Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Director, Division of Nephrology, and Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also serves as the Program Director of the NIH/NIDDK funded O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research. He has graduate faculty status in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pathology and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB.

    Dr. Agarwal has an active role in clinical medicine, teaching, research and administration. He is intensively involved in the teaching of medical students, internal medicine house staff and nephrology fellows and has been a recipient of Outstanding Teaching Awards from the Department of Medicine at the University of Florida (2003) as well as at UAB (2005, 2007). Dr. Agarwal has been responsible for the training of 18 pre- and 19 post-doctoral fellows in his laboratory, several of whom have been successful in obtaining post-doctoral fellowships from the American Heart Association and the National Kidney Foundation and have continued to pursue active academic careers.

    Dr. Agarwal’s research program has provided critical insights regarding the protective nature and significance of heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) in vascular and renal inflammation, and the molecular regulation of the human HO-1 gene. His bibliography includes >150 peer-reviewed papers and >35 invited reviews/book chapters, the former appearing in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Circulation, Circulation Research, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, American Journal of Pathology as well as others. He has been recognized by the Max Cooper award for excellence in research, the Thomas Andreoli Professorship in Nephrology, election to membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), American Clinical and Climatological Association (ACCA), Association of American Physicians (AAP) the Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology leadership, a Dean’s Excellence award for leadership and the 2013 Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Mentorship award at UAB. He is the recipient of the UAB National Alumni Society Honorary Alumnus award and a Laureate Recipient for the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Physicians (2014).

    Dr. Agarwal has been invited to present at national and international meetings including the Annual Gifford Symposium, American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, International conferences on HO in Italy, Sweden and Krakow, International Biometals Congress in Germany, Dutch Society of Nephrology, National Eye Institute, a state-of-the-art lecture at the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation and several prestigious named lectureships. He has been recognized for his leadership by several awards including Young Investigator awards from the National Kidney Foundation, election to the Council of the Society for Free Radical Biology and Fellow of the American Heart Association’s Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, his serving on national and international review panels and editorial boards of prestigious journals. Dr. Agarwal served as Chair, Organizing Committee for the 6th International Congress on Heme Oxygenases in 2009. He has served on the Program Committee of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and was the Chair of this committee for the 2013 Annual Meeting and is an elected member of the ASN Council. He currently serves as the President-elect of the ASN (2019) and will serve as the President starting January 1, 2020.

    Dr. Agarwal enjoys golf, gardening and SEC college football. He plays Indian classical violin and enjoys attending the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
  • Selected Publications

    Research Overview

  • Acute kidney injury, critical care nephrology, progression of kidney disease
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Lymphatics and Lymphangiogenesis in Kidney Function and Inflammation  awarded by Texas A&M University 2020 - 2024
  • Interdisciplinary Training In Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2024
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Admin Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2021 - 2022
  • Acute Kidney Injury Associated with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors  awarded by PARTNERS HEALTHCARE 2019 - 2022
  • LDHA Contributes to Acute Kidney Injury by Facilitating Glycolytic Switch  awarded by American Heart Association 2020 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by ANGION INC. 2020 - 2021
  • Myeloid Expression of Heme Oxygenase-1 in the AKI to CKD Transition  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2019 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. 2020 - 2021
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2019 - 2020
  • Human Heme Oxygenase-1 Gene Regulation in Renal Injury  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2020
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTRAZENECA AB 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2018 - 2019
  • Private Grant  awarded by HORIZON PHARMA USA, INC. 2019
  • Evaluation of the Efficacy of Novel Heme Oxygenase-1 Inducers on the Innate Protective Response Against Viral Infections  awarded by Food & Drug Administration 2017 - 2019
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • UAB/UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • UAB/UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • UAB/UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core A (UCSD)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2017 - 2018
  • Private Grant  awarded by OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. 2018
  • Myeloid HO-1 Expression in the AKI to CKD Transition  awarded by American Heart Association 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2016 - 2017
  • ASN Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Award  awarded by American Society of Nephrology 2015 - 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2017
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2015 - 2016
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMICUS THERAPEUTICS, INC 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by GlaxoSmithKline 2013 - 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMAG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 2015
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2014 - 2015
  • Human Heme Oxygenase-1 Gene Regulation in Renal Injury  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • UAB -UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core A (UCSD)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • UAB -UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Pilot Project 4  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Administrative Core  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2013 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by COMPLEXA, INC. 2012 - 2014
  • Interdisciplinary Training in Kidney-Related Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2014
  • Private Grant  awarded by Baxter Healthcare Corporation 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by Sanofi US Services Inc 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2012 - 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2013
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2011 - 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2011 - 2012
  • Private Grant  awarded by ASTELLAS PHARMA US, INC. 2011
  • Private Grant  awarded by Genzyme Corporation 2010 - 2011
  • Cytokine Modulation of Heme Oxygenase-1 in Chronic Kidney Transplant Rejection  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2011
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2011
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2010 - 2011
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2010
  • Private Grant  awarded by AMGEN, INC. 2010
  • Investigator On

  • Integrating Genomic Risk Assessment for Chronic Disease Management in a Diverse Population  awarded by National Human Genome Research Institute/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • Mononuclear Phagocytes in the Pathogenesis of Acute Kidney Injury  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2023
  • UAB Research Center of Excellence in Arsenicals  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2023
  • COMPLETED - UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core A  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core B  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core C  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Pilot Program  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • Targeting Ferritin in Vascular Calcification Associated With CKD  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Glycolate Metabolism and Kidney Oxalate  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2022
  • Laboratory Automation: Enhancing Biochemical Genetic Clinical and Research Services  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HEALTH SERVICES FOUNDATION 2016 - 2021
  • PRedoctoral Interdisciplinary Training in Renal Physiology and MEdIcIne (PRIME)  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2021
  • Monocyte Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Kidney Stone Disease  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Vascular Effects of Mineralocorticoid Receptor Antagonism in Kidney Disease.  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2021
  • Heme Oxygenase–1 and the Bioenergetic Threshold of Latent TB and HIV Co-Infection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2021
  • Effects of Thioredoxin Reductase Inhibition in the Lung: Regulation and Contribution of Heme-Oxygenase-1  awarded by American Heart Association 2019 - 2020
  • C-Reactive Protein Mediated Signals in Renal Injury and Repair  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2020
  • Ferritin Mediates Epithelial Cell-Macrophage Cross Talk in Acute Kidney Injury  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Targeting Thioredoxin Reductase-1 to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • C-Reactive Protein in Acute Kidney Injury  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Protective Effects of Thioredoxin Reductase Inhibtion in the Lung: Regulation and Contribution of Heme-Oxygenase-1  awarded by American Heart Association 2019
  • UAB/UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • UAB/UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core B  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Mononuclear Phagocytes in Acute Kidney Injury  awarded by American Heart Association 2016 - 2018
  • Lumina III System for UAB Optical Imaging  awarded by NIH - OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR 2016 - 2017
  • Central Role of Heme Oxygenase in Reversing Bromine Morbidity and Mortality  awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2016
  • The Role of Heme Oxygenase-1 in the Immune Response  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2016
  • Training Program in Cardiovascular Pathophysiology  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2015
  • Role of Heme Oxygenase-1 in Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiac Toxicity  awarded by American Heart Association 2013 - 2015
  • Role of C-Reactive Protein in Acute Kidney Injury  awarded by American Heart Association 2013 - 2014
  • UAB -UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research - Core B  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • UAB-UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2014
  • Teaching Activities

    Education And Training

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), 1985
  • Government Wenlock & Lady Goschen Hospit, Internship 1986
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education/Resear, Residency 1989
  • University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1996
  • ALABAMA MEDICAL LICENSURE COMMISSION, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1995
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education/Resear, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1992
  • Full Name

  • Anupam Agarwal