Madhura Pradhan, MD, MBBS, is an attending physician with the Division of Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Pradhan completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Bombay, India, and attended medical school at Seth GS Medical College, University of Bombay, where she graduated at the top of her class. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at the BJ Wadia Hospital for Children in Mumbai followed by a residency at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she received the Fellows Teaching Award.
Dr. Pradhan joined the Division of Nephrology as an attending in 2001 and started the division’s outreach program in New Jersey. She served as the Medical Director of Dialysis for six years, and currently serves as the Outpatient Director and quality improvement co-champion for the division. She also works with the Lupus Program and the Lupus Integrated Nephritis Clinic (LINC).
Dr. Pradhan’s clinical focus includes chronic kidney disease, glomerular kidney diseases and tuberous sclerosis. She has established a comprehensive chronic kidney disease clinic in the division and a joint neurology/nephrology tuberous sclerosis clinic. She also is a consulting nephrologist for the Lupus Program and co-director of the Lupus Integrated Nephritis Clinic (LINC) at CHOP.
Dr. Pradhan’s other interests including teaching, mentoring, physician well-being, and bringing the humanities into medicine. She is a preceptor for the Professionalism and Humanism course (Doctoring) for medical students. She serves as a mentor for residents, medical students and junior faculty. She serves on the Physician Well-being Committee. She has established a Narrative Medicine group at CHOP, where colleagues across disciplines meet to read, reflect and write about their experiences as clinicians. She leads Balint group meetings for the division.
Dr. Pradhan has received the David Kornfeld Bedside Teaching Award and the Master Clinician Award. She has been featured as a “Top Doc” in SJ Magazine, South Jersey Magazine and Philadelphia Magazine.
Education and Training
MD - University of Bombay, Bombay, India
Pediatrics - Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Pediatrics - Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT
Pediatric Nephrology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Nephrology – American Board of PediatricsPediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics
Titles and Academic Titles
Distinguished Endowed Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Denburg MR, Pradhan M, Shults J, Jones A, Palmer J, Baluarte HJ, et al. Longitudinal relations among obesity, hypertension and glucocorticoid therapy following renal transplantation in children and adolescents. Pediatr Nephrol 25(10): 2129-2139; 2010. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20567855. Read the abstract
Raffaelli R, Pradhan M. Hematuria and proteinuria. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; 2011
Raffaelli R, Pradhan M. Hematuria. In: Zorc JJ, editor. Schwartz's clinical handbook of pediatrics. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott William & Wilkins; 2009
Pradhan M, Kaplan BS. Proteinuria. Kaplan & Meyers: Pediatric nephrology and urology: the requisites. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004
Pradhan M, Kaplan BS. Evaluation of hematuria. Kaplan & Meyers: Pediatric nephrology and urology: the requisites. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004.
Meyers KEC, Pradhan, M. Clinical evaluation of a child with kidney disease. Kaplan & Meyers: Pediatric nephrology and urology: the requisites. 1st ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby; 2004
Posters and Presentations
Pradhan M. Nephrotic syndrome [presentation]. Open Medical Institute’s 2011 Salzburg CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology & Nephrology Seminar; 2011 May 8-14; Salzburg, Austria.
Pradhan M. Vasculitis [presentation]. Open Medical Institute’s 2011 Salzburg CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology & Nephrology Seminar; 2011 May 8-14; Salzburg, Austria.
Pradhan M. Chronic kidney disease [presentation]. Open Medical Institute’s 2011 Salzburg CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology & Nephrology Seminar; 2011 May 8-14; Salzburg, Austria.
Pradhan M. Dialysis and renal transplantation [presentation]. Open Medical Institute’s 2011 Salzburg CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology & Nephrology Seminar; 2011 May 8-14; Salzburg, Austria.
Awards and Honors
2022, Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors in Pediatric Nephrology
2022, SJ Mag's Top Docs in Nephrology
Editorial and Academic Positions
2011, UTI Clinical Pathway Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2010-present, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee, Division of Nephrology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2008-present, Graduate Education Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
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