Ramesh Prasad




Dr. Ramesh Prasad obtained his medical degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India and subsequently completed his Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center. He also went on to complete a Nephrology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Transplantation Nephrology fellowship at Toronto General Hospital. He holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Science from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Philosophy. He is a Staff Physician and Director of the Kidney Transplant Program at St. Michael’s Hospital, and is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Prasad’s research interest includes all aspects pertinent to the long-term health of both kidney transplant recipients and donors, and the philosophy of science and medicine. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles. He is certified and recertified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a specialist certificate in Hypertension from the American Society of Hypertension. He serves on the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group, Canadian Hypertension Education Program, and various committees of the Canadian and American Societies of Transplantation.

Please note: Dr. Prasad is not taking any summer students.

Recent Publications

  1. Cai, S, Mahmood, T, Hashi, AA, Prasad, R, Connelly, PW, Connelly, KA et al.. Assessments of right ventricular strain using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging following kidney transplantation. Nephrology (Carlton). 2022;27 (4):371-375. doi: 10.1111/nep.14015. PubMed PMID:34939711 .
  2. Quach, K, Abdelmasih, M, Chen, PX, Li, Y, Famure, O, Nash, M et al.. Vitamin D Levels and the Risk of Posttransplant Diabetes Mellitus After Kidney Transplantation. Prog Transplant. 2021;31 (2):133-141. doi: 10.1177/15269248211002796. PubMed PMID:33789542 PubMed Central PMC8182337.
  3. Hashi, AA, Ramesh Prasad, GV, Connelly, PW, Deva, DP, Nash, MM, Yuan, W et al.. Cardiac MRI assessment of the right ventricle pre-and post-kidney transplant. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2021;37 (5):1757-1766. doi: 10.1007/s10554-020-02153-4. PubMed PMID:33475872 .
  4. Barnieh, L, Klarenbach, S, Arnold, J, Cuerden, M, Knoll, G, Lok, C et al.. Nonreimbursed Costs Incurred by Living Kidney Donors: A Case Study From Ontario, Canada. Transplantation. 2019;103 (6):e164-e171. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002685. PubMed PMID:31246933 .
  5. Cockfield, SM, Wilson, S, Campbell, PM, Cantarovich, M, Gangji, A, Houde, I et al.. Comparison of the effects of standard vs low-dose prolonged-release tacrolimus with or without ACEi/ARB on the histology and function of renal allografts. Am J Transplant. 2019;19 (6):1730-1744. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15225. PubMed PMID:30582281 PubMed Central PMC6590452.
  6. Kim, JK, Yuen, DA, Leung, G, Jothy, S, Zaltzman, J, Ramesh Prasad, GV et al.. Role of Magnetic Resonance Elastography as a Noninvasive Measurement Tool of Fibrosis in a Renal Allograft: A Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2017;49 (7):1555-1559. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2017.04.002. PubMed PMID:28838439 .
  7. Knoll, GA, Fergusson, D, Chassé, M, Hebert, P, Wells, G, Tibbles, LA et al.. Ramipril versus placebo in kidney transplant patients with proteinuria: a multicentre, double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016;4 (4):318-26. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(15)00368-X. PubMed PMID:26608067 .
  8. Daskalopoulou, SS, Rabi, DM, Zarnke, KB, Dasgupta, K, Nerenberg, K, Cloutier, L et al.. The 2015 Canadian Hypertension Education Program recommendations for blood pressure measurement, diagnosis, assessment of risk, prevention, and treatment of hypertension. Can J Cardiol. 2015;31 (5):549-68. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.02.016. PubMed PMID:25936483 .
  9. Ruzicka, M, Quinn, RR, McFarlane, P, Hemmelgarn, B, Ramesh Prasad, GV, Feber, J et al.. Canadian Society of Nephrology commentary on the 2012 KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood pressure in CKD. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014;63 (6):869-87. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2014.03.003. PubMed PMID:24725980 .
  10. Connelly, PW, Ramesh Prasad, GV. Adiponectin in renal disease--a review of the evidence as a risk factor for cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. Crit Rev Clin Lab Sci. 2012;49 (5-6):218-31. doi: 10.3109/10408363.2012.736470. PubMed PMID:23216078 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Physician, Division of Nephrology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto