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Vikas Dharnidharka, MD

Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka, an award-winning specialist in pediatric kidney disease and transplantation, is director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Dharnidharka's clinical research interests include chronic renal failure, pediatric kidney transplantation and post-transplant infections. He is known for his work related to post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), a life-threatening, post-transplant malignancy caused primarily by an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. Dr. Dharnidharka is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Div Of Pediatric Nephrology
Male
2012
Nephrology/Renal-Pediatric - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital

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Education

Fellowship: Children's Hospital Boston Massachusetts
Residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan
Medical School: Topiwala National Medical College

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna HMO/Open Access
Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna POS/PPO/Choice
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Preferred HMO/POS
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Improved equations estimating GFR in children with chronic kidney disease using an immunonephelometric determination of cystatin C.

Schwartz GJ, Schneider MF, Maier PS, Moxey-Mims M, Dharnidharka VR, Warady BA, Furth SL, Muñoz A.

Kidney Int. 2012 May 23. doi: 10.1038/ki.2012.169. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
22622496
[PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Less invasive biomarkers of acute rejection: reaching the elusive clinic.

Dharnidharka VR.

Pediatr Transplant. 2012 Jun;16(4):308-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01679.x. Epub 2012 Apr 11. No abstract available.

PMID:
22489748
[PubMed - in process]

The factors that may predict response to rituximab therapy in recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: a systematic review.

Araya CE, Dharnidharka VR.

J Transplant. 2011;2011:374213. Epub 2011 Nov 24.

PMID:
22174985
[PubMed - in process]
Free PMC Article

Lymphoproliferative disorders after adult kidney transplant: epidemiology and comparison of registry report with claims-based diagnoses.

Kasiske BL, Kukla A, Thomas D, Wood Ives J, Snyder JJ, Qiu Y, Peng Y, Dharnidharka VR, Israni AK.

Am J Kidney Dis. 2011 Dec;58(6):971-80. Epub 2011 Sep 17.

PMID:
21930332
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Urological disorders in chronic kidney disease in children cohort: clinical characteristics and estimation of glomerular filtration rate.

Dodson JL, Jerry-Fluker JV, Ng DK, Moxey-Mims M, Schwartz GJ, Dharnidharka VR, Warady BA, Furth SL.

J Urol. 2011 Oct;186(4):1460-6.

PMID:
21855938
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Racial variation in the development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders after renal transplantation.

Nee R, Hurst FP, Dharnidharka VR, Jindal RM, Agodoa LY, Abbott KC.

Transplantation. 2011 Jul 27;92(2):190-5.

PMID:
21577180
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Immune biomarker panel monitoring utilizing IDO enzyme activity and CD4 ATP levels: prediction of acute rejection vs. viral replication events.

Dharnidharka VR, Gupta S, Al Khasawneh E, Haafiz A, Shuster JJ, Theriaque DW, Shahlaee AH, Garrett TJ.

Pediatr Transplant. 2011 May;15(3):321-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2011.01485.x. Epub 2011 Feb 24.

PMID:
21492353
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

Incidence, predictors and associated outcomes of renal cell carcinoma in long-term dialysis patients.

Hurst FP, Jindal RM, Fletcher JJ, Dharnidharka V, Gorman G, Lechner B, Nee R, Agodoa LY, Abbott KC.

Urology. 2011 Jun;77(6):1271-6. Epub 2011 Apr 3. Review.

PMID:
21459420
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

The BK virus in renal transplant recipients-review of pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment.

Dharnidharka VR, Abdulnour HA, Araya CE.

Pediatr Nephrol. 2011 Oct;26(10):1763-74. Epub 2010 Dec 15. Review.

PMID:
21161285
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Comparison of generic tacrolimus and Prograf drug levels in a pediatric kidney transplant program: brief communication.

Abdulnour HA, Araya CE, Dharnidharka VR.

Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Dec;14(8):1007-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01393.x. Epub 2010 Aug 31.

PMID:
20819180
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder in children: recent outcomes and response to dual rituximab/low-dose chemotherapy combination.

Gupta S, Fricker FJ, González-Peralta RP, Slayton WB, Schuler PM, Dharnidharka VR.

Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov;14(7):896-902. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01370.x.

PMID:
20642490
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Outcomes from pandemic influenza A H1N1 infection in recipients of solid-organ transplants: a multicentre cohort study.

Kumar D, Michaels MG, Morris MI, Green M, Avery RK, Liu C, Danziger-Isakov L, Stosor V, Estabrook M, Gantt S, Marr KA, Martin S, Silveira FP, Razonable RR, Allen UD, Levi ME, Lyon GM, Bell LE, Huprikar S, Patel G, Gregg KS, Pursell K, Helmersen D, Julian KG, Shiley K, Bono B, Dharnidharka VR, Alavi G, Kalpoe JS, Shoham S, Reid GE, Humar A; American Society of Transplantation H1N1 Collaborative Study Group.

Lancet Infect Dis. 2010 Aug;10(8):521-6. Epub 2010 Jul 9.

PMID:
20620116
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

PTLD treatment: reducing the chemotherapy burden through addition of rituximab.

Dharnidharka VR, Gupta S.

Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Feb;14(1):10-1. No abstract available.

PMID:
20078838
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in pediatric patients: case report and review of literature.

Gupta S, Araya CE, Dharnidharka VR.

J Pediatr Urol. 2010 Aug;6(4):355-8. Epub 2009 Oct 27. Review.

PMID:
19864185
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Melamine-contaminated powdered formula and urolithiasis.

Dharnidharka VR.

N Engl J Med. 2009 Jun 18;360(25):2676; author reply 2677-8. No abstract available.

PMID:
19537318
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

An OPTN analysis of national registry data on treatment of BK virus allograft nephropathy in the United States.

Dharnidharka VR, Cherikh WS, Abbott KC.

Transplantation. 2009 Apr 15;87(7):1019-26.

PMID:
19352121
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Leflunomide therapy for BK virus allograft nephropathy in pediatric and young adult kidney transplant recipients.

Araya CE, Garin EH, Neiberger RE, Dharnidharka VR.

Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Feb;14(1):145-50. Epub 2009 Mar 31.

PMID:
19344337
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Viral immune monitoring for post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder.

Dharnidharka V, Gupta S.

Pediatr Transplant. 2009 Aug;13(5):521-3. Epub 2009 Feb 19. No abstract available.

PMID:
19254268
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and use of mycophenolate mofetil after kidney transplantation.

Neff RT, Hurst FP, Falta EM, Bohen EM, Lentine KL, Dharnidharka VR, Agodoa LY, Jindal RM, Yuan CM, Abbott KC.

Transplantation. 2008 Nov 27;86(10):1474-8.

PMID:
19034021
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Validation of creatinine assays utilizing HPLC and IDMS traceable standards in sera of children.

Schwartz GJ, Kwong T, Erway B, Warady B, Sokoll L, Hellerstein S, Dharnidharka V, Furth S, Muñoz A.

Pediatr Nephrol. 2009 Jan;24(1):113-9. Epub 2008 Sep 4.

PMID:
18769945
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article