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Renu Regunathan-Shenk
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 2123050320 option 4
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia College, Columbia University, 2007
  • Medical Degree, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2011


Renu Regunathan-Shenk, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension.

Dr. Regunathan-Shenk received her Medical Degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency and General Nephrology Fellowship at New York Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center. Following her Fellowship, she completed an additional year of subspecialty training in Glomerular Diseases at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center under the guidance of Dr. Gerald B. Appel. She also completed a yearlong scholarship in the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network Scholars Program at the National Institute of Health. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

As the director of the Onco-Nephrology Clinic, she manages patients with cancer and cancer treatment related kidney problems such as chronic kidney disease, interstitial nephritis, hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities, hypertension, proteinuria, and nephrotic syndrome. She is also manages patients with Lupus Nephritis, Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, IgA Nephropathy, Minimal Change Disease, ANCA Vasculitis, and Membranous Glomerulonephritis in the Glomerular Disease Clinic at GW.

Her research interests include Onco-Nephrology, Nephrotic Syndrome, Glomerulonephritis, Genetics of Kidney Disease, and the interaction between the Gut Microbiome and Kidney Disease. She is member of the Dominic Raj Laboratory at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her work has been published in Kidney International, the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Kidney International Reports, Clinical Nephrology, Scientific Reports, and Cell Metabolism. She has contributed several book chapters focusing on glomerular diseases and proteinuria for textbooks such as Pocket Nephrology, Clinical Renal Disease, and Glomerulonephritis. Dr. Regunathan-Shenk currently leads trials examining the use of novel treatments for glomerular diseases such as IgA Nephropathy and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.


  • Renal Diseases and Hypertension


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