Kumar  Sharma
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  • Nephrology
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About me

About Me

Kumar Sharma, M.D., is thechief of the Division of Nephrology and vice chair for research in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Sharma was professor of medicine and director of the Center for Renal Translational Medicine and director of the Institute of Metabolomic Medicine at the University of California San Diego.
His research explores the mechanisms and treatment of diabetic nephropathy. Dr. Sharma has several National Institutes of Health-funded projects including a DP3: Type 1 diabetes targeted research award of $6 million to identify novel paradigms in diabetic complications, more than $3 million from the JDRF to identify novel biomarkers in an international cohort of studies in Type 1 diabetes and more than $3 million for the Animal Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium and novel clinical trials in diabetic nephropathy from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. He serves on numerous study sections and is a standing member of the NIH Pathology of Kidney Disease study section.
He plays a lead role in the NIH Kidney Precision Medicine program, and UT Health San Antonio will be the national hub for analysis of spatial metabolomic profiles of kidney tissues.
As vice chair for research, Dr. Sharma will oversee the creation of a mentoring program for young investigators, the implementation of pilot programs and the organization of research themes across the department.




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Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania


Board Certification:
American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Treatment and care

Treatment and Care

Specific areas of interest and expertise include:

  • Acid Base Disorder
  • Acute Kidney Injury Or Acute Kidney Failure
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Adrenal Gland Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia (Related To Kidney Disease)
  • Bone Disease (Related To Kidney Disease)
  • Calcium Disorder
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Or Kidney Failure
  • Chronic Pyelonephritis
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • Complications Of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Critical Care Nephrology
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Diabetic Nerve Damage
  • Edema
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • End Stage Kidney Disease
  • Fluids Disorder
  • Glomerular Disease
  • Glomerular Disease (Glomerulonephritis)
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Gout
  • Hematuria (Blood In The Urine)
  • High Blood Pressure Disorder
  • High Cholesterol Level
  • High-Blood Pressure (Advanced Hypertension)
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Hyponatremia
  • Interstitial Nephritis
  • Intrinsic Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Cysts
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stone
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Proteinuria (Protein In The Urine)
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Renal Artery Stenosis (Ras)
  • Renal Paranchymal Disease
  • Renal Tubular Disorder
  • Renal Vascular Disease
  • Renal Vascular Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection (Uti)
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Weight loss
  • Wilms Tumor