Education & Training

Medical School

Rajendra Medical College


Internal Medicine

  • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Knoxville


Internal Medicine

  • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Knoxville
  • University of Tennessee Medical Center - Knoxville



  • University of Tennessee Health Science Center-Memphis


American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2020.

Otsuka pharmaceuticals


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Academic Information

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Section Chief, Division of Nephrology, HSTVH

Research Interests

  • Dialysis
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney (renal) disease
  • Kidney stones

Areas of Expertise

  • Dialysis
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Kidney (renal) disease
  • Kidney stones

Awards & Honors


  • International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Hypertension

Councils and Committees

  • American Society of Nephrology: Fellow and Council Member
  • American Society of Hypertension: Council Member for Midwest Chapter


  • Lishmanov A, Dorairajan S, Pak Youngju, Chaudhary Kunal, Chockalingam A(2012) . Serum intact parathormone as a cardiovascular risk factor for patients with moderate CKD. Int Journal Urol Nephrol  ;44(2):541-7.
  • Yerram Preethi, Karuparthi PR, Chaudhary Kunal.(2012) Pathogenesis and management of renovascular disease and ischemic nephropathy Minerva Urol e Nefrol 64(1): 63-72.
  • Ramanath Vinayak, Nistala Ravi, Chaudhary Kunal.(2012) Update on the role of Rituximab in kidney diseases and transplant. Expert Opin Biol Ther.  12(2):223-33.
  • Ramanath Vinayak, Diptesh Gupta, Juhi Jain, Chaudhary Kunal and Nistala Ravi (2012).  Anemia and chronic kidney disease: making sense of recent trials. Rev Recent Clin Trials. 2012 Aug 1;7(3):187-96
  • Bichu Prasad and Chaudhary Kunal. (2012) Non-Infectious Complications of Immunosuppressant Medications in Renal Transplant Patients Current Clin Pharmacology, 7(4): 254-62.
  • Chaudhary Kunal.  Current perspective on peritoneal dialysis. (2012) (Editorial). Journal of Nephrology and Therapeutics. 2:e107. doi:10.4172/2161-0959.1000e107
  • Ariyamuthu V, Balla Sudarshan and Chaudhary Kunal (2012).  Ischemic Heart disease in patients undergoing dialysis: Hospital Practice 2012 Oct;40(4):33-9. doi: 10.3810/hp. 2012.10.1001.
  • Chaudhary Kunal, Malhotra Kunal, Sowers James, and Aroor A.  (2013)  Uric acid: A Key ingredient in the recipe of cardiorenal metabolic syndrome Cardiorenal Med 2013, 3; 208-220
  • Lishmanov A, Dorairajan S, Pak Y, Chaudhary Kunal, Chockalingam A (2013) Treatment of 25 OH Vitamin D in CKD stage 3 and 4 patients reduces the risk for cardiovascular events. Am J  Ther.  20(5): 480-486
  • Yerram Preethi and Chaudhary Kunal.  Calcific uremic arteriolopathy in end stage renal disease patients: pathophysiology and management” (2014) The Ochsner Journal: Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 380-385
  • Chaudhary Kunal  , Harold Moore,  Ashish Tandon, Suneel Gupta, Ramesh Khanna , and Rajiv R. Mohan.  Nanotechnology and Adeno-associated virus based decorin gene therapy ameliorates  Peritoneal Fibrosis . (2014)   Am J Physiol- Renal Physiol 307 ( 7) F777-782. DOI: 10.1152/ajprenal.00653.2013
  • Rao Akhilesh, Pandya Vishwam, Chaudhary Kunal.   Lipid abnormalities  in kidney   disease and management strategies . (2015) World Journal of Nephrology  4(1): 83-91. DOI : 10.5527
  • Sivakumar Ardhanari, Kannuswamy Rohini , Chaudhary Kunal, Warren Lockette and Adam Whaley-Connell. Mineralocorticoid forms of secondary hypertension (2015) Advances in CKD (in press).
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