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Sankar Dass Navaneethan, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.


Investigator, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief and Director of Clinical Research, Section of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine




Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular disease in CKD – novel markers and interventions
  • Diabetes and CKD
  • Electronic Medical Records in CKD care
  • Health services research in nephrology
  • Obesity, intentional weight loss and chronic kidney disease


  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • M.P.H., University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
  • M.B.B.S., Madras Medical College, Madras, India

Awards and Activities

  • One of the top 2% of scientists most frequently cited worldwide by PLoS Biology, 2021
  • Member, American Heart Association (AHA) Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Committee, 2019 - Present
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award (Development of Enduring Educational Materials), Baylor College of Medicine, 2019
  • Associate Editor, CardioRenal Medicine, 2018 - Present
  • Workgroup Member: KDIGO guidelines for management of Diabetes and CKD, 2018 - Present
  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 2017 - Present
  • Section Editor, Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension, 2016 - Present
  • Texas Medical Board licensure, 2015
  • Fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN), 2012
  • Best Scholar abstract award, Translational Science 2012 meeting, 2012
  • Best Research Training Mentor Award, Cleveland Clinic, 2011
  • American Board of Internal Medicine- Nephrology certification, 2008

Dr. Navaneethan’s PubMed Link *

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