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Yuvaram Reddy, MBBS, MPH

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CHERP COIN Investigator

Staff Physician, Crescenz VA Medical Center Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania


Yuvaram Reddy, MBBS, MPH is a nephrologist and implementation scientist dedicated to narrowing disparities in home dialysis use for patients with kidney failure and addressing health inequities in kidney disease. His research draws from methodologies in health services research and implementation science. His research focuses on a) understanding barriers to home dialysis, b) developing implementation strategies to address disparities in home dialysis use, and c) evaluating the impact of health policy in kidney disease. He is conducting a mixed-methods study to identify major home dialysis barriers (the I'M-HOME study; K12 HS026372), evaluating practice variations in home dialysis use within VA (the LET'S-GROW-HOME study; ADIL) and is evaluating the health equity impact of a mandatory Medicare payment model on home dialysis use (LDI pilot fund). His research has been funded by the NIH, VA, AHRQ, PCORI, the Leonard Davis Institute, and the American Society of Nephrology.

As Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), he launched a new training opportunity to develop DEI leaders: the Chief DEI Fellow in Nephrology. Each year, the Chief DEI fellow develops a health equity quality improvement project. In the first year of the program, he worked with his Chief DEI fellow to secure funding from the VA Office of Research and Development and the VA Office of Health Equity to develop a trauma-informed approach to address systemic racism in VA clinics.

Dr. Reddy received his MBBS degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute and his MPH degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Boston Medical Center and Nephrology fellowship at Mass General Brigham. He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology's Quality Committee and the Home Dialysis Task Force.

Dr. Reddy lives in Philadelphia with his partner. He enjoys cooking without a recipe, escaping from escape rooms, and trying to keep his plants alive.

Research Areas
Home Dialysis
Health Services Research
Implementation Science
Health Policy
Health Equity

Funded Research

  • QUERI: LEveraging practice variaTionS to GROW HOME dialysis within VA (LETS-GROW-HOME) Advancing Diversity in Implementation Leadership (ADIL)