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Peter D. Hart, MD, FACP, FASN
System Chairman, CCHHS Nephrology

Hektoen Building, Suite 639
627 South Wood St.
Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 864-4600
Fax: (312) 864-9569

Folgelfeld L, Hart P, Miernik J, Ko J, Calvin D, Tahsin B, Adhami A, Mehrotra R, Fogg L:  Combined diabetes-renal multifactorial intervention in patients with advanced diabetic ephropathy: Proof-of-concept.  J Diabetes and Its Complications 31:624-620, 2017.

Singh R, Garcia-Gomez I, Gudehithlu KP, Singh AK: Bitter melon extract promotes granulation tissue growth and angiogenesis in the diabetic wound.  Adv Skin Wound Care 30: 16-26, 2017.

Saraf, S, Zhang X, Shah B, Kanlas T, Gudehithlu KP, Arruda JAL, Gladwin MT, Singh AK, Gordeuk VR:  Genetic variants and cell-free hemoglobin processing in sickle cell nephropathy.  Hematologia 100: 1275-1284, 2015.

Gudehithlu KP, Garcia Gomez I, Vernik J, Brecklin C, Kraus M, Cimbaluk DJ, Hart P, Dunea G, Arruda JAL, Singh AK:  In diabetic kidney disease urinary exosomes better represent kidney specific protein alterations than whole urine.  Am J Nephrol 42: 418-424, 2015.

Ricardo AC, Athavale A.M, Chen J, Hampole H, Garside D, Marucha P, Lash JP. Periodontal disease, chronic kidney disease and mortality: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. BMC Nephrol. Jul 7; 16:97, 2015.

Tchernodrinksi S, Lucas BP, Athavale A.M. Inferior Vena Cava diameter change after intravenous furosemide in patients diagnosed with acute decompensated heart failure. J Clin Ultrasound  43(3):187-93, 2015.

Garcia Gomez, Sethupathi P, Hart P, Dunea G, Arruda JAL, and Singh AK: Activated omentum slows progression of chronic kidney disease. J Am Soc Nephrol 25: 1-12, 2014.

Amblee A, Uy J, Senseng C, Hart P:  Tumor induced osteomalacia with normal systemic Fibroblast Growth Factor 23- level. Clinical Kidney Journal 2014.

Hart PD, Bakris GL. When should I suspect resistant hypertension in my patients; what test should I do and what are the best therapies available for treatment? Curbside consultation in cardiology, helio.com 2013.

Gosain P, Gerimella PS, Hart PD. Agarwal R: Renal sympathetic denervation for treatment of resistant hypertension: a systematic review. J Clin Hypertens 1: 75-84; 2013

Kraus MA, Punj S, Cimbaluk D, Hart P: Resurgence of Membranous Nephropathy in African Americans in Inner City Chicago. Clinical Kidney Journal; 6 (4): 373-378; 2013.

Almouradi T, Hart P.  Murma-Zborovski: An 80 year old female with double positive disease: case report and brief review of literature. Am J Case Rep 14: 30-33, 2013.

Litbarg NO, Vujicic S, Setty S, Sethupathi P, Hart P, Dunea G, Arruda JAL, Singh AK:  A novel model of surgical injury in adult rat kidney: A “pouch model”.  Scientific Reports 3: 2890 DOI: 10.1038/srep02890 (2013).

Leong DT, Abraham MC, Gupta A, Lim TC, Chew FT, Hutmacher DW. ATF5.  A possible regulator of osteogenic differentiation in human adipose-derived stem cells. J Cell Biochem;113(8):2744-53, Aug2012.

Garimella PS, Hart PD, O’Hare A, DeLoach S, Herzog CA, Hirsh AT: Peripheral artery disease and Chronic Kidney disease: A focus on PAD as a critical component of CKD care. Am J Kidney Dis. 60:641-654, 2012.

Wahl P, Xie H, Scialla J, Anderson CA, Bellovich K, Brecklin C, Chen J, Feldman H, Gutierrez OM, Lash J, Leonard MB, Negrea L, Rosas S, Anderson AH, Townsend RR, Wolf M, Isakova T:  Earlier onset and greater severity of disordered mineral metabolism in diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease. Diabetes Care 2012; 35:994-1001.

Sam R, Hart P, Haghighat R, Ing TS: Hypervolemic hypernatremia in patients recovering from acute kidney injury. Clinical and Experimental nephrology 16:136-146; 2012.

Joshi A, Hart P: Antibiotic catheter locks in the treatment of tunneled hemodialysis catheter related blood stream infection. Seminars in Dialysis; DOI 10:1111/J.1525-139; 2012.

Joshi A, Arora A, Dunea G, Cimbaluk D, Hart P:  Acute Epstein–Barr virus infection-associated collapsing Glomerulopathy.  Clin Kidney Journal 5: 320–322 (2012), doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfs059

Lora CM, Ricardo AC, Brecklin CS, Fischer MJ, Rosman RT, Carmona E, Lopez A,, Balaram M, Nessel L, Tao KK, Xie D, Kusek JW, Go AS, Lash JP.  Recruitment of Hispanics into an observational study of chronic kidney disease: The Hispanic Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study experience. Contemp Clin Trials 2012 Nov;33(6):1238-44

Akkina SK, Ricardo AC, Patel A, Das A, Bazzano LA, Brecklin C, Fischer MJ, Lash JP. Illicit drug use, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease in the US adult population. Transl Res 2012 Dec;160(6):391-8.

Gudehithlu KP, Duchemin AM, Tejwani GA, Neff NH, Hadjiconstantinou M. Nicotine-induced changes of brain β-endorphin. Neuropeptides 2012 Jun; 46(3):125-31.

Patel J, Pancholi N, Gudehithlu KP, Sethupathi P, Hart PD, Dunea G, Arruda JA, Singh AK. Stem cells from foreign body granulation tissue accelerate recovery from acute kidney injury. Nephrol Dial Transplant 2012 May; 27(5):1780-6.

Book Chapters 

Kraus MA. Sclerosing Peritonitis. In Ing TS, Rahman MA, and Kjellstrand CM (Eds.), Dialysis; History, Development, and Promise. (pp. 579-584).  New Jersey: World Scientific. 2012

Patel J, Pancholi N, Singh AK: Stem cells and their use for treatment of kidney diseases. In Dialysis: History Development and Promise.  World Scientific London UK;  Ing, Rahman, Kjellstrand (eds). Ch 10-I: pg 863-872, 2012.

Hart PD, Bakir AA, Dunea G: Phosphate Binders in Chronic Kidney Disease. IN  Dialysis:  History, Development and Promise. Todd Ing, Mohammed Rahman and Carl  kjellstrand (eds). pp 697-704.  New Jersey: World Scientific, 2012.

Litbarg NO, Vujicic S, Singh AK:  Attempts to regenerate the mammalian kidney.  In Dialysis: History Development and Promise.  Ing, Rahman, Kjellstrand (eds). World Scientific, London UK.  Ch 10-K: pg 889-898, 2012.

Patel J, Pancholi N, Singh AK: Stem cells and their use for treatment of kidney diseases. In Dialysis: Past, Present and Future.  Todd Ing and Mohamad Rahman (eds) In print 2011).

Litbarg NO, Vujicic S, Singh AK:  Attempts to regenerate the mammalian kidney.  In Dialysis: Past, Present and Future.  Todd Ing and Mohammed Rahman (eds) (In print 2011).

Litbarg NO, Singh AK: Factors in the omentum that endow it with healing power.  In ‘The Omentum’ by Harry S Goldsmith (Ed), pg 25-35, 2010.   Cine-Med Publishing, Inc.  Woodbury, CT USA.

Abstracts, Posters

Krishnamurthy P. Gudehithlu, Peter D. Hart, Amit J. Joshi, George Dunea, Jose A.L. Arruda and Ashok K. Singh: Urine Exosomal Ceruloplasmin – a Potential Early Marker of Kidney Damage that Precedes Proteinuria. American Society of Nephrology 2016 Annual Meeting, (SA-PO740), November 15-20, 2016, Chicago, IL, USA.

Joshi A, Athavale, A, Jaiswal R, Osei, AM, Hart PD: Kidney biopsy has significant clinical utility even in advanced CKD:  American Society of Nephrology, 2016. (Poster & Abstract)

Ambarish Athavale, Amit J. Joshi, Radhika Jaiswal, Albert M. Osei, Peter D. Hart.   Don’t Hang Your Hat on Retinopathy in Diabetic Kidney Disease.  Nephrology, Stroger Hosp of Cook County, Chicago, IL (ASN 2016 SA-PO748)

Ambarish Athavale, Kalyani Perumal, Peter D. Hart, Amit J. Joshi, Albert M. Osei:  Renal Pathology:  What we think and what is. Nephrology, John H.Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL.  (ASN 2015-SA-PO157

Joshi, A, Ambarish Athavale, Amit J. Joshi, Kalyani Perumal, Albert M. Osei, Peter D. Hart, Taha Iqbal. Clinical Outcomes of IgA Nephropathy with necrotizing and crescentic lesions in inner city hospital.  American Society of Nephrology, 2015. John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL. (ASN 2015 PUB234

Ignacio Garcia-Gomez, Krishnamurthy P. Gudehithlu, Peter Hart, Jose A.L. Arruda and Ashok K. Singh: Mechanism of kidney repair in the omentum-kidney model-tubulogenesis and differentiation of free-lying WT-1 cells to podocytes occurring in the fusion zone. American Society of Nephrology 2015 Annual Meeting, (FRPO209), November 3-8, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

Mohan Abraham, Rishi Singh, Krishnamurthy P Gudehithlu , JAL Arruda, Ashok K Singh: A novel method to determine glomerular volume distribution from few serial sections on a single slide. American Society of Nephrology 2015 Annual Meeting, (# PUB277), November 3-8, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

Santosh Saraf, Xu Zhang,  Binal N. Shah,  Krishnamurthy P. Gudehithlu, Jose A.L. Arruda,  Ashok K. Singh,  Victor R. Gordeuk.  Cell-free hemoglobin and HMOX1 in sickle cell nephropathy.  American Soceity of Nephrology 2015 Annual Meeting ( SA-PO525), November 3-8, 2015, San Diego, CA USA.

Krishnamurthy P. Gudehithlu, Ignacio Garcia-Gomez, Jane Vernik, Carolyn S. Brecklin, Mark A. Kraus, David Cimbaluk, Peter D. Hart, Jose A.L. Arruda, George Dunea and Ashok K. Singh: Urine exosomal analysis reflects underlying kidney pathology better than whole urine analysis. American Society of Nephrology 2015 Annual Meeting (SA-PO608), November 3-8, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.

S Wadhwani, M Altintas, S Sever, M Kasaikina, I Hernandez, C Bardita, C Wei, AL French, M Kraus, MH Cohen, J Reiser: SuPAR & podocyte dysfunction in HIV-associated renal disease. Abstract, 2014

Nephrology Fellows Research Day, sponsored by The Renal Network.

Krishnamurthy P. Gudehithlu, Jane Vernik, Sandya Shivashankar, Keerti K. Bhanushali, Bhavi P. Panday, Mark A. Kraus, Peter D. Hart, Jose A.L. Arruda, George Dunea and Ashok K. Singh.   Two new biomarkers in urine (peptides and ceruloplasmin) for diagnosing early diabetic kidney disease.  American Society of Nephrology 2014 Annual Meeting (SA-PO264), November 3-8, 2014, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Sam R, Joshi A, James S et al: Lupus-like membranous nephropathy:  Is it lupus or not?  Clin Exp Nephrol, July 4, 2014.

Krishnamurthy P. Gudehithlu, Carolyn S. Brecklin, Jane Vernik, Mark A. Kraus, Peter D. Hart, Jose A.L. Arruda, George Dunea, Ashok K. Singh. Urine Exosomal Gelatinase – A Potential Biomarker of Early Diabetic  Kidney Disease. American Society of Nephrology, (PO989), November 5-10, 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Perumal K, Hart PD, Lash JP: Arterial stiffness and Cardiovascular outcomes in Minorities with  End Stage Renal Disease. ASN poster 2013.

Osei A, Nunez R, Malm M, Kraus MA, Hart P: Clinicopathologic Features of Lupus Nephritis in African Americans and Hispanics in an Inner-City Safety Net Hospital, Abstract, ASN 2013.

Vernik J, Nunez R, Kraus MA, Hart P: African Americans With Mixed Lupus Nephritis Have Better Prognosis than Pure Proliferative Glomerulonephritis at a Safety Net Hospital, Abstract, ASN 2013.

Joshi A: Albuminuria is Associated with Diabetic Retinopathy in Ethnic Minorities. Abstract.  American Society of Nephrology Meeting (2013)

Garcia-Gomez  I, Pancholi N, Patel J, Gudehithlu K, Sethupathi P, Hart PD, Dunea G, Arruda JA, Singh AK: Activated Omentum slows progression of Chronic Kidney Disease.  ASN poster November 2013, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Fogelfeld L, Hart P, Miernik J, Ko J,  Calvin D, Tahsin B, Adhami A, Mehrotra R:   Multifactorial intervention in Advanced Diabetic Nephropathy ( AND)- Renal outcomes, ADA poster #548-P, 2013

Gudehithlu  KP, Joshi AJ,  Garcia-Gomez I, Kraus MA,  Hart PD, Cimbaluk D,  Arruda JAL, Dunea G, Singh AK:  Urine Exosomal Ceruloplasmin: A Potential Biomarker of Early Kidney Disease.   American Society of Nephrology, (SA-P0822), October 30- November 4, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA

Albert M. Osei, MBChB*, Joshi Amit, MD1,  Kalyani Perumal, MD1, Peter D. Hart, MD, FASN1:  Ethnicity, Proteinuria, and Diabetes Predict Faster Decline in Renal Function Among Minority Populations”; ASN poster 2012

Kraus M, Gudehithlu KP,  Weber K, Singh AK,  French A.: Increased Urinary Biomarkers of Inflammation, Angiogenesis, and Epithelial Adhesion in HIV+ African Americans with and without CKD. American Society of Nephrology, (SA-P0391), October 30- November 4, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA

Krishnamurthy P Gudehithlu, Amit J. Joshi, Mark A. Kraus, Peter D. Hart, Jose A.L. Arruda, George Dunea, and Ashok K. Singh. Urine exosomal cereloplasmin – a potential biomarker of early kidney disease.  American Society of Nephrology, 2012, October at San Diego CA.

Kraus MA, Gudehithlu KP, Weber K, Singh AK, French A. Increased Urinary Biomarkers of Inflammation, Angiogenesis, and Epithelial Adhesion in HIV+ African Americans with and without CKD.  American Society of Nephrology,  2012, October at San Diego CA.

Punj S and Kraus MA: HIVAN in an immune-competent patient. ASN abstract 2012

Swarna P Rai, Peter Hart, Erin O’Sullivan:  Extracavitary Primary Effusion Lymphoma presenting as Spontaneous Tumor Lysis Syndrome: A Case report.  John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA.  American Journal of Kidney Diseases Volume 59, Issue 4 , Pages B1-B14, April 2012

Keerti Bhanushali, Ambarish Athavale, George Dunea, Peter Hart:  Recurrent Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy Related to Hemodialysis.  John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, USA American Journal of Kidney Diseases Volume 59, Issue 4 , Pages B1-B14,  April 2012