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Divya Shankaranarayanan Divya Shankaranarayanan
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2292
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • MBBS (MD equivalent), Kilpauk Medical College, India, 2012


Divya Shankaranarayanan MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and completed training in Transplantation Medicine recognized by the American Society of Transplantation.

Dr. Shankaranarayanan received her MBBS degree from Kilpauk Medical College, India. She completed her Internal Medicine residency from Louisiana State University at Lafayette. She did a fellowship training in Nephrology, followed by another fellowship in Transplantation Medicine from Weill Cornell Medicine, New York under the mentorship of Dr. Manikkam Suthanthiran.

Her clinical interests include precision immunosuppression for transplantation, management of rejection in transplant patients, precision medicine for kidney diseases and COVID related kidney disease.

Her research interests include studying the mechanisms of normal human immunology, transplantation immunology and urine transcriptomics. She has worked on the role of calcium release (CRAC) channel inhibitors on normal human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in Suthanthiran laboratory. She has several publications in high impact journals in topics ranging from urinary cell transcriptomics in acute rejection to dialysis in COVID-19 patients.


  • Renal Diseases and Hypertension


Shankaranarayanan D, Muthukumar T, Barbar T, Bhasin A, Gerardine S, Lamba P, Leuprecht L, Neupane SP, Salinas T, Shimonov D, Varma E. Anticoagulation Strategies and Filter Life in COVID-19 Patients Receiving Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy: A Single-Center Experience. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN. 2020 Sep 17:CJN-08430520.

Lee JR, Silberzweig J, Akchurin O, Choi ME, Srivatana V, Lin J, Liu F, Malha L, Lubetzky M, Dadhania DM, Shankaranarayanan D. Shimonov D, Neupane, Salinas T,Bhasin A, Varma E, Leuprecht L, Gerardine S, Lamba P, Goyal P, Caliendo E, Tiase V, Sharma R, Park J, Steel P, Suthanthiran M and Zhang Y.. Characteristics of Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in an Urban Academic Medical Center. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2020 Sep 18.

Shankaranarayanan D, Neupane S, Varma E, Shimonov D, Gerardine S, Bhasin A, Lamba P, Leuprecht L, Salinas T, Afaneh C, Bellorin-Marin O, Srivatana V. Peritoneal Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury during the COVID-19 Pandemic in New York City. Kidney International Reports (2020).

Dooley B, Verma A, Ding R, Yang H, Muthukumar T, Lubetzky M, Shankaranarayanan D, Elemento O, Suthanthiran M. Urinary cell transcriptome profiling and identification of ITM2A, SLAMF6, and IKZF3 as biomarkers of acute rejection in human kidney allografts. Transplantation Direct 6.8 (2020): e588.

Verma A, Muthukumar T, Yang H, Lubetzky M, Cassidy MF, Lee JR, Dadhania DM, Snopkowski C, Shankaranarayanan D, Salvatore SP, Sharma VK. Urinary cell transcriptomics and acute rejection in human kidney allografts. JCI Insight. 2020 Feb 27;5(4).

Makusidi, A. M.,Yuvaraj A, Mathew M, Nair S, Nagarajan P, Koshy P, Shankaranarayan D, Abraham G. Brown Tumor Management in End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Chronic Dialysis: Case Reports and Literature Review. Indian Journal of Peritoneal dialysis 25, no. 2 (2014): 20-25

Shankaranarayanan D, Abraham G, Mathew M, Kurien A, Kurien A. Late-onset development of renal sinus lipomatosis in a transplant patient on sirolimus. Transplantation ,2013:95(2);e10.

Ganesh G, Shankaranarayanan D, Verma A, Thirumurthi K, Mathew M, Abraham G. Unusual presentation of a common disease in an ESRD patient. Kidney International, 2013 Nov:84(5);1055

Shankaranarayanan D, Verma A, Yuvaraj A, Abraham G, Kurien A. Late occurrence of an unusual tumour of left native kidney in an allograft recipient. Clinical Kidney Journal, 2013:6(4);443-444

Shankaranarayanan D, Verma A, Mathew M, Revathy L, Abraham G. Late onset of Development of pericardial effusion in a stable patient on CAPD and Anti tuberculosis treatment. Indian journal of peritoneal dialysis, 2013:24;46

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