Faculty Profile


Tipu Puri
Section of Nephrology
Associate Professor of Medicine
tpuri@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730

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.
 

Publications

  • Yan L, Mathew L, Chellan B, Gardner B, Earley J, Puri TS, Hofmann Bowman MA. (2014) S100/Calgranulin-mediated inflammation accelerates left ventricular hypertrophy and aortic valve sclerosis in chronic kidney disease in a receptor for advanced glycation end products-dependent manner. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014 Jul;34(7):1399-411. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303508.
  • Lee Chaves, Mohammed Shakaib, Liby Mathew, Anthony Chang, Richard J. Quigg and Tipu Puri. (2013) Contrasting Effects of Systemic Monocyte/Macrophage and CD4+ T Cell Depletion in a Reversible Ureteral Obstruction Mouse Model of Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical and Developmental Immunology, vol. 2013, Article ID 836989, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/836989
  • Lee Chaves, Mohammed Shakaib, Liby Mathew, Anthony Chang, Richard J. Quigg and Tipu Puri. (2013) Contrasting Effects of Systemic Monocyte/Macrophage and CD4+ T Cell Depletion in a Reversible Ureteral Obstruction Mouse Model of Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical and Developmental Immunology, vol. 2013, Article ID 836989, 7 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/836989
  • Joseph Gawdzik, Liby Mathew, Gene Kim, Tipu S. Puri, Marion A. Hofmann Bowman. (2011) Vascular remodeling and Arterial calcification are directly mediated by S100A12 (EN-RAGE) in chronic kidney disease. Am J Nephrol 33(3): 250-9. (Epub 2011 Mar 2)
  • Puri TS, Shakaib MI, Chang A, Mathew L, Olayinka O, Minto AW, Sarav M, Hack BK, Quigg RJ. (2010) Chronic kidney disease induced in mice by reversible unilateral ureteral obstruction is dependent on genetic background. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 298: F1024-32.
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Training

  • 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