Dr Veerabhadra Guptha K

Consultant- Nephrologist

Overview

Dr. Veerabhadra is a senior consultant Nephrologist at Aster RV, Bengaluru. Before joining Aster, he was serving as a senior consultant nephrologist and Head of the Department of Nephrology at Columbia Asia Hospital. He has won prestigious university Gold Medal in Nephrology for securing 1st rank in Nephrology, Gujarat University in 2006. Dr. Veerabhadra has won recognition for his best paper presentation at International Conference on Kidney diseases and transplantation, Ahmedabad in 2005.

He secured 3rd rank in All India Examinations for the Super Speciality entrance exam in 2003. Dr. Veerabhadra organises various health check-up screenings and awareness camps. He holds both Karnataka Medical Council Registration 46,298 and Gujarat Medical Council Registration G-28,555. Dr. Veerabhadra keeps himself involved in the clinical meetings. He was part of the IV International Congress on Kidney Disease, at Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad in 2005.

Education

Dr. Veerabhadra completed his MBBS from J.J.M Medical College, Davanagere in 1997. Later, in 2003, obtained MD (General Medicine) from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. He also completed D.M (Nephrology) from the same college in 2006.

Work experience

Dr. Veerabhadra started working as an Intern for 3 months after his MBBS at J.J.M Medical College. Later, he served as Speciality trainer and Assistant Professor in Nephrology at Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre & Institute of Transplantation Sciences, B. J. Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India. Prior to Aster RV, he was appointed as a senior consultant Nephrologist and Head of the Department of Nephrology at Columbia Asia Hospital. He has also worked as a consultant Nephrologist for various charitable dialysis centres at Bangalore.

Academic Honours & Awards

  1. Won prestigious university Gold Medal -Shri N.P.Shah Medal in Nephrology for securing 1st rank in Nephrology, Gujarat University, in 2006.

  2. Recipient of Certificate of Merit in Nephrology from Gujarat University for scoring highest marks.

  3. Best paper presentation at the International conference on kidney diseases and transplantation, Ahmedabad, in 2005

  4. Secured 3rd rank in All India Examinations for the Entrance Examinations for Super speciality Courses in 2003.

  5. Recipient of Lekhak-MSNL, the Best student of the year from Karnataka state in1989.

  6. Recipient of Doctors day award from a rotary club of Bangalore.

Conferences & Workshops

  1. CME on Renal Disorders, 11th November, in 2005

  2. 16th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation on 30th Sep- 2nd Oct-2005, Jaipur.

  3. IV International Congress on Kidney Diseases on12th – 13th November 2005

  4. Seminar on Cadaver Transplantation,14th May 2006

  5. CME Renal pathology, 4th October 2006

  6. Workshop on HLA, 4th October 2006

  7. Stem Cell Transplantation and Preventive Nephrology on 5th October 2006

  8. 17th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation on 6th – 8th October 2006.

  9. 18th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation, Bangalore, 2007.

  10. Annual conference of Indian Society of Nephrology, Pune 2009.

  11. Annual conference of Indian Society of  Nephrology, Trivandrum, 2010

  12. Nephrology update – Dubai, 2010

  13. Speciality training  for Neuro Physicians at Harvard Medical School/Joslin Diabetic Centre, Boston,2011

  14. Preceptorship in ABO-Incompatible transplantation & Highly Sensitized Recipient at ASAN Medical Centre, Seoul, South Korea 2011.

  15. World Congress of Nephrology at Hongkong,2013

  16. World Transplant Congress at San-Francisco, 2014.  

  17. EDTA- held at Vienna, Austria

  18. Executive Education Programme at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad-  June 2018.

Publications and Presentations

  1. Submitted the dissertation entitled “First Year Morbidity and mortality profile of post renal transplant patients” for the Degree of D.M. in 2006.

  2. Submitted the dissertation entitled “Clinical study of 50 cases of chronic renal failure” for the Degree of MD in 2003.

  3. Paper presentation at the IV International Congress on Kidney Diseases – 11th – 13th November 2005- Outcome Of Renal Transplantation In Diabetes Mellitus: Our Experience During Last Year.

  4. “Donor selection in cadaveric transplantation- Meet the Professors”-Moderator, IV International Congress on Kidney Diseases – 11th – 13th November 2005.

  5. “Management of anaemia- Iron deficiency anaemia” delivered a lecture in All Gujarat ESIS Doctors Meet, October 2002.

  6. “Contrast-induced nephropathy” presentation at Ahmedabad Nephrology Forum on 16th Feb 2005.

  7. “De novo Collapsing Glomerulopathy”- presentation at Ahmedabad Nephrology Forum on 21st Nov 2006.   

  8. Various presentations at Nephrology Association of Karnataka

  9. AJKD (American Journal Kidney Diseases) -"A Phase IIA, Randomized, Single-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel-Group Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics, and Efficacy of 28-Day Repeat Oral Doses of a novel hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor, GSK1278863, in Anemic Pre-dialysis and Hemodialysis-Dependent Patients: Safety, Tolerability and Non-Hemoglobin Pharmacodynamic Response"

  10. Contributor to the Everolimus with Reduced Calcineurin Inhibitor Exposure In Renal Transplantation- Journal of American Society of Nephrology- 29,1979-1991, 2018

  11. Two-stage basilic vein transposition (BVT) in small calibre basilic vein( <3mm) – in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH- Feb 2019, vol 8, issue 2.

Volunteer & Community Activities

  1. Volunteer as Medical Officer at the earthquake site of Gujarat in 2001.

  2. Volunteer as Medical Officer in Pulse Polio Immunisation, Diabetic Camp, Blood Donation Camps.

  3. Participated in various kidney awareness camps, organ donation camps and various educational camps for the general public.

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