Pradeep Arora MD

Pradeep Arora

Pradeep Arora

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Internal Medicine; Nephrology

Contact Information
Veterans Hospital
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 837-9200

Professional Summary:

I am the acting chief of nephrology services at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (VAMC). My clinical work includes caring for both inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with a variety of kidney diseases. I have expertise in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury. I also direct dialysis services at the VAMC. In this role, I care for dialysis patients and oversee quality improvement activities to ensure the best possible care for our VAMC dialysis patients.

I have a broad background in nephrology and specific training and expertise in key research areas such as CKD and acute kidney injury. My main research interest is to determine reversible factors to prevent acute kidney injury. I am also studying preventable causes of CKD and have expanded my research to include the care of elderly patients who have been diagnosed with CKD.

I am committed to education, and I teach medical students, residents and fellows, primarily at the VAMC. I am one of the key faculty in the “renal module” for first-year medical students: I give four lectures and participate in six small-group sessions each year. During my inpatient consult service, I teach residents and fellows.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2002)
  • Residency, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2001)
  • MBBS, King Georges Medical College (1984)


  • Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Director, Dialysis Unit, Veterans Administration Medical Center (2009-present)
  • Staff Physician, Veterans Administration Medical Center (2003-present)
  • Consultant in Nephrology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (2005–2014)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (2003–2013)
  • Fellow, Monash Medical Center, Australia (1996–1997)
  • Assistant Professor, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India (1993–1997)

Awards and Honors:

  • Steven H Noyes, MD Memorial Award for Best Teacher (2007)
  • Evidence Based Medicine/Quality Improvement Award (2004)
  • Young Investigator Award, Japanese Society of Nephrology (1996)
  • Travel Grant Award, International Society of Nephrology (1996)
  • Young Investigator Award, Japanese Society of Nephrology (1995)
  • Fellowship Award, International Society of Nephrology (1995)

Research Expertise:

  • Epidemiology of chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2007–August 2012
    A randomized, double-blind, placeb-controlled, multi-center, phase 2b study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pyridoxine in patients with nephropathy due to type 2 diabetes (PYR 210)
    Nephro Genex, Inc
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • July 2008–June 2011
    Nephron D Study VA Cooperative Study
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • July 2009–July 2010
    Prevalence, Predictors and Outcome of Nephrology Referral in Stage 3 Chronic Kidney Disease Patients
    Health in Erie County
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • January 2009–December 2009
    National Kidney Foundation of WNY, Years of Life
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • October 2003–July 2008
    Intensive versus Conventional Renal Support in Acute Renal Failure, VA Cooperative Study #530
    VA and NIDDK
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:

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Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Indian Society of Nephrology
  • Indian Society of Transplantation

Service Activities:

  • Mini Residency in Women's Health; Guest Lecturer (2011)
  • Diabetes and Kidney Disease Community Lecture, National Kidney Foundation; Guest Lecturer (2007–2010)
  • Research and Development Committee, VAMC; Member (2007–2010)
  • Nephrology Fellowship Committee; Member (2005–present)
  • American Journal of Kidney Disease; Reviewer
  • Annals of Internal Medicine; Reviewer
  • Archives of Internal Medicine; Reviewer
  • Circulation; Reviewer
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology; Reviewer
  • Kidney International; Reviewer
  • Renal Failure; Reviewer
  • Research Review Committee, VAMC; Member

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Contact Information

Veterans Hospital
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215
Phone: (716) 837-9200