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Contact Information

Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH, FASN
6137388400 x 82762
shiremath@toh.on.ca

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0010-3416

Swapnil Hiremath

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
Staff Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

His primary research interest is in using systematic reviews, meta-analyses and decision-analytic modeling to improve care for patients with hypertension, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis and patients with acute kidney injury. He has authored more than 100 papers, details available at Google Scholar.

Brief Biography

Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH, is a Staff Nephrologist at the Ottawa Hospital, an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and also an Associate Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Programme at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute.

His medical education has been at the University of Mumbai and at the University of Ottawa. He also has a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and certification from the American Society of Hypertension as a Specialist in Hypertension.

He is also the co-founder of the open, online, twitter-based journal club, #NephJC, and a faculty on the Nephrology Social Media Collective Internship, NSMC.  

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Topf JM, Sparks MA, Phelan PJ, Shah N, Lerma EV, Graham-Brown MP, Madariaga H, Iannuzzella F, Rheault MN, Oates T, Jhaveri KD, Hiremath S. The Evolution of the Journal Club: From Osler to Twitter. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 2017; PubMed [journal] PMID: 28233653
  • Hiremath S, Fergusson DA, Fergusson N, Bennett A, Knoll GA. Renin-Angiotensin System Blockade and Long-term Clinical Outcomes in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Oct 3. pii: S0272-6386(16)30420-6. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2016.08.018. PubMed PMID: 27712852.
  • Ruzicka M, Akbari A, Bruketa E*, Kayibanda JF, Baril C, Hiremath S. How Accurate Are Home Blood Pressure Devices in Use? A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoSOne. 2016 Jun 1;11(6):e0155677. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155677. eCollection2016. PubMed PMID: 27249056; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4889144
  • Hiremath S, Knoll G, Weinstein MC. Should the arteriovenous fistula be created before starting dialysis?: a decision analytic approach. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28453. PubMed PMID: 22163305; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3233576.
  • Hiremath S, Akbari A, Shabana W, Fergusson DA, Knoll GA. Prevention of contrast-induced acute kidney injury: is simple oral hydration similar to intravenous? A systematic review of the evidence. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e60009. PubMed PMID: 23555863; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3608617.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Chronic disease; Diabetes; Heart disease; Hypertension; Kidney disease; Kidney disease; Population health



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Clinical trials; Epidemiology; Health services research; Pragmatic trials; Public health; Quality Improvement; Systematic reviews