Dr. Dilip Rangarajan - Nephrologist in Bangalore


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Chief Nephrologist, NU Hospitals

Dr.Dilip Rangarajan is the Head of Nephrology at NU hospitals. He has graduated from the prestigious Madras Medical College. He completed his MBBS in 1985 and joined MD – General Medicine at Madras Medical college in 1987 after topping the entrance exam. His career in Nephrology began in 1990 and he obtained his qualification of DNB(Nephrology) in 1994 from Madras Medical College. He started and developed the Nephrology unit at Sundaram Medical Foundation – Chennai in 1994 and was the Head of the Nephrology unit there till 2001. He took over as the Head of the Nephrology unit at NU Hospitals, Bengaluru in February 2001 and has been instrumental in developing the department since then. He has established protocolised practice in nephrology and has trained DNB nephrology students and also has been appraiser for DNB internal exams for nephrology students at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore. He has vast experience in handling critical care nephrology patients, renal transplantation and patients with combined nephrological and urological problems. Along with his team of nephrologists and urologists he has established sound infection control practices in the institution .Safety practices in haemodialysis is another highlight in the department. He runs courses for dialysis technicians and also fellowship in renal dialysis. He is actively involved in teaching and also in the internal audits related to NABH in the institution. He has various paper presentations to his credit and a number of his papers have won awards at the zonal level. He has delivered invited lectures in the Southern chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology and has chaired various sessions. He has various publications and has also authored a chapter in a text book. He holds memberships in Indian Society of Nephrology, Southern Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology and International Society of Nephrology.

Vision

Dr. Dilip says that at NU Hospitals, most of the doctors are full-time consultants and so they can pay undivided attention to the patients. The doctors look at all aspects of patient care. Further, minute details of patient care are examined and looked after.

He says that as per the core values of NU Hospitals, everything exists for the sake of the patient. These core values are emphasised at all levels to the doctors and the hospital staff.

To administer effective patient care, the doctor should understand the medical condition of the patient and take immediate action for treating it. Therefore, the doctor must be well-read and up-to-date. He or she must have a good grasp of the problem in the current existing modalities of therapy for the problem.

Dr. Dilip says that, compassionate patient care requires that the doctor should be able to understand and empathise with the patient.

He says effective medical care can be ensured through putting systems in place. The doctors and hospital staff at every level in NU Hospitals follow standard operating protocols so that the

patient is provided care that is effective and seamless across departments and levels. Continuous checking is done to ensure that these standard operating protocols are being adhered to correctly.

Other Academic Activities:

6th December 2015

Approach to Renal Failure at CME on Nephrology, Urology & Reproductive Medicine  at KM Hosptial, Ambur, TN

6th December 2015

Diabetes and Renal Failure at CME on Nephrology, Urology & Reproductive Medicine  at KM Hosptial, Ambur, TN

December 18th – 21st 2014

Was a moderator for poster session at Indian Society of Nephrology 45th Annual   Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology at Kolkata

17th December 2014

Delivered a talk on Acute Renal Failure in the Post Partum Period at RCOG Society members, (Royal College of Surgeons of Obstetric and Gynecologists) – Bangalore Chapter on Wednesday, Dec 17th 2014

August 1st 2014:

Chaired a session on Familial renal disease on 1-8-14 at ISRTPCON 2014 (7th international CME in renal pathology and annual conference of ISRTP) at JSS Medical College, Mysore

July 12th 2014

Talk about “kidney care:diseases and remedies” – at  the Jayanagar Study Centre held on 12th July 2014

February 15th 2014:

Chaired the session on – Haemodialysis-daily to twice weekly- a practical approach at 34th Annual Conference of the ISNSC 2014 held at Bangalore on 16th Feb, 2014

January 16th 2014

Chaired a session on Anemia treatment in CKD patients in 2014: ERBP v/s    KDIGO Guidelines held on 23th January 2014 – Asian Society of Continuing Medical Education at ITC Gardenia, Bangalore

April 7th 2013:

Chairperson for the common problems of bacterial peritonitis in India at SCIENTiA PD India held at St John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangaluru

February 2013:

Chaired & Judge for Transplant related free paper session at the “33rd Annual Conference of the SCISN-2013 held at Vijayawada

March 2012:

Chairperson & Coordinator for CME in CKD-refractory anaemia -organised by BIOCON at Bangalore(windsor manor hotel)

February 2012:

Chaired a free paper session & Judge for free paper session at the SCISN 32nd annual conference at Chennai

April 2011:

Invited lecture on “Renal Problem In General Practice” at CME conference at Mandya, Karnataka on 29 April, 2011.

February 2011:

Invited lecture on “Critical Care Nephrology” at ISNSC Annual conference at Thirussur, Kerala on 12 February, 2011.

June 2010:

Invited lecture on “Reflux nephropathy” at combined Bangalore urological society & Karnataka nephrology association meet at hotel chancery on 25 June, 10.

April 2010:

Invited lecture on “Metabolic Acidosis in ICU Patients” at Kerala Association of Nephrology held at Cochin, April 11, 2010.

February 2010:

Invited on “Quiz to the Nephrology PG’s” at ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 12th February to 14th February 2010

November 2009:

Lecture on “Renal Problems in General Practice”, CME Programme conducted by IMA Salem, on 22nd November 2009.

September 2009:

Invited lecture on “Blood Sugar control in Renal Failure”, Programme conducted by NEPHSIL 2009, Chennai on 19th September 2009

August 2009:

Lecture on “Renal Problems in General Practice”’ at CME Programme conducted by IMA Hosur, on 16th August 2009.

July 2009:

Lecture on “Renal Problems in General Practice”, Programme conducted by Chinmaya Hospital, Bangalore on 11th July 2009.

September 2008:

Invited lecture on Myeloma kidney in nephrology Karnataka Association and oncologist at Chancery Pavilion in Bangalore on 20/09/2008

September 2008:

Role of Nephrologists in the ICU at Kuttalam Tamil Nadu on 7/09/2008 during NEPHSIL 2008 Conference

March 2008:

ISN COMGAN MEET, 9th March 2008

Challenges in prevention of chronic kidney Disease for a developing country

Chair person for Topic Hypertension early detection and approach to management.

September 2007

PG Quiz for MD (General Medicine) Students Organized By MMC Nephrology Alumni Meet, Kottayam

June 2007

Lecture at Hassan to Physician on June 16, 2007 Topic delivered: Approach to renal failure

February 2007

Journal Scan –Speaker in Feb 2007, SCISN, Hyderabad

September 2001

Speaker  on  “Blood Pressure and Diabetes in Renal Disorders”, at CME Programme conducted by Indian Academy of  Pediatrics & IMA, Mandya Branch, at IMA Hall, Mandya (9.9.2001).

July 2001

Speaker   on – “ Approach to renal failure” ,  an   Annual CME conducted by BKF Chande Nephro-Urology Centre at Presidential  Lounge, Century Club, Cubbon Park, Bangalore – 560 001, on 29.7.2001.

March 2001

Speaker – CME for IAGP members, KSCA Auditorium, Bangalore – on “Renal Failure Management”.

Various CME Programmes for Physicians (2001-Current)

AT CUSP (CLINICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN PRACTICE) 2000 Conference – Panelist in Discussion of Hypertension

Appraiser for DNB (Neph) At Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore

1st March 2015

Chaired a session on “Clinical innovation and outcomes monitoring at Dialysis centers”. Talk by Dr. Mahesh Krishnan of Davita on at Le Meridian Hotel, Bangalore under auspices of NAK and Davita

12 April 2015

Lecture on Nephrology and Urology interaction at Meenakshi medical mission, Madurai under auspices of IMA.

Associated Academic / Society Activities:

December 2008

Attended “Arogya Salahe” on “Know your kidney”, on 10.12.2008, conducted by 4MTV, Bangalore

December 2008

Attended “Arogya Salahe” on “About Hemodialysis & CAPD”, on 24.12.2008, conducted by 4MTV, Bangalore

Experience In Clinical Trails

  • An open-label prospective study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rHuEPO (CIMAB, Cuba) in patients either on dialysis or non-dialysis for the management of anemia in chronic kidney disease. Principal investigator – Dr.Dilip Rangarajan in the year 2005
  • GRID Study in colloboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Principal investigator – Dr.Dilip Rangarajan in the year 2011

Professional Experience:

Transplants:

  • Live Related Renal Transplants – 300
  • Cadaveric Renal Transplant -9

 Dialysis:

  • Active CAPD Programme
  • Haemodialysis 45-50/Day

Renal Biopsies:

  • 25-30/month

Career Goals:  To Organise A Good Cadaver Transplant Programme

Paper & Presentations:

Paper Presented:

1st August 2015

Chaired a session on 25 years of PD in India past, present and future in PD college at St.Johns medical college, Bangalore

30th July 2015

Chaired a session: Approach to a sensitized renal transplant patient in Dr.Mishra, Head Transplant Immunology Lalpath labs on behalf of NAK at Hotel Chancery Pavilion, Bangalore.

February 13th – 15th 2015

Invited lecture in ISNSCCON 35th annual meeting by Dr Dilip on CKD – Impact on Nervous System

December 18th – 21st 2014

Co-author for Oro-poster presentation at Indian Society of Nephrology 45th    Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology at Kolkata

Membranous nephropathy our experience

Comparison of efficacy of Tacrolimus vs. Cyclosporine based immunosuppressive regimes in renal transplant recipients

February 2014

Co-authored for Oral-poster presentation – “Why is arteriovenous fistula getting delay” in the ISNSC 2014 held at Bangalore on 16th Feb, 2014

Co-authored for Oral-poster presentation – “Areteriovenous fistula interventions – are they successfully” in the ISNSC 2014 held at Bangalore on 16th Feb, 2014

Co-authored for Oro-poster presentation -“urinary tract infection and lower urinary tract abnormalities in renal transplant recipients” at SCISN 2014 – Bangalore, held on 20th  Feb, 2014 (Got the 1st prize)

 December 2013

Author for oro-poster presentation “Comparative study of diabetic and non diabetic end stage renal disease on maintenance haemodialysis” in the ISNCON 2013 held at New Delhi on 13th Dec 2013

December 2013

Co-authored for oro-poster Presentation – “Vascular access audit” in the ISNCON 2013 held at New Delhi on 14th December 2013

February 2013

Co-authored for Oral Presentation – “Antibiogram of culture positive urine isolates” (Got the first prize in general nephrology category) & Co-author for Poster Presentation – “CMV disease in renal transplant recipients” (Got the third prize) at SCISN-2013 held at Vijayawada on 9th & 10th Feb 2013

 February 2012

Co-authored for Oral Presentation – “ICU admissions in patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” AND “Renal Transplantation in ADPKD – our experience” on ISNSCCON 2012, Chennai on 2nd – 5th February 2012

February 2010

Co-author for Poster Presentation “Recovery of Renal Function in Obstructive Renal Failure” on ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 12th February to 14th February 2010.

Co-author for Oral Presentation “Fistulogram the management of AVF complications ” on ISNSCCON 2010, Pondicherry on 12th February to 14th February 2010 – Best Paper Award.

May 2009

Prevention of progression of CKD recent advances in management – CME in Nephrology Department of Nephrology – St. John’s Medical College at Hotel Atria International, Bangalore.

February 2008

SCISN: Mysore February 2008

Poster: Nutritional status of patients on Haemodialysis

Oral: Haemodialysis in elderly

Oral: IGAN – our experience

October 2007

ISOT: Chronic Allograft dysfunction – Oral Paper, October 2007

 2007

3 year survival in live related renal transplant –SCISN, Hyderabad, 2007

Renal abscess-analysis- SCISN, Hyderabad, 2007

Infections in PTDM-SCISN, Hyderabad, 2007

2006

Renal transplant in diabetes mellitus-ISOT, Ahmadabad, 2006

2005

Crescentic GN-our experience-SCISN, Chennai, 2005

Nutritional status of patients on Maintenance haemodialysis-9 month follow up-SCISN, Chennai, 2005

CAPD-our experience-ISNCON, Cochin, 2005

An analysis of adult DPGN-ISNCON, Cochin, 2005

   2004

Audit of transplant kidney biopsy-SCISN, Mangalore, 2004

Prevalence of dental diseases in ESRD patients – SCISN, Mangalore, 2004

Psychosocial problems in patients with ESRD on maintenance haemodialysis- SCISN, Mangalore, 2004

Tuberculosis in renal transplant recipients-ISOT, MUMBAI, 2004

2003

Urinary tract infection-Early post renal transplant period-ISOT, Hyderabad, 2003

Mortality of patients with chronic renal failure on maintenance haemodialysis –SCISN, Coimbatore, 2003

CVVHD-our experience- SCISN, Coimbatore, 2003

Urinary tract infection in the immediate post renal transplant period-ISNCON, Vishakhapatnam, 2003

2002

Acute renal failure-a prospective study –SCISN, Tirupathi, 2002

Dietary pattern & dietary awareness of patients on maintenance haemodialysis-SCISN Tirupathi, 2002

Paper Presentation:

  • “Approach to Renal Failure” – at the CME program on Nephrology and Urology, held at TCR-NU Kidney Hospitals, Krishnagiri on 9th March, 2014
  • “Subjective Global Assessment of Nutritional Status of Patients on Maintenanence Haemodialysis” 20th Annual Conference of Southern Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology, Goa 2000
  • “Tuberculosis in Patients on Maintenance Haemodialysis”, the Annual Conference of Southern Chapter of the Indian Society of Nephrology Hyderabad, February 1998.
  • “Acute Renal Failure Due To Leptospirosis”, the Annual Conference of Southern Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology Kottayam, February 1997.
  • “Acute Renal Failure – A 13 Month Experience in a Community Hospital” the Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of the Indian Society of Nephrology, Bangalore, February 1996.
  • “Lupus Nephritis”, The 13th Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of the Indian Society of Nephrology Mysore, May 1994.
  • “Ischemic Renal Disease” Asia Pacific Conference of Nephrology New Delhi, December 1992.

Publication:

  • Book chapter on “Autonomic Nervous System” book entitled “Prescribing Drugs in Renal Diseases”
  • Survival analysis of patients on maintenance hemodialysis; Indian J Nephrol Volume 24;No.4: 2014:Pp 206-213
  • A study of impact of cost-effective nutritional supplement in patients on maintenance hemodialysis; Indian J Nephrol Volume 24;No.4; 2014:Pp 222-225
  • Acute Renal Failure in Diabetes Mellitus (Prospective Study); J Nephrol Ther Volume 3, No 3: 2013
  • Membranous Nephropathy and Graves’ Disease: A Case Report and Literature Review; J Nephrol Ther 3: 133: 2013
  • Native Valve Escherichia coli endocarditis following urosepsis: Indian Journal of Nephrology  Volume 23, No.3:2013:Pp 232-234
  • Post transplant thrombotic microangiopathy causing acute renal failure; Indian Journal of Nephrology 2009; 19; 74-76
  • Syndrome of Tubulointerstitial Nephritis and Uveitis; JAPI VOL. 57: 2009: Pp 177-179
  • Intraperitoneal Bladder Rupture Mimicking Acute Renal Failure: Indian Journal of Nephrology Vol. 18 No. 1: 2008: Page 26-27
  • “Subjective Global Assessment of Nutritional Status of Patients on Maintenance Haemodialysis.” Indian Journal of Nephrology: 10. 2000. Pp 163-166.
  • “Acute Renal Failure Following Alcohol And Nsaid” Indian Journal of Nephrology, Vol 9, No.2, 1999, Pp 59-60.

 

Memberships:

  • Indian Society of Nephrology – ID 514
  • Indian Southern Chapter of Nephrology Association
  • Nephrology Karnataka Association
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)
  • NUTS of SAARC – LM178