Rupam Ruchi

Rupam Ruchi, M.D., F.A.S.N.

Clinical Associate Professor & Director Of The Nephrology Fellowship Program

Business Phone: (352) 273-8821

About Rupam Ruchi

I am a clinical associate professor in the UF Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation and the director of the UF nephrology fellowship program. I treat patients for various conditions, but I take a special interest in treating kidney stones and collaborating with my urology colleagues in a unique multidisciplinary care model, especially designed for patients with complex kidney stone disease. My goal is to compressively address the etiology of recurrent kidney stones and devise a treatment plan that prevents future stones. I also treat patients with end stage kidney disease on hemodialysis in the affiliated DCI Dialysis Center, along with other conditions such as hyperparathyroidism, chronic kidney disease or hypertension.

I earned my Bachelor of Medicine at Lady Hardinge Medical College in India and completed my internal medicine residency at University College of Medical Sciences in India. After moving to the United States, I completed a second internal medicine residency at Wayne State University followed by a fellowship in nephrology at Harvard University in 2013.

Medicine has allowed me to touch lives of so many people every day. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of my patients. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and traveling.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
    American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Profile

  • Nephrology
Areas of Interest
  • Acute kidney failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dialysis – peritoneal
  • End-stage kidney disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Kidney stones
  • Polycystic kidney disease

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



Initiative to improve the quality of patient care for chronic dialysis patients in the inpatient setting.
Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis. 27(3):339-341 [DOI] 10.1111/hdi.13078. [PMID] 36966510.
Immune checkpoint inhibitor associated renally limited thrombotic microangiopathy – a clinical dilemma.
European journal of cancer (Oxford, England : 1990). 169:126-130 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejca.2022.03.031. [PMID] 35561455.
Provision of Kidney Disease Education Service Is Associated with Improved Vascular Access Outcomes among US Incident Hemodialysis Patients.
Kidney360. 3(1):91-98 [DOI] 10.34067/KID.0004502021. [PMID] 35368570.
Anterolateral intervertebral disc herniation presenting as visceral pain in a patient with renal keratinising desquamative squamous metaplasia.
BMJ case reports. 14(4) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2020-240124. [PMID] 33893125.
Pro Re Nata Antihypertensive Medications and Adverse Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients: A Propensity-Matched Cohort Study.
Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979). 78(2):516-524 [DOI] 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.121.17279. [PMID] 34148363.
Unusual cause of persistent dyspnea in a patient with nephrotic syndrome: dapsone-induced methemoglobinemia.
CEN case reports. 10(3):336-340 [DOI] 10.1007/s13730-020-00565-8. [PMID] 33417185.
Utilization of CMS pre-ESRD Kidney Disease Education services and its associations with the home dialysis therapies.
Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. 41(5):453-462 [DOI] 10.1177/0896860820975586. [PMID] 33258420.
Rate and Risk Factors Associated With Prolonged Opioid Use After Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
JAMA network open. 3(6) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.7367. [PMID] 32584407.
Erroneously High Lactate: A Guide to Diagnosing Ethylene Glycol Poisoning.
Biomedicine hub. 4(2):1-3 [DOI] 10.1159/000499967. [PMID] 31993420.
Letter to the editor regarding the manuscript “Efficacy, tolerability, and blood concentration of zonisamide in daily clinical practice”.
Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. 63 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jocn.2019.01.035. [PMID] 30773475.
Opioid Safety and Concomitant Benzodiazepine Use in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients.
Pain research & management. 2019 [DOI] 10.1155/2019/3865924. [PMID] 31772694.
Think before you leap: cutaneous hypersensitivity to polytetrafluoroethylene arteriovenous graft masquerading as infection.
BMJ case reports. 12(9) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2019-230401. [PMID] 31494586.
Unusual complication of an Alaskan cruise: thinking outside the box.
BMJ case reports. 12(2) [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2018-227727. [PMID] 30814099.
Development of a personalized diagnostic model for kidney stone disease tailored to acute care by integrating large clinical, demographics and laboratory data: the diagnostic acute care algorithm – kidney stones (DACA-KS).
BMC medical informatics and decision making. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12911-018-0652-4. [PMID] 30119627.
Fulminant eye infection in a patient with nephrotic syndrome.
Clinical case reports. 6(7):1385-1386 [DOI] 10.1002/ccr3.1610. [PMID] 29988598.
Spontaneous renal artery dissection masquerading as urinary tract infection.
BMJ case reports. 2018 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2018-226230. [PMID] 30344147.
Glucarpidase for methotrexate nephrotoxicity: another string to our bow.
Internal medicine journal. 47(11) [DOI] 10.1111/imj.13599. [PMID] 29105263.
Hypokalemia: A potentially life-threatening complication of tenofovir therapy.
SAGE open medical case reports. 5 [DOI] 10.1177/2050313X17741010. [PMID] 29163953.
Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury: Risk Factors and Predictive Strategies.
Critical care clinics. 33(2):379-396 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ccc.2016.12.008. [PMID] 28284301.
Renal keratinising desquamative squamous metaplasia: all that hurts is not stone.
BMJ case reports. 2017 [DOI] 10.1136/bcr-2017-220682. [PMID] 28687700.
Capsule Commentary on Chiu et al. BMI Trajectories as a Harbinger of Pre-Diabetes or Underdiagnosed Diabetes: An 18-Year Retrospective Cohort Study in Taiwan.
Journal of general internal medicine. 31(10) [DOI] 10.1007/s11606-016-3777-0. [PMID] 27400926.
Copy Number Variation at the APOL1 Locus.
PloS one. 10(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0125410. [PMID] 25933006.
Gene therapy for chronic neuropathic pain: how does it work and where do we stand today?
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 12(5):808-22 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01120.x. [PMID] 21564510.
Comparative study of adequacy of dialysis and health-related quality of life in patients on CAPD and APD.
Peritoneal dialysis international : journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. 28(5):542-4 [PMID] 18708551.
Antitubercular drug formulations for children.
Indian pediatrics. 38(4):400-6 [PMID] 11313513.


Sep 2021 – Jul 2022
Establishing the Safety and Efficacy of Reloxaliase (Oxalate Decarboxylase) in Patients with Enteric Hyperoxaluria: A Phase III Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study (URIROX-2)
Role: Principal Investigator


Fellowship – Nephrology
2013 · Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency – Internal Medicine
2011 · Wayne State University
Residency – Internal Medicine
2007 · University College of Medical Sciences
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2004 · Lady Hardinge Medical College

Contact Details

(352) 273-8821
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100224