Interventional Nephrology Forum

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Tushar Faculty


Tushar Vachharajani

Prof of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Dr.Tushar is a Physician Executive with clinical, educational, administrative and research experience in university and federal hospital settings. Accomplished leader, goal driven and team player. On a mission to promote and make a difference with global dialysis care awareness.

Key achievements include:

Internationally recognized expert in the field of interventional nephrology certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the National Board of Examinations in India ( Completed training in India, United Kingdom and USA.

1. Speaker/trainer at National and International Meetings organized by NKF, ASDIN, ASN, ISHD, ISN, AVATAR, AFRAN, EMAN, INFORM
2. Invited faculty/keynote speaker – 16 different countries.
3. Recipient of Gerald Beathard Award from ASDIN in 2016 in recognition of Teaching Excellence, Scholarly Activity and Clinical Excellence.

Successfully led teams to design and launch
1. Multi-disciplinary dialysis vascular access program at Cleveland Clinic
2. Interventional nephrology program for Wake Forest University School of Medicine
3. Successfully led a team to start two outpatient free-standing chronic hemodialysis centers for Salisbury VAMC. Responsibility included designing, writing SOP, Policies & Procedures and obtaining accreditation from Joint Commission
4. Building a team of 6 MD, 2 PA’s, and CKD allied health caregivers to provide CKD/Pre-ESKD care at Salisbury VA Health Care System to provide care to 4500+ CKD patients and 275 in center HD patients.

Research: My research is focused on dialysis vascular access care and education. I have published regularly in peer-reviewed journals and written book chapters ( As a Chair of the Education Work Group of ISN ( and an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Vascular Access and Seminars in Dialysis, my goal is to bring nephrology related resources and scientific advances to the global community.