Faculty Profile

Bharathi Reddy
Section of Nephrology
Associate Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Medical Director, DaVita Kenwood Dialysis facility

Academic Interests

Dr. Reddy’s academic interests focus on determining novel therapies for patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). She is the principal investigator in clinical trials involving epidermal growth factor receptor antagonists, new classes of vasopressin V2 receptor antagonists, and silencing RNA molecules. In ADPKD. She is involved in a number of registries including the COHORT and Biomarkers studies aimed at determining novel markers of disease severity in children and adults with ADPKD. As a member of the ADPKD center of excellence Dr. Reddy is involved in more than 700 families and 2000 patients with ADPKD. These efforts have led to the determination of a novel gene responsible for polycystic kidney disease, the GANAB gene.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Reddy focuses primarily on improving the quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on hemodialysis. Dr. Reddy started an in-center nocturnal dialysis program in 2008, the first dialysis center to offer in-center nocturnal dialysis program in the city of Chicago. She is heavily involved in the care of patients with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, chronic kidney disease and patients with ESRD on hemodialysis


  • Porath B, Gainullin VG, Cornec-Le Gall E, Dillinger EK, Heyer CM, Hopp K, Edwards ME, Madsen CD, Mauritz SR, Banks CJ, Baheti S, Reddy B, Herrero JI, Bañales JM, Hogan MC, Tasic V, Watnick TJ, Chapman AB, Vigneau C, Lavainne F, Audrézet MP, Ferec C, Le Meur Y, Torres VE; Genkyst Study Group, HALT Progression of Polycystic Kidney Disease Group.; Consortium for Radiologic Imaging Studies of Polycystic Kidney Disease., Harris PC: Mutations in GANAB, Encoding the Glucosidase IIa Subunit, Cause Autosomal-Dominant Polycystic Kidney and Liver Disease. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 Jun 2;98(6):1193-207
  • Reddy BV, Grossman EJ, Trevino SA, Hursting MJ, Murray PT: Argatroban anticoagulation in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia requiring renal replacement therapy. Ann Pharmacother. 2005 Oct;39(10):1601-5. Epub 2005 Aug 30
  • Reddy B, Chapman AB: Acute Response to Tolvaptan in ADPKD: A Window to Predict Long-term Efficacy? Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Jun; 65(6):811-3
  • Reddy BV, Chapman AB: The spectrum of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in children and adolescents. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 Jan;32(1):31-42. Epub 2016 Mar 31.
  • Reddy BV, Chapman AB. Autosomal Dominant Disease with a Mutation in a Novel Gene; CJASN Attending Rounds. 2017 Aug 7. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Oct 6;12(10):1695-1698 Epub 2017 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • BS, 1994, University of Health Sciences, India, Biological Sciences
  • MD, 1994, University of Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery
  • Residency, 2000, Wayne State University, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2002, The University of Chicago, Nephrology