Faculty Profile

Tipu Puri
Section of Nephrology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Operations

Academic Interests

Dr.Puri’s academic interests center on the treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD), patient awareness and education about CKD, and to improve the delivery of healthcare to the general medical community with a focus on patients with kidney disease or receiving dialysis. Dr. Puri is a Bucksbaum scholar who has been supported to educate nephrology trainees about increased awareness of successful communication with patients with underlying CKD in the ambulatory setting. He also mentors faculty in other sections in the Department of Medicine regarding health disparities in patients with CKD. Important areas of focus for Dr. Puri include applying quality improvement strategies on a) patient directed education as a means to increase patient engagement and activation to improve their clinical outcomes and, b) develop and engage clinical leadership from physicians and other healthcare providers to achieve the delivery of high quality and high-value patient care. Dr. Puri’s goal is to improve the care provided to patients, including those with CKD, by understanding those issues that support or prevent the delivery of compassionate, effective, and high-value care. In an extension of these efforts, Dr. Puri serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois and plays a significant role in educating medical students from all parts of North America when they attend the TREKS program each summer at the University of Chicago.

Clinical Interests

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertensive nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy, CKD awareness and education.


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  • BA, 1989, Northwestern University, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • PhD, 1997, Northwestern University, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • MD, 1999, Northwestern University,
  • Residency, 2001, University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2004, The University of Chicago, Nephrology