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Anoop Sheshadri


Geriatric specialist, physical function researcher, gardener

Dr. Anoop Sheshadri is a nephrologist who cares for patients with chronic and end-stage kidney disease at the UCSF Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice. He strives to help his patients find medical and lifestyle interventions that will improve their symptoms, quality of life and cardiovascular outcomes.

In his research, Sheshadri studies the effects of physical activity on patients who are being treated with dialysis as well as ways to improve their physical activity. He is specifically interested in improving care for older patients on dialysis, as they are especially vulnerable to adverse health outcomes due to the effects of chronological aging and chronic organ failure, and therefore require a more specialized, multi-disciplinary approach than younger adults.

Sheshadri earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency at the UTSW Medical Center in Dallas.

A nephrology fellow at UCSF, Sheshadri is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and American Kidney Fund. In 2016, he was awarded a Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship from the American Society of Nephrology and the UCSF Andy I. Choi, MD Memorial Scholarship. He also completed a master's degree in clinical research at UCSF.

  • Education

    University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, 2011

  • Residencies

    University of Texas Southwestern Hospital and Clinics, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Nephrology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

The more patients know, the better equipped they are to manage their conditions. Improving quality of life takes time, teamwork and homework.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    63 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 10, 2023
    Every interaction with Dr. Sheshadri is both very informative and friendly
    Sep 06, 2023
    All of my providers at ucsf are outstanding!
    Aug 03, 2023
    Personable engaged and patient . Very fine doctor
    Jun 21, 2023
    Dr. Sheshadri is always clear concernedinformative and helpful
    Jun 14, 2023
    Impressive clear decisive . I was totally impressed by Dr. S. And I've seen and worked with many MDs at UCSF over last two decades: Dr. S. Is among the very best ! Thank you.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Sheshadri is simply the best. He always listens consistently informs and makes me feel well cared for.
    Mar 29, 2023
    Wouldn't be without Dr. Sheshadri
    Mar 24, 2023
    Dr. Sheshadri is the best. I am so lucky to be in his care. I totally trust him.
    Mar 22, 2023
    Dr. Sheshadri is an outstanding and compassionate and overall great Dr and person.
    Mar 15, 2023
    Very good listioner and satisfactory respones to my questions even the ones unrelated to my condition
    Nov 29, 2022
    Anoop always amazes me with his knowledge on all things medical (well beyond his specialty)!! He explains everything tirelessly until I understand (sometimes it takes multiple visits for me to finally 'get it'). I love learning new things so having a doctor willing to educate me is perfect!! Anoop is a human Google minus the need to sort through all the results for the reliable sources. He always listens to my concerns ideas and includes me in care decisions.
    Nov 23, 2022
    Dr Anoop Sheshadri is EXCELLENT overall!
    Nov 23, 2022
    Dr. Sheshadri is the best!!
    Sep 28, 2022
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr. Sheshadri is one of UCSF's absolute best. Whatever the question I will always give him the highest rating possible. He cares about his patients and it shows during every visit.
    Jun 13, 2022
    I know that I am a worrier and have my list of questions at each visit. This Doctor is very patient a good listener and I believe answer all of my questions honestly. Even if I repeat questions maybe in a different way he takes the time to listen and anwser. He's great!!! And understand that my concerns merrits more office visits that maybe are needed for me. ??
    May 07, 2022
    Excellent doctor! Explains everything in a way that patient understands and makes patient feel free to ask questions about all his health issues.
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    Structured Program of Exercise for Recipients of Kidney Transplantation

    The Short Physical Performance Battery (SPPB) is a composite score ranging from 0-12, with three tests which measure: 1) gait speed, 2) timed sit to stand, and 3) balance. Each individual component can be scored from 0-4 with a to...