Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH

Abhi Kshirsagar, MD, MPH

Burnett-Womack, CB# 7155
Office: 919-445-2684
Appts: 336-538-4922
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Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief Medical Director, UNC Dialysis Care
Medical Director, Carolina Dialysis Carrboro

Specialty Areas: Chronic Kidney Disease; Cardiovascular Disease, Dialysis, Epidemiology, Anemia Management

 BS Cum Laude: Duke University, 1989; MD: Emory University School of Medicine, 1993; Intern: University of North Carolina, 1993-4;Resident: University of North Carolina, 1994-6; MPH: University of North Carolina, 2000; Nephrology Fellow: University of North Carolina, 1998-2000; Research Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina, 2000-2002; Medical Director: Da Vita Dialysis Clinic - Burlington, 2001-2012; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2002-2009; Associate Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2009-present.

Dr. Kshirsagar is interested in determining novel risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease among individuals with preexisting Chronic Kidney Disease. He focuses specifically on Periodontal Disease as a risk factor for Cardiovascular Disease. Additionally, Kshirsagar is interested in the epidemiology of hypertension and prehypertension, and the role of lipids in kidney injury.

Selected Bibliography:

Freburger JK, Ellis AR, Wang L, Butler AM, Kshirsagar AV, Winkelmayer WC, Brookhart MA. Comparative Effectiveness of Iron and Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agent Dosing on Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Oct 22. pii: S0272-6386(15)01218-4. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.09.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Butler AM, Kshirsagar AV, Olshan AF, Nielsen ME, Wheeler SB, Brookhart MA. Trends in Anemia Management in Hemodialysis Patients with Cancer. Am J Nephrol. 2015;42(3):206-15. doi: 10.1159/000440771. Epub 2015 Oct 7.

Brookhart MA, Freburger JK, Ellis AR, Winkelmayer WC, Wang L, Kshirsagar AV. Comparative Short-term Safety of Sodium Ferric Gluconate Versus Iron Sucrose in Hemodialysis Patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Sep 15. pii: S0272-6386(15)01061-6. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.07.026. [Epub ahead of print]

Kshirsagar AV, Grubbs V. Periodontal Disease and CKD-Associated Morbidity: Is There Now Enough Evidence to Move From Observation to Intervention? Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Aug;66(2):181-3. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.05.009. 

Vann JC, Hawley J, Wegner S, Falk RJ, Harward DH, Kshirsagar AV. Nursing Intervention Aimed at Improving Self-Managementfor Persons with Chronic Kidney Disease in North Carolina Medicaid: A Pilot Project. Nephrol Nurs J. 2015 May-Jun;42(3):239-55; quiz 256.

Layton JB, Hansen MK, Jakobsen CJ, Kshirsagar AV, Andreasen JJ, Hjortdal VE, Rasmussen BS, Simpson RJ, Brookhart MA, Christiansen CF. Statin initiation and acute kidney injury following elective cardiovascular surgery: a population cohort study in Denmark†. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Jul 16. pii: ezv246. [Epub ahead of print]

Grubbs V, Vittinghoff E, Beck JD, Kshirsagar AV, Wang W, Griswold ME, Powe NR, Correa A, Young B. Association Between Periodontal Disease and Kidney Function Decline in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. J Periodontol. 2015 Oct;86(10):1126-32. doi: 10.1902/jop.2015.150195. Epub 2015 Jun 25.

Flythe JE, Kshirsagar AV, Falk RJ, Brunelli SM. Associations of Posthemodialysis Weights above and below Target Weight with All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 May 7;10(5):808-16. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10201014. Epub 2015 Apr 10.

Butler AM, Olshan AF, Kshirsagar AV, Edwards JK, Nielsen ME, Wheeler SB, Brookhart MA. Cancer incidence among US Medicare ESRD patients receiving hemodialysis, 1996-2009. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 May;65(5):763-72. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.12.013. Epub 2015 Feb 7.

Jain K, Gupta A, Singh HK, Nickeleit V, Kshirsagar AV. Bile cast nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2015 Feb;87(2):484. doi: 10.1038/ki.2014.233

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