Rajiv Agarwal, MBBS, MD, MS, FASN, BRCU Faculty
Rajiv Agarwal MD, MBBS, FASN is a tenured Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Agarwal earned his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Texas, Southwestern Dallas. In July 1997, he joined Indiana University as Clinical Assistant Professor, later promoted to Professor of Medicine, receiving the Indiana University Trustee’s teaching award and the young scholar award of the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Agarwal is an internationally recognized leader in the area of clinical and translational research in nephrology. He was amongst the first to demonstrate the effect of add-on angiotensin receptor blockade on cytokine production and oxidative stress, but none on proteinuria in patients with chronic kidney disease. He developed a technique for measurement of oxidative stress biomarkers using HPLC and applied this method to demonstrate generation of oxidative stress with intravenous iron in patients with chronic kidney disease, and was the first to describe the antiproteinuric effects of vitamin D receptor activators. His research on anemia and iron management among patients with CKD is broadly recognized with his foremost contribution in the area of hypertension in hemodialysis patients, a continuously funded initiative since 2003 by the National Institutes of Health.
He served as an Associate Editor of NephSAP for 6 years, a panelist for Medical Evidence Development Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) for United States Medicare, and most recently contributed a chapter on the Approach to the patient with renal disease in Cecil’s Textbook of Medicine. He currently serves on Board of Directors of KDIGO, the Editorial Board of Kidney International, CJASN, Hypertension and Seminars in Dialysis, and serves as an Editor for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, American Journal of Nephrology, and the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension.