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Charuhas V. Thakar, MD

Volunteer Professor

Division Chief Nephrology and Hypertension; Robert G Luke, MD Endowed Chair in Nephrology

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Executive Education Course: Harvard Business School (Managing Health Care Delivery)
  • Research Scholar : The Clevland Clinic Foundation
  • Fellowship : The Cleveland Clinic (Nephrology & Hypertension)
  • Residency : Yale University (Internal Medicine )
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Nephrology) (Certification Date: 2002-11-06)

Contact Information
Research Interests

Epidemiology of Acute Renal Failure, Biomarkers of Kidney Injury and Progression of Kidney Disease

Clinical Interests


Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Acute Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hagaman J, Panos R, McCormack F, Thakar CV, Wikenheiser-Brokamp K, Shipley R, Kinder B 2011. Vitamin D deficiency and reduced lung function in connective tissue-associated interstitial lung diseases Chest, 139 , 353-360

Laflam P, Schmitt K, Edie C, Simbart L, Thakar CV 2011. Factors affecting conformity to renin-angiotensin system inhibitors usage in chronic kidney disease and diabetes mellitus J Clin Hypertension, 13 7, 473-478

Lee T, Roy-Chaudhury P, Thakar CV 2011. Improving incident fistula rates: A process of care issue? AM J Kidney Dis, 56 1, 814-817

Schmitt K, Edie C, Laflam P, Simartl L, Thakar CV 2010. Adherence to medications and blood pressure control in chronic kidney disease Am J Nephrol, 32 6, 541-548

Thakar CV 2010. Predicting AKI after cardiac surgery: How to use the "crystal ball" AM J Kidney Dis, 56 4, 605-608

Thakar CV, Quate-Operacz M, Leonard AC, Eckman MH 2010. Outcomes of hemodialysis patients in a long-term care hospital setting: A single-center study AM J Kidney Dis, 55 2,

Joseph SA, Thakar CV 2009. Perioperative risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of acute kidney injury Int Anesthesiol Clin, 47 4, 89-105

Nigewaker S, Kandula P, Hix JK, Thakar CV 2009. Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery and acute kidney injury: A meta-analysis of randomized and observational studes AM J Kidney Dis, 54 3, 413-423

Thakar CV, Christianson A, Freyberg R, Almenoff P, Render ML 2009. Incidence and outcomes of acute kidney injury in intensive care units: A VHA study Crit Care Med, 37 9, 2552-2558

Thakar CV, Kharat V, Blanck S, Leonard A 2007. Acute kidney injury after gastric bypass surgery Clin J Am Soc Nephrol, 2 3, 426-430

Thakar CV, Worley S, Arrigain S, Yared JP, Paganini EP 2007. Improved survival in acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery AM J Kidney Dis, 50 5, 703-711

Boyle JM, Arrigain S, Moualla S, Worley S, Bakri M, Starling R, Yared JP, Heyka R, Thakar CV 2006. Risks and consequences of acute kidney injury requiring dialysis after cardiac transplant AM J Kidney Dis, 48 5, 787-796

Hix JK, Thakar CV, Katz E, Yared JP, Sabik J, Paganini EP 2006. Effect of off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery on post-operative acute kidney injury and mortality Crit Care Med, 34 12, 2979-2983

Thakar CV, Worley S, Arrigain S, Worley S, Yred JP, Paganini EP 2005. A clinical score to predict acute renal failure after cardiac surgery J Am Soc Nephrol, 16 1, 162-168

Thakar CV, Worley S, Arrigain S, Yared JP, Paganini EP 2005. Influence of renal dysfunction on mortality after cardiac surgery Kidney Int, 67 3, 1112-1117

Thakar CV, Zahedi K, Revelo MP, Wang Z, Burnham CE, Barone S, Bevans S, Lentsch A, Rabb H, Soleimani M 2005. Identification of Thrombospondin 1 (TSP-1) as a novel mediator of cell injury in kidney ischemia J Clin Invest, 115 , 3451-3459

Thakar CV, Lara A, Goel M, Nally JV Jr 2003. Staghorn calculus in renal allograft presenting as acute renal failure Urol Res, 31 6, 414-416

Thakar CV, Liangos O, Yared JP, Nelson DA, Hariacher S, Paganini EP 2003. Predicting acute renal failure after cardiac surgery: validation and re-definition of a risk-stratification algorithm Hemodialysis Int, 7 20, 143-147

Thakar CV, Yared JP, Worley S, Cotman K, Paganini EP 2003. Renal dysfunction and serious infections after open-heart surgery Kidney Int, 64 1, 239-246

Thakar, CV, Liangos O, Yared JP, Nelson D, Piedmont, MR, Hariachar S, Paganini EP 2003. Acute renal failure after open-heart surgery: influence of gender and race AM J Kidney Dis, 41 4, 742-751

Thakar CV, Christianson A, Himmelfarb J, Leonard A 11-2011. Acute kidney injury episodes and chronic kidney disease in diabetes mellitus CJASN, 6 11, 2567-2572

Thakar CV, Parikh P, Liu Y 05-2012. Acute kidney injury and risk of readmissions in patients with heart failure Am Journal of Cardiol, 109 10, 1482-1486

Abstract Publications

Thakar C, Yared JP, Nelson D, Paganini E 2002. Renal Dysfunction and Frequency of Sepsis and Serious Infections after Cardiac Surgery JASN, 13 ,

Bakri M, Thakar C, Yared J, Paganini E, Starr N 2001. Does Renal Dysfunction Worsen Outcome of Diabetics after Cardiac Surgery Anesthesiology, 95 , A408

Thakar C, Piedmonte M, Hariachar S, Yared J, Paganini E 2001. Preoperative Renal Function May Predict Post-Operative Infection Risk ASAIO Journal, 47 2,

Liangos O, Thakar C, Yared J, Hariachar S, Nelson D, Piedmonte M, Paganini E 09-2001. Effects of Gender and Ethnicity on Acute Renal Failure Risk Following Open Heart Surgery J Am Soc Nephrology, 12 ,

Thakar C, Liangos O, Yared J, Nelson D, Piedmonte M, Hariacher S, Paganini E 09-2001. Risk of Acute Renal Failure in Cardiac Surgery: Validation and Redefinition to Identify High Risk Population J Am Soc Nephrology, 12 ,