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Michael Rudnick, MD Physician

Chief, Section of Nephrology and Hypertension, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Associate Professor of Medicine at the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Rudnick is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Michael Rudnick

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2005 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2017 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2005 to 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 1975
  • Nephrology, 1976

Clinical Expertise:

  • AIDS-related Kidney Complications
  • Anemia and Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Glomerulonephritis (GN)
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Drug-related Adverse Effects
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Heart Interaction
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Follow-Up
  • Kidney Vasculitis
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Angioplasty
  • Renal Artery Disease
  • Scleroderma Kidney Disease

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital
Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Health System


American College of Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Federation of Clinical Research, National American Medical Association, National American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, National American Society of Nephrology, National American Society of Nephrology,, National End Stage Renal Disease Network 24, National International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, International International Society of Nephrology, International National Kidney Foundation of Delaware Valley, National National Kidney Foundation of the Delaware Valley, National National Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Society of Nephrology, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Renal Physicians Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Rudnick is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Contrast Media Injury to the Kidney
Cardiac – Renal Interactions

Selected Publications:

Rudnick MR., Goldfarb S.: Pathogenesis of contrast-induced nephropathy: experimental and clinical observations with an emphasis on the role of osmolality. [Review] [31 refs] Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine 4 Suppl 5 : S28-33,2003.

Wang A., Holcslaw T., Bashore TM., Freed MI., Miller D., Rudnick MR., Szerlip H., Thames MD., Davidson CJ., Shusterman N., Schwab SJ.: Exacerbation of radiocontrast nephrotoxicity by endothelin receptor antagonism.[see comment] Kidney International 57 (4): 1675-80,2000.

Berns JS., Rudnick MR., Cohen RM., Bower JD., Wood BC.: Effects of normal hematocrit on ambulatory blood pressure in epoetin-treated hemodialysis patients with cardiac disease Kidney International 56 (1): 253-60,1999.

Ermer JC., Boni JP., Cevallos WH., DeCleene S., Burghart P., Rudnick MR., Fruncillo RJ., Berns JS., Cohen RM.: Bromfenac disposition in patients with impaired kidney function Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 61 (3): 312-8,1997.

Rudnick MR., Berns JS., Cohen RM., Goldfarb S.: Contrast media-associated nephrotoxicity. [Review] [150 refs] Seminars in Nephrology 17 (1): 15-26,1997.

Rudnick MR., Berns JS., Cohen RM., Goldfarb S.: Contrast media-associated nephrotoxicity. [Review] [83 refs] Current Opinion in Nephrology & Hypertension 5 (2): 127-33,1996.

Berns JS., Haghighat A., Staddon A., Cohen RM., Schmidt R., Fisher S., Rudnick MR., Tomaszewski JE.: Severe, irreversible renal failure after ifosfamide treatment. A clinicopathologic report of two patients Cancer 76 (3): 497-500,1995.

Rudnick MR., Goldfarb S., Wexler L., Ludbrook PA., Murphy MJ., Halpern EF., Hill JA., Winniford M., Cohen MB., VanFossen DB.: Nephrotoxicity of ionic and nonionic contrast media in 1196 patients: a randomized trial. The Iohexol Cooperative Study Kidney International 47 (1): 254-61,1995.

Revicki DA., Brown RE., Feeny DH., Henry D., Teehan BP., Rudnick MR., Benz RL.: Health-related quality of life associated with recombinant human erythropoietin therapy for predialysis chronic renal disease patients American Journal of Kidney Diseases 25 (4): 548-54,1995.

Roth D., Smith RD., Schulman G., Steinman TI., Hatch FE., Rudnick MR., Sloand JA., Freedman BI., Williams WW Jr., Shadur CA., et al.: Effects of recombinant human erythropoietin on renal function in chronic renal failure predialysis patients American Journal of Kidney Diseases 24 (5): 777-84,1994.

Academic Contact Info

Presbyterian Medical Center
39th and Market Streets
Medical Office Building
Suite 240

Philadelphia, Pa 19104
Phone: (215) 662-8730
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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