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Siddharth P. Shah, MD

Siddharth P. Shah, MD Physician

Course Director, Renal Pathophysiology Course, Module II, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Group Medical Director, Dialysis Programs, Renal Division, University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Shah is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Renal Electrolyte and Hypertension

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2007
  • Nephrology, 2010

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-Associated 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 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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Alpha Omega Alpha, National American College of Physicians, National American College of Physicians, National American Society of Nephrology, National Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shah 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:

Shah S, Acholonu RG, Ohene-Frempong K, Asakura T: Filterability of freshly-collected sickle erythrocytes under venous oxygen pressure without exposure to air Blood Cells, Molecules and Diseases 55 (4): 328-335,2015.

Shah S, Glickman J: Disorders of Water Homeostasis: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia The Intensive Care Unit Manual, Chapter 84 2nd Edition : 792-802,2014.

Wu SW, Shah S, Sterling KA, Rudnick MR: Prevention of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy US Nephrology 4 : 35-38,2009.

Lam A, Shah S, Paparello J: Outpatient Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: proteinuria, anemia and bone disease as therapeutic targets Am J Therapeutics 15 : 278-286,2008.

Friedewald J, Shah SP, Desai U: Clinical characteristics and influence of immunosuppression in patients with chronic transplant glomerulopathy. Annual Meeting of the World Transplant Congress : 2006.

Friedewald J, Shah SP, Desai U, Hively-Johnson S, Gheorghiade M, Kaufman D: Prevalence of CAD in patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 being evaluated for pancreas or kidney and pancreas transplant. Annual Meeting of the World Transplant Congress : 2006.

Miyasaka E, Shah SP, Abdulmalik A, Asakura T: A Sickle-Resistant sickle cell in patients with homozygous sickle cell disease. Annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, Blood 98 (18b): 2001.

Asakura T, Li X, Lian L, Graves RM, Shah SP: Morphology of SS cells under hypoxic conditions may differ from those demonstrated under in vitro conditions. 24th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program : 21a,2000.

Shah SP, Graves RM, Li C, Lian L, Asakura T: Filterability of sickle cells in the blood of patients with sickle cell disease. 24th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program : 24a,2000.

Lian L, Li X, Shah SP, Emanuele M, Evans G, Asakura T: Prevention of hypoxia-induced acute chest syndrome in transgenic sickle mice by FLOCOR Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology, Blood 94 : 420a,1999.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Renal Division
1 Founders Building
3400 Spruce St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7934
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)