Akhil Hegde, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical Director, Carolina Dialysis Sanford

Specialty Areas

Management of acute and chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, renal replacement therapy, interventional nephrology/dialysis access.

Education and Experience

MD: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 2010; House Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC, 2010-2013; Assistant Chief of Medicine (Chief Resident): Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health, 2013; Nephrology Fellow, University of North Carolina, 2014-2016; Clinical Instructor, 7/2016-6/2017; Assistant Professor of Medicine, 7/2017-present.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Hegde’s clinical focus is primarily focused on the care of chronic kidney disease and dialysis patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Additionally, he performs interventional procedures including fistulograms, angioplasty, stent graft placement, tunneled dialysis catheter placement, percutaneous thrombectomy and balloon-assisted maturation.

Abstracts/Poster Presentations

Spontaneous Clinical Resolution in Dense Deposit Disease
American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, November 2016

Brentuximab Induced Renal Steatosis – The Hint Is in the Urine
American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, November 2015

Anuric Renal Failure Following Limited Renal Exposure to Chromic Acid
National Kidney Foundation Annual Meeting, April 2015