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Dr. Ramya Bhargava


Renal Research Fellow, Manchester Institute of Nephrology and Transplantation


MBBS, MRCP (Internal Med), MRCP (Nephrology)

Special interests

CKD-MBD, Hyperphosphatemia and its management, mechanisms of disease in CKD-MBD.

Brief biography

I completed my medical degree in India (Karnatak University) with a distinction in 2001 and completed my core medical training on the West midlands SHO rotation in 2006. I started my Nephrology training on the SpR rotation in the North-west deanery in 2007. A NIHR (CLAHRC) project grant and a subsequent NIHR-RfPB program grant enabled to start my research in hyperphosphataemia in CKD in 2012. I am currently pursuing an MD at the University of Manchester. My research focuses on the clinical outcomes of hyperphosphataemia treatment and the implications of therapeutic modulation of phosphate on the FGF23-klotho axis. I have presented results at the ERA-EDTA and the ASN conferences.

I also do a transplant recipient assessment clinic once a week as part of my clinical commitment.


  1. Solomon, Laurie; Cheesbrough, John; Bhargava, Ramya. (2011). “Observational Study of Need for Thrombolytic Therapy and Incidence of Bacteremia using Taurolidine-Citrate-Heparin, Taurolidine-Citrate and Heparin Catheter Locks in Patients Treated with Hemodialysis”. Seminars in Dialysis, Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 233-238, March/April 2012
  2. Ramya Bhargava, Nicos Mitsides, Imran Saif, Patrick MacDowall and Alexander Woywodt. C-peptide and combined kidney pancreas transplantation. NDT Plus, doi:10.1093/ndtplus/sfp132
  3. Alexander Woywodt, Ramya Bhargava. Severe tricuspid regurgitation as a rare cause of renal transplant dysfunction. www.sonoworld.com
  4. R Bhargava, R Kaja, H Chatha, S Cherian, V Jain, P Singh. “Oesophageal stent insertion without fluoroscopic or endoscopic control: A retrospective study”. GUT 2005; 54: A67