Amar Kathresal

Dr. Kathresal joined Durham Nephrology in 2009. Following his medical education at Bangalore University, India, he trained at the University of Arkansas and LSU/ Ochsner clinic in New Orleans. He is Board Certified in Nephrology and has been practicing medicine for over 25 years. He is in charge of Clinical Research at Durham Nephrology Associates and has served as the Principal Investigator for over 35 clinical trials in Nephrology.

He serves as the Chair of the Committee for professional enhancement (Peer Review) and a member of the Leadership Council at Duke Regional Hospital. He is Medical Director for Home Dialysis and Center Hemodialysis Units.

His clinical interests include hypertension, kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, and home dialysis.


09.15.2023 Caring for Aging Kidneys: Geriatric Nephrology

As the global population ages, healthcare providers face new challenges in addressing the unique needs of older adults. Geriatric nephrology, a specialized branch of medicine, focuses on caring for aging kidneys and managing kidney-related conditions in older individuals.  With the prevalence of kidney disease increasing among the elderly, understanding the principles of geriatric nephrology is […]

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