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Kidney (Renal)


Texas Medical Center

Kidney (Renal)
Phone: 832-824-3800
Fax: 832-825-9330


6701 Fannin Street
11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Poyyapakkam R. Srivaths, MD, FAAP

Medical Director, Pheresis Services

Associate Professor, Renal Section, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Nephrology 2009
Cook County Hospital Residency Pediatrics 2001
Children's Hospital of Michigan Fellowship Pediatric Critical Care 1999
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1995
Kilpauk Medical College Medical School Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 1991


Dr. Srivaths is committed to providing excellent patient and family centered general nephrology care to the communities in and around Houston. His clinical expertise extends to all forms of renal disease both congenital and acquired. He manages a multi-disciplinary pheresis program that provides acute and chronic services, including but not limited to stem cell collection for bone marrow transplantation, white cell depletion for leukemia, red cell exchange for sickle cell anemia, plasma exchange for thrombotic microangiopathy, and plasmapheresis for numerous antibody-mediated systemic diseases.

Clinical Interests:

• End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) 

• Hemodialysis

• Peritoneal dialysis

• Kidney Transplantation

• Pheresis

Research Interests:

Dr. Srivaths' research focus is investigating cardiovascular morbidity associated with end stage renal disease (ESRD) in children. He and his colleagues have shown that cardiac calcifications are highly prevalent children receiving chronic hemodialysis. They have also shown novel associations of newer markers of mineral imbalance such as FGF 23 to be associated with cardiac calcifications. He has started studying potential role of modality differences in prevalence of cardiac calcifications, expanding this research to assess cardiac calcifications in children receiving peritoneal dialysis and is also undertaking a project comparing calcifications and vascular compliance in children with ESRD.


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Fellow
American Society of Apheresis Member
American Society of Nephrology Member
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Program Committee Member
cKID (Chronic Kidney Disease in Children) Study site-PI
Indian Academy of Pediatrics Life Member
International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) Member
National Kidney Foundation Member
Organization Prep - Nephrology Advisory Board
Society of Pediatric Research Member

Selected Publications

Rodriguez K, Srivaths PR, Tal L, Watson MN, Riley AA, Himes RW, Desai MS, Braun MC, Akcan Arikan A. Regional citrate anticoagulation for continuous renal replacement therapy in pediatric patients with liver failure. PLoS One 12(8):e0182134. PubMed PMC5549692, 2017.

Wong Vega M, Srivaths PR. Air Displacement Plethysmography versus Bioelectrical Impedance to Determine Body Composition in Pediatric Hemodialysis Patients. Journal of Renal Nutrition 27(6):439-444. PubMed PMID: 28602463, 2017.

Geer JJ, Shah S, Williams E, Arikan AA, Srivaths P. Faster rate of blood volume change in pediatric hemodialysis patients impairs cardiac index. Pediatric Nephrology 32(2):341-345. PubMed PMID: 27553912, 2017.

Lee J, Imani P, Geer J, Braun M, Srivaths P, Orjuela A. The Pharmacokinetics of Intradialytic Administration of Eculizumab in an Infant. American Journal of Kidney Diseases 66(6):1105-6. PubMed PMID: 26363847, 2015.

Geer JJ, Braun MC, Srivaths PR. Using a non-invasive method in chronic hemodialysis pediatric patients to estimate hemoglobin. Pediatric Nephrology 30(4):661-4. PubMed PMID: 25322906, 2015.

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