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photo Amar D. Bansal, MD FASN

General Internal Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte

Associate Program Director, Nephrology Training Program

Renal-Electrolyte Division

Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics


Phone: 412-647-2571

Phone: 412-647-2571
Education and Training
BSE, Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
MD, New York University School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship, Nephrology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Palliative Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Research Interest
1. Communication strategies, directed interventions, and epidemiology of patients with advanced CKD who opt for renal supportive care.
2. Decision-making related to dialysis initiation.
Clinical Interest
I do inpatient consultation for the nephrology and palliative care services at UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore, Magee, and Shadyside. I also provide outpatient care for adult patients of all ages with chronic kidney disease. In addition to general nephrology, I have a focus on patients with CKD with the following conditions:
1) advanced age or other serious comorbidities
2) patients who may be interested in discussing aggressive management of their kidney disease without using dialysis
3) patients living with cancer who have kidney disease
Educational Interest
General nephrology, improving patient-doctor communication, enhancing primary palliative skills for nephrologists.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Notable Achievements
Research Scholar, HHMI-NIH, 2008
Research achievement award, NYU School of Medicine, 2010
Chief fellow in nephrology, Hospital of the Univ of Penn, 2014
Most outstanding fellow in nephrology, Hosp of the Univ of Penn, 2015
Clinical Junior Faculty Research Award, UPMC, 2017