Shashi K. Nagaraj, MD, MBBS
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Shashi K. Nagaraj, MD, MBBS

Pediatric Nephrologist

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Areas of Expertise
Where I See Patients
Duke Children's Health Center Kidney Transplant Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Children's Health Center Nephrology Clinic - Durham, NC
Duke Children's Nephrology Creekstone - Durham, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology

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About Me

I attended medical school in India, where, as a resident, I was first drawn to pediatrics because of the resilience I witnessed in sick children and the amazing way they bounced back after serious illness. I furthered my medical training in Britain, Canada and here in the United States. I have been a pediatric kidney specialist since 1995, and I have been at Duke since 2009. As a pediatric nephrologist, I care for children with high blood pressure, acute kidney damage, chronic kidney failure, genetic kidney disease and inflammation of the kidneys, as well as for children who need kidney transplants. The advances made in pediatric nephrology over the past 30 years have made it possible for infants and children who suffer from kidney disease to live long, healthy lives, where before there was very little hope. It is extremely rewarding to participate in these advances and to care for these patients and their families.

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Languages I Speak
English, Hindi, Kannada

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Areas of Expertise

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Neonatology, Dalhousie University (Canada), 1989-1990
Pediatric Nephrology, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1992-1995
Pediatrics, Bangalore Medical College (India), 1983-1986
Registrar Pediatrics, (UK), 1987-1988
Registrar Pediatrics, Royal Aberdeen Hospital (UK), 1988-1989
Pediatrics, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, 1990-1992
MBBS, Manipal Medical College, University of Mysore (India), 1982
MD, Pediatrics, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University (India), 1986
Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (United Kingdom), 1988
Specialist Certification (Pediatrics), Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada), 1993

Clinical Focus and Research

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • National kidney foundation, North Carolina Chapter
  • Nova Nordisk Foundation