Dr. Ravindra Prabhu Attur


Department of Nephrology



    Head of Unit Nephrology

    Coordinator Clinical Epidemiology Unit MAHE

    Appointed as Co Director Cochrane Affiliate center since 28 Jan 2022


Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
FASN- Fellow of American Society of Nephrology Nephrology 2019
DNB Nephrology Christian Medical College, Vellore April 2000
DM Nephrology Christian Medical College, Vellore March 2000
MD General Medicine B J Medical College, Pune June 1996
MBBS Bangalore Medical College March 1991


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Professor 01/01/2008- Till date
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Associate Professor 25/04/2003 - 01/01/2008
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Assistant Professor 18/04/2000 - 24/04/2003
CMC Vellore Registrar Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Assistant Professor, Nephrology September 1997 to January 1998
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore Registrar- Medical ICU May 1997 - August 1997
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore Registrar-Nephrology July 1996 to April 1997
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai Resident- Medicine June 1991 - May 1993
Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum Junior Doctor April 1991 - May 1991

Effectiveness of a modular educational intervention on patient outcomes among maintenance haemodialysis patients of coastal Karnataka- A randomized control trial

PhD guide

Brief Overview: To study effectiveness of modules of education in maintenance haemodialysis on outcomes

Comparison of pharmacokinetic principles of anti-Tubercular Drugs in Tuberculosis(TB) patients with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD)

PhD Guide

Funding Agency : ICMR

Brief Overview: To compare adverse effects of anti-tubercular drugs in CKD with those without CKD and drug levels of ATT drugs

Progression and Cardio Vascular outcomes of Chronic kidney disease in a community: A pharmaco epidemiologic perspective

PhD Guide

Funding Agency: Griffith University

Brief Overview: Follow up of a community cohort of CKD identified earlier for cardiovascular outcomes and identify any new CKD cases among their relations

Fluid Structure interaction studies on abdominal aorta. Origins and courses of renal artery

PhD Co-guide

Brief Overview: Engineering project to study fluid dynamics in renal stenosis models

Pharmacometric and pharmacogenomics integration for precision dosing of tacrolimus.

Co guide

Brief overview: Tacrolimus drug levels in patients correlated with Pharmacogenomics 

To identify risk factors associated with Sudden Death in Chronic Kidney Disease patients undergoing Haemodialysis.

PhD Guide

Brief Overview: To identify risk factors for sudden death and develop a mortality prediction model in patients of CKD 5D on maintenance dialysis

Validity of uTWEAK as a Urinary Biomarker in Lupus Nephritis

PhD Co Guide

Brief Overview: To check validity of Utweak as a urinary biomarker for SLE Nephritis disease activity


Area of Interest

Clinical Nephrology

Area of Expertise

Clinical Nephrology

Area of Research

Clinical Nephrology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member-Indian Society of Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology

ERA-EDTA - European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association

Fellow of American Society Of Nephrology

Pre-transplant risk factors for renal allograft dysfunction at one year in Indian patients

2001-01-01 Prabhu AR John GT Shankar V Thomas PP Abi Abraham M Jeyaseelan L Jacob CK

Natl Med J India

Protein thiol oxidation and lipid peroxidation in patients with uraemia

2004-01-01 Prakash M Upadhya S Prabhu R

Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation

Serum non-transferrin bound iron in haemodialysis patients not receiving intravenous iron

2005-01-01 Prakash M Upadhya S Prabhu R


Platelet count to spleen diameter ratio for the diagnosis of esophagealvarices: Is it feasible

2008-01-10 Baig WW Nagaraja MV Varma M Prabhu AR

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology

Combined mucormycosis and candidiasis of the cecum presenting as a right iliac fossa mass in a patient with chronic kidney disease travel medicine and infectious Disease

2008-19-03 Baig WW Prabhu AR Natraj KS Mathew M

Travel Medicine

Serumparaoxonase activity and protein thiols in chronic renal failure patients

2008-01-01 Prakash M Shetty JK Rao L Sharma S Rodrigues A Prabhu AR

Indian journal of Nephrology

Determination of urinary peptides in patients with proteinuria

2008-01-10 Prakash M Shetty JK Dash S Barik BK Sarkar A Prabhu AR

Indian journal of Nephrology

Urinary protein thiols in different grades of proteinuria

2008-01-10 Prakash M Shetty JK Dash S Barik BK Sarkar A Awanthi SM Prabhu AR

Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

Clinical profile of lupus nephritis

2012-01-01 Srinivas Kosuru

Prospective study of biopsy proven lupus nephritis.

Cardio renal syndrome

2012-01-01 Rajeevalochan Parthasarathy

Prospective study of cardio renal syndrome.

Role of NGAL in AKI prediction

2010-01-01 Saleema Umeer

Prospective study to assess role of urine NGAL in predicting AKI after cancer chemotherapy.

Effect of intravenous iron on oxidant activity

2011-01-01 Suman Karanth

Prospective study of effect of intravenous iron on oxidative stress parameters in blood.

Glomerular filtration rate in normal population

2010-01-01 Leenas Equira

Study of GFR in normal population.