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Sindhu Chandran, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-353-8374
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    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, IndiaM.B., B.S.2002Medical School
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZInternship & Residency2007Internal Medicine
    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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    Novel Therapies to Modulate the Inflammatory Alloresponse in Renal Grafts
    NIH/NIAID U01AI113362Jul 1, 2014 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Role Description: Protocol chair

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    1. Treatment of Immunocompromised COVID-19 patients with Convalescent Plasma. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 29. Fung M, Nambiar A, Pandey S, Aldrich JM, Teraoka J, Freise C, Roberts J, Chandran S, Hays SR, Bainbridge E, DeVoe C, Gardner AR, Yokoe D, Henrich TJ, Babik JM, Chin-Hong P. PMID: 32989856.
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    2. The impact of belatacept on the phenotypic heterogeneity of renal T cell-mediated alloimmune response: the critical role of maintenance treatment and inflammatory load. Clin Transplant. 2020 Sep 16; e14084. Dobi D, Vincenti F, Chandran S, Greenland JR, Bowman C, Chen A, Henrik J, Laszik ZG. PMID: 32939817.
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    3. The Fourth International Workshop on Clinical Transplant Tolerance. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 12. Issa F, Strober S, Leventhal JR, Kawai T, Kaufman DB, Levitsky J, Sykes M, Mas V, Wood KJ, Bridges N, Welniak LA, Chandran S, Madsen JC, Nickerson P, Demetris AJ, Lakkis FG, Thomson AW. PMID: 32529725.
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    4. Clinical outcomes and serologic response in solid organ transplant recipients with COVID-19: A case series from the United States. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 01. Fung M, Chiu CY, DeVoe C, Doernberg SB, Schwartz BS, Langelier C, Henrich TJ, Yokoe D, Davis J, Hays SR, Chandran S, Kukreja J, Ng D, Prostko J, Taylor R, Reyes K, Bainbridge E, Bond A, Chin-Hong P, Babik JM. PMID: 32476258.
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    5. SP729CLINICAL AND IMMUNOLOGIC PREDICTORS OF OUTCOME WITH A NOVEL BELATACEPT REGIMEN. Nephrology,Dialysis and Transplantation. 2018 May 1; 33(suppl_1):i592-i592. Flavio Vincenti, Sindhu Chandran, David Wojciechowski, Chung Leung, Erica Tavares, Qizhi Tang, Jun Shoji. .
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    6. Mycophenolate Mofetil Withdrawal With Conversion to Everolimus to Treat BK Virus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant Proc. 2017 Oct; 49(8):1773-1778. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Webber A, Hirose R, Vincenti F. PMID: 28923623.
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    7. Polyclonal Regulatory T Cell Therapy for Control of Inflammation in Kidney Transplants. Am J Transplant. 2017 Nov; 17(11):2945-2954. 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. PMID: 28675676.
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    8. Retrospective evaluation of the efficacy and safety of belatacept with thymoglobulin induction and maintenance everolimus: A single-center clinical experience. Clin Transplant. 2017 Sep; 31(9). Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yang JYC, Sarwal MM, Vincenti F. PMID: 28662293.
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    9. Refining the Policy for Timing of Kidney Transplant Waitlist Qualification. Transplant Direct. 2017 Aug; 3(8):e195. Lee BJ, McCulloch CE, Grimes BA, Chandran S, Allen IE, Delgado C, Hsu CY. PMID: 28795146.
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    10. Correlation of BK Virus Neutralizing Serostatus With the Incidence of BK Viremia in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2017 06; 101(6):1495-1505. Abend JR, Changala M, Sathe A, Casey F, Kistler A, Chandran S, Howard A, Wojciechowski D. PMID: 27854236.
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    11. Early post-transplant conversion from tacrolimus to belatacept for prolonged delayed graft function improves renal function in kidney transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2017 05; 31(5). Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Vincenti F. PMID: 28190259.
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    12. Opportunities and Challenges for Kidney Donation from and to HIV-Positive Individuals. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 03 07; 12(3):385-387. Chandran S, Stock PG. PMID: 28232405.
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    13. Chapter 21 Novel Drugs in Kidney Transplantation. Kidney Transplantation, Bioengineering and Regeneration. 2017 Jan 1; 277-290. Sindhu Chandran, Flavio Vincenti. .
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    14. Current status of tolerance in kidney transplantation. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens. 2016 11; 25(6):591-601. Chandran S, Feng S. PMID: 27636772.
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    15. BK Virus Infection After Kidney Transplantation: The Data Are Mounting for a Personalized Approach. Transplantation. 2016 Apr; 100(4):703-4. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S. PMID: 26760573.
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    16. Complications of Ultrasound-Guided Renal Transplant Biopsies. Am J Transplant. 2016 Apr; 16(4):1298-305. Morgan TA, Chandran S, Burger IM, Zhang CA, Goldstein RB. PMID: 26601796.
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    17. Erratum to: Pharmacologic Targeting of Regulatory T Cells for Solid Organ Transplantation: Current and Future Prospects. Drugs. 2015 Dec; 75(18):2171. Safa K, Chandran S, Wojciechowski D. PMID: 26553341.
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    18. Pharmacologic targeting of regulatory T cells for solid organ transplantation: current and future prospects. Drugs. 2015 Nov; 75(16):1843-52. Safa K, Chandran S, Wojciechowski D. PMID: 26493288.
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    19. Multiple high MFI Class I DSA can cause acute AMR of kidney allograft in simultaneous liver and kidney transplant recipients: outcome analysis from a single-center. Human Immunology. 2015 Oct 1; 76:137. Raja Rajalingam, Sindhu Chandran, Kelly Cunniffe, Sandy Feng. .
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    20. 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. Wu EH, Wojciechowski D, Chandran S, Yeh BM, Park M, Westphalen A, Wang ZJ. PMID: 26011061.
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    21. FP886T REGULATORY CELL THERAPY TO CONTROL INFLAMMATION IN RENAL ALLOGRAFTS. Nephrology,Dialysis and Transplantation. 2015 May 1; 30(suppl_3):iii372-iii373. Flavio Vincenti, Qizhi Tang, Zoltan Laszik, Minnie Sarwal, Jeffrey Bluestone, Sindhu Chandran. .
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    22. Novel Strategy to Improve the Efficacy of Belatacept. Transplantation Journal. 2014 Jul 1; 98:455. D. Wojciechowski, S. Chandran, F. Vincenti. .
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    23. Belatacept Conversion in Kidney Transplant Recipients for Prolonged DGF. Transplantation Journal. 2014 Jul 1; 98:456. D. Wojciechowski, S. Chandran, F. Vincenti. .
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    24. Adjuvant Ciprofloxacin Therapy for Refractory BK Polyomavirus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation Journal. 2014 Jul 1; 98:560. S. Chandran, D. Arroyo, P. Vagefi, D. Wojciechowski. .
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    25. Everolimus Conversion to Treat BK Virus Infection in Renal Transplant Recipients: Interim Analysis of a Pilot Study. Transplantation Journal. 2014 Jul 1; 98:558-559. D. Wojciechowski, A. Webber, S. Chandran, R. Hirose, F. Vincenti. .
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    26. Pharmacodynamic Monitoring of NFAT- Regulated Gene Expression and P70S6 Kinase Activity in Kidney Transplant Patients With BKV Infection. Transplantation Journal. 2014 Jul 1; 98:880. A. Webber, D. Wojciechowski, C. Leung, S. Chandran, R. Hirose, F. Vincenti. .
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    27. Adjuvant Ciprofloxacin for Persistent BK Polyomavirus Infection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. J Transplant. 2014; 2014:107459. Arroyo D, Chandran S, Vagefi PA, Wojciechowski D. PMID: 25349720.
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    28. Prediabetic living kidney donors have preserved kidney function at 10 years after donation. Transplantation. 2014 Apr 15; 97(7):748-54. Chandran S, Masharani U, Webber AB, Wojciechowski DM. PMID: 24342975.
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    29. Clinical aspects: focusing on key unique organ-specific issues of renal transplantation. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Feb 01; 4(2). Chandran S, Vincenti F. PMID: 24370927.
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    30. 63 Immunosuppression in Transplantation. National Kidney Foundation Primer on Kidney Diseases. 2014 Jan 1; (Science2701995):564-574. Sindhu Chandran, Flavio G. Vincenti. .
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    31. 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. Wojciechowski D, Chandran S. PMID: 23698597.
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    32. Recurrent HIV-associated immune complex glomerulonephritis with lupus-like features after kidney transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Aug; 62(2):335-8. Chandran S, Jen KY, Laszik ZG. PMID: 23481367.
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    33. 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. Wojciechowski D, Chanda R, Chandran S, Lee B, Webber A, Macaraig M, Tomlanovich S, Vincenti F. PMID: 23060281.
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    34. Fever, hepatosplenomegaly and a skin nodule in a kidney-pancreas transplant recipient. Am J Transplant. 2012 Sep; 12(9):2556-8; quiz 2558. Freed MM, Ramirez-Valle F, Chandran S. PMID: 22925186.
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    35. The Scribner shunt: 50 years later. Kidney Int. 2012 Jan; 81(1):120. Lockridge JB, Chandran S. PMID: 22170532.
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    36. 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. Chandran S, Li H, Dong W, Krasinska K, Adams C, Alexandrova L, Chien A, Hallows KR, Bhalla V. PMID: 21900244.
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    37. 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. Chandran S, Baxter-Lowe L, Olson JL, Tomlanovich SJ, Webber A. PMID: 21693335.
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    38. Phosphopeptide screen uncovers novel phosphorylation sites of Nedd4-2 that potentiate its inhibition of the epithelial Na+ channel. J Biol Chem. 2010 Jul 09; 285(28):21671-8. Hallows KR, Bhalla V, Oyster NM, Wijngaarden MA, Lee JK, Li H, Chandran S, Xia X, Huang Z, Chalkley RJ, Burlingame AL, Pearce D. PMID: 20466724.
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    39. Imatinib in the treatment of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Jan; 53(1):129-32. Chandran S, Petersen J, Jacobs C, Fiorentino D, Doeden K, Lafayette RA. PMID: 19012999.
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    40. The Akt pathway in human breast cancer: a tissue-array-based analysis. Mod Pathol. 2006 Feb; 19(2):238-45. Bose S, Chandran S, Mirocha JM, Bose N. PMID: 16341149.
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