Education & Training

Medical School

University of Bombay (aka University of Mumbai )


Transitional Year

  • Seth Gs Medical College And Kem Hospital


Internal Medicine

  • Lakewood Hospital



  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation


American College of Physicians, Fellow

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.

UpToDate, Inc.


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Academic Information

Director of the Division of Nephrology
Karl D. Nolph, M.D. Chair of Nephrology
Professor of Medicine


1 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
United States

P. 573-882-7991
F. 573-884-4820

Research Profile

For nearly 50 years, Khanna has worked to understand physiology and diseases of the kidney — a vital field called nephrology. Healthy kidneys are necessary to not only filter waste from the body, but also to produce hormones that help maintain blood pressure, red blood cell production and calcium balance.

Khanna collaborated with legendary physicians in the field to establish clinical practice standards for a therapy known as continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD): a treatment performed by patients at home with severe kidney failure. In addition, he was a key collaborator in establishing a clinical practice tool, the peritoneal equilibration test (PET), which allows physicians to assess the efficacy of CAPD therapy performed by dialysis patients. This procedure is now used globally by most clinicians.

Khanna is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis and other professional societies. He received the American College of Physicians’ MD Book Award, and in recognition of his extraordinary body of work, the National Kidney Foundation bestowed upon Khanna the J. Michael Lazarus Distinguished Award for outstanding research contributions to clinical science and care of dialysis patients.

Dr. Ramesh Khanna is a professor of medicine and the Karl D. Nolph Chair of Nephrology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine.

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Research Interests

  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney (renal) disease
  • Kidney (renal) transplant

Awards & Honors

  • Honorary Medical Alumni Award, University of Missouri, 2015
  • ANIO Award, American Nephrologists of Indian Origin, 2014
  • Professionalism Award, University of Missouri, 2013
  • PDSICON Award, Peritoneal, 2011
  • Order of Socrates II Member, 2009
  • Dr. Smt. Vidya N. Acharya Oration Award, 2009
  • American College of Physicians Ramesh Khanna, MD Book Award, 2008


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