Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Division of Renal-Electrolyte

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photo Sundaram Hariharan, MD

Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Professor of Medicine and Surgery


Phone: 412-647-5688

Office: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Montefiore 7S-MUH
Pitsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-5688
Fax: 412-647-5480
Education and Training
M.B;B.S, University of Bombay, India, 1977
MD, University of Bombay, India, 1981
DNB, Delhi, India, 1985
Research Interest
Dr. Hariharan’s research is focused on further enhancement in long-term kidney transplant allograft survival. Areas of focus include: recurrent and de novo diseases after renal transplantation, BKV infection after renal transplantation and long-term kidney transplant survival, and identification of clinical and biomarkers predicting long-term kidney transplant outcome. He is exploring mechanistic aspects of sub-clinical acute rejection, with the eventual goal of identifying sub-clinical acute rejection with non-invasive methods. Currently, he is working on identifying risk factors towards the occurrence of Sub-Clinical Rejection and more importantly potential impact on treating Sub-Clinical Rejection with reference to preserving renal function and architecture. He is also working on impact of Sub-Clinical Rejection in patients developing Delayed Graft Function after Deceased Donor Transplantation ans those developing de novo DSA after both living and decreased donor transplantation.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Hariharan provides medical care for renal transplant recipient. These include pre-transplant evaluation, immediate post transplant and long-term management.
Educational Interest
He also has a keen interest in educating nephrology trainees, internal medicine residents and community physicians in the management of renal transplant recipients.
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Selected Publications:
Sood, P., Senanayake, S., Sujeet, K, Medipalli, R., Saad, E., Vasudev, B., Bresnahan, B.A, Johnson, C.P., Hariharan, S. Lower prevalence of BK virus infection in African American renal transplant recipients: a prospective study. Transplantation. 2012; 93(3): 291-6.
Sood, P., Senanayake, S., Sujeet, K., Medipalli, R., Shu, Y.R., Johnson, C.P., Hariharan, S. Management and outcome of BK viremia in renal transplant recipients: a prospective single-center study. Transplantaion. 2012; 94(8): 814-21.
Trivedi, H., Szabo, A., Hariharan, S. Declining rates of deceased donor renal transplantation in the United States over successive years of listing. American Journal of Medicine. 2012; 125(1): 57-65.
Sood, P., Senanayake, S., Sujeet, K., Medipalli, R., Van-Why, S.K., Cronin, D.C., Johnson, C.P., Hariharan, S. Donor and recipient BKV-specific IgG antibody and posttransplantation BKV infection: a prospective single-center study. Transplantation. 2013; 95(6): 896-902.
Sood, P., Hariharan, S. Incentivization of living donation: is it time to cross the bridge?. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 2014; 64(4): 484-5.
Sood, P., Hariharan, S. Transplantation: rituximab induction for prevention of HLA-antibody rebound. Nature Reviews Nephrology. 2014; 10(12): 682-3.
Sood, P., Randhawa, P.S., Metha, R., Hariharan, S., Tevar, A.D. Donor kidney microthrombi and outcomes of kidney transplant: a single-center experience. Clinical Transplant. 2015; 29(5): 434-8.
Sethi, S., Haas, M., Markowitz, G.S., D'Agati, V.D., Rennke, H.G., Jennette, J.C., Bajeman, I.M., Alpers, C.E., Chang, A., Cornell, L.D., Cosio, F.G., Fogo, A.B., Glassock, R.J., Hariharan, S., Kambhan, N., Lager, D.J., Leung, N., Mengel, M., Nath, K.A., Roberts, I.S. Mayo Clinic/Renal Pathology Society Consensus Report on Pathologic Classification, Diagnosis, and Reporting of GN. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2016; 27(5): 1278-87.
Tinckam, K.J., Rose, C., Hariharan, S., Gill, J. Re-Examining Risk of Repeated HLA Mismatch in Kidney Transplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2016.
Metha, R., Sood, P., Hariharan, S. Subclinical Rejection in Renal Transplantation: Reappraised. Transplantation. 2016.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Contribution of TFH and of TREG Cells to DSA Generation in Sensitized KTx Recipients
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: R21 AI116746
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016