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Ganesh Shidham, MD

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395 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-4997

Email: shidham.1@osu.edu


Current OSU Appointments

Associate Professor-Clinical, Nephrology

Physician, FGP-Nephrology




07/1997 to 06/2000: Resident, Internal Medicine Mount Sinai Services at Queens Hospital Center, NY
07/2000 to 06/2002: Nephrology Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

2.Faculty appointments:

10/2010 to Present : Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine Nephrology Division, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
07/2002 to 09/2010 : Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Division, Department of Internal Medicine Ohio State University

3. Clinical Educator:

04/2008 to present: Section Leader, Master Diagnostician, Med 4 Honors Internal medicine rotation
06/2005 to present: Member, Student Education Committee,
04/2006 to present: Liaison for Student affairs For Med 3 students, Division of Nephrology
06/2005 to 06/2009: Assistant Clerkship Director, Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Medical Center.
06/2005 to 06/2009: Member, Grading committee
0/6/2005 to present: Member, Student education leadership committee
04/2005 to present: Ad hoc reviewer for Nephrology Speciality Board of ABIM.

4. Administrative appointments:
11/2009 to present: Member Advisor group on dialysis, Ohio board of Nursing .
07/2005 to present: Medical Director, Southside FMC dialysis unit, Columbus, OH
06/2004 to present: Chair, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) working committee, OSU
06/2004 to 01/2006: Member , Practice plan and Risk Management Committee, Ohio State University medical center

5. NetWellness Expert in Kidney stones and kidney diseases. NetWellness is an unbiased, non-profit consumer health information service delivered on the Web through the collaborative efforts of the University of Cincinnati, The Ohio State University, and Case Western Reserve University.

Academic Advising

2010 - present Jason Prosek, The Ohio State University.
2010 - present Jonathan McNeely, The Ohio State University.
2010 - present Marc McKinley, The Ohio State University.
2010 - present Brian Revis, The Ohio State University.
2011 - present Dayanand Makey, The Ohio State University.
2011 - present Pooja Kayi, The Ohio State University.
2011 - present Anthony Alvarado, The Ohio State University.
2011 - present Asish Thakkar, The Ohio State University.


2000 - present Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine
2002 - present Board Certification: American Board of Nephrology


High blood pressure (BP) increases risk of post biopsy bleeding in patients undergoing native kidney biopsy.



1990 M.D., Nagpur University


Editorial Activities

2005 - present Am Soc of Nephro


1977 - 1981 National Merit Scholarship.

Journal Articles


Reference Works

January 1999 Shidham G, Sharma M, Briones A, Otrok T, Sondhi D, Chokhavatia S, Rosner F."Hepatic Nodular Sarcoidosis Mimicking Disseminated Cancer" . : 198-199
January 1999 Briones A, Shidham G, Shah C, Chokhavatia S, Rosner F."Fatal Necrotizing Pancreatitis and Fascitis in a patient with Pulmonary Sarcoidosis (Stage III)" . : 394-395
January 2002 Shidham G, Beres J, Piering W."Elevated Blood Pressure (BP) is Associated With Increased Risk of Bleeding After Allograft Kidney Biopsy" . : 417
January 2002 Ganesh Shidham, Nauman Siddiqui, Walter Piering."High blood pressure increases risk of post biopsy bleeding in patients undergoing native kidney biopsy" .
January 2002 Shidham G, McCarthy E, Sharma M, Savin V, Schubert U, Kopp J, Henklein P."Effect of Viral Protein R (Vpr) on Glomerular Albumin Permeability (Palb) and Arachidonic Acid Release" . : Abstract #712.2
September 2005 Tibor Nadasdy, Ganesh Shidham, Daniel Sedmak, Gyongyi Nadasdy, Lee Hebert."Staphylococcus infection-associated glomerulonephritis mimicking IgA nepropathy" .
September 2005 Shidham, Ganesh; Farhan, Nabil; Rajan, James; Hebert, Lee."Effect of ACE Inhibitors (I) and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARB) Dose Intensity on Plasma Aldosterone (pALDO) Level in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)" .
January 2006 Ganesh Shidham, Mary Beth Shirk, N Shawn Martin, David Smeek."Ready to use verses pharmacy made dialysate solution for continuous renal replacement therapy" .
January 2007 Ganesh Shidham, Sheri Van Cleef, Anil Agarwal."Is online access flow measurement as accurate as doppler flow in predicting need for access intervention in dialysis patients?" .
January 2007 J. Birmingham, Brad H. Rovin, Ganesh Shidham, Michael Bissell, Haikady N. Nagaraja, and Lee A. Hebert."Relationship between Albuminuria and Total Proteinuria in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Nephritis: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Implications" . : 566A
April 2008 Zakaria Saleem, Philip Habib, Christopher Valentine, Ganesh Shidham, Anil Agarwal."An Unusual cause of malignant hypertension" .
November 2008 Varsha Kharat, Ganesh Shidham."Activia® yogurt associated with D-Lactic Acidosis in a patient with Short Gut" .
November 2008 Shidham, Birmingham, Nagaraja, Rovin, Haddad, Hebert."Random Spot Urine Protein/Creatinine (P/C) Ratio Is Unreliable for Estimating 24-hr Proteinuria (P) in individual SLE Glomerulonephritis (GN) Patients: A Reassessment of the Published Data" .
February 2009 Kari Mount, Brenda Hixon, Ganesh Shidham."Safety and Efficacy of Regional Citrate Anticoagulation in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy" .
January 2009 Ganesh Shidham, Brenda Hixon-Vermillion ; Kari Mount, Jill Parrish."Use of Anticoagulant Citrate Dextrose (ACD) as regional anticoagulation in CRRT is effective, improves filter life and decreases treatment cost" .
January 2009 Srividya Viswanathan, Brad H. Rovin, Ganesh B. Shidham, Subha V. Raman, James N. George, Haifeng M. Wu, and Spero R. Cataland."Long-Term, Sub-Clinical Cardiac and Renal Complications in Patients with Multiple Relapses of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Pupura." .
January 2010 Ganesh B. Shidham, Ravish Shah, Anil K. Agarwal, and Tibor Nadasdy.and Sarcoidosis."A Case Series. Biopsy-Proven Acute Tubular Necrosis in High Vancomycin Level Associated Acute Kidney Injury." .
January 2010 Anthony J Gentene, Karri A Bauer, Jessica E West, Kurt B Stevenson, Ganesh B Shidham, Debra A Goff."Nephrotoxicity of intermittent vs. continuous infusion of Nafcilllin." .
January 2010 Ravish Shah, Alia S Albawardi, Anil K. Agarwal, Tibor Nadasdy, and Ganesh B.Shidham."Diagnostic Uncertainty of Kidney Biopsy for Evaluation of Renal Sarcoidosis in Patients with Acute Renal Failure." .
January 2010 Ganesh B. Shidham, Daniel J. Birmingham, Haikady Nagaraja, Brad H. Rovin, and Lee A. Hebert."Random Spot Urine Protein/Creatinine (P/C) Ratio Is an Unreliable Estimate of 24-hr Proteinuria in Individual Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients." .

Inventions and Patents

PTCM (Predispensed Test Combination Monotest): A Monotest device used in pathology laboratory for various biochemical assays. A practical solution between costly auto analyzers and manual assays.

LLM (Long Life Media): Prepoured culture media with long life

Speech valve with mycostatic effect



Effect of Viral Protein R (Vpr) on Glomerular Albumin Permeability

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors VS Angiotensin receptor blocker in kidney protection

Renal Artery Stenosis


NSAID and renal Disorders

Kidney Stones

Kidney Stones - Medical Management


Is online access flow measurement as accurate as doppler flow in predicting need for access intervention in dialysis patients?

Metabolic Bone disease and Nephrolithiasis update

Contrast Induced Nephropathy

Hyponatremia management


Professional Activities

2007 - present Annual meeting of North American Symposium for Dialysis and Transplantation.