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Manish Sood, MD, FRCPC, MSc
613 798 5555 ext 82538

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Manish Sood

Senior Scientist, Inflammation & Chronic Disease
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Jindal Research Chair for the Prevention of Kidney Disease
Professor, Medicine
University of Ottawa
Staff Nephrologist
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

Dr. Sood's research uses "big data" in a number of areas to improve health and disease including chronic kidney disease prevention and treatment, cardiac and thrombotic complications of renal disease, pharmaco-epidemiology and drug safety and physician health. 

Brief Biography

Dr. Sood is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa with a cross appointment at the School of Epidemiology and Public Health and Senior Scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He served as the Deputy Editor- in- Chief and founder of the Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease, the official journal of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, holds the Jindal Research Chair for the Prevention of Kidney Disease and is an active participant in the international nephrology (KDIGO) guidelines.   He completed his undergraduate (BSc) at Carleton and Lancaster University (UK) followed by medical school, internal medicine, and nephrology residency training at the University of Toronto. He began his career as a clinical nephrologist at the St Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, gradually developing an interest in research and clinical epidemiology and completed his Master’s in Science in Epidemiology at the University of Ottawa in 2017.   He has received funding by the Canadian Institute for Health Research, the Kidney Foundation of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation. To date, he has authored over 200 research papers, multiple book chapters and has given over 50 invited lectures focusing on anticoagulation, pharmaco-epidemiology, and adverse outcomes in patients with kidney disease using big data.

Selected Publications

  • Hundemer G, Edwards C, Petrcich W, Clark E, Knoll GA, Bugeja A, Burns K, Sood MM. Comparison of Clinical Outcomes and Safety Associated With Chlorthalidone vs Hydrochlorothiazide in Older Adults With Varying Levels of Kidney Function JAMA Network Open, 2021 Sept; 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.23365
  • Hill K, Sucha E, Rhodes E, Carrier M, Garg AX, Harel Z, Hundemer G, Clark E, Knoll G, McArthur E, Sood MM. Clarithromycin vs Azithromycin and risk of Hemorrhage in Older Adults Taking Direct Oral Anticoagulants. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2020 Aug; 180(8):1052-60
  • Noel A, Bota SE, Petrcich W, Garg AX, Carrero JJ, Harel Z, Tangri N, Clark EG, Komenda P, Sood MM. Risk of hospitalization for serious adverse gastrointestinal events from sodium polystyrene sulfonate in patients of advanced age: A population-based study. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2019 Aug; 179(8):1025-1033.
  • Fernando SM, Qureshi D, Sood MM, Pugliese M, Talarico R, Myran DT, Herridge MS, Needham DM, Rochwerg B, Cook DJ, Wunsch H, Fowler RA, Scales DC, Bienvenu OJ, Rowan KM, Kisilewicz M, Thompson LH, Tanuseputro P, Kyeremanteng K. Suicide and self-harm In adult survivors of critical illness: a population-based cohort study. British Medical Journal, 2021, May;
  • Kelly DM, Ademi Z, Doehner W, Lip G, Mark P, Toyoda K, Wong CX, Sarnak M, Cheung M, Herzog C, Johansen KL, Reinecke, Sood MM. Chronic kidney disease and cerebrovascular disease: consensus and guidance from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference. Stroke, June 2021.2.
  • Johansen KL, Garmiella PS, Hicks CW, Kalra PA, Kell DM, Martens S, Matsushita K, Sarafidis P, Sood MM, Herzog CA, Cheung M, Jadoul M, Winkelmayer WC, Reinecke H for Conference Participants. Central and peripheral arterial diseases in chronic kidney disease: Conclusions from a kidney disease: Improving global outcomes (KDIGO) controversies conference. Kidney International, May 2021.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Research and clinical approaches