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Swati Rao, MD


Assistant Professor, Clinical Medicine

Phone: 215-707-0744

Fax: 215-707-9697

Email: swati.rao@tuhs.temple.edu


Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation


Educational Background:


MBBS, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India, 2003


Internship, James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York, 2007


Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, 2010


Fellowship, Nephrology, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2012


Fellowship, Renal Transplant, Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA, 2013

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clinical Interests:

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Transplant nephrology

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board certification(s):


  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

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Research Interests:

  • Antibody mediated rejection
  • Autoimmune renal disease

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professional affiliations:


  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Member, American Society of Transplantation
  • Member, Renal Physicians Association
  • Member, Acute Kidney Injury Network
  • Member, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

25814173. Lee IJ, Hilliard BA, Ulas M, Yu D, Vangala C, Rao S, Lee J, Gadegbeku CA, Cohen PL, Monocyte and plasma expression of TAM ligand and receptor in renal failure: Links to unregulated immunity and chronic inflammation. Clin Immunol 158:2(231-41)2015 Jun

22907951. Lee IJ, Hilliard B, Swami A, Madara JC, Rao S, Patel T, Gaughan JP, Lee J, Gadegbeku CA, Choi ET, Cohen PL, Growth arrest-specific gene 6 (Gas6) levels are elevated in patients with chronic renal failure. Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:11(4166-72)2012 Nov

21696057. Lee I, Constantinescu S, Gillespie A, Rao S, Silva P, Birkenbach M, Leech S, Karachristos A, Daller JA, Sifontis NM, Targeting alloantibody production with bortezomib: does it make more sense? Clin Transpl :(397-403)2010