Dr. Jagdish K

Dr. Jagdish K
Dr. Jagdish K

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai


Dr. Jagdish K

Nephrologist, Renal Specialist

Senior Consultant – Department of Nephrology,

Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India

Profile Snapshot

  • Jagdish K is currently designated as the Senior Consultant of Nephrology at Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai.
  • Jagdish is a remarkable Nephrologist with a vast experience of 14 years.
  • He completed his MBBS from Pondicherry University and thereafter MD in General Medicine from Government Stanley Medical College. Further, he pursued DM in Nephrology from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore.
  • He is well versed with Temporary Haemodialysis Catheters, Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy, Lumbar Puncture, Arterial Lines and Renal Biopsy.
  • His special interests lie in Glomerulonephritis, Extracorporeal treatments, Post-Transplant Infections, Renal Transplant across blood groups and in highly sensitized individuals.
  • He is highly involved in research and has his work published in many reputed National and International Journals.
  • In 2017, he was given Dr. JCM Shastri Award for excellence by Christian Medical College, Vellore


  • Percutaneous placement of Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) catheters for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease – stage 5
  • Percutaneous placement of Permanent haemodialysis tunnelled catheters (permcaths) for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease – stage 5
  • Across the blood groups renal transplants, transplants in highly sensitised patients after desensitization, swap transplants
  • Well-acquainted with Temporary haemodialysis catheters, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, lumbar puncture, arterial lines and renal biopsy
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Renal Transplant across the blood groups and in highly sensitised individuals
  • Extracorporeal treatments
  • Post-transplant infections

Work Experience

  • Consultant, Dr. Rela Institute, Chennai.
  • Consultant- City Hospital Research & Diagnostic Centre, Mangalore.
  • Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, Intern, 2007-2008.
  • Government Stanley Medical College, Chennai, General Medicine, Post-Graduate Registrar, 2010-2013
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, Department of Nephrology, Nephrology Postgraduate Registrar, 2014-2017
  • Meenakshi Hospital, Thanjavur, Consultant Nephrologist and transplant physician, 2017-2018


  • MBBS – Pondicherry University
  • MD (General Medicine)- Government Stanley Medical College
  • DM (Nephrology)- Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore


  • Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Indian Society of Organ Transplantation
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India
  • Indian Society of Hemodialysis
  • Delhi Nephrology Society
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Academy of Nephrology


  • Effect of double filtration plasmapheresis on various plasma components and patient safety: A prospective observational cohort study. Jagdish K, Jacob S, Varughese S, David V, Mohapatra A, Valson A et al.Indian Journal of Nephrology.
  • Crescentic C3 glomerulopathy with acquired partial lipodystrophy: An unusual cause of rapidly progressive renal failure. Matthai S, Jacob S, Palak R, Jagdish K, Varughese S, Tamilarasi V. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2017;60(2):290.
  • Primary investigator in “Effect of double filtration plasmapheresis on various plasma components and patient safety”
  • Primary investigator in “COAL – UF “study

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