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President (Elect.)

Dr. Ashwani Gupta


Dr. Ashwani Gupta passed MBBS from HP Medical College Shimla in 1981. Joined PGIMER Chandigarh in 1982 after completing 1 year internship, passed MD Medicine in 1985, and DM Nephrology in 1989 from PGIMER Chandigarh. Joined as Asstt. Professor of Nephrology at HP Medical College Shimla, Set up the department of Nephrology and started acute and chronic maintenance haemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis in Himachal Pradesh in 1989.

In 1991 joined Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi and presently a Senior Consultant and Co- Chairman of Department of Nephrology. Served Indian Society of Nephrology as Treasurer cum Joint Secy. from 1998-2003 during the tenure of Dr. D.S. Rana then Secretary ISN and computerised the records of ISN Members, streamlined electronic Communications and I was also involved in framing of the Constitution of ISN in 2004.

Presently, I am Vice President of Indian Society of Nephrology since 2022 and have served as Joint Secy. Cum Treasurer of PDSI, President of North Zone Chapter of ISN, Secretary & President of Delhi Nephrology Society and member of managing committee of Ram Krishna Mission Sewa Ashram and Hospital Vrindavan. I have been the teaching Co-coordinator of DNB (Nephrology) programme at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital for 28 yrs. Organised Zonal, National and International conferences.

I would like to serve the Indian Society of Nephrology and I will work untiringly as a team for the further progress of ISN. I would like to start new and also complete the registries/ guidelines on various diseases, started by my worthy predecessors. My endeavor will be to start registry of Renal Transplantation and encourage young Nephrologist for the basic research.

Georgi Abraham


Georgi Abraham MD. FRCP Mentored many junior colleagues during last 33 years and a substantial number of them tookup nephrology and successfully practising in many developed and developing countries. Under ISN and ISPD trained fellows from South Asian countries Africa, UAE, Iraq. Founder trustee of Tanker Foundation providing dialysis (860 patients 90% free through 14 dialysis centres in TN), early detection and prevention programes, supporting young investigators. Visiting faculty in 34 countries. Served in the editorial board of ACKD, NDT, Hemodialysis International, Peritoneal Dialysis international, IJN. Editor in chief IJPD and South Asian Journal of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation. Initiated CAPD and APD in India and South Asian counties in 1991. Research activities include nutrition, CLD in HD patients, DD donor families socioeconomic outcome. Author and co-author 343 articles, 34 textbook chapters.

Challenges in Indian Nephrology to engage Ministry of Health Government of India, establish MOU with developed countries Nephrology Society to share knowledge base. Engage extensively early detection and prevention programes and support nephrology training in the North East where there is a dearth in manpower.

Vice President

Dr Bibekanand Kar


Passed MBBS, MD(Medicine) from SCB MEDICAL COLLEGE CUTTACK & DM(NEPHROLOGY) from IMS, BHU, VARANASI. Attended several national and international conference of API, NEPHROLOGY, IMA and presented papers& chaired several sessions. I have several publications to my credit. I am member of API, IMA, ISOT, ISN, ISN(EAST ZONE) ASN, Executive Member of state authorisation for organ transplantation & having more than 20 years of experience in Nephrology & participated actively for initiation of DM course in Nephrology at SCB MEDICAL COLLEGE CUTTACK.I have also rendered my services as associate professor &Head at VSS Medical College, Burla. At present I am working as Prof. & Head of NEPHROLOGY at MKCG MEDICAL COLLEGE BERHAMPUR, & PRESIDENT Of Odisha State Nephrology Forum.

If elected I will dedicate myself for the development of Indian society of Nephrology .

Dr Sanjay Agrawal


DR. SANJAY K. AGARWAL is faculty in department of Nephrology, AIIMS, New Delhi since 1991 and head of department since 2007.

He is member of “Health Care Committee” of PhD Chambers of Commerce and Industry since 2022, member of National Oversight Committee for PM National Dialysis Program 2022 onward, subject expert committee for Cardio-Renal group of CDSCO, GOI, member of Working Group of GOI for integration of CKD in NPCDCS, National Lead of India for global Find-CKD study, editor Seminars in Dialysis, Editor Indian Journal of Nephrology (2015-2022), Council member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Chair Global Burden of Disease: India CKD expert group, Member of Technical Expert Committee for NPCDCS, since 2017, Council Member International Society of Nephrology for Asian Region (2011 – 2017), advisory board member of National organ Transplant Program, Advisory Board member of CKD program GOI. He has 14 orations and 10 fellowships to his credit and pursued 26 research projects as PI. He had 322 research publications and guided 72 PGs for various MD, DM and MCh. He is member of 22 national and international societies.

If elected as Vice President of ISN, he promises to take issues related to nephrology in India to policy makers in government, being a member of various government national committees.

Dr. Sanjiv Jasuja,


Current Position -, Clinical Advisor & Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Academic / Social Positions- Board Member Asia Pacific society of Dialysis Access (APSDA), Past Vice President, Indian Society of Organ Transplant (ISOT), Past President, Delhi Nephrology Society (DNS), Convenor, Avatar Foundation, Past Secretory, Avatar Society. Member credentialling committee IMCL.

Contributions- Spearheaded the recognition of Interventional Nephrology in Country, starting as founding member of Avatar Foundation (2012) to formation of Avatar Society (2023). Part of Editors for Interventional Nephrology Curriculum for country. Member Speciality Board of Nephrology with National Board of Examinations (NBE). DNB(Nephrology) teacher and thesis guide for 2 decades.

Publications - Six position publications dedicated to status of Intervention Nephrology in Asia pacific region and GCC countries. Three Covid impact publications on transplant Patients. Additional 50 plus publications and Book chapters. Contributor to NASL-ISN Joint Position Statements on management of patients with Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Disease.

Personal Abilities and statement- Can contribute meaningfully to Indian Society of Nephrology with everyone’s support. Keen Golfer.

Dr Vilas Naik


I am Dr. Vilas Naik,DM (KEMH 2006) Fellowship in nephrology, Toronto. I am practising in Kolhapur, MH. Contesting for “VICE PRESIDENT” ISN. I came from Toronto in 2009 to Kolhapur, a third tier city. Most did not know the difference a between urologist and nephrologist.

I started with 3 station HD unit and a 7 bed IPD in a rented place, as no institution felt the need of nephrologist. Now, I am a director of a 107 bed SUPERSPECIALITY Hospital, which has completed 120 kidney transplants. This included convincing ourselves that transplant can be done in our small city, and then starting from a scratch. Stalwarts speak of career building on ISN platforms, academics & research is discussed. A newly passed nephrologist is paid peanuts at the age of 32 or 33 y, less than a resident ?

THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE. I understand the challenges faced by young nephrologists. Please support my vision for a better future in nephrology. Please VOTE- it’s online.

I shall bring a fresh outlook, and energy into the role

Executive Members

Dr Dharshan Rangaswami


Dear seniors and colleagues,

I have been working at the Kasturba Hospital and Medical College for last 10 years across various positions. As an Additional Professor at the Department of Nephrology and Renal Transplant Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka, I am involved in teaching program for D.M. Nephrology, PhD, BSc and MSc (RRT & DT) trainees at my university and conduct public awareness programs involving kidney health.

After completing my Nephrology training from SGPGI, Lucknow, I got trained as a multi-organ transplant scholar under ISN fellowship program at Westmead Hospital, Sydney under Prof. Jeremy Chapman. I currently serve as an Executive member for ISN South Zone chapter, hold the responsibility of an Editorial Fellow for Indian Journal of Transplantation and moderate the monthly ISN Journal Club. I have been awarded both intra-mural and extra-mural grants for my research work. I have 45 Indexed publications to my credit in International and National Journals, authored chapters in textbook and have keen interest in glomerular disease and Acute Kidney Injury. Being involved in education, research and clinical work, I believe I can help Indian Society of Nephrology to further grow and achieve its goals.

Dr Nisith K Mohanty


Dr Nisith Kumar Mohanty, Md, Dm, Fisn,fisot, Chief Consultant Nephhrologist, Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar Ex Prof Nephrology Ims And Som Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Ex Councillor Isot 2013, Conducted Two National Conference (isot,nehropathology) As Organising Secretary,conducted Isn East Zone 2001.

Actively Involbed In Teaching Dnb Studtent,reaserch In Ckd.actively Involved In Social Work Through Utkal Kidney Foundation I Am Instrumental In Developing Nephrology In Odisha Particularyly Kidney Transplatation, Criticaal Care Nephrolgy, Started Dm Nephrogy In Soa Univeresity,as Im Active In Academic,social Work And Teaching Is A Fit Candidate For The Post Of Isn Councilmember.hope You Will Vote Me.

Dr Rushi Deshpande


Dr Rushi V Deshpande Candidate for Executive committee member post In ISN Election 2023.


Biodata in nutshell

DM, DNB Nephrology Gold Medalist

Clinical Nephrology & Renal transplantation fellowship at UHN, Toronto,Canada

Currently :

-Director Academics Nephrology and Renal Transplantation at Jaslok Hospital & Research Center, Mumbai.

-Director Critical care Nephrology at Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai


ex chairperson ZTCC Mumbai Kidney Transplantation Sub-committee.

Associated with Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai Pro Bono as a consultant from 2010

onwards till 2022 with compassion and empathy to serve the poor and needy.

Founder Chair of Beena kidney foundation a non profit charitable trust for helping kidney patients.

Passionate about teaching and research activities. DNB Teacher at Jaslok Hospital . Started Critical care Nephrology fellowship program at Reliance Foundation Hospital, Mumbai.

Conducted successfully regional conferences in the field of Onco-Nephrology and Critical Care.


Research :

Involved in several international and national level clinical trials

Extensively published in indexed journals on HD, Kidney Transplantation ( ABOi & ABOc ).



Promote Research & Education in the field of Nephrology.

Help development of newer remuneration models in Nephrology to benefit young nephrology trainees.

To facilitate exchange program both nationally and internationally as ISN initiatives for further training of young nephrologists.

Believe in making Indian society of Nephrology a truly national body by equitable representation from all zones of the country. Will ensure all should be equally benefitted and respected

Dr Vinant Bhargava


Vinant Bhargava DNB, MNAMS, FASN, FRCP ( Edin.), FACP, MBA ( HCM).

Current position:

Senior Consultant Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi

Societal appointments.:

Executive Council Member, North Zone Indian Society of Nephrology

Member, Social Media team Indian Society of Nephrology

Executive Council Member, Delhi Nephrology Society

Associate Director , AVATAR foundation

Joint secretary , Indian Society of Peritoneal Dialysis

Academic appointments

Mentor in the mentor-mentee program International Society of Nephrology Examiner for Diploma training in Nephrology at Indian Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences Thesis guide/ Teacher for students in DNB nephrology program at Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi since a decade.

Reviewer in Indian Journal of Nephrology, Indian journal of transplantation, CJASN.


Editor of the “ Textbook of Kidney Transplantation “: for the Nephrology fellows, renal physicians, transplant surgeons with Indian context/literature/ experience in mind. 45 national and 21 international publications in peer reviewed journals. 13 book chapters. Involved in training several Intervention Nephrologists over the past decade Instrumental in organising academic events, conferences. Spearheaded virtual conferences during COVID era related to critical care nephrology, Multiple myeloma, Renal Nutrition, Peritoneal dialysis, Hemodialysis. Have conducted several workshops in intervention Nephrology at AVATAR.

Statement of purpose:

Indian society of nephrology has a long legacy and blessings of stalwarts. Budding nephrologists have a zeal to take this society to epitome of a new horizon. I look forward to coordinating these efforts and realise the vision of founders of the society to make a difference to nephrology practise/ research in the country.