Dr. Swapnil Hiremath

Dr. Swapnil Hiremath
Dr. Swapnil Hiremath
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Cross-appointment, School of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Ottawa
Staff Nephrologist, The Ottawa Hospital
Associate Scientist, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute



Swapnil Hiremath, MD, MPH,FASN is a Staff Nephrologist at the Ottawa Hospital, a 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 has a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and certification from the American Heart Association as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension.

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 grant funding from CIHR, PSI, TOHAMO, and other agencies, in the field of contrast AKI and difficult to control hypertension. He has authored more than 100 papers, details available at this link. He is also the co-creator of the twitter-based nephrology journal club, #NephJC, a panelist on the Freely Filtered podcast, and blogs on the AJKD Blog here.

Research interests

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Hypertension
  • Systematic reviews and meta-analysis
  • Social Media
  • Knowledge Dissemination