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Dr. Dilip Rangarajan

Dr. Dilip Rangarajan

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB - Nephrology

Nephrologist/Renal Specialist

36 Years Experience Overall  (28 years as specialist)

96% (279 votes)

Dr. Dilip is now the Group Medical Director at NU Hospitals. He has graduated from the prestigious Madras Medical College. He completed his Mbbs in 1984 and joined MD general medicine at Madras Medical College in 1987 after being one of the toppers in the entrance exam. His career in nephrology began in 1990 and he obtained his qualification of DNB (Nephrology) in 1992. He started and developed the nephrology unit at Sundaram Medical Foundation in 1994 and was the head of the nephrology unit there till 2001. He took over as the head of Nephrology unit at NU Hospitals in February 2001 and has been instrumental in developing the department since then. He has established the protocolized practice in nephrology and has trained DNB nephrology students and also has been appraiser for DNB internal exams for nephrology students at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore. He has vast experience in handling critical care nephrology patients, renal transplantation, and patients with combined nephrological and urological problems. Along with his team of nephrologists and urologists, he has established sound infection control practices in the institution. Safety practices in hemodialysis is another highlight in the department. He runs courses for dialysis technicians and also the fellowship in renal dialysis. He is actively involved in teaching and also in the internal audits related to NABH in the institution. He has various paper presentations to his credit and a number of his papers have won awards at the zonal level. He has delivered invited lectures in the southern chapter of Indian society of nephrology and has chaired various sessions. He has various publications and has also authored the chapter in a text book. He holds memberships in Indian society of nephrology, southern chapter of Indian society of nephrology and international society of nephrology. He has also received honorary FRCP (Glasglow) “ on 25th February 2018.

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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.


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General Nephrology
Preventive Renal Care
Vascular Access
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
Preventive Nephrology
Post Renal Transplatation Care
Peritoneal Dialysis Intermittent

Awards and Recognitions

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Publication - Prescribing Drugs in Renal Diseases
Publication - Survival analysis of patients on maintenance hemodialysis
Publication - A study of impact of cost-effective nutritional supplement in patients on maintenance hemodialysis
Publication - Acute Renal Failure in Diabetes Mellitus (Prospective Study); J Nephrol Ther Volume ,(5) Membranous Nephropathy and Graves’ Disease: A Case Report and Literature
Publication - Native Valve Escherichia coli endocarditis following urosepsis: Indian Journal of Nephrology


MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1984
MD - General Medicine - Government General Hospital, Chennai, 1987
DNB - Nephrology - Government General Hospital, Chennai, 1992


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Indian Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Nephrology Association of Karnataka (NAK)
International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Indian Southern Chapter of Nephrology Association
European Renal Association (ERA)


2001 - 2016 Senior Consultant & Head of Nephrology at NU Hospitals Pvt Ltd
1994 - 2001 Consultant Nephrologist at Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai
1994 - 2000 Consultant Nephrologist at Public Health Centre, Chennai
1990 - 1991 Asst Physician at Pandalai Nursing Home
2018 - Present Medical Director at NU Hospitals


85049 Karnataka Medical Council, 2009

Trainings and Certifications

FRCP (Glasglow) - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 2018
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