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Savneek Singh Chugh, M.D., FACP, FASN

Savneek Singh Chugh, M.D., FACP, FASN

Associate Professor of Medicine


Division of Nephrology
Westchester Medical Center
Macy Pavilion
Valhalla, NY 10595

Personal Profile:

After receiving his medical degree from Delhi University, Dr. Chugh completed his medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College (NYMC). He went on to serve as a faculty member and now as Program Director of Adult Nephrology fellowship training at Westchester Medical Center. He is also an attending physician in the department of Nephrology at Westchester Medical Center and White Plains hospital. Throughout his training and career, he has published and presented widely on a number of Nephrology topics with special interest on Acute Kidney Injury. He is the author of over 10 peer-reviewed paper, reviews, book chapter, and has over 50 abstract presented at various international meetings including the American Society of Nephrology. Dr.Chugh is the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in teaching residents and medical students at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College. His major area of interest are studying and understanding the pathophysiology of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patient and Thrombotic Microangiopathies. His current research projects include clinical trials on Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and studying novel biomarkers in the pathogenesis and earlier diagnosis of patient with advanced heart failure and cirrhosis.

Research Interests:

Acute Kidney Injury

Cardio-Renal Syndrome

Thrombotic Microangiopathy

Ongoing projects:

Phase III clinical trial of use of ALXN-1210 in complement naïve patient with aHUS: Site Principal Investigator. Grant Supported by Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Determine the factors predicting outcome of renal dysfunction in patients undergoing Liver Transplantation: Grant Supported by New York Community Trust

Phase III trial of use of Caplacizumab in patients with acquired Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Site Co-Investigator. Grant supported by Ablynx Pharmaceuticals.

Latest Publications:

  1. Karass, Michael, Savneek Chugh, Gabriela Andries, Aleksandra Mamorska-Dyga, John C. Nelson, and Praveen N. Chander. "Thrombotic microangiopathy associated with synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists." Stem Cell Investigation4 (2017).
  2. Andries, G., Karass, M., Yandrapalli, S., Linder, K., Liu, D., Nelson, J & Chugh, S. (2017). Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in first trimester pregnancy successfully treated with eculizumab. Experimental hematology & oncology6(1), 4.
  3. Khera, Sahil, Dhaval Kolte, Wilbert S. Aronow, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Marjan Mujib, Ali Ahmed, Savneek S. Chugh et al. "Trends in acute kidney injury and outcomes after early percutaneous coronary intervention in patients≥ 75 years of age with acute myocardial infarction." The American journal of cardiology112, no. 9 (2016): 1279-1286.
  4. Zullo, J.A., Nadel, E.P., Rabadi, M.M., Baskind, M.J., Rajdev, M.A., Demaree, C.M., Vasko, R., Chugh, S.S., Lamba, R., Goligorsky, M.S. and Ratliff, B.B., 2016. The secretome of hydrogel-coembedded endothelial progenitor cells and mesenchymal stem cells instructs macrophage polarization in endotoxemia. Stem cells translational medicine4(7), pp.852-861.
  5. Lai, Hoang M., Wilbert S. Aronow, Savneek S. Chugh, Basudev Pudasaini, Arvind Goel, and Renee Garrick. "Risk factors for hemodialysis and mortality in patients with contrast-induced nephropathy." American journal of therapeutics20, no. 6 (2015): 607-612.