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Contact Information

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

Swapnil Hiremath

Senior Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Assistant 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 30 papers, details available at Google Scholar.

Brief Biography

Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH, is a Staff Nephrologist at the Ottawa Hospital, an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, and also an Associate Investigator 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 contributor to the eAJKD blog.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Hiremath S, Fergusson D, Doucette S, Mulay AV, Knoll GA. Renin angiotensin system blockade in kidney transplantation: a systematic review of the evidence. Am J Transplant. 2007 Oct;7(10):2350-60. PubMed PMID: 17845569.
  • 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.
  • Hiremath S, Akbari A. Calcium-based phosphate binders and chronic kidney disease. Lancet. 2014 Jan 18;383(9913):216. PubMed PMID: 24439735.
  • Hiremath S, Froeschl M, Ruzicka M. Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation: limitations to and gaps in the evidence. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2014 Jul;29(4):336-43. PubMed PMID: 24859619.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest


Kidney disease; Kidney disease



Research and clinical approaches


Clinical research; Clinical trials; Epidemiology; Systematic reviews