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Sindhu Chandran, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Phone415-353-8374
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    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, IndiaM.B., B.S.2002School of Medicine
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZInternship & Residency2007Medicine
    Stanford University, Palo Alto, CAClinical & Research Fellowship2010Nephrology
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAClinical Fellowship 2011Transplant Nephrology

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    A transplant nephrologist with expertise in kidney and pancreas transplantation, Dr. Chandran earned her medical degree at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and completed her residency at the University of Arizona. After completing her nephrology fellowship at Stanford University, she joined UCSF in 2010 for additional training in kidney transplantation and stayed on as a member of the transplant nephrology faculty. She is currently the Director of the Inpatient Kidney Transplant Unit.

    Dr. Chandran is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Transplantation. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She has a strong background in renal physiology dating back to her research fellowship at Stanford during which she worked on the mechanisms of sodium transport in the distal nephron. At UCSF, she has focused her research interests on the treatment of renal graft inflammation with novel immunosuppressive regimens including cellular therapy with the overall goal of improving long term graft survival. Dr. Chandran is also involved in studying therapies that can promote tolerance in her role as an Associate Director with the clinical trials group at the Immune Tolerance Network.


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    1. Lee BJ, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Chandran S, Allen IE, Delgado C, Hsu CY. Refining the Policy for Timing of Kidney Transplant Waitlist Qualification. Transplant Direct. 2017 Aug; 3(8):e195. PMID: 28795146.
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    2. Chandran S, Tang Q, Sarwal M, Laszik ZG, Putnam AL, Lee K, Leung J, Nguyen V, Sigdel T, Tavares EC, Yang JYC, Hellerstein M, Fitch M, Bluestone JA, Vincenti F. Polyclonal Regulatory T cell Therapy for Control of Inflammation in Kidney Transplants. Am J Transplant. 2017 Jul 04. PMID: 28675676.
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    3. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yang J, Sarwal M, Vincenti F. Retrospective Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Belatacept with Thymoglobulin Induction and Maintenance Everolimus: A Single Center Clinical Experience. Clin Transplant. 2017 Jun 29. PMID: 28662293.
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    4. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Vincenti F. Early post-transplant conversion from tacrolimus to belatacept for prolonged delayed graft function improves renal function in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2017 May; 31(5). PMID: 28190259.
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    5. Chandran S, Stock PG. Opportunities and Challenges for Kidney Donation from and to HIV-Positive Individuals. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Mar 07; 12(3):385-387. PMID: 28232405.
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    6. Chandran S, Feng S. Current status of tolerance in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2016 Nov; 25(6):591-601. PMID: 27636772.
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    7. Abend JR, Changala M, Sathe A, Casey F, Kistler A, Chandran S, Howard A, Wojciechowski D. Correlation of BK Virus Neutralizing Serostatus With the Incidence of BK Viremia in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2016 Jun 1. PMID: 27854236.
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    8. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S. BK Virus Infection After Kidney Transplantation: The Data Are Mounting for a Personalized Approach. Transplantation. 2016 Apr; 100(4):703-4. PMID: 26760573.
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    9. Morgan TA, Chandran S, Burger I, Goldstein R. Complications of Ultrasound-Guided Renal Transplant Biopsies. Am J Transplant. 2016 Apr; 16(4):1298-305. PMID: 26601796.
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    10. Safa K, Chandran S, Wojciechowski D. Erratum to: Pharmacologic Targeting of Regulatory T Cells for Solid Organ Transplantation: Current and Future Prospects. Drugs. 2015 Dec; 75(18):2171. PMID: 26553341.
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    11. Safa K, Chandran S, Wojciechowski D. Pharmacologic Targeting of Regulatory T Cells for Solid Organ Transplantation: Current and Future Prospects. Drugs. 2015 Nov; 75(16):1843-52. PMID: 26493288.
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    12. Wu EH, Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yeh BM, Park M, Westphalen A, Wang ZJ. Prevalence of abdominal aortic calcifications in older living renal donors and its effect on graft function and histology. Transpl Int. 2015 Oct; 28(10):1172-8. PMID: 26011061.
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    13. Arroyo D, Chandran S, Vagefi PA, Wojciechowski D. Adjuvant Ciprofloxacin for Persistent BK Polyomavirus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Transplant. 2014; 2014:107459. PMID: 25349720; PMCID: PMC4034659.
    14. Chandran S, Masharani U, Webber AB, Wojciechowski DM. Prediabetic living kidney donors have preserved kidney function at 10 years after donation. Transplantation. 2014 Apr 15; 97(7):748-54. PMID: 24342975.
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    15. Chandran S, Vincenti F. Clinical aspects: focusing on key unique organ-specific issues of renal transplantation. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Feb; 4(2). PMID: 24370927.
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    16. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S. Effect of ciprofloxacin combined with sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim prophylaxis on the incidence of urinary tract infections after kidney transplantation. Transplantation. 2013 Aug 27; 96(4):400-5. PMID: 23698597.
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    17. Chandran S, Jen KY, Laszik ZG. Recurrent HIV-associated immune complex glomerulonephritis with lupus-like features after kidney transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug; 62(2):335-8. PMID: 23481367; PMCID: PMC4121438.
    18. Wojciechowski D, Chanda R, Chandran S, Lee B, Webber A, Macaraig M, Tomlanovich S, Vincenti F. Ciprofloxacin prophylaxis in kidney transplant recipients reduces BK virus infection at 3 months but not at 1 year. Transplantation. 2012 Dec 15; 94(11):1117-23. PMID: 23060281.
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    19. Freed MM, Ramirez-Valle F, Chandran S. Fever, hepatosplenomegaly and a skin nodule in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2012 Sep; 12(9):2556-8; quiz 2558. PMID: 22925186; PMCID: PMC4087158.
    20. Lockridge JB, Chandran S. The Scribner shunt: 50 years later. Kidney Int. 2012 Jan; 81(1):120. PMID: 22170532; PMCID: PMC4124935.
    21. Chandran S, Li H, Dong W, Krasinska K, Adams C, Alexandrova L, Chien A, Hallows KR, Bhalla V. Neural precursor cell-expressed developmentally down-regulated protein 4-2 (Nedd4-2) regulation by 14-3-3 protein binding at canonical serum and glucocorticoid kinase 1 (SGK1) phosphorylation sites. J Biol Chem. 2011 Oct 28; 286(43):37830-40. PMID: 21900244; PMCID: PMC3199524.
    22. Chandran S, Baxter-Lowe L, Olson JL, Tomlanovich SJ, Webber A. Eculizumab for the treatment of de novo thrombotic microangiopathy post simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation--a case report. Transplant Proc. 2011 Jun; 43(5):2097-101. PMID: 21693335.
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    23. Hallows KR, Bhalla V, Oyster NM, Wijngaarden MA, Lee JK, Li H, Chandran S, Xia X, Huang Z, Chalkley RJ, Burlingame AL, Pearce D. Phosphopeptide screen uncovers novel phosphorylation sites of Nedd4-2 that potentiate its inhibition of the epithelial Na+ channel. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 9; 285(28):21671-8. PMID: 20466724; PMCID: PMC2898378.
    24. Chandran S, Petersen J, Jacobs C, Fiorentino D, Doeden K, Lafayette RA. Imatinib in the treatment of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Jan; 53(1):129-32. PMID: 19012999.
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    25. Bose S, Chandran S, Mirocha JM, Bose N. The Akt pathway in human breast cancer: a tissue-array-based analysis. Mod Pathol. 2006 Feb; 19(2):238-45. PMID: 16341149.
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