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Dr. Ramesh Kumar Hotchandani

Dr. Ramesh Kumar Hotchandani

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Nephrologist/Renal Specialist


33 Years Experience Overall  (33 years as specialist)

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Dr Ramesh Kumar is one of the most experienced & renowned Nephrologist in India.With an experience of over 30+ Years, he is the first Indian to be the Member of Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) in kidney diseases.He has completed his MBBS from Kurukshetra University & MD from Rohtak University. Following which he did his MRCP from Glasgow.He was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri in 1992 and the Padma Bhushan in 2003 by the President of India for his pioneering, notable and continued contributions to nephrology.Dr Kumar has been instrumental in starting haemodialysis and kidney transplantation in Northern India.He is a pioneer of continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) in India & has been the guiding force for creation of dialysis centres all across Northern India.Dr Kumar has the distinctiveness of starting the artificial kidney program including kidney transplantation at AIIMS, Delhi.Dr Ramesh Kumar has obtained worldwide recognition for identification of cytotoxic drug – Cyclophosphamide induced sterility.His persistent battle of 20 years for the Artificial Organ Transplant Act was passed by the Parliament in May 1994. He is an active member of various international and national nephrology societies.Dr Kumar had the distinctiveness of being personal physician to noted Indian and global political and business dignitaries.He had the privilege to work with some of the renowned doctors like Late (Dr) Mary G. McGeown at Queen’s University, N. Ireland and Sir Professor H.E. DeWardener at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London.Dr Kumar is well-known for his notable and continued contributions towards society and invaluable research interests and achievements in the field of Renal Medicine.

Tuglakabad, Delhi

Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre


1, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, Mehrauli Badarpur Road, Landmark: Near Saket Metro Station, Delhi

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Tue, Fri

12:00 - 02:00


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a nephrologist?

A: A nephrologist is a medical professional specialized in diagnosis, treatment and management of kidney-related conditions.

Q: Can a nephrologist treat urinary tract infection?

A: A nephrologist only treats kidney disorders; a urinary tract infection that has spread to the kidneys can be treated by a nephrologist. However, a regular physician too can treat a urinary tract infection.

Q: Does a nephrologist perform a kidney transplant?

A: A nephrologist who is trained in transplant surgical procedures of the kidney can perform a kidney transplant. A nephrosurgeon can do this. However, a nephrologist cannot perform such surgeries.

Q: For what symptoms should I go to a nephrologist?

A: If you are suffering from conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or have a family history of kidney disease, symptoms like burning in the urine, blood in the urine, dribbling of urine, etc. then you should see a nephrologist to check for the risk of kidney problems.

Q: Can a nephrologist treat kidney stone?

A: Yes, a nephrologist can treat kidney stones. He is specialied to treat such conditions with the help of hydrotherapy, medicines and if needed may advice for a surgery.


MBBS - Kurukshetra University, 1977
MRCP (UK) - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 1982


Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)


Consultant at Saket City Hospital,


31443 Delhi Medical Council, 2003

Trainings and Certifications

MD - Nephrology - Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 1980
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