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Innovative Approaches to Nephrology Training and Precision Medicine.

January 14, 2020

The Division of Nephrology at UT Health San Antonio has a long and distinguished history of notable achievements in Nephrology. We are leaders in innovative approaches for Nephrology training and in the new era of Precision Medicine via our recently formed Center for Renal Precision Medicine (CRPM). The Division consists of nationally and internationally recognized […]




Collaboration between San Antonio’s four leading research institutions will lead to personalized therapies, worldwide health care model

November 22, 2019

  By Nancy Preyor-Johnson and Heather Adkins Nov 20, 2019 When San Antonio’s four largest research institutions recently decided to form a major precision therapeutics program, their vision was clear: systematically create breakthrough medical treatment. At the heart of the new initiative is a combination of technology, medicine and collaboration. Announced on Oct. 15, the […]




San Antonio research institutions announce partnership in precision therapeutics

October 22, 2019

The process of precision therapeutics ultimately leads to breakthrough treatments that can be individualized to specific patient populations.  Read more Related: With precision therapeutics initiative, San Antonio is skating to where the puck is going to be




Center for Renal Precision Medicine New Lab Ribbon Cutting

October 18, 2019

Center for Renal Precision Medicine New Lab Ribbon Cutting CRPM Ribbon Cutting 10.19.19 IMG_0082 It was an exciting day on Thursday, October 18, 2019 as Dr. Kumar Sharma, Chief of Nephrology and Director of the Center for Renal Precision Medicine (CRPM) cut the ribbon to the newly constructed CRPM lab.




High-Dose Spironolactone When Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Are Resistant to Loop Diuretics: A Pilot Study

July 16, 2019

16 JULY 2019 High-Dose Spironolactone When Patients With Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Are Resistant to Loop Diuretics: A Pilot Study Shweta Bansal, MD; Kristina Munoz, BS; Sonja Brune, MSN; Steven Bailey, MD; Anand Prasad, MD; Chakradhar Velagapudi, PhD Background: Resistance to loop diuretics occurs frequently in patients with acute decompensated heart failure (1), and secondary hyperaldosteronism […]



Congratulations – Dr. Chandan Takkar, Dr. Shweta Bansal and Dr. Wajeh Qunibi

July 8, 2019

Kumar Sharma, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce:    Chandan Takkar, MD Dr. Chandan Takkar has accepted the position as Associate Clinical Chief for the Nephrology Division. She has done an outstanding job in the role of Director of Clinical Operations this past year and will now assume greater duties to represent […]



Welcome 2019 UT Health Nephrology Fellows

July 1, 2019

We would like to welcome the new Nephrology Fellows  




22nd Annual Department of Research Day Was a Success

May 23, 2019

  22nd Annual Department of Research Day was a huge success.  There were over 80 abstracts submitted. Thank you to all that participant.       Join us in congratulating the Award Winners: From UT Health SA: Junior Faculty – Subramanya Srikantan (Nephrology) and Josephine Taverna (Hematology Oncology) Postdoc – Marlene Garcia (Cardiology) and Yuejuan Qin (Diabetes) Clinical […]



San Antonio ‘at the heart’ of burgeoning kidney disease crisis (Express News article – April 28, 2019)

April 28, 2019

NEWS San Antonio ‘at the heart’ of burgeoning kidney disease crisis Lauren Caruba April 28, 2019 Updated: April 28, 2019 6:48 p.m. David Rodriguez was 36 when he was diagnosed with end-stage kidney failure related to high blood pressure. Two months later, his father learned that his kidneys were also failing. After two years on […]



NASA Twins Study includes San Antonio multiomics center

April 11, 2019

Metabolomics study supports potential changes in mitochondrial function in astronaut during yearlong space flight What happens to an astronaut who is aboard the International Space Station for a year? How do the health effects compare to his twin brother who remains on Earth? Kumar Sharma, M.D., and Manjula Darshi, Ph.D., from UT Health San Antonio’s […]