding kidney disease and preventing kidney disease in the community. So far the foundation has completed more than five thousand screening in the urban slums of Hyderabad. The foundation also subsidizes dialysis and kidney transplants for the needy population of the country. He is the founding director of Renown clinical services which is a group offering Nephrology services presently to six hospitals in the city of Hyderabad. An Annual meeting on AKI (acute kidney injury) and CRRT is conducted by Renown associates since 2016 namely Selections from Sandiego. This meeting provides training in all modalities of RRT (dialysis) in ICU and brings the highlights of the AKI and CRRT meeting held annually in Sandiego by CRRT Inc. and UCSD. This meeting held at Sandiego annually is into its 25th year.