Rajeev Raghavan, M.D., FASN Photo

Rajeev Raghavan, M.D., FASN


Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, McNair Campus (Clinic)
7200 Cambridge St., 8th Floor, Suite 8B
Houston, Texas 77030
United States
(713) 798-8355
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Nephrology
    American Board of Internal Medicine


  • BS from Case Western Reserve University
    05/2001 - Cleveland, Ohio United States

  • M.D. from Baylor College Of Medicine
    01/2005 - Houston, TX United States
  • Residency at Baylor College of Medicine
    06/2008 - Houston, Texas United States

  • Clinical Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
    05/2010 - Houston United States

  • Fellowship at Emory University
    Atlanta, Georgia United States


  • English
  • Spanish
  • Tamil


  • Male

Professional Statement

I am an educator, clinician, and researcher at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). I direct several educational initiatives for students, residents, and fellows. I am a member of the Academy of Distinguished Educators, a graduate of the Master Teacher Fellowship Program, and a Masters in Education graduate student at the University of Houston (2019-2021). I provide care for all types of patients with kidney disease, in particular patients with glomerular disease or end stage kidney disease on dialysis. I see outpatients at the Baylor College of Medicine McNair Campus, Harris Health Smith Clinic, and multiple dialysis clinics in the Greater Houston area. I have inpatient rounding privileges at Houston Methodist, Baylor St Luke's Medical Center, and Ben Taub General Hospital. I am a world expert on the policies surrounding the care of undocumented patients with kidney disease. I am a section editor for Interstitial Nephritis for Clinical Nephrology. My publications have been published in these prestigious journals: New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and the American Journal of Kidney Disease (AJKD). Finally, education is my passion. I am a respected clinician educator and was voted by the 2019 BCM graduating class into the Alpha Omega Alpha society. I am the Program Director for the Nephrology fellowship training program (2015- ). I am a member of the ASN Diversity and Workforce Committee (2020 - ). In Undergraduate Medical Education, I have served on the prestigious curriculum committee (2012-2019) and played an integral role in creating its governance. I direct the Renal pathophysiology module at BCM. My research interests include health disparity in disadvantaged populations, and in particular the care of undocumented immigrants with advanced kidney disease. He is a national authority on this subject and advocates for change in public policy. Finally, I am an exceptional cellist and perform with the Texas Medical Center Orchestra.

Professional Interests

  • Rheumatologic and glomerular diseases, renal ultrasonography, peritoneal dialysis, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and acid-base/electrolyte disturbances

Physician Specialties

  • Dialysis
  • Nephrology


  • American Society of Nephrology
  • Texas Medical Society
  • American College of Physicians