Varun Chawla, MD, MPH Expert Witness

Renowned Nephrologist: Expertise in Kidney Care

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dialysis, hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, osmotic demyelination, glomerulonephritis, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, end stage renal disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis , nephrotic syndrome, proteinuria, diabetic nephropathy, rhabdomyolysis, contrast nephropathy


Fellowship in Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School; Residency in Internal Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital/ Harvard medical School; Masters in Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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A Harvard-educated physician, Varun Chawla, MD, MPH, has over a decade of caring for adult patients with kidney disease. Renowned for his adeptness in diagnosing and treating intricate kidney conditions, Dr. Chawla's dual roles at Washington Hospital and St. Rose Hospital, along with his long history of research and publications, showcase his exceptional clinical insight and his deep-seated dedication to both patient care and medical education. His clinical interests include a wide spectrum of nephrology-related issues including diabetic nephropathy, continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis, plasmapheresis, renal bone disease, and difficult-to-treat hypertension. He actively conducts clinical research. Dr. Chawla is renowned for his research-based teaching and the ability to distill complex medical concepts into clear explanations. An active member of the American Society of Nephrology, Dr. Chawla is known as an esteemed educator and speaker. His academic contributions, particularly his significant publications in esteemed medical journals, underscore his dedication to propelling the discipline of nephrology forward. Dr. Chawla has received numerous honors, including America’s Most Honored Doctors and five consecutive yearly wins for Top Doctor recognitions in San Francisco, CA. He sees adult patients in the San Francisco area.