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Janani Rangaswami Janani Rangaswami
Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2974
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • MD, Government Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India, 2001


Janani Rangaswami, MD, FACP, FCRS, FAHA  is an attending nephrologist, professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the director of the cardiorenal program. She completed her residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a fellowship in Nephrology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, NY. She is the chair-elect for the Kidney Council of the American Heart Association, and led the AHA Scientific Statements on Cardio-Renal Syndrome (2019) and the cardiorenal benefits with the newer antidiabetic agents in kidney disease (2020). She has authored over a 100 publications in cardiorenal medicine, and is the lead editor of two textbooks in this field: Textbook of Cardio-nephrology and the Textbook of Kidney Disease in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. She has won several awards for teaching and leadership in her career, and also helped establish the Philadelphia Agreement on Gender Equality in Internal Medicine, which is a regional movement to ensure gender equity in Internal Medicine training involving several programs. She is a regular speaker at societal meetings in cardiology and nephrology, and has presented her work in many national and international avenues. 

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