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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

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    Overall Experience
    64 Ratings
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    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.
    Sep 14, 2021
    Care provider Dr Anoop Sheshadri is very nice care provider.
    Aug 04, 2021
    Dr. Anoop, Sheshadri in my opinion is. The. FINEST Physician in the UCSF. SYSTEM. Their is no better on all levels. He takes. Exceptional care of me His. Friendliness a?d. Bedside Mannerisms are. Incredible. He is a great asset to. Both. The. Patient and. To UCSF. My. Sincere compliments. To. Dr Sheshadri. It is my. Honor to call him.y. Doctor
    Jul 05, 2021
    I ALWAYS learn something at my appointments that I can translate into actions to help improve my health. That doesn't happen with my other providers and I can't thank Dr. Sheshadri enough for taking the time to point me in the right direction!!
    May 26, 2021
    I always come with a list of questions and concerns about the results of my lab tests. This doctor answers my questions no matter how repetitive I am and he goes over my list of questions highlighted regarding lab test.