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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:

  • Alport Syndrome
  • Berger's Disease (IgA Nephropathy)
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Diabetic Kidney Diseases
  • Dialysis
  • Electrolyte Disorders
  • End-Stage Kidney Disease
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Goodpasture Syndrome
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Henoch–Schönlein purpura
  • HIV-Assoicated Nephropathy
  • Home Dialysis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Interstitial Cystitis (IC)
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Cyst (Renal Cyst)
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Polycystic Diseases
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Kidney Transplant Rejection
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Leg Swelling (Edema)
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Acidosis
  • Nephritis
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Partial Nephrectomy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Renal Disease and Pregnancy
  • Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Renovascular Hypertension
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Uremia
  • 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 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:

Chan CT, Wallace E, Golper TA, Rosner MH, Seshasai RK, Glickman JD, Schreiber M, Gee P, Rocco MV: Exploring Barriers and Potential Solutions in Home Dialysis: An NKF-KDOQI Conference Outcomes Report Amer J Kidney Dis 73 (3): 363-371,2019.

Seshasai RK, Wong T, Glickman JD, Shea JA, Dember LM: The home hemodialysis patient experience: A qualitative assessment of modality use and discontinuation Hemodialysis International 23 (2): 139-150,2019.

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.

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

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

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.

Barbieri John S, Seshasai Rebecca, Shemesh Amos, Sedrak Mina, Hoffman Brenda, Alley Evan W: Thymic neuroendocrine tumor presenting with the ectopic ACTH syndrome. Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer 8 (6): e57-8,2013.

Seshasai RK, Katz R, de Boer IH, Siscovick D, Shlipak MG, Rifkin DE, Sarnak MJ: Apolipoprotein E and Kidney Function Decline in Older Adults Clinical nephrology 78 (3): 174-80,2012.

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; 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.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Spruce Street
Founders 1 Pavilion

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