Sushrut Waikar

Sushrut S. Waikar, MD, MPH

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sushrut S. Waikar is the Norman G. Levinsky Professor of Medicine at Boston University and the Chief of the Nephrology at Boston Medical Center.

Dr. Waikar grew up around Chicago and attended Amherst College where he was an English and neuroscience double major. After brief skirmishes with journalism and the law, he decided to pursue medicine after his namesake.  He trained at Yale for medical school, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for internal medicine, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital for nephrology. Prior to joining BU in September 2019, he was the Constantine L. Hampers, MD Distinguished Chair in Renal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).

Dr. Waikar’s research interests are inspired by the patients and clinical problems he sees in the clinics and inpatient units at BMC. He uses epidemiologic, translational, and interventional studies to address novel and clinically important questions in nephrology. His current areas of investigation include the identification and validation of biomarkers of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury; randomized controlled trials in CKD and dialysis; ; and improving the delivery of care to patients with AKI and CKD.

Dr. Waikar is a principal investigator of several active National Institutes of Health research grants and several investigator-initiated industry-sponsored studies. He has also received teaching and mentoring awards from BWH, Harvard Medical School, and UCSF. Dr. Waikar enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, traveling, working out, and reading as much non-nephrology/medicine as time permits.