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Udayan Bhatt, MD

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395 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-4997

Email: bhatt.5@osu.edu


Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Nephrology

Physician, FGP-Nephrology



Enclosed with this narrative is supporting documentation for my application for promotion from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor on the Clinical Track. The enclosed documentation deals primarily with the time since my initial appointment at The Ohio State University Medical Center on the Clinical Track in September 2006. However, it also includes information regarding my clinical training at The Ohio State University. It also describes my basic science work following my appointment as an Assistant Professor on the Tenure Track in July 2002. When the mentor of my NIH sponsored K-award took the position as Nephrology Division Director at the University of Florida Jacksonville, I was recruited and subsequently joined him. It was there that my research interest shifted from basic science to clinical research. I also became very active in the medical education program there.

I returned to the Division of Nephrology at The Ohio State University Medical Center in 2006 to pursue formal training in clinical research in the College of Public Health. I was also given the opportunity to expand my growing interest in medical education. Since my return, I have been fortunate to be active in the educational, clinical, and research arenas. In the educational arena, after serving as the Assistant Renal Module Leader for 4 years, I have served as Leader of the Renal Module for the last 5 years. I spearheaded efforts to incorporate team based learning concepts into the curriculum. In recent years, I incorporated E-learning methods into the module while creating “Consult Rounds” sessions to provide clinical applications of foundational knowledge. Based on having the top student evaluation scores, I received the teaching award for the Renal Module in 2009 and 2010. At the College level, I was inducted into Courage to Teach in April 2014. In the research field, I received a Masters of Public Health in 2010. I am currently the site PI for the NIH-sponsored, multicenter Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). I have led all aspects of the trial in our Division. Under my leadership, we received awards for CKD recruitment, study retention, and achievement of study targets in 2014. I was also elected by a national committee to serve on the national Morbidity/Mortality (M/M) and Presentations/Publications (P/P) Subcommittees. I have co-authored 22 manuscripts (17 of which were since my appointment in 2006) and numerous abstracts. My cumulative research and education activities were recognized nationally. Specifically, after a competitive application process, I was appointed to the American Society of Nephrology’s Acute Kidney Injury Advisory Group (ASN AKI-AG), based on both my educational initiatives and my AKI research interests. This is an international group of nephrologists with an interest in AKI related research, education, and policy. I was also invited to present at the Plenary Session of the CSCTR/AFMR Midwest Meeting on kidney disease and renal replacement in Ebola Virus Disease. I have also been very active clinically during this time. I received a National Top 10% Patient Satisfaction Score in 2014 and was awarded a Faculty Achievement Award. I was fortunate to have the highest UltraCare Score (a multifaceted clinical outcomes score for dialysis patients who receive dialysis from Fresenius Medical Corporation) in the Western Ohio region in August 2010.

Taken together, I feel that my work supports my application for promotion to Associate Professor on the Clinical Track. Thank you for your time and attention to this application.

Creative Works

Radio interview on All Sides with Ann Fisher at WOSU. The topic of discussion was the results of the SPRINT Trial.


1997 - present Medical Doctor: State Medical Board of Ohio
2003 - present Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
2014 - present Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Services

09/01/2006 Nephrology inpatient and outpatient (The Ohio State University Medical Center)


Jopling M, Balch D, Howie M, Bhatt UY, Dzonczyk R. "Early Diagnosis of Cardiac Tamponade By Time Averaged CVP Waveform Analysis." In Anesthesiology. (September 1993). A489-.

Bhatt U, Haller L, Nahman Jr., N.S., Hebert L, Bay W. "An Examination of the Correlation Between Urea-Reduction Ratio and Total Plasma Homocysteine." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (November 1999). A1654-.

Bhatt UY, Plott DT, Fu J, Nahman NS Jr, Rovin BH. "Bone marrow engraftment and acute renal failure." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (October 2000). A2707-.

Sas J, Johnson A, Williams C, Bhatt UY, Shirey KG, Sferra TJ, Nahman NS Jr. "Inhibition of TGF mRNA with a decorin transgene: Implications for gene therapy of diabetic nephropathy." In Journal of Investigative Medicine. (April 2001). 305A-.

Johnson AB, Wick MP, Bhatt UY, Williams C, Sas J, Shie S, Jewell S, Sferra TJ, Nahman Jr., NS. "Adenoviral-microsphere complexes for glomerular gene delivery: Potential ischemic and inflammatory events following microparticle embolization." In Molecular Therapy. (June 2001). S340-.

Bhatt UY, McKeegan C, Urban K, Dakappagari N, Johnson A, Williams C, Sas J, Ellison J, Kaumaya PT, Jewell S, Sferra TJ, Nahman Jr., NS. "Distribution of the Coxsackie-Adenovirus receptor protein in the human kidney." In Molecular Therapy. (June 2001). S336-.

Bhatt UY, Johnson A, Williams C, Sas J, Sferra TJ, Nahman NS Jr. "Induction of a coxsackie-adenovirus receptor transgene increases adenoviral transduction efficiency." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (October 2001). 672A-.

Bringardner AB, Bhatt UY, Sferra TJ, Wick MP, Nahman NS, Jr. "GeneChip analysis of rat kidney following microparticle injection or renal artery cross-clamp: Insights for arterial delivery of glomerular DNA-microparticle complexes." In Journal of Investigative Medicine. (September 2002). 224A-.

Bhatt UY, Shen N, Ellison JS, Bringardner AB, Sferra TJ, Nahman NS, Jr. "Angiotensin II-Mediated effects on adenoviral gene delivery in human mesangial cells." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (September 2002). 128A-.

Bringardner,A,B; Bhatt,U,Y; Sferra,T,J; Wick,M,P; Nahman,N,S. "Gene expression profiling of the ischemic rat kidney.." In JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY. (September 2002). 143A-143A.

Nahman,N,S; Bringardner,A; Bhatt,U,Y; Sferra,T,J; Husa,M; Verrill,T; Vaughn,J. "Gene therapy with decorin reduces diabetic organomegaly in rats." In MOLECULAR THERAPY. (May 2003). S399-S399.

Bhatt,U,Y; Shen,N,S; Bringardner,A,B; Husa,M; Sferra,T,J; Nahman,N,S. "Early gene expression signatures in human mesangial cells following adenoviral transduction." In MOLECULAR THERAPY. (May 2003). S144-S144.

Nahman,N,S; Bringardner,A; Bhatt,U,Y; Sferra,T,J. "Assessing the safety of microparticle-based glomerular gene delivery using a class comparison of DNA microarrays from ischemic or microparticle-injected kidneys.." In JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY. (November 2003). 372A-372A.

Bhatt,U,Y; Smith,A,N; Bringardner,A,B; Vaughn,J; Verrill,T; Sferra,T,J. "Effect of adenoviral transduction on mesangial cell gene expression.." In JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY. (November 2003). 371A-371A.

Bringardner,A; Bhatt,U,Y; Sferra,T,J; Wick,M; Husa,M; Ellison,J; Mansfield,A; Nahman,N,S. "Kidney gene expression signatures following aortic injection of microspheres versus frank renal ischemia: Implications for microparticle-based glomerular gene delivery systems." In MOLECULAR THERAPY. (May 2003). S307-S307.

Hostetler T, Hixon-Vermillion B, Plott D, Bhatt UY. "Changes in hemodynamics associated with duration of CRRT." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (October 2004). 191A-.

Bhatt UY, Smith AN, Bringardner AB, Sferra TJ, Nahman, Jr. NS. "Regulation of cellular CAR expression and adenoviral transduction." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (October 2004). 424A-.

Bhatt UY, Smith AN, Bringardner AB, Sferra TJ, Nahman, Jr. NS. "Glucose mediated alterations in cellular CAR expression." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (October 2004). 424A-.

Plott DT, Yamokoski T, Sparks J, Bhatt UY. "Survival and renal recovery in ICU patients receiving CRRT." In Blood Purification. (March 2004). 231-.

Plott D, Hostetler T, Hixon-Vermillion B, Bhatt UY. "Hemodynamic effects of variable replacement fluid rates in hemodiafiltration." In Blood Purification. (March 2005). 171-.

Hostetler T, Plott D, Hixon-Vermillion B, Bhatt UY. "Effect of Illness Severity Scores on Hemodynamic Impact of CRRT." In Blood Purification. (March 2005). 170-.

Plott D, Birmingham D, Rovin B, Hebert L, Bhatt UY. "Association of Air Quality Index and Renal Flares of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (November 2007). TH-PO1074.

Udayan Y. Bhatt, Robert D. Toto, Shona Methven, et al.. "The Nephropathy of the Patients in the African American Study of Kidney." In Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. (November 2013). 157A-.



1991 A.A.S., The Ohio State University

1995 B.A., The Ohio State University

2010 B.S.Ch.E., The Ohio State University


Editorial Activities

2013 - present International Journal of Nephrology
2013 - present Circulation
2014 - present BMC Nephrology


2005 - present Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. American Society of Nephrology.
2009 - present College of Medicine Teaching Award. College of Medicine.
2010 - present College of Medcine Teaching Award. College of Medicine.
2014 - present Courage to Teach. College of Medicine.
2014 - present Faculty Achievement Award. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Journal Articles

Nahman Jr, NS, Drost WT, Bhatt UY, Sferra TJ, Johnson A, Gamboa P, Hinkle GH, Haynam A, Bergdall V, Hickey C, Bonagura JD, Brannon-Peppas L, Ellison JS, Mandfield A, Shie S, Shen N. "Biodegradable microparticles for in vivo glomerular targeting." Biomed MicroDevelopment. Vol. 4(3), (January 2002.): 189-195.

Bhatt,Udayan,Y; Sferra,Thomas,J; Johnson,Amy; Williams,Caroline; Shirey,Kristen; Venema,Tammy; Nuovo,Gerard,J; Nahman,N,Stanley. "Glomerular beta-galactosidase expression following transduction with microsphere-adenoviral complexes.." Kidney international. Vol. 61, no. 1. (January 2002.): S68-72.

Bringardner AB, Bhatt UY, Sferra TJ, Wick MP, Nahman NS, Jr.. "Kidney gene expression signatures following microparticle injection: Implications for arterial delivery of DNA-particle complexes." J of Vasc Res. Vol. 39, (January 2002.): S33-.

Roy, Sashwati; Clark, Clancy, J; Mohebali, Khashayar; Bhatt, Udayan; Wallace, William, A; Nahman, N Stanley; Ellison, E Christopher; Melvin, W Scott; Sen, Chandan K. "Reactive oxygen species and EGR-1 gene expression in surgical postoperative peritoneal adhesions.." World Journal of Surgery. Vol. 28, no. 3. (January 2004.): 316-20.

McLaughlin NG, Bhatt UY, Cu GA, Mars RL, Nahman, Jr. NS. "A review of the diagnosis and therapy of diabetic nephropathy." NE FL Med. Vol. 56(2), (January 2005.): 27-31.

Alexandraki I, Sullivan R, Zaiden R, Bailey C, McCarter Y, Khan A, Offutt JK, Bhatt UY, Plott D, Nahman NS Jr.. "Blood culture isolates in hemodialysis vascular catheter-related bacteremia." Am J Med Sci. Vol. 4, no. 336. (October 2008.): 297-302.

Brodsky,Sergey,V; Collins,Michael; Park,Edward; Rovin,Brad,H; Satoskar,Anjali,A; Nadasdy,Gyongyi; Wu,Haifeng; Bhatt,Udayan; Nadasdy,Tibor; Hebert,Lee,A. "Warfarin Therapy That Results in an International Normalization Ratio above the Therapeutic Range Is Associated with Accelerated Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease." NEPHRON CLINICAL PRACTICE. Vol. 115, no. 2. (January 2010.): C142-C146.

Shah,R; Bhatt,U,Y; Van Cleef,S; Farley,M; Davis,A; Swope,M; Agarwal,A,K. "Vascular access thrombosis and interventions in patients missing hemodialysis sessions." CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY. Vol. 76, no. 6. (December 2011.): 435-439.

Ware,Kyle; Brodsky,Polina; Satoskar,Anjali,A; Nadasdy,Tibor; Nadasdy,Gyongyi; Wu,Haifeng; Rovin,Brad,H; Bhatt,Udayan; Von Visger,Jon; Hebert,Lee,A; Brodsky,Sergey,V. "Warfarin-Related Nephropathy Modeled by Nephron Reduction and Excessive Anticoagulation." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY. Vol. 22, no. 10. (October 2011.): 1856-1862.

Brodsky,Sergey,V; Nadasdy,Tibor; Rovin,Brad,H; Satoskar,Anjali,A; Nadasdy,Gyongyi,M; Wu,Haifeng,M; Bhatt,Udayan,Y; Hebert,Lee,A. "Warfarin-related nephropathy occurs in patients with and without chronic kidney disease and is associated with an increased mortality rate." KIDNEY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 80, no. 2. (July 2011.): 182-190.

Hebert,Paul,L; Nori,Uday,S; Bhatt,Udayan,Y; Hebert,Lee,A. "A modest proposal for improving the accuracy of creatinine-based GFR estimating equations." NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 26, no. 8. (August 2011.): 2426-U11.

Hirsch,Sheldon; Hirsch,Jackie; Bhatt,Udayan; Rovin,Brad,H. "Tolerating Increases in the Serum Creatinine following Aggressive Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension and Proteinuria: Pre-Renal Success." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY. Vol. 36, no. 5. (January 2012.): 430-437.

Parikh,Samir; Nijmeh,Ruba; Van Cleef,Sheri; Timmerman,Sue; Bhatt,Udayan,Y; Agarwal,Anil,K. "Catheter Outcomes in the Short-term Inpatient Setting: A Controlled Quality Improvement Study Comparing Citrate and Heparin Lock." SEMINARS IN DIALYSIS. Vol. 25, no. 3. (May 2012.): 351-356.

Singh,Neeraj; Parikh,Samir; Bhatt,Udayan; VonVisger,Jon; Nori,Uday; Hasan,Ayesha; Samavedi,Srinivas; Andreoni,Kenneth; Henry,Mitchell; Pelletier,Ronald; Rajab,Amer; Elkhammas,Elmahdi; Pesavento,Todd. "Cardiac Stress Test as a Risk-Stratification Tool for Posttransplant Cardiac Outcomes in Diabetic Kidney Transplant Recipients." TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 94, no. 12. (December 2012.): 1224-1229.

Dwyer,Jamie,P; Sika,Mohammed; Schulman,Gerald; Chang,Ingrid,J; Anger,Michael; Smith,Mark; Kaplan,Mark; Zeig,Steven; Koury,Mark,J; Blumenthal,Samuel,S; Lewis,Julia,B. "Dose-Response and Efficacy of Ferric Citrate to Treat Hyperphosphatemia in Hemodialysis Patients: A Short-term Randomized Trial." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES. Vol. 61, no. 5. (May 2013.): 759-766.

Von Visger,J,R; Gunay,Y; Andreoni,K,A; Bhatt,U,Y; Nori,U,S; Pesavento,T,E; Elkhammas,E,A; WINTERS,H,A; Nadasdy,T; Singh,N. "The risk of recurrent IgA nephropathy in a steroid-free protocol and other modifying immunosuppression." CLINICAL TRANSPLANTATION. Vol. 28, no. 8. (August 2014.): 845-854.

Ambrosius,Walter,T; Sink,Kaycee,M; Foy,Capri,G; Berlowitz,Dan,R; Cheung,Alfred,K; Cushman,William,C; Fine,Lawrence,J; Goff,David,C; Johnson,Karen,C; Killeen,Anthony,A; Lewis,Cora,E; Oparil,Suzanne; Reboussin,David,M; Rocco,Michael,V; Snyder,Joni,K; Williamson,Jeff,D; Wright,Jackson,T; Whelton,Paul,K. "The design and rationale of a multicenter clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)." CLINICAL TRIALS. Vol. 11, no. 5. (October 2014.): 532-546.

Yagil,Yoram; Fadem,Stephen,Z; Kant,Kotagal,S; Bhatt,Udayan; Sika,Mohammed; Lewis,Julia,B; Negoi,Dana. "Managing hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis with ferric citrate: latest evidence and clinical usefulness.." Therapeutic advances in chronic disease. Vol. 6, no. 5. (September 2015.): 252-263.

Van Buren,Peter,N; Lewis,Julia,B; Dwyer,Jamie,P; Greene,Tom; Middleton,John; Sika,Mohammed; Umanath,Kausik; Abraham,Josephine,D; Arfeen,Shahabul,S; Bowline,Isai,G; Chernin,Gil; Fadem,Stephen,Z; Goral,Simin; Koury,Mark; Sinsakul,Marvin,V; Weiner,Daniel,E. "The Phosphate Binder Ferric Citrate and Mineral Metabolism and Inflammatory Markers in Maintenance Dialysis Patients: Results From Prespecified Analyses of a Randomized Clinical Trial." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES. Vol. 66, no. 3. (September 2015.): 479-488.

Lewis,Julia,B; Sika,Mohammed; Koury,Mark,J; Chuang,Peale; Schulman,Gerald; Smith,Mark,T; Whittier,Frederick,C; Linfert,Douglas,R; Galphin,Claude,M; Athreya,Balaji,P; Nossuli,A,Kaldun Kaldun; Chang,Ingrid,J; Blumenthal,Samuel,S; Manley,John; Zeig,Steven; Kant,Kotagal,S; Olivero,Juan,Jose; Greene,Tom; Dwyer,Jamie,P. "Ferric Citrate Controls Phosphorus and Delivers Iron in Patients on Dialysis." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY. Vol. 26, no. 2. (February 2015.): 493-503.

Wright,Jackson,T; Williamson,Jeff,D; Whelton,Paul,K; Snyder,Joni,K; Sink,Kaycee,M; Rocco,Michael,V; Reboussin,David,M; Rahman,Mahboob; Oparil,Suzanne; Lewis,Cora,E; Kimmel,Paul,L; Johnson,Karen,C; Goff,David,C; Fine,Lawrence,J; Cutler,Jeffrey,A; Cushman,William,C; Cheung,Alfred,K; Ambrosius,Walter,T. "A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control." NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. Vol. 373, no. 22. (November 2015.): 2103-2116.

Kurella TM, Pajewski NM, Bryan RN, Weiner DE, Diamond M, Van Buren P, Taylor A, Beddhu S, Rosendorff C, Jahanian H, Zaharchuk G, SPRINT Study Research Group. "Chronic kidney disease, cerebral blood flow, and white matter volume in hypertensive adults." Neurology. Vol. 86, no. 13. (March 2016.): 1208-16.


Reference Works

September 2002 Bhatt UY, Ellison JS, Shen N, Sferra TJ, Nahman NS, Jr."Angiotensin II down regulates adenoviral transduction via AT1" Chicago.
October 2004 Bhatt UY, Hostetler T, Plott D, Hixon-Vermillion B, Nahman, Jr NS."Replacement fluid rates impact hemodynamic parameters in continuuous hemodiafiltration" Gainesville. : 822A
October 2005 Bhatt UY, Bringardner AB."Glucose mediates lineage-specific alterations in renal CAR expression" Gainesville. : 805A