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Anitha Vijayan, MD

Professor, Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Director, Acute Dialysis Unit, Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Specialty Areas

Nephrology
Hypertension Management
Dialysis Management

Board Certifications

Nephrology
Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease/renal failure, high blood pressure, hypertension, proteinuria, hematuria, metabolic and electrolyte disorders, lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, kidney stones, hemodialysis, CRRT, therapeutic plasma exchange, living kidney donor evaluations

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Medicine Multispecialty Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 5
Office Phone: 314-362-7603
Fax: 314-747-5213

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building Two

10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: Suite 200
Office Phone: 314-362-7603
Fax: 314-747-5213

Davita Florissant Dialysis

10887 W. Florissant Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63136

Davita Shrewsbury Dialysis

119 Kenrick Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63119
Phone: 314-961-8180

Davita North County Dialysis

13119 New Halls Ferry Road
Florissany, MO 63033
Phone: 866-544-6741

Education

Education

Fellowship: Nephrology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1999
Residency: Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Missouri 1996
Senior House Officer: Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas 1993
MBBS : University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica 1990

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Optimal Role of the Nephrologist in the Intensive Care Unit.
Askenazi DJ, Heung M, Connor MJ Jr, Basu RK, Cerdá J, Doi K, Koyner JL, Bihorac A, Golestaneh L, Vijayan A, Okusa MD, Faubel S, American Society of Nephrology Acute Kidney Injury Advisory Group.
Blood Purif. 2017; 43(1-3)68-77. doi: 10.1159/000452317.

PMID:
    27923227
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Falsely Elevated Plasma Creatinine Due to an Immunoglobulin M Paraprotein.
McGill MR, Vijayan A, Trulock EP, Witt CA, Kohler GD, Scott MG
Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Nov; 68(5)789-792. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.05.014.

PMID:
    27461852
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical adjudication in acute kidney injury studies: findings from the pivotal TIMP-2*IGFBP7 biomarker study.
Liu KD, Vijayan A, Rosner MH, Shi J, Chawla LS, Kellum JA
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2016 Oct; 31(10)1641-6. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfw238.

PMID:
    27342580
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prolonged Intermittent Renal Replacement Therapy.
Edrees F, Li T, Vijayan A
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2016 May; 23(3)195-202. doi: 10.1053/j.ackd.2016.03.003.

PMID:
    27113696
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Use of the Urine Biomarker [TIMP-2] × [IGFBP7] for Acute Kidney Injury Risk Assessment.
Vijayan A, Faubel S, Askenazi DJ, Cerda J, Fissell WH, Heung M, Humphreys BD, Koyner JL, Liu KD, Mour G, Nolin TD, Bihorac A, American Society of Nephrology Acute Kidney Injury Advisory Group.
Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Jul; 68(1)19-28. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.12.033.

PMID:
    26948834
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Relationship of 1,25 dihydroxy Vitamin D Levels to Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients with Acute Kidney Injury.
Vijayan A, Li T, Dusso A, Jain S, Coyne DW
J Nephrol Ther. 2015 Feb; 5(1)pii: 190.

PMID:
    26295008
    [PubMed]
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A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled, Pivotal Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of a Selective Cytopheretic Device in Patients with Acute Kidney Injury.
Tumlin JA, Galphin CM, Tolwani AJ, Chan MR, Vijayan A, Finkel K, Szamosfalvi B, Dev D, DaSilva JR, Astor BC, Yevzlin AS, Humes HD, SCD Investigator Group.
PLoS One. 2015; 10(8)e0132482. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132482.

PMID:
    26244978
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outpatient Dialysis for Patients with AKI: A Policy Approach to Improving Care.
Heung M, Faubel S, Watnick S, Cruz DN, Koyner JL, Mour G, Liu KD, Cerda J, Okusa MD, Lukaszewski M, Vijayan A, American Society of Nephrology Acute Kidney Injury Advisory Group.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct 7; 10(10)1868-74. doi: 10.2215/CJN.02290215.

PMID:
    26220818
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Promoting Kidney Function Recovery in Patients with AKI Requiring RRT.
Cerdá J, Liu KD, Cruz DN, Jaber BL, Koyner JL, Heung M, Okusa MD, Faubel S, AKI Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Oct 7; 10(10)1859-67. doi: 10.2215/CJN.01170215.

PMID:
    26138260
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biomarker Enhanced Risk Prediction for Adverse Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients Receiving RRT.
Pike F, Murugan R, Keener C, Palevsky PM, Vijayan A, Unruh M, Finkel K, Wen X, Kellum JA, Biological Markers for Recovery of Kidney (BioMaRK) Study Investigators.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Aug 7; 10(8)1332-9. doi: 10.2215/CJN.09911014.

PMID:
    26048891
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Effect of State Policies on Organ Donation and Transplantation in the United States.
Chatterjee P, Venkataramani AS, Vijayan A, Wellen JR, Martin EG
JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug; 175(8)1323-9. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.2194.

PMID:
    26030386
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Associations between Intensity of RRT, Inflammatory Mediators, and Outcomes.
Murugan R, Wen X, Keener C, Pike F, Palevsky PM, Unruh M, Finkel K, Vijayan A, Elder M, Chen YF, Kellum JA, Biological Markers of Recovery for the Kidney (BioMaRK) Study Investigators.
Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2015 Jun 5; 10(6)926-33. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04560514.

PMID:
    25862777
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Insulin for the treatment of hyperkalemia: a double-edged sword?
Li T, Vijayan A
Clin Kidney J. 2014 Jun; 7(3)239-41. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfu049.

PMID:
    25852882
    [PubMed]
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Preparing for renal replacement therapy in patients with the Ebola virus disease.
Faubel S, Franch H, Vijayan A, Barron MA, Heung M, Liu KD, Koyner JL, Conner MJ Jr
Blood Purif. 2014; 38(3-4)276-85. doi: 10.1159/000371530.

PMID:
    25675963
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Plasma inflammatory and apoptosis markers are associated with dialysis dependence and death among critically ill patients receiving renal replacement therapy.
Murugan R, Wen X, Shah N, Lee M, Kong L, Pike F, Keener C, Unruh M, Finkel K, Vijayan A, Palevsky PM, Paganini E, Carter M, Elder M, Kellum JA, Biological Markers for Recovery of Kidney (BioMaRK) Study Investigators.
Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Oct; 29(10)1854-64. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gfu051.

PMID:
    24619058
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of donor kidney volume on recipient outcomes: "dose" matters.
Vijayan A, Yano M, Narra VR, Hoffman K, Pilgram TK, Lin MF
Transplantation. 2013 Apr 15; 95(7)e46. doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182865624.

PMID:
    23545514
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cancer diagnoses after living kidney donation: linking U.S. Registry data and administrative claims.
Lentine KL, Vijayan A, Xiao H, Schnitzler MA, Davis CL, Garg AX, Axelrod D, Abbott KC, Brennan DC
Transplantation. 2012 Jul 27; 94(2)139-44.

PMID:
    22825543
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Renal measurements on CT angiograms: correlation with graft function at living donor renal transplantation.
Yano M, Lin MF, Hoffman KA, Vijayan A, Pilgram TK, Narra VR
Radiology. 2012 Oct; 265(1)151-7.

PMID:
    22798224
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Proximal tubule haptoglobin gene activation is an integral component of the acute kidney injury "stress response".
Zager RA, Vijayan A, Johnson AC
Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2012 Jul 1; 303(1)F139-48. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00168.2012.

PMID:
    22573378
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Incidence of hypoglycemia following insulin-based acute stabilization of hyperkalemia treatment.
Schafers S, Naunheim R, Vijayan A, Tobin G
J Hosp Med. 2012 Mar; 7(3)239-42.

PMID:
    22489323
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2016.

Company Name: Sanofi

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $10,001 - $25,000

Reporting Date: May 01, 2017