University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Medicine


Bio for Varun Agrawal
Varun Agrawal

Varun Agrawal

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Department of Medicine

Contact Information
Office Location:
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Rehab 2, UHC, Mailstop 443RE2, 1 So. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401


2002 M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) Jawaharlal Institute of Post graduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry, India
2006 M.S. Biology Georgia State University, Atlanta GA  

Academic Interests

Obesity mediated kidney disease
Nephrology educational research


Chronic kidney disease
Diabetic nephropathy  
Kidney stones 


Agrawal V, Vaidya CK, Ye J, Freeman J, McKiernan C, Blier PR, Andrzejewski C Jr, Germain M, Braden GL. Concomitant thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and ANCA-associated vasculitis in an adolescent. Pediatr Nephrol. 2011Aug;26(8):1317-20. Epub 2011 Apr 16. PubMed PMID: 21499772. 

Agrawal V, Shah A, Rice C, Franklin BA, McCullough PA. Impact of treating the metabolic syndrome on chronic kidney disease. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2009 Sep;5(9):520-8. Epub 2009 Jul 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 19636332. 

Agrawal V, Ghosh AK, Barnes MA, McCullough PA. Perception of indications for nephrology referral among internal medicine residents: a national online survey. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2009 Feb;4(2):323-8. PubMed PMID: 19218472; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2637580. 

Agrawal V, Krause KR, Chengelis DL, Zalesin KC, Rocher LL, McCullough PA. Relation between degree of weight loss after bariatric surgery and reduction in albuminuria and C-reactive protein. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2009 Jan-Feb;5(1):20-6. Epub 2008 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 18951068. 

Agrawal V, Khan I, Rai B, Krause KR, Chengelis DL, Zalesin KC, Rocher LL, McCullough PA. The effect of weight loss after bariatric surgery on albuminuria. Clin Nephrol. 2008 Sep;70(3):194-202. PubMed PMID: 18793560.

Postdoctoral Training

2005-2008 Resident, Internal Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak MI  
2009-2011 Clinical Fellow in Nephrology, Renal Division, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield MA

Board Certification

2008 American Board of Internal Medicine 
2011 American Board of Nephrology (eligible)

Professional Societies

Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology