This year, ANIO congratulates Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka for the Academic Excellence Award 2021. Dr. Vikas Dharnidharka is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Hypertension and Pheresis at Washington University in St Louis. He is also the Vice-Chair for Clinical Investigation in the Department of Pediatrics and a tenured Professor of Pediatrics. He obtained his MBBS and MD degrees from Topiwala National Medical College and Bombay University and his MPH degree in Biostatistics from the University of Florida. He completed his Pediatric
Nephrology fellowship training at Children’s Hospital and Harvard University in Boston.
As a clinical and translational researcher, Dr. Dharnidharka creates and leads multidisciplinary teams that perform many different types of research, ranging from translational metagenomic sequencing projects, to large database integrations for comparative effectiveness, to clinical biomarker studies. His areas of focus are post-transplant infections and malignancies, in particular PTLD and BK virus nephropathy. He has published more than 200 papers, including in
the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation and Lancet Infectious Diseases. He has received NIH salary support continuously since 2004, including R01 grants as PI from the NIAID and NIDDK branches of NIH.
Stay tuned for the virtual awards ceremony on Jan 8th 2022.