Physician’s Profile

Top Doctor: 

Jai Radhakrishnan, MD

Department of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Clinical Chief, Nephrology Division

Dr. Radhakrishnan is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is the Director of Clinical Services of the Nephrology Division. His clinical and research interests are the in the therapy of chronic kidney disease (including glomerular diseases and lupus kidney disease) and intensive care nephrology.

He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and National Kidney Foundation. His commitment to medical education and patient care is exemplified by his numerous teaching awards and his inclusion in the Who's Who among America's Teachers & Educators, America's Best Doctors and Castle Connolly's Top Doctor.

Board Certificates
Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Vasculitis
  • Intensive Care
  • Kidney Failure
  • Glomerular Diseases and Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Lupus
  • Kidney Disease
  • Biopsies
  • Kidney Stones
  • Hypertension
Honors & Awards:

1989: Excellence in Teaching - Golden Apple Award, New York Medical College

1992: Fellow of the Year - Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center

1994: Junior Attending of the Year, Dept of Medicine

2001: Best Morning Report Attending, Dept of Medicine.

2003: Senior Attending of the Year, Dept of Medicine

2005: Ewig Clinical Education Award, Dept of Medicine.

2006: Daniel V. Kimberg Memorial Teaching Award, Dept of Medicine

2009: Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for Excellence in Pre-clinical Teaching, Columbia University

2010: Member, Glenda Garvey Teaching Academy, Columbia University

2010: Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons (Preclinical)

Fellow, American Society of Nephrology

Fellow, American College of Cardiology

Member, Royal College of Physicans (UK)

2007: Whos Who among Americas Teachers & Educators

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: New York Times Magazine Super Doctors

2005, 2008, 2010, 2011: Best Doctors in America

2008: Who's Who Among Executives and Professionals, Honors Edition

2008: Madisons Whos Who

2009: Patients Choice Award


Radhakrishnan J, Moutzouris DA, Ginzler EM, Solomons N, Siempos II, Appel GB. (2010) Mycophenolate mofetil and intravenous cyclophosphamide are similar as induction therapy for class V lupus nephritis. . Kidney Int. 77(2):152-160

Mohan S, Radhakrishnan J (2011) Geographical variation in the response of lupus nephritis to mycophenolate mofetil induction therapy. Clin Nephrol 75(3):233-41

Boyden LM, Choi M, Choate KA, et al (2012) Mutations in kelch-like 3 and cullin 3 cause hypertension and electrolyte abnormalities. Nature 482(7383):98-102

Labban B, Arora N, Restaino R, Markowitz G, Valeri A , Radhakrishnan J (2010) The Role of Kidney Biopsy in Heart Transplant Candidates With Kidney Disease Transplantation 89(7):887-893

Radhakrishnan J, Uppot RN, Colvin RB (2010) Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 5-2010. A 51-year-old man with HIV infection, proteinuria, and edema N Engl J Med ;362(7):636-46