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Nwamaka Denise Eneanya, MD, MPH

Nwamaka Denise Eneanya, MD, MPH Physician

Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Eneanya is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

  • General Nephrology Clinic

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Acute Interstitial Nephritis
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Tubular Necrosis
  • Adrenal Adenoma
  • Adrenal Mass
  • Alport Syndrome
  • Amyloid Nephropathy
  • Anasarca
  • Anca Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody
  • Atheroembolism of Renal Arteries
  • Azotemia
  • Bartter Syndrome
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • BK Virus Nephropathy
  • Calcium Oxalate Stones
  • Calculus of Urinary Tract
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Post Renal Transplant
  • Congenital Renal Disease
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Conservative Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Contrast-Induced Nephropathy
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Crytalluria
  • Cystine Kidney Stones
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Dialysis Prevention
  • Dialysis Related Amyloidosis
  • Dietary Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Elevated Creatinine
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
  • Familial Renal Amyloidosis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Gitelman Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Glomerulonephropathy
  • Glucocorticoid-Remediable Aldosteronism
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Gouty Nephropathy
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hematuria
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • Hep C-Related Renal Disease
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • HIV-Associated Nephropathy
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypermagnesemia
  • Hypernatremia
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Hypertensive Urgency
  • Hypertrophy of Kidney
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypomagnesemia
  • Hyponatremia
  • Hypophosphatemia
  • IgG4-Related Diseases
  • Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion
  • Incremental Dialysis
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Ischemic Nephropathy
  • Ischemic Renal Atrophy
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Malformation
  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Problem
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Kidney Transplant Malfunction
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Lead Nephropathy
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Liddle Syndrome
  • Light Chain Disorders
  • Lithium Nephropathy
  • Lithium Poisoning
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Maternal Renal Disease
  • Medical Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Medullary Sponge Kidney
  • Membranous Nephropathy
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Metabolic Alkalosis
  • Methanol Poisoning
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Microscopic Hematuria
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis
  • Minimal Change Kidney Disease
  • Myeloma Kidney
  • Nephritic Syndrome
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
  • Nephropathy
  • Nephrosclerosis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Obesity-Related Glomerulopathy
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palliative Management of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Polyuria
  • Postural Proteinuria
  • Primary Polydipsia
  • Proteinuria
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism Type 1
  • Radiation Nephropathy
  • Reflux Nephropathy
  • Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Renal Artery Dysplasia
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Renal Cortical Necrosis
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Hypoplasia
  • Renal Insufficiency
  • Renal Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease
  • Renal Mass
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renal Replacement Therapy Education
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Solitary Kidney
  • Thin Basement Membrane Disease
  • Tubulointerstitial Nephritis
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • Uremia
  • Uremic Encephalopathy
  • Urgent-Start Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Uric Acid Urolithiasis
  • Vasculitis
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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 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: Meharry Medical College - School of Medicine
Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital


American Medical Association, National American Society of Nephrology, National Steering Committee, National Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Eneanya 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.


Selected Publications:

Eneanya ND, Maddux DW, Reviriego-Mendoza MM, Larkin JW, Usvyat LA, Van der Sande FM, Kooman JP, Maddux FW: Longitudinal patterns of health-related quality of life and dialysis modality: a national cohort study BMC Nephrology : 2019.

Eneanya ND, Olaniran KO, Xu D, Waite K, Crittenden S, Hazar DB, Volandes AE, Temel JS, Thadhani R, Paasche-Orlow MK: Health literacy mediates racial disparities in cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge among chronic kidney disease patients. J Health Care Poor Underserved 29 (3): 1069-1082,2018.

Allegretti Andrew S, Parada Xavier Vela, Eneanya Nwamaka D, Gilligan Hannah, Xu Dihua, Zhao Sophia, Dienstag Jules L, Chung Raymond T, Thadhani Ravi I: Prognosis of Patients with Cirrhosis and AKI Who Initiate RRT. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 13 (1): 16-25,2018.

Olaniran KO, Percy SG, Zhao S, Blais C, Jackson V, Kamdar MM, Goverman J, Kroshinsky D, Temel JS, Nigwekar SU, Eneanya ND: Palliative care use and patterns of end-of-life care in hospitalized patients with calciphylaxis Journal of Pain and Symptom Management : 2018.

Nigwekar Sagar U, Weiser Jeremy M, Kalim Sahir, Xu Dihua, Wibecan Joshua L, Dougherty Sarah M, Mercier-Lafond Laurence, Corapi Kristin M, Eneanya Nwamaka D, Holbrook Eric H, Brown Dennis, Thadhani Ravi I, Păunescu Teodor G: Characterization and Correction of Olfactory Deficits in Kidney Disease. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 28 (11): 3395-3403,2017.

Eneanya Nwamaka D, Paasche-Orlow Michael K, Volandes Angelo: Palliative and end-of-life care in nephrology: moving from observations to interventions. Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension 26 (4): 327-334,2017.

Eneanya Nwamaka D, Hailpern Susan M, O'Hare Ann M, Kurella Tamura Manjula, Katz Ronit, Kreuter William, Montez-Rath Maria E, Hebert Paul L, Hall Yoshio N: Trends in Receipt of Intensive Procedures at the End of Life Among Patients Treated With Maintenance Dialysis. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 69 (1): 60-68,2017.

Eneanya ND, Winter M, Cabral H, Waite K, Waite K, Henault L, Bickmore T, Hanchate A, Wolf M, Paasche-Orlow MK: Health Literacy and Education as Mediators of Racial Disparities in Patient Activation Within an Elderly Patient Cohort J Health Care Poor Underserved 27 (3): 1427-40,2016.

Eneanya Nwamaka D, Wenger Julia B, Waite Katherine, Crittenden Stanley, Hazar Derya B, Volandes Angelo, Temel Jennifer S, Thadhani Ravi, Paasche-Orlow Michael K: Racial Disparities in End-of-Life Communication and Preferences among Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. American Journal of Nephrology 44 (1): 46-53,2016.

Hazar D Bora, Eneanya Nwamaka D, Kilcoyne Aoife, Rosales Ivy A: Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 35-2015: A 72-Year-Old Woman with Proteinuria and a Kidney Mass. The New England Journal of Medicine 373 (20): 1958-67,2015.

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Academic Contact Info

307 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)