Jai Radhakrishnan, MD

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Dr. Radhakrishnan is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the Director of Clinical Services of the Nephrology Division. His clinical and research interests are the in the therapy of chronic kidney disease (including glomerular diseases and lupus kidney disease), hypertension and intensive care nephrology.

He is a co-director of the hypertension center of Columbia Universtiy

He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation. His commitment to medical education and patient care is exemplified by his numerous teaching awards and his inclusion in the Who's Who among America's Teachers & Educators, America's Best Doctors and Castle Connolly's Top Doctor.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Biopsies
  • Glomerular Diseases and Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Hypertension
  • Intensive Care
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Lupus
  • Vasculitis

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Clinical Chief, Nephrology Division

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital


  • Hindi


  • Male

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51 Audubon Avenue
Floor 4
New York, NY 10032

Insurance Accepted


  • Aetna Signature Administrators
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Student Health

Affinity Health Plan

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs

Amida Care

  • Special Needs


  • EPO
  • Great West (National)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare (National)

  • MagnaCare


  • Railroad
  • Traditional Medicare


  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Quality Health Management

  • Quality Health Management


  • Special Needs


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • Empire Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Oxford Freedom
  • Oxford HMO
  • Oxford Liberty
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs


  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

World Trade Center Health Plan

  • World Trade Center Health Plan

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Jawaharlal Institute - India
  • Internship: Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
  • Residency: Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Committees, Societies, Councils

Elite Fellowships:
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology
Fellow of the National Kidney Foundation

Society Membership
International Society of Nephrology
New York Society of Nephrology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Honors & Awards

Teaching Awards

  • 1989: Excellence in Teaching - Golden Apple Award, New York Medical College
  • 1992: Fellow of the Year - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
  • 1994: Junior Attending of the Year, Dept of Medicine
  • 2001: Best Morning Report Attending, Dept of Medicine.
  • 2003: Senior Attending of the Year, Dept of Medicine
  • 2005: Ewig Clinical Education Award, Dept of Medicine.
  • 2006: Daniel V. Kimberg Memorial Teaching Award, Dept of Medicine
  • 2009: Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Excellence in Pre-clinical Teaching, Columbia University
  • 2010: Member, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy, Columbia University
  • 2010: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons (Preclinical)

Professional Recognition

  • Whos Who among Americas Teachers & Educators
  • New York Times Magazine Super Doctors
  • Castle Connolly, Best Doctors in America
  • Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, Honors Edition
  • Madisons Whos Who
  • Patients Choice Award
America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor


Glomerular disease esp. lupus nephritis. Chronic kidney disease.

Research Interests

  • Epidemiology and treatment protocols for primary glomerular disease
  • Lupus Nephritis

Selected Publications

  • Radhakrishnan J, Moutzouris DA, Ginzler EM, Solomons N, Siempos II, Appel GB. (2010) Mycophenolate mofetil and intravenous cyclophosphamide are similar as induction therapy for class V lupus nephritis. . Kidney Int. 77(2):152-160
  • Mohan S, Radhakrishnan J (2011) Geographical variation in the response of lupus nephritis to mycophenolate mofetil induction therapy. Clin Nephrol 75(3):233-41
  • Boyden LM, Choi M, Choate KA, et al (2012) Mutations in kelch-like 3 and cullin 3 cause hypertension and electrolyte abnormalities. Nature 482(7383):98-102
  • Labban B, Arora N, Restaino R, Markowitz G, Valeri A , Radhakrishnan J (2010) The Role of Kidney Biopsy in Heart Transplant Candidates With Kidney Disease Transplantation 89(7):887-893
  • Radhakrishnan J, Uppot RN, Colvin RB (2010) Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 5-2010. A 51-year-old man with HIV infection, proteinuria, and edema N Engl J Med ;362(7):636-46
  • Appel GB, Radhakrishnan J, D'Agati V (2008) Secondary Glomerular Disease BRENNER & RECTOR 8 Ed:1067-1126
  • Bhat P, Radhakrishnan J (2008) B lymphocytes and lupus nephritis: New insights into pathogenesis and targeted therapies. Kidney Int 73(3):261-268
  • Bomback AS, Smith RJ, Barile GR, Zhang Y, Heher EC, Herlitz L, Stokes MB, Markowitz GS, D'Agati VD, Canetta PA, Radhakrishnan J, Appel GB. (2012) Eculizumab for Dense Deposit Disease and C3 Glomerulonephritis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol epub: