Dr. K. S. Nayak

Chief Nephrologist, Dept of Nephrology
Specialist in Complex Kidney Transplants,
Peritoneal Dialysis & ICU Nephrology
MD, DNB(Nephrology), FISN, FISOT, FASN (USA), FRCP (London)
Department – Nephrology


  • Dr. Nayak, best Nephrologist & Kidney Transplant Expert in Hyderabad, India is a pioneer in the field of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) internationally and Cadaver Kidney Transplantation and well known in the areas of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Chronic Kidney Disease Management, Critical Care Nephrology including CRRT, Liver Dialysis (MARS & FPSA; Prometheus: Largest series in India).
  • Dr K S Nayak performed the first cadaver kidney transplant in the state of Andhra Pradesh in May 1996 – one of the first in the country.
  • He was responsible for the Country’s first Simultaneous Heart and Kidney Transplantation (SHK). Dr Nayak has performed multiple sequential kidney and liver transplants. He is also an internationally acknowledged expert in Telemedicine in Dialysis, Reverse ‘Medical’ Innovation & Medical Tourism.
  • As a member of various Task Forces & Committees, he has developed Best Practice Guidelines for CKD and Anaemia management. He is the Chief Co-ordinator of the Asia Pacific Chapter for ISPD and also a Past Councillor of ISPD.
  • He successfully organized the prestigious 2nd Asian Chapter Meeting of the ISPD, Hyderabad in January 2005 and was also the Co-Director of the 3rd Hemodialysis University(TM) of ISHD at Hyderabad, March 2014.
  • He has contributed extensively to International Journals such as KI, AJKD, JASN, NDT, Transplantation Proceedings, PDI, Nephrology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Contributions to Nephrology, Harvard Business Review, etc.
  • He has authored several invited editorials and book chapters and has delivered invited lectures all over the world, including the ‘Ronco’ meetings in Vicenza, Italy, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), World Congress of Nephrology, Annual Dialysis Conference USA, International Society of Hemodialysis (ISHD), the prestigious Salzburg Global Seminar to name a few. The Harvard Business Review Magazine cited and applauded his work at Deccan Hospital and mentioned that it had world-class outcomes.
  • He is Recipient of the “RAJEEV CHAKRA BHARATIYA AWARD” for pioneering contribution to Nephrology by the Indian Socio- Economic International Inc., Life Time Achievement Award – 2014 awarded by Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI) and TANKER Award for the Country’s best paper in 2014.


  • MBBS – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 1981
  • M.D. (General Medicine) – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 1985
  • DNB – National Board of Nephrology, India, 1989

Awards and Recognitions

  • Recipient of the “RAJEEV CHAKRA BHARATIYA AWARD” for pioneering contribution to Nephrology by the Indian Socio-Economic International Inc.
  • Life Time Achievement Award – 2014 Awarded by Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India (PDSI)
  • Awarded the TANKER Award for the Country’s best paper in 2014 Treatment of chronic kidney disease patients with ketoanalogue-supplemented low-protein diet and ketoanalogue-supplemented very-low-protein diet
  • A Nationally recognised teacher for DNB- Nephrology Indian equivalent of the American Board certification in Nephrology, for more than two decades
  • Deputed as an Inspector by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi Certification of hospitals as capable to impart DNB- Nephrology training


  • Founder and Council member of the Indian Society of Peritoneal Dialysis PDSI.
  • Organizing Secretary of the II National Annual Conference of Peritoneal Dialysis Society of India, Hyderabad, 1998
  • Member representing the ASIA-PACIFIC region for the -Membership Commission of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (I.S.P.D).
  • President – Peritoneal Dialysis society of India (P.D.S.I) 2001-2003.
  • Executive Member – Indian Society of Nephrology (I.S.N) 2001-2003.
  • Vice President I.S.N (Southern Chapter) 2003-2004.
  • Member -ASIAN P.D Core group.
  • Organizing Chairman Asian Chapter Meeting – International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis Jan 2005, Hyderabad.
  • Member Representing Asia – Oceania in the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) – Awards Committee 2005-2006.
  • DIRECTOR – ‘PD CENTRE’ Deccan Hospital, HYDERABAD ( Only Centre in South Asia recognized for PD training for Nephrologists Awarded Asian Chapter PD training fellowship grants. Regularly training nephrologists and nurses in Peritoneal Dialysis from all over Asia Pacific region)
  • Councillor-for the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) 2008-2012
  • Chief Co-ordinator/ Asian Pacific Chapter of International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (Current)
  • Founder of the Primary Hyperoxaluria Foundation of India President Elect- International Society of Blood Purification
  • Chairman- Communications & Media Committee of International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis


  • Chief Nephrologist and Head of Department Renal Sciences, Dialysis Centres, PD Program & Renal Transplant Program Deccan Hospital, Hyderabad, India
  • Honorary Nephrology Consultant Railway Hospitals (South Central Railways), Secunderabad, India
  • Chief Nephrologist Global Hospitals, Hyderabad, India (2002-2010)
  • Senior Nephrologist, Head of Department of Nephrology & Renal Transplant services and Director CAPD services Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
  • Senior Registrar in Nephrology, Apollo Hospitals, Madras, India (1985-1988)

Area of Expertise

  • Complex Kidney Transplant
  • Multi-Organ Transplant
  • Performed 1500+ Kidney Transplantations till date
  • Cadaver Transplantation
  • Intensive Care Nephrology and usage of slow Continuous Extracorporeal Therapy
  • Plasma pheresis
  • Automated P.D
  • Ascitic fluid filtration (A.F.F) therapy
  • Telemedicine in CKD
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Emergent PD in ICU
  • Nutrition in CKD & RRT in developing countries
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Sepsis


Remote monitoring of peritoneal dialysis patients: a time-tested approach presented by K.S Nayak


  • 1. Emergent Start Peritoneal Dialysis for End-Stage Renal Disease: Outcomes and Advantages, Nayak K S , Subhramanyam S V, Pavankumar N, Antony S, Sarfaraz Khan M A. Blood Purif, Vol 45, No.4. 2018
  • Manual Acute PD with Rigid Catheters: A Relook. Mayoor V Prabhu, Subhramanyam S.V, Sinoj Antony, Nayak K.S. The Open Nephrology & Urology Journal, Vol 11, 2018
  • “Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring: Supporting the Patient on Peritoneal Dialysis”. Nayak KS, Ronco C, Karopadi AN, Rosner MH.(Invited Editorial) Peritoneal Dialysis International, Vol. 36, pp. 362–366.July 2016
  • “Present Status of Renal Replacement Therapy in Asian Countries”. Rao PN, SV Subhramanyam, Nayak KS. Blood Purif 2015;40:280–287 DOI: 10.1159/000441574.November 2015
  • “The Use of a Tablet Computer Platform to Optimize the Care of Patients Receiving Peritoneal Dialysis: A Pilot Study”. Harrington DM, Myers L, Eisenman K, Bhise V, Nayak KS, Rosner MH. Blood Purif 2014;37:311-315 (DOI:10.1159/000365440).October 2014
  • “Therapeutic drug monitoring of tacrolimus in renal transplantation-Is C6 a better marker than trough levels?” Mayoor Prabhu, Sreepada Subhramanyam, G Sridhar, Pavankumar Rao, KS Nayak Indian Journal of Transplantation. 01/2011; 5(1):36.
  • “Treatment of chronic kidney disease patients with ketoanalogue-supplemented low-protein diet and ketoanalogue-supplemented very-low-protein diet” S.V. Subhramanyam,V. Lakshmi,K.S. Nayak Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology( October 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.hkjn.2014.08.001)
  • “Remote monitoring of peritoneal dialysis: Why? Where? How?” Akash Nayak Karopadi, Sinoj Antony, S.V. Subhramanyam, K.S. Nayak. Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology 2013 | 15 | 1 | 6-13
  • “Pharmacokinetics of tacrolimus in adult renal transplant recipients” DOI 10.1515/dmdi-2012-0008 Drug Metab Drug Interact 2012; 27(3): 151–155 Pradeep Naik*, Mallikarjuna Madhavarapu , Prabhu Mayur, Karopodi Shivanand Nayak and Venkataraman Sritharan
  • “Maximising Epo Response: Iron Strategies” Prabhu M, Nayak KS.CONTRIBUTIONS TO NEPHROLOGY, vol. 178 DOI: 10.1159/000337820. Karger AG -Medical and Scientific Publishers 2012
  • “Remote Monitoring of PD in Special Locations” Karger AG -Medical and Scientific Publishers 2012 Authors: Akash Nayak, Sinoj Antony, Nayak KS. Contributions to Nephrology, Vol.178 DOI: 10.1159/000337816
  • “Use of a Peritoneal Dialysis Remote Monitoring System in India” Perit Dial Int March-April 2012 32:200-204; doi:10.3747/pdi.2011.00124 The above article was favourably reviewed by the Harvard Business Review Blog as a path breaking example of ‘Reverse Innovation’ Link http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/04/how_telemedicine_saves_lives_a.html
  • “Prophylaxis against Fungal Peritonitis in CAPD-A single centre experience with low dose Fluconazole”. Dr Prabhu, Nayak KS et al Renal Failure, Volume32 Issue 7, August 2010
  • Invited Article-Asian PD Newsletter, Dec 2009 Promoting PD in India Dr K.S. Nayak
  • “Outcome of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease Admitted to an Intensive Care Unit in India” Deven Juneja Mayoor V. Prabhu Palepu B. Gopal S. Mohan G. Sridhar, K. S. Nayak Renal Failure; 2010, Vol. 32, No. 1, Pages 69-73
  • “Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Dialysis Access Placement: A Single-Center Randomized Trial” Mayoor V. Prabhu, Deven Juneja, Palepu B. Gopal, Mohan Sathyanarayanan, Sreepada Subhramanyam, Sridhar Gandhe, and K Shivanand Nayak Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010 5: 235-239
  • “Deceased-donor renal transplantation program in India” Georgi Abraham, Sunil Shroff, Karopadi Shivanand Nayak Kidney International (2010) 77, 378–380. doi:10.1038/ki.2009.494
  • “Peritoneal Dialysis in Developing Countries” Nayak KS et al, in: Ronco C, Crepaldi C, Cruz DN (eds): Peritoneal Dialysis – From Basic Concepts to Clinical Excellence. Contrib Nephrol. Basel, Karger, 2009, vol 163, pp 270–277 (DOI: 10.1159/00022381)
  • “Induction Strategies for Developing Economies”. Prabhu MV, Subhramanyam SV, Anand SS, Sidhu MS, Nayak KS. Journal of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation 2(1) , 5-15 (2009)
  • “Chronic Peritoneal Dialysis in South Asia-Challenges and Future”, Abraham G., Nayak K S et al. Peritoneal Dialysis International.2008,28 No.1.13-19
  • “Polyclonal Antibodies in Renal Transplantation-A Relook” M S Sidhu, Nayak K S et al Transplantation Proceedings. 39,766-772(2007)
  • “Key Success Factors for Quality PD Program” Nayak K.S., Peritoneal Dialysis International.2007.27 (S2):9-15
  • “Home Visit Experience Sharing in Rural and Urban Area” Nayak K.S., Subhramanyam S.V., Sinoj.A, Mary. B., Venkatesh Peritoneal Dialysis International.2007.27 (S2):27-31
  • “‘Biased’ Comparision of Ultrabag and Andy-Disc in CAPD Patient” Nayak K.S., American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Jan 2007) Vol.49, No.1,172-173
  • “Asia-Melting Pot of P.D Practices. Redefining and Expanding P.D Horizons in Asia”. Nayak K.S., Editorial -Peritoneal Dialysis International Vol. 24 No. 6, pg 422, (Sept 2004)
  • “Sirolimus Induced Pneumonitis, Sinusitis and Macular Oedema”. K.S.Nayak, T.K. Jeloka, S.V. Sreepada. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation Vol.19 No 11 pg 2931, (NOV 2004)
  • “Percutaneous Transluminal Renal Angioplasty With Sent For Treatment Of Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis: A Case Report”. Andrews R, Nayak K.S., Krishnan S, Soma Sekhar M, Dhar PK, Rath PC. Transplants proc. 2003 Feb; 35 (1):304-6
  • “Gastric Carcinoid Associated With Rantidine in a Patient With Renal Failure”. S.S.C Rao, Nayak K.S etal American Journal of Gastroenterology – 1273.88:8:1993

Registration No

78190 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1982


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