Dr. B. Karthikeyan

Dr. B. Karthikeyan

MBBS, MD, DM (Nephrology)

Department of Nephrology

Senior Consultant

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Brief Profile

Dr. B. Karthikeyan is an altruistic, committed and assiduous Nephrology Professional and has a deep understanding of Evaluating and treating a spectrum of kidney-related disorders. He has offered hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, renal biopsies, and post-surgical care for patients who have recently had a kidney transplant and worked alongside primary care physicians to determine the best method of care for kidney patients with co-morbidities. He is well-versed in Nephrology, including electrolyte balance, acute kidney injury and continuous renal replacement therapy, chronic kidney disease, and end-stage renal disease, including understanding and experience with hemodialysis peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant. He is passionate about transplantation, especially high-risk procedures like ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. He is also passionate about doing Intervention procedures like permcath insertion, peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion and AV fistula creation.

Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S, Kilpauk Medical College, 2003-2009, Chennai.
  • M.D (General Medicine), JIPMER, 2010-2013, Puducherry.
  • D.M (Nephrology)- SGPGIMS, 2014-2017, Lucknow, India.
  • MRCP-ESENeph(UK) – 2020

Affiliations and Memberships

  • Member of Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Member of International Society of Nephrology
  • Member of Indian society of Renal nutrition and metabolism
  • Member of SoMe Team(social media education- Nephrology)

Present position

Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Saveetha Medical College Hospital, Thandalam, Chennai.

Honors Awards

  • Dr S.Chandrasekar gold medal for Best Postgraduate in General medicine (2013) in JIPMER, Puducherry
  • Won 1st prize in the Indian society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion(ISHBT) state-level Quiz competition in 2012.


  • Dr S.Chandrasekar gold medal for Best Postgraduate in General medicine (2013) in JIPMER, Puducherry
  • Won 1st prize in the Indian society of Hematology and Blood Transfusion(ISHBT) state-level Quiz competition in 2012.

Research Publication

Original articles 5 3 2 – Review articles 1 – – 1 Case report 4 3 1 – Book chapter 1 – – – Total 10 6 3 1

  • Karthikeyan B, Sharma RK.Management of acute kidney injury in sepsis. Clinical Queries: Nephrology.2016 Jan Mar;5(1):16-20.
  • Karthikeyan B, Kadhiravan T, Deepanjali S, Swaminathan RP. Case-Mix, Care Processes, and Outcomes in Medically-Ill Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation in a Low-Resource Setting from Southern India: A Prospective Clinical Case Series. PloS One. 2015;10(8):e0135336.
  • Kolar VV, Verma SP, Karthikeyan B, Kishore A, Dutta TK. Cerebral infarction leading to hemiplegia: A rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2013 Jan 9;17(5):308.
  • Mukta V, Ramesh A, Karthikeyan B, Deepanjali S, Das AK. Varied manifestations of vasculopathy in an HIV patient on antiretrovirals. J Postgrad Med. 2013 Jan 1;59(1):66.
  • Ponticelli C. & Visweswaran RK. Modifications in Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) fluid and achieving adequacy targets.InBehera M.R., Karthikeyan B., Gupta A.Current progress in Nephrology(pp 325- 339).Mumbai: Tree life media publications.
  • Thammishetti V, Kaul A, Bhadauria DS, Balasubramanian K, Prasad N, Gupta A, Sharma RK. Retrospective analysis of aetiology and outcomes of refractory CAPD peritonitis in a tertiary care centre from north India. Perit Dial Int. 2018 Jan 31
  • Deepanjali S, Swaminathan RP, BammigattiC, ArunkumarS, BalamuruganN, KarthikeyanB, Ramesh A. Saddle pulmonary thromboembolism. QJM.July 2014;107(7):581–2
  • Kaul A, Behera MR, Kishore R, Karthikeyan B, Bhadauria DS, Mishra P, et al. Optimization of treatment modality in elderly end-stage renal disease population: Peritoneal dialysis versus transplant. Indian J Nephrol 2018;28:433- 40
  • Karthikeyan B, Sharma RK, Kaul A, Gupta A, Prasad N, Bhadauria DS. Clinical characteristics, patient and technique survival in elderly patients on peritoneal dialysis. Indian J Nephrol 2019; 29:334-9.
  • Gharia S, Karthikeyan B, Nair SV, Mohanasundaram K, Periasamy S. Peculiar Acral melanosis after cyclophosphamide therapy in a case of primary membranous nephropathy: A rare presentation. Indian J Nephrol 2020.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, Saveetha Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Aug’2017- till date
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