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Ashita Tolwani, MD, Nephrology, Birmingham, AL, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Nephrology Birmingham, AL

Acute Renal Failure, Critical Care

Professor, Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine

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  • Associate Director of UAB ICU Nephrology

Education & Training

  • Harvard School of Public Health
    Harvard School of Public HealthM.Sc., Epidemiology, 2001 - 2004
  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterFellowship, Nephrology, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Alabama Medical Center
    University of Alabama Medical CenterResidency, Internal Medicine, 1994 - 1997
  • University of Alabama School of Medicine
    University of Alabama School of MedicineClass of 1994
  • Birmingham-Southern College
    Birmingham-Southern CollegeB.S., Mathematics / Biology, Summa Cum Laude, 1986 - 1990

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License Current
  • AL State Medical License
    AL State Medical License 1995 - 2024
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Argus Award for Best Lecturer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Renal Module University of Alabama at Birmingham Class of 2018, 2014
  • Argus Award for Best Lecturer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Renal Module University of Alabama at Birmingham Class of 2017, 2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Association between renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney disease and mortality  
    Bagshaw SM, Uchino S, Kellum JA, Morimatsu H, Morgera S, Schetz M, Tan I, Bouman C, Macedo E, Gibney N, Tolwani A, Oudemans-van Straaten HM, Ronco C, Bellomo R; Beginn..., J Crit Care, 12/1/2013
  • KDOQI US Commentary on the 2012 KDIGO Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Kidney Injury  
    Palevsky PM, Liu KD, Brophy PD, Chawla LS, Parikh CR, Thakar CV, Tolwani AJ, Waikar SS, Weisbord SD, Am J Kidney Dis, 3/14/2013
  • Regional citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy: the better alternative?  
    Tolwani A, Wille KM, Am J kid Dis, 6/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Continuous Venovenous Hemodiafiltration to Obtain Therapeutic Hypernatremia in Patients with Renal Failure: A Case Series.
    Timothy A. Williams, Keith M. Wille, Ashita J. Tolwani, ASN, Philadelphia, PA, 11/1/2014
  • Serum Kidney Injury Molecule-1 Levels in Acute Kidney Injury.
    Josee Bouchard, Rakesh Malhotra, Ashita J. Tolwani, Ravindra L. Mehta, ASN, Philadelphia, PA, 11/1/2014
  • Clinical Outcomes of Patients with Respiratory Failure from Influenza on Combined ECMO and CRRT.
    Vinayak Ramanath, MD, Keith Wille, MD, Enrique Diaz-Guzman MD, Ashita Tolwani, MD, National Kidney Foundation Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 4/1/2014
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  • "Adapting to Adversity: Drug Shortages in CRRT" 
    San Diego, CA - 1/1/2015
  • Chair/Moderator: "AKI: Interventions, Biomarkers, Genetics, and More Abstract Session" 
    Philadelphia, PA - 11/13/2014
  • "Renal Pathophysiology of AKI" 
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  • Patient Case Studies. Acute Kidney Injury: Recognition & Risk Assessment in Critically Ill Patients. (A Self-study accredited monography). 
    Bellomo R, Tolwani A, Reilly I, Educational Review Systems (ERS), Medavera, Inc.
  • The Kidney: Anticoagulation in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. 
    Saxena N, Tolwani A, Wille, K, ICU Management: The Official Management and Practice Journal
  • Approach to the Patient with Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria. 
    Tolwani, A, UAB Synopsis (weekly e-newsletter for the UAB Medicine community)
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Press Mentions

  • Robert G. Narins Award
    Robert G. Narins AwardNovember 14th, 2022

Hospital Affiliations