General Info

DEPARTMENT OF Nephrology

Department of General medicine was offering hemodialysis Services to hospitalised patients with kidney failure since the 1980s. Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, Professor of Medicine (Retd.), Dr. Chiranjeevi, and Dr. Altaf Basha were instrumental in operationalising the dialysis services. The independent Department of Nephrology at JIPMER was established in January 2010 with Dr. Sreejith Parameswaran joining as Assistant Professor of Nephrology. Dr. P. S. Priyamvada joined the Department as Assistant Professor on 28 June 2011. Dr. R P Swaminathan, Professor of Medicine, functioned as acting head from January 2010 to December 2016. Dr. Sreejith Parameswaran had taken charge as Head of the Department in January 2017. Dr. Priyamvada P S has taken over as Head of Department since January 2020.

Vision & Mission

  • The department seeks to be a model for academic nephrology services in India
  • Offer evidence-based, ethical, socially mindful patient care with an emphasis on quality and safety
  • Formulate innovations that will serve as a model for training in Nephrology
  • Engage in socially accountable original research relevant to regional and national health priorities

Landmarks

  • 1 July 2010 - Started a three-year degree program BSc Allied Health Sciences - Dialysis Technology (BSc AHS DT)
  • 3 March 2012 - First live related kidney transplant surgery
  • 1 August 2012 – Started DM Nephrology course
  • 1st January 2013 - Established formal collaboration with the Division of Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA, under the Sister Renal Center Program (SRC Program) of the International Society of Nephrology

Sister Renal Centre Program under International Society of Nephrology

The Department of Nephrology at JIPMER had an official collaboration with the Division of Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2017, for five years, under the ‘Sister Renal Center Program’ of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). The collaboration was intended to enhance the quality of patient care services, facilitate clinical research projects of mutual interest, and ensure that the training programs offered by JIPMER were of high standards. Under the collaboration, the ISN facilitated mutual visits for training purposes, funded CME programs, provided educational material and travel grants etc.

  • 5 December 2013 - Started Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation Program
  • May 2014 - Started Nephrology Subspecialty Clinics for  Glomerular Diseases, Dialysis and  Kidney Transplantation Clinic
  • 30 November 2016 – Inauguration of JIPMER Outpatient Hemodialysis Centre
  • 10th – 12 February 2017 – Hosted the 37th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Nephrology Southern Chapter (ISNSCCON 2017)
  • August 2017 – Started CRRT services
  • March 2021- Started online Hemodiafiltration and Double filtration plasmapheresis