Women in Medicine: Shweta Bansal

Shweta Bansal, MD, MBBS, FASN, Professor

Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology

Long School of Medicine

As the Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship (2017-2021), with implementation of innovative cardiorenal track, multiple electives, and night-float system, she put the program on national map and made it extremely competitive to attract quality applicants. Additionally, her passion for education and cardiorenal interest led to foundation of Annual Cardiorenal Connections (CRC) CME meeting in 2016 with cardiologist, Dr. Anand Prasad. Under their leadership and vision, CRC has achieved national and international fame and is now the “to go” meeting for Cardiorenalmetabolic disorders. The 5th Annual meeting assembled a team of outstanding world-renowned speakers with state-of-the art presentations and was attended by 500 participants.

Dr. Bansal’s clinical and research interests focus on the volume/sodium control in the management of hypertension, CKD, dialysis and cardiorenal patients. She has received extra-mural and institutional grants and is the site-PI for important Precision Medicine initiatives with NIH and TRIDENT consortium, NHLBI sponsored SPIRRIT-HF and several clinical industry grants. She has over 60 peer reviewed publications and chapters in high-impact journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine and JASN. She leads the Hub Liaison Team for Institutional Clinical and Translational Sciences Award. She also serves as the chair of the Institutional Review Board and Associate Editor for Journal Clinical Nephrology.

Overall, Dr. Bansal strongly believes in academic medicine and its each domain – patient care, education, and research. She is humbled and privileged to have the current job that allows to have a meaningful impact on the lives of her patients through clinical care and research activities, and the lives of medical students, residents, and fellows through teaching.

Dr. Bansal’s Faculty Profile