Madhura Pradhan, MD, MBBS

Madhura Pradhan, MD, MBBS

Madhura Pradhan, MD, MBBS, is an attending physician in the Division of Nephrology and Director of the Dialysis Unit at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Chronic kidney disease in solid organ transplant recipients, Chronic kidney disease, Medical education, Quality improvement in clinical medicine, Professionalism and humanism in medicine, Dialysis and renal transplantation
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Voorhees; Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Madhura Pradhan, MD, MBBS, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an attending nephrologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Pradhan completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Bombay 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.

Dr. Pradhan’s clinical focus includes chronic kidney disease, glomerular disease 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 participates in the multidisciplinary lupus clinic 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

Medical School

MD - University of Bombay, Bombay, India

Internship

Pediatrics - Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT

Residency

Pediatrics - Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford, CT

Fellowship

Pediatric Nephrology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Neuroimaging in chronic kidney disease

Publications

Papers

2010

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

Books

Chapters

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

2011

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.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic committees

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