Dr. Kalpana Shailesh Mehta

  • Faculty Name: Dr. Kalpana Shailesh Mehta
  • Qualifications:MD [General Medicine], DNB [Nephrology]
  • Designation:Professor & Head , Dept of Nephrology
  • Number of Research Publications:80
  • Telephone No.: 022 23027680
  • Email ID:kalpana.drs@gmail.com

Professor & Head: T.N.Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital  Mumbai. from 12.02.2003 till to date

                              MBBS [ Mumbai University ]

                              MD [ General Medicine ] Mumbai University

                               DNB [ Nephrology] National Board of Examinations: New Delhi

Total teaching & clinical nephrology experience: 34 years

Teacher for D.M.Nephrology: From 2nd May 2002

Examiner for DM Nephrology : From 2007

MCI inspector for DM Nephrology

Total 80 scientific research paper presentations / publications

Guest speaker invitation : 33 Guest lectures

Advisory Board JAPI

Referee : Indian J of Nephrology , Saudi J of Kidney Diseases & Transplantation , JAPI

Involvement in Nephrology Organizations

                        Secretary : Mumbai Nephrology Group

                        Member of Scientific Committee: West Zone, Indian Society of Nephrology

                       Women in Nephrology : Executive  member


A. Massive Expansion & Development of Nephrology dept at Nair Hospital

       1. Expanding the Dialysis unit from 5 bedded to 14 bedded AKD

       2. Extension of working hour of Dialysis unit from 7AM to 5 PM to 24 hour schedule

      3. Increasing the staff strength[ Medical & Paramedical] from 14 to 45.

       4. Establishing Intensive Kidney Care Unit and Kidney Transplant Room

       5. Initiated DM Nephrology at T.N.Medical College in 2012 & increased the seats to 3 from 2021.

       6.   Initiated  Fellowship in Dialysis Medicine  affiliated to MUHS , at T.N.Medical College in 2010

      7. Initiated  Fellowship in Dialysis Medicine  affiliated to MUHS in , at T.N.Medical College in 2011

B. Important Contribution during COVID PANDEMIC

        Dialysis facilities were augmented during COVID PANDEMIC [ From April 2020 onwards ] & total 625 plus COVID positive patients received in all 5000 +     dialysis sessions.  This is  one of the centres  with the highest number of COVID DIALYSIS ,by a single centre,  in World too.

C. Successfully conducted National Level Nephrology MOCK exams for four successive years from 2017 to 2020 along with KEMH & Mumbai Nephrology  Group.    Each mock exam was attended by on average 100 DM & DNB Nephrology students.16 to 20 Senior Nephrology Teachers from all were India were examineres, with Two separate halls , with parallel sessions, each for two days 

D. First ABO incompatible Kidney Transplant at Nair Hospital, in Public Health Institute : Maharashtra, at affordable cost

E. Kidney Warriors Change Agent Award by : KIDNEY WARRIORS FOUNDATION

GCP workshops :

Clinical Trials : 2003 at B.Y.L.Nair Ch. Hospital

GCP WORKSHOP 2013 at B.Y.L.Nair Ch. Hospital

NIDA Clinical Trials Network : May 2019, validity till May 2022


1. International Trial of Sodium Abetimus in Lupus Nephritis

2. Clinical study GSK PHII12844: A phase IIa, Randomized, Single- Blind, Placebo controlled, Parallerl-Group Study to Evaluate the Safety, Pharmacokinetics and Efficacy of 28-day Repeat Oral Doses of GSK 1278863A in anemic pre-dialysis and Hemodialysis dependent patients.

3. CINACALCET/MAC/2007, VERSION-2 of Cinacalcet vs Calcitriol Clinical trial. An Open, Randomized, Prospective, Phase III Clinical Trial To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of Cinacalcet Versus Calcitriol In The Treatment Of Secondary Hyperparathyroidism. [ MacCleods]

4. Recombinant Erythropoietin in Dialysis dependent patients

5. An open label,multi-center study to evaluate the efficacy, tolerability and safety of Darbepoetin alfa in patients of anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

6. A Phase 3, Multicenter, Randomized, Double -blind Placebo controlled study. Evaluation the saftety and Efficacy of Roxadustat for the Treatment of

     Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease patients not on dialysis.

7. A multi-center, open-label, prospective, pilot followed by pivotal clinical performance evaluation of instangal - a novel, non-invasive class b in-vitro diagnostic medical device for detection of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (ungal) in patients with kidney diseases and disorder

Medical Education Technology

1. Workshops on art of Teaching and Learning K.E.M.Hospital : Mumbai 2000.

2. Advanced course of Medical Education Technology : K.E.M.Hospital, Mumbai-2000.

3. Nair Hospital : 2013

4. Revised basic course workshop & training in attitude, Ethics & Communications : 6 to 8 Oct 2021

Invitation as Guest Speaker

  • Histopathology; Kidney biopsy  Utility and limitations at Annual Conference of West Zone Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology Nov. 1995 Nadiad
  • Hepatitis C in patients on hemodialysis at update on Hepatitis C at Sion Hospital, Mumbai Feb 2000
  • Acute Renal Failure in Pregnancy at Annual Conference of West Zone Chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology, Sept. 2000 Indore
  • Update : Renal Replacement Therapy at update in Medicine; Platinum Jubilee Celebrations K.E.M.Hospital Sept. 2000 Mumbai
  • Renal Transplantation at patient education programmes of National Kidney Foundation Mumbai Dec.2000
  • HELLP Syndrome Symposium on Acute Renal failure at Annual Conference of West Zone / ISN Vadodara 2001
  • Infectious complications of renal transplantation at cadaver transplantation programme CME & National conference at Mumbai 2002
  • Early detection and diagnosis of diabetic nephropathy at B.Y.L.Nair Hospital & T.N.Medical College: Dept. of Endocrinology December 2002
  • Diabetic Nephropathy at conference  Yoga & Diabetes  Mumbai 2002
  • Physiologic { Renal } changes in Pregnancy at CME : Central India Nephrology Society & Gynaecology & Obstetrics : Nagpur : 26th Feb 2006
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases & Pregnancy at CME : Central India Nephrology Society & Gynaecology & Obstetrics : Nagpur : 26th Feb 2006
  • Diabetic  overt Nephropathy  at B.Y.L.Nair Hospital & T.N.Medical College: Dept. of Endocrinology July 2006
  • Diabetic Nephropathy at world kidney day at Hinduja Hospital 2008
  • Hypertension & Renal Parenchymal Disease at world kidney day at Hinduja Hospital : 2009
  • Seminar: Cardio Renal Syndrome at world kidney day at Hinduja Hospital : 2010
  • Seminar: Kidney Transplantation & organ donation at world kidney day arranged by MNG : 8TH March 2012
  • Management of Patients with Renal Failure : MICU Nurses induction programme ; Nursing school : T.N.Medical College & B.Y.L.Nair Ch. Hospital _ Mumbai
  • AKI in Tropical Infection. at conference of 29th Annual Conference of West Zone Chapter of ISN at Rajkot on 20.09.2013 to 22.9.2013.
  • GFR in elderly at Hinduja Hospital on the World Kidney Day March 2013
  • Multiple Myloma and Kidney Involvement at Annual Hematology CME held at B.Y.L.Nair Ch. Hospital 2015.
  • Newer Therapies in CKD Progression at 31st Annual Conference of West Zone Chapter of ISN at Nashik October 2015.
  • C3 Glomerulopathy : Annual Conference of ISN 2015 Bengalaru
  • 'Obesity & Kidney' : on panel discussion at Hinduja Hospital on the World Kidney Day March 2017
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis at Department of Endocrinology, TNMC & BYL Nair Ch. Hospital on 25.3.2017.
  • Organ Donation: Orientation Program for Interns March 2017.
  • Biologics in Nephrology: Annual Conference of West Zone ISN, 2017, Surat
  • Post Preclampsia Should there be follow up with Nephrologist: Annual Conference ISN 2017, New Delhi.
  • World Kidney Day 2018: Practical management of stone disease : CME for Medical Practioners
  • Recent advances in General Nephrology : Annual Conference of West Zone ISN, 2018, Lonavala
  • World Kidney Day :2019 : Panel discussion : Care of CKD patients for Medical Practioners
  • Preventive strategies for CKD for urban India : Annual Conference of West Zone ISN, 2019, Ahmadabad
  • COVID 19 & Dialysis : Mumbai Experience :West Zone Indian Society of Nephrology 2020 & MAPICON 2020
  • Lupus Nephritis : Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis : ICMR Workshop : Serologic Techniques for diagnosis of Autoimmune diseases  4 to 7 October 2021
  • HIF-PHI : Women in Nephrology - International Conference 2022
  • Impact of more or less dialysis : Knowledge workshop , by Kidney Warriors foundation , 11th Sepetmber 2022
  • Pre-ecalmpsia & AKI. : ISN WZ 2022 

  • Participation in various Nephrology medicine societies activities

                                            Mumbai Group of Indian Society of Nephrology. Monthly meetings are held in various hospital wherein clinical cases are discussed

                                            Western zone chapter of Indian Society of Nephrology

                                            Indian Society of Nephrology

                                             Association of Physicians of India

                                     Yearly conferences are held for latter three. Various papers have been published  


Association of Physicians of India

Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine

Indian Society of Nephrology

Indian Society of Hemodialysis

Indian Society of Nephrology Western Zone Chapter

Founder Life Member of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine