Dr. Nigwekar is an Assistant in Medicine (Nephrology) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of Mumbai, India and then completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY. He then was selected for nephrology fellowship at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital's Joint Nephrology Fellowship program. During nephrology fellowship, Dr. Nigwekar also completed a Masters in Clinical Sciences from the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Nigwekar specializes in management of patients with calciphylaxis, vascular calcification, mineral bone disease in kidney disease, and nephrolithiasis.
Dr. Nigwekar conducts patient-oriented research in the areas of calciphylaxis, vascular calcification and hyponatremia. Dr. Nigwekar has authored over 40 peer-reviewed research articles in high-impact journals. His research is funded by prestigious organizations including the American Kidney Fund and the National Kidney Foundation.
Dr. Nigwekar has many years of experience in teaching medical students, residents, fellows. He is a recipient of numerous institutional teaching awards. He regularly teaches at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Annual Internal Medicine Course. He has authored a book on patient education titled as "Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor".
Education & Training
Massachusetts General HospitalFELLOWSHIP
Rochester General Hospital (Rochester NY)CHIEF_RESIDENCY
Rochester General HospitalRESIDENCY
Seth G.S. Medical CollegeMEDICAL_SCHOOL
Certifications & Licensure
MA State Medical License2012 - 2020
NY State Medical License2006 - Present
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
American Board of Internal MedicineNephrology
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
Young Investigator AwardNational Kidney Foundation, 2014
Clinical Scientist in Nephrology AwardAmerican Kidney Fund, 2012
Gabel, C. K., Nguyen, E. D., Dobry, A. S., Baker, O., Garza-Mayers, A. C., Ko, L. N., Shah, R., St John, J., Strazzula, L., Nigwekar, S. U., Kroshinsky, D.> ;Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2020 Aug 1
Gabel, C., Chakrala, T., Shah, R., Danesh, M. J., Dobry, A. S., Garza-Mayers, A. C., Ko, L. N., Nguyen, E., St John, J., Walls, A. C., Nigwekar, S. U., Song, P. I., Kr...> ;Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2020 May 19
Shah, N. B., Allegretti, A. S., Nigwekar, S. U., Kalim, S., Zhao, S., Lelouvier, B., Servant, F., Serena, G., Thadhani, R. I., Raj, D. S., Fasano, A.> ;Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN. 2019 Apr 10
Kale, G., Jeloka, T., Shrividya, S., Mulay, A., Deshmukh, M., Krishnan, S., Nigwekar, S.> ;Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia. 2019 Feb 26
Portales-Castillo, I., Kroshinsky, D., Malhotra, C. K., Culber-Costley, R., Cozzolino, M. G., Karparis, S., Halasz, C. L., Goverman, J., Manley, H. J., Malhotra, R., N...> ;Expert opinion on drug safety. 2018 Dec 24
Olaniran, K. O., Percy, S. G., Zhao, S., Blais, C., Jackson, V., Kamdar, M. M., Goverman, J., Kroshinsky, D., Temel, J. S., Nigwekar, S. U., Eneanya, N. D.> ;Journal of pain and symptom management. 2018 Nov 7