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Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai, MD MSHP

Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai, MD MSHP Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Seshasai is employed by Penn Medicine.

In New Jersey, providers are affiliated with Penn Medicine through Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Nephrology, 2013

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anemia and Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD)
  • Complex Hypertension
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • Hemodialysis
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Injury
  • Nephrology Consultation
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renovascular Hypertension

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 Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • 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: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: Tufts - New England Medical Center
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Society of Nephrology, National International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), International National Kidney Foundation, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Seshasai 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:

Home Dialysis
Home Hemodialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis
Chronic Kidney Disease
End Stage Renal Disease

Selected Publications:

Joel D. Glickman and Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai: Home hemodialysis education during postdoctoral training: Challenges and innovations Seminars in Dialysis : 2018.

Kiljanek, L; Lee, Al; Arif, H; Aggarwal, S; Seshasai, RK: Gabapentin toxicity in a patient with acute kidney injury Poster/ Abstract American Society of Nephrology November 2017 : 2017.

Goldman J, Aggarwal S, Boyle S, McClure L, Seshasai R, Harhay M: Visit-to-Visit Variability of Systolic BP and Renal Outcomes in the SPRINT Trial. Abstract and Oral Presentation. American Heart Association Council on Hypertension, American Heart Association Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension: Joint Scientific Session, 2017 : 2017.

Seshasai RK, Mitra N, Chaknos CM, Li J, Wirtalla C, Negoianu D, Glickman JD, Dember LM: Factors Associated With Discontinuation of Home Hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis 67 (4): 629-37,2016.

Pourhassani, P; Soussan, L; Seshasai, RK; Boyle, S: C3 versus Post-infectious Glomerulonephritis in a Man with Mixed Nephrotic-Nephritic Syndrome National Kidney Foundation Annual Meeting. Boston, MA : 2016.

Seshasai, RK; Wong, T; Glickman, J; Shea, J; Dember, L.: The Home Hemodialysis Patient Experience: A Qualitative Assessment of Modality Initiation, Use, and Discontinuation National Kidney Foundation Annual Meeting. Boston, MA : 2016.

Joel D Glickman MD and Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai, MD: "Home Hemodialysis” Core Concepts in Dialysis and Continuous Therapies : 169-180,2016.

Jesse Goldman MD, Rebecca Kurnik Seshasai MD, and Ellie Kelepouris MD: “Milk-Alkali Syndrome” Ferri’s Clinical Advisor : 2016.

Seshasai, RK; Mitra, N; Chaknos, M; Li, J; Wirtalla, C; Negoianu, D; Glickman, J; Dember, L: Factors Associated with Discontinuation from Home Hemodialysis American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; : 2014.

Boyle S, Seshasai R, Aqeel I, Chaknos CM, Kobrin S: A Case of Nephritic-Nephrotic Syndrome in a Man with Neurofibromatosis American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA : 2013.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
Founders 1 Pavilion

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)