Venkat Sainaresh Vellanki

Dr. Venkat Sainaresh Vellanki Consultant Nephrology

Years of Experience : 18

Nationality : India

Languages Known : English, Malayalam, Hindi, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada

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Dr. Venkat is a firm believer that no opportunity, responsibility, or obligation is greater than being a physician. He believes that providing safe and effective health care requires structured training and extensive experience. He received formal training at various tertiary and quaternary health care institutions of distinction and was mentored by gifted clinicians and academicians in North America, who helped shape his clinical instincts and acumen. Dr. Venkat’s goal is to advocate for the patient’s cause and to alleviate suffering through his ability to analyze, adapt, and apply current evidence in his clinical practice. Dr. Venkat aspires to be an effective medical expert, an excellent communicator, a constant collaborator, a team leader, a health advocate, a scholar, and a professional who can meet each patient’s unique and challenging needs. He is meticulous, attentive, and committed, and he champions patients’ needs through empathy, assisting them in making the best decisions possible to achieve their care goals. Dr. Venkat Vellanki is approachable and believes in holistic medicine; he is always available when his patients need him the most, compassionately addressing their emotional needs and those of their loved ones. He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of Mysuru in India and completed his Senior Residency in Nephrology at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, NIMS University in India. He earned a Doctor of Medicine (DM) in Nephrology from the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS) in India and a Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Internal Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University in India. Dr. Venkat has been awarded several Fellowships, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-accredited Clinical Fellowship in Adult Nephrology at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada: and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-accredited Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Adult Nephrology Fellowship, American Society of Transplantation (AST), Division of Multi-Organ Transplantation, Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. In 2016, he earned his American Society of Hypertension/American Heart Association (ASH/AHA) Designated Specialist – Clinical Hypertension Certification. He is a Clinical Fellow of the University of Toronto’s Division of Nephrology and the University of Toronto’s Division of Multiorgan Transplantation. Dr. Venkat has worked in medicine for more than 15 years. He began his career as an Assistant Professor of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation at the Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center of Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences in India. Later, he was an Assistant Professor of Nephrology at SVIMS University Hospital in India. He later became an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine with the Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh, India. He also worked as a Consultant Nephrologist at Manipal Hospitals in India and NMC Royal Hospital in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, before joining Burjeel Hospital. Dr. Venkat has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. His areas of expertise and services include the following,

  • Chronic renal failure and end-stage renal disease management
  • Follow up of renal transplant recipients, recognition, and medical management of complications of renal transplantation, diagnosis, and management of all forms of rejection, infection, and other complications
  • Glomerular and vascular diseases, including glomerulonephritis
  • Acute kidney injury/ critical care nephrology/ continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT)
  • Dialytic and renal replacement therapies such as hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration, nocturnal hemodialysis, SLED/SCUF
  • Peritoneal dialysis/ home dialysis therapies
  • Plasmapheresis for kidney, neurological, hematological indications
  • Diabetic nephropathy, renovascular disease, and microvascular syndromes
  • Kidney biopsy service
  • Kidney disease and failure associated with heart and liver failure
  • Extracorporeal redressal of sepsis patients
  • Special interest in vascular access: planning, surveillance, and salvage procedures
  • Rheumatology and connective tissue disorders affecting kidney: lupus, vasculitis, thrombotic microangiopathies.
  • Disorders of water balance, electrolytes, and acid-base
  • Disorders of mineral metabolism and renal osteodystrophy
  • Renal stone disease – medical management
  • Poisoning and drug toxicity
  • Hypertensive disorders
  • Endocrine disorders of the kidney
  • Renal disorders of pregnancy
  • Tubulointerstitial renal diseases, including inherited diseases of transport, cystic diseases, and other congenital disorders

Research & Publications

  • Sai Naresh VV, Ramakrishna V, Ramakrishna P, Siva Kumar V. Hyperkalemia masking left ventricular hypertrophy in the electrocardiogram in a patient with end-stage renal disease. Indian J Nephrol. 2008 Jan;18(1):22-3.
  • Ramakrishna P, Sai Naresh VV, Chakrapani B, Vengamma B, Kumar VS. Leptospirosis with acute renal failure and paraparesis. Indian J Nephrol. 2008 Jul;18(3):130-1.
  • Krishna GS, Kishore KC, Sriram NP, Sainaresh VV, Lakshmi AY, Siva Kumar V. Bilateral renal cortical necrosis in acute pancreatitis. Indian J Nephrol. 2009 Jul;19(3):125.
  • Naresh VV, Reddy AL, Sivaramakrishna G, Sharma PV, Vardhan RV, Kumar VS. Angiotensin-converting enzyme gene polymorphism in type II diabetics with nephropathy. Indian J Nephrol. 2009 Oct;19(4):145-8.
  • Sriramnaveen P, Krishna Kishore C, Sainaresh VV, Sivaramakrishna G, Vijayalakshmi Devi B, Lakshmi AY, Sivakumar V. Placement of dual lumen non-cuffed dialysis catheter into persistent left superior vena cava. Clin Nephrol. 2010 Jan;73(1):81-2.
  • Yadla M, Sainaresh VV, Sriramnaveen, Krishnakishore, Reddy S, Vijayalakshmi B, Lakshmi AY, Sivakumar V. Malposition of a hemodialysis catheter in the left superior intercostal vein. Hemodial Int. 2011 Jan;15(1):115-6.
  • Yadla M, Sainaresh VV, Sriramnaveen, Krishnakishore, Reddy S, Vijayalakshmi B, Lakshmi AY, Sivakumar V. Malposition of a hemodialysis catheter in the left superior intercostal vein. Hemodial Int. 2011 Jan;15(1):115-6.
  • Sivakumar V, Sivaramakrishna G, Sainaresh VV, Sriramnaveen P, Kishore CK, Rani ChS, Jagadeesh K. Pregnancy-related acute renal failure: a ten-year experience. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011 Mar;22(2):352-3.
  • Yadla M, Krishnakishore C, Reddy S, Naveen PS, Sainaresh VV, Reddy MK, Sivakumar V. There is an unusual association of anti-GBM diseases and lupus nephritis presenting as a pulmonary-renal syndrome. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011 Mar;22(2):349-51.
  • Sainaresh VV, Sriramnaveen P, Sivaramakrishna G, Vijayalakshmi DB, Lakshmi AY, Sivakumar V. Subcapsular hematoma of the liver in a patient of Weil's disease. Trop Gastroenterol. 2011 Apr-Jun;32(2):133-4. Sainaresh V, Jain Sh, Patel H, Shah P, Vanikar A, Trivedi H.
  • Post-transplant urinary tract infection in Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease a perpetual diagnostic dilemma - 18-fluorodeoxyglucose - Positron emission computerized tomography - A valuable tool. Indian J Nucl Med. 2011 Apr;26(2):109-11.
  • Sriramnaveen P, Kumar VS, Kishore CK, Sai Naresh VV, Sivaramakrishna G, Manjusha Y, Lakshmi BV, Lakshmi AY. Delayed presentation of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome after hemodialysis catheter removal. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011 May;22(3):554-6.
  • Patel HV, Sainaresh VV, Jain SH, Kute VB, Godara S, Gumber MR, Munjappa B, Gera DN, Shah PR, Trivedi HL. Carotid-jugular arteriovenous fistula: a case report of an iatrogenic complication following internal jugular vein catheterization for hemodialysis access. Hemodial Int. 2011 Jul;15(3):404-6.
  • Yadla M, Kishore CK, Sriramnaveen P, Reddy YS, Sainaresh VV, Bhuma V, Sivakumar V. Neurotoxicity due to cefepime in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011 Sep;22(5):1026-7.
  • Yadla M, Reddy S, Sriramnaveen P, Krishnakishore C, Sainaresh VV, Sivakumar V. There is an unusual association of primary focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, distal renal tubular acidosis, and secondary erythrocytosis. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2011 Sep;22(5):1028-9. PubMed PMID: 21912041.
  • Yadla M, Sainaresh VV, Sriramnaveen P, Kishore K, Reddy S, Sridhar AV, Phanindra BV, Bodagala V, Amancharla Yadagiri L, Kalawat TC, Sivakumar V. Serendipitous discovery of mediastinal tuberculous lymphadenitis in a patient on maintenance hemodialysis. Hemodial Int. 2011 Oct;15(4):583-5.
  • Sainaresh VV, Jain SH, Patel HV, Shruti G, Trivedi HL. Malpacement of hemodialysis perm catheter into anterior mediastinum following innominate vein perforation. Semin Dial. 2012 Jan-Feb;25(1):95-6.
  • Sainaresh VV, Jain SH, Engineer DP, Patel HV, Shah PR, Trivedi HL. Laparoscopic salvage of omental wrapping of the continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis catheter. Indian J Nephrol. 2012 Jan;22(1):68-9.
  • Kute VB, Godara SM, Shah PR, Jain SH, Engineer DP, Patel HV, Gumber MR, Munjappa BC, Sainaresh VV, Vanikar AV, Modi PR, Shah VR, Trivedi HL. The outcome of deceased donor renal transplantation in diabetic nephropathy: a single-center experience from a developing country. Int Urol Nephrol. 2012 Feb;44(1):269-74.
  • Kute VB, Vanikar AV, Shah PR, Gumber MR, Patel HV, Godara SM, Munjappa BC, Sainaresh VV, Engineer DP, Jain SH, Modi PR, Shah VR, Trivedi VB, Trivedi HL. Post-renal transplant cytomegalovirus infection: a study of risk factors. Transplant Proc. 2012 Apr;44(3):706-9.
  • Vellanki VS, Parvathina S, Gondi S, Yadla M, Chenu KK, Vishnubhotla S. Post-partum bilateral renal cortical necrosis in antiphospholipid syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2013 May;24(3):549-52.
  • Vellanki VS, Bargman JM. Aspergillus Niger peritonitis in a peritoneal dialysis patient treated with eculizumab. Ren Fail. 2014 May;36(4):631-3.
  • Kishore CK, Vijayabhaskar J, Vishnu Vardhan R, Sainaresh VV, Sriramnaveen P, Sridhar AV, Varalaxmi B, Sandeep P, Ram R, Vengamma B, Siva Kumar V. Management of Guillain-Barré syndrome with plasmapheresis or immunoglobulin: our experience from a tertiary care institute in South India. Ren Fail. 2014 Jun;36(5):732-6.
  • Vellanki VS, Bargman JM. Successful peritoneal dialysis in 2 siblings with Alport's disease and gastric pull-up. Perit Dial Int. 2014 Jul-Aug;34(5):565-6.
  • Vellanki VS, Watson D, Rajan DK, Bhola CB, Lok CE. The stuck catheter: a hazardous twist to the meaning of permanent catheters. J Vasc Access. 2015 Jul-Aug;16(4):289-93.