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.


06.14.2024 Does Low Sodium Indicate Kidney Problems?

Sodium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in regulating fluid balance, nerve function, and muscle contraction in the body. While most people are aware of the dangers of consuming too much sodium, low sodium levels can also be problematic, particularly for individuals with kidney problems. The kidneys are responsible for regulating the […]

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