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Department of Medicine

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Subodh J. Saggi, MD, MPH, FACP, FASN

Professor of Clinical Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Director, SUNY Parkside Ambulatory Dialysis Center

Tel: (718) 270-1584

e-mail: subodh.saggi@downstate.edu

Education and Training:
Fellowship:
Nephrology
Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Residency:
Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medical School:
Topiwala National Medical College, University of Mumbai, India.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York
Positions held:
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 08/01/2008-06/30/2015.
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Staten Island University Medical Center and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 07/01/1998- 08/01/2008.
  • Associate Director, Island Rehabilitative Services, Staten Island University Medical Center, Staten Island, 07/01/1998-07/30/2008.
  • Fellowship Director, Nephrology, Staten Island University Hospital, 07/01/1998-08/01/2008.
  • Medical Director: Life Care Dialysis Center, 11/01/1994-06/30/1998.
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 07/01/1992-11/01/1994.
  • Instructor, Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave Levy Place, New York, NY 10029. 07/01/1992-10/30/1992.
  • Attending: SUNY UHB and Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn: 08/01/2008-current.
  • Attending: Staten Island University Medical Center: 07/01/1998-07/30/2008.
  • Attending: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York: 07/01/1999- 06/30/2007.
  • Attending: St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY: 12/01/1994-01/30/1998.
  • Attending: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY: 12/01/1994-12/30/1997.
  • Attending: Beth Israel Hospital, New York, NY: 12/01/1994-12/30/1997.
  • Attending: Mount Sinai Hospital, new York, NY: 07/01/1992- 12/30/1997.
Career / Research Interests:

End Stage Renal Disease, Dialysis, Acute Kidney Injury.

  • Ranganathan N, Pechenyak B, Vyas U,Ranganathan P, Weinberg A, Liang P, Mallappallil MC, Norin AL, Friedman EA, Saggi SJ: Randomized Controlled Trial of Strain-Specific Probiotic Formulation (Renadyl) in Dialysis Patients: Biomed Research International ID 568571: 2014: 1-9. 2014: 568571. doi: 10.1155/2014/568571. Epub 2014 Jul 24. PMID: 25147806.
  • Cukor D, Ver Halen N, Asher DR, Coplan JD, Weedon J, Wyka EK, Saggi SJ, Kimmel PL: PsychosocialIntervention Improves Depression, Quality of Life, and Fluid Adherence in Hemodialysis: JASN: 2014: 25:196-206. doi:10.1681/ASN.2012111134. Epub 2013 Oct 10. PMID: 24115478.
  • Ranganathan N, Pechenyak B, Vyas U,Ranganathan P, DeLoach S, Falkner B, Weinberg A, Saggi SJ, Friedman EA:Dose Escalation, Safety and impact of a strain specific Probiotic (RenadylTM) on Stages 3 and 4 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients: Nephrology and Therapeutics: 2013:3:3:1-9.
  • Saggi SJ, Salifu M:Sluggish Left Atria Predecessor to Stroke in CKD: Cause or Effect: Cardiology 2013; 124:25-27. doi: 10.1159/000346031. Epub 2013Jan 3. PMID: 23295387.
  • Pai AB, Cardone KE, Manley HJ,St Peter WL, Shaffer R, Somers M, Mehrotra R: Dialysis Advisory Group of American Society of Nephrology Collaborator Saggi SJ: Medication reconciliation and therapy management in dialysis-dependent patients: need for a systematic approach: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Nov; 8(11):1988-99. doi:10.2215/CJN.01420213. Epub 2013 Aug 29. PMID: 23990162.
  • Young BA, Chan C, Blagg C, Lockridge R, Golper T, Finkelstein F, Shaffer R, Mehrotra R; ASN Dialysis Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology Collaborator Saggi SJ: How to overcome barriers and establish a successful home HD program: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Dec; 7(12):2023-32. doi: .2215/CJN.07080712.Epub 2012 Oct 4. PMID: 23037981.
  • Cukor D, Fruchter Y, Halen verN, Naidoo S, Patel A, Saggi SJ: A preliminary Investigation of Depression and Kidney Functioning in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Nephron Clin Pract: 2012:122:139-145. doi:10.1159/000349940. Epub 2013 Jun 1. PMID: 23736810.
  • Watnick S, Weiner DE, Shaffer R, Inrig J, Moe S, Mehrotra R; Dialysis Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology Collaborator Saggi SJ: Comparing mandated health care reforms: the Affordable Care Act, accountable care organizations, and the Medicare ESRD program: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012 Sep; 7(9):1535-43. Epub 2012 May 24. PMID: 22626961.
  • Vanholder R, Davenport A,Hannedouche T, Kooman J, Kribben A, Lameire N, Lonnemann G, Magner P, Mendelssohn D, Saggi SJ, Shaffer RN, Moe SM, Van Biesen W, van der Sande F, Mehrotra R; Reimbursement of Dialysis: A Comparison of Seven Countries. J Am Soc Nephrol: Aug 1, 2012 23: 1291-1298. Epub 2012 Jun 7. PMID: 22677554.
  • Saggi SJ, Allon M,Bernardini J, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Shaffer R, Mehrotra R.: Considerations in the optimal preparation of patients for dialysis: Nat Rev Nephrol: Nature Reviews Nephrology 8, 381-389 (July 2012). doi:10.1038/nrneph.2012.66. PMID: 22487703.
  • Nickolas TL, Schmidt-Ott KM,Canetta P, Forster C, Singer E, Sise M, Elger A, Maarouf O, Sola-DelValle DA, O'Rourke M, Sherman E, Lee P, Geara A, Imus P, Guddati A, Polland A, Rahman W, Elitok S, Malik N, Giglio J, El-Sayegh S, Devarajan P, Hebbar S, Saggi SJ ,Hahn B, Kettritz R, Loft FC, Barasch J: Diagnostic and PrognosticStratification in the Emergency Department Using Urinary Biomarkers of Nephron Damage. A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study: Journal of American College of Cardiology: 2012:59:3:246-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2011.10.854. PMID: 22240130.
  • Inrig J, Saggi SJ,Weiner D, Shaffer R, Mehrotra R. Bundled Payments for Kidney Care. ASN Kidney News: 2011: Jan: 8-9
  • Saggi SJ, Salifu MO.Pre-Clinical Myocardial Metabolic Alterations in Chronic kidney Disease: Cardiology 2010; 116:157-159. doi: 10.1159/000318225. Epub 2010 Jul 9. PMID: 20616548.
  • El-Harakeh MA, Barbari A,Stephan A, Saggi S, Kilany H, Barakeh A. A transplanted kidney surviving total vessel occlusion and anuria. Clin Nephrol. 2005 Aug; 64(2):159-62. Clin Nephrol. 2005 Aug; 64(2):159-62. PMID: 16114794.
  • Saggi SJ,Andoh TF, Safirstein R, Bennett WM. Cyclosporine Induces renal proto-oncogene RNA message and increased transforming growth factor-prior to renal fibrosis: Modification by calcium channel blockade in the salt replete rat. Nephrology 2004; 9, 58-64. PMID: 15056263.