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Jyotsna                        Bhatnagar

Jyotsna Bhatnagar MD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Nephrology

Professional Summary:

I have a comprehensive background and practice in renal medicine. I take care of patients with acute illness and damage to their kidneys. I also care for dialysis patients and patients experiencing hypertension emergencies, fluid/electrolyte imbalances and life-threatening intoxications. My inpatient clinical practice is based at Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Buffalo General Medical Center (BGMC) and Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI).

I also see my patients as outpatients at ECMC and the UBMD Youngs Road clinic, where I provide follow-up care. At these locations, I also care for patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD), treating their illnesses and the complications that arise from them.

My clinical research interests are wide-ranging. I am particularly interested in fluids and electrolytes and glomerulonephropathy. My past research includes a project focused on rituximab on post-transplant glomerulonephritis.

My faculty responsibilities include serving as a clinical educator for fellows in the Division of Nephrology. I also educate internal medicine residents and medical students regarding nephrology-related aspects of internal medicine. I teach trainees at the bedside, in small groups and in large lecture settings.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Nephrology, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • Residency, Physiology, Maulana Azad Medical College (2004)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College (1998)
  • MBBS, Internal Medicine, Lady Hardinge Medical College (1997)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Practicing Physician, Nephrology, Erie County Medical Center (2012-present)
  • Director for Fellows Clinic, Erie County Medical Center
  • Director for DaVita Dialysis Unit - Hertel Avenue Location
Awards and Honors:
  • Lawrence H Golden, MD Memorial Award (2007)

Journal Articles:
  • Damodar A, Mustafa R, Bhatnagar J, Panesar M, Gundroo A, Zachariah M, Blessios G, Tornatore K, Weber-Shrikant E, Venuto R. Use of anti-CD20 antibody in the treatment of post-transplant glomerulonephritis. Clin Transplant. 2011; 25(3).
  • Varshney VP, Bedi M, Bhandari B, Bhatnagar J. Effect of Handgrip Exercise on QTc interval during different phases of menstrual cycle.. Vascular Disease Prevention. 2006; 3(2).

Professional Memberships:
  • American College of Physicians; Associate Member
  • American Society of Nephrology; member
  • "Acute Quadriceps Hematoma Related to Sirolimus useage in a renal transplant patient." NKF 2016, NKF, NKF (2016)
  • "Primary Mucosal Melanoma presenting as recurrent epistaxis: a case report." NYACP Conference, NYACP Conference, NYACP Conference (2014)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: 716-898-3152
Fax: 716-898-3928

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