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photo Ranil DeSilva, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-802-3043

Office: UPMC Presbyterian 200 Lothrop Street
Suite C1100/Room 1106
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-3043
Fax: 412-802-6852
Administrative Assistant:
Maria Simonic
Address: 200 Lothrop St
C1100 - UPMC Presbyterian
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-802-8652
Education and Training
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2001
MD, Temple University School of Medicine, 2005
Internal Medicine Residency, Baylor College of Medicine, 2008
Nephrology Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2012
Research Interest
Dr. DeSilva's interest is in investigating ways to optimize quality and safety outcomes in both our out-patient and hospitalized chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease dialysis dependent patients at this institution via quality improvement initiatives. Initial focused interest in optimizing the transition of care of the hospitalized ESRD dialysis patient to the out-patient setting with aim to reduce re-admissions. Additional research interest in population based investigation of hemodialysis vascular outcomes and strategy in the geriatric population using more national registry/database tools.
Clinical Interest
Interest in the care of advanced chronic kidney disease management in ways to optimize transition and education in this patient population to dialysis and transplantation. General nephrology clinical care.
Educational Interest
Clinical nephrology teaching to fellows, residents, and medical students and their involvement in quality initiatives.
Notable Achievements
Harvard Medical School Excellence in Tutoring Award, 2012