Sushrut S. Waikar, MD

Norman G. Levinsky Professor, Medicine

Sushrut Waikar


Sushrut S. Waikar, MD, MPH received a BA in English and Neuroscience at Amherst College, his MD at Yale, and an MPH at Harvard. He is the Norman G. Levinsky Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Waikar’s research interests and active projects include epidemiologic, translational, and interventional studies to address novel and clinically important questions in nephrology. Current areas of investigation include optimal diagnostic testing in acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease; biomarkers of kidney pathology and kidney fibrosis; the identification of relevant targets for interventional trials in kidney disease; and randomized controlled trials. He is a Principal Investigator of several NIH grants including the Kidney Precision Medicine Project (U01 DK133092), Multi-omics and Chronic Kidney Disease: Correlation with Histology (R01 DK108803), Discovery Science Collaborative for CKDu (U01 DK130060), NAD Augmentation to Treat Diabetic Kidney Disease: A Randomized Controlled Trial (U01AG076789) andThe Boston University Kidney and Medical Engineering Program (BU-KIDMEP, R25 DK128858).

Other Positions

  • Section Chief, Nephrology, Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


  • Yale University, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • Amherst College, BA


  • Published on 4/3/2024

    van Raalte DH, Bjornstad P, Cherney DZI, de Boer IH, Fioretto P, Gordin D, Persson F, Rosas SE, Rossing P, Schaub JA, Tuttle K, Waikar SS, Heerspink HJL. Combination therapy for kidney disease in people with diabetes mellitus. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2024 Apr 03. PMID: 38570632.

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  • Published on 4/2/2024

    Verma A, Schmidt IM, Claudel S, Palsson R, Waikar SS, Srivastava A. Association of Albuminuria With Chronic Kidney Disease Progression in Persons With Chronic Kidney Disease and Normoalbuminuria : A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2024 Apr 02. PMID: 38560911.

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  • Published on 4/1/2024

    Waikar SS. Biomarker blues: balancing hope and hype in acute kidney injury. Kidney Int. 2024 Apr; 105(4):679-682. PMID: 38519237.

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  • Published on 3/13/2024

    Li H, Li D, Ledru N, Xuanyuan Q, Wu H, Asthana A, Byers LN, Tullius SG, Orlando G, Waikar SS, Humphreys BD. Transcriptomic, epigenomic, and spatial metabolomic cell profiling redefines regional human kidney anatomy. Cell Metab. 2024 Mar 13. PMID: 38513647.

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  • Published on 3/11/2024

    Samal L, Kilgallon JL, Lipsitz S, Baer HJ, McCoy A, Gannon M, Noonan S, Dunk R, Chen SW, Chay WI, Fay R, Garabedian PM, Wu E, Wien M, Blecker S, Salmasian H, Bonventre JV, McMahon GM, Bates DW, Waikar SS, Linder JA, Wright A, Dykes P. Clinical Decision Support for Hypertension Management in Chronic Kidney Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Mar 11. PMID: 38466302.

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  • Published on 3/6/2024

    Claudel SE, Chan M, Scammell MK, Waikar SS. Challenges and Opportunities: Studying CKDu in the United States. Kidney360. 2024 Mar 06. PMID: 38446084.

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  • Published on 2/13/2024

    Jotwani V, Yang SY, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Parikh CR, Katz R, Tranah GJ, Ix JH, Cummings S, Waikar SS, Shlipak MG, Sarnak MJ, Parikh SM, Arking DE. Mitochondrial genetic variation and risk of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury in UK Biobank participants. Hum Genet. 2024 Feb; 143(2):151-157. PMID: 38349571.

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  • Published on 2/12/2024

    Ledru N, Wilson PC, Muto Y, Yoshimura Y, Wu H, Li D, Asthana A, Tullius SG, Waikar SS, Orlando G, Humphreys BD. Predicting proximal tubule failed repair drivers through regularized regression analysis of single cell multiomic sequencing. Nat Commun. 2024 Feb 12; 15(1):1291. PMID: 38347009.

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  • Published on 12/24/2023

    Claudel SE, Waikar SS, Schmidt IM, Vasan RS, Verma A. The relationship between low levels of albuminuria and cardiovascular mortality among apparently healthy adults. medRxiv. 2023 Dec 24. PMID: 38196576.

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  • Published on 12/14/2023

    Claudel SE, Waikar SS, Gopal DM, Verma A. Association of cardiac biomarkers, kidney function, and mortality among adults with chronic kidney disease. medRxiv. 2023 Dec 14. PMID: 38168327.

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