Kidney Transplant Doctor: Sanjeev Akkina, MD | Loyola Medicine

Sanjeev Akkina, MD


Transplant Nephrology
Associate Professor

Languages Spoken


Clinical Expertise

  • Combined Liver-Kidney Transplant

About Dr. Akkina

Basketball, Computers/technology

Medical Education

Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Hennepin County Medical Center - Internal Medicine
  • University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics - Transplant Nephrology

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Nephrology


  • Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily LCP-Tacrolimus Versus Twice-Daily Immediate-Release Tacrolimus in Adult Hispanic Stable Kidney Transplant Recipients: Sub-Group Analysis from a Phase 3 Trial Arman Faravardeh, Sanjeev Akkina, Rafael Villicana, Giselle Guerra, Misbah A Moten, Ulf Meier-Kriesche, Daniel R Stevens, Samir J Patel, Suphamai Bunnapradist, ANNALS OF TRANSPLANTATION
  • Risks to Relationships in Kidney Transplant Research with Living Donors and Recipients. Ghobrial, P; Akkina, S; Anderson, EE, The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
  • Health-Related Quality of Life Depressive Symptoms, and Kidney Transplant Access in Advanced CKD: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study., Harhay, MN; Yang, W; Sha, D; Roy, J; Chai, B; Fischer, MJ; Hamm, LL; Hart, PD; Hsu, CY; Huan, Y; Huml, AM; Kallem, RR; Tamura, MK; Porter, AC; Ricardo, AC; Slaven, A; Rosas, SE; Townsend, RR; Reese, PP; Lash, JP; Akkina, S, Kidney medicine
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  • Kidney Transplantation for Erdheim-Chester Disease. Yoo, J; Gunsteen, C; Patel, S; Clevy-Schneller, T; Nand, S; Jain, D; Garcia-Roca, R; Desai, A; Akkina, S, Case reports in transplantation
  • Cognitive Impairment in Non-Dialysis-Dependent CKD and the Transition to Dialysis: Findings From the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study. Harhay, MN; Xie, D; Zhang, X; Hsu, CY; Vittinghoff, E; Go, AS; Sozio, SM; Blumenthal, J; Seliger, S; Chen, J; Deo, R; Dobre, M; Akkina, S; Reese, PP; Lash, JP; Yaffe, K; Tamura, MK, American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
  • Predicting Fibrosis Progression in Renal Transplant Recipients Using Laser-Based Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging Varma, V. K.; Kajdacsy-Balla, A.; Akkina, S.; Setty, S.; Walsh, M. J., Scientific reports
  • A label-free approach by infrared spectroscopic imaging for interrogating the biochemistry of diabetic nephropathy progression. Varma, VK; Kajdacsy-Balla, A; Akkina, SK; Setty, S; Walsh, MJ, Kidney international
  • Impact of Maintenance Steroids versus Rapid Steroid Withdrawal in African-American Kidney Transplant Recipients: Comparison of Two Urban Centers Chon, W. J.; Desai, A.; Wing, C.; Arwindekar, D.; Tang, I. Y.; Josephson, M. A.; Akkina, S., International journal of clinical medicine
  • Serum ß-Trace Protein and ß2-Microglobulin as Predictors of ESRD Mortality, and Cardiovascular Disease in Adults With CKD in the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study., Foster, MC; Coresh, J; Hsu, CY; Xie, D; Levey, AS; Nelson, RG; Eckfeldt, JH; Vasan, RS; Kimmel, PL; Schelling, J; Simonson, M; Sondheimer, JH; Anderson, AH; Akkina, S; Feldman, HI; Kusek, JW; Ojo, AO; Inker, LA, American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
  • The Authors Reply. Varma, VK; Kajdacsy-Balla, A; Akkina, SK; Setty, S; Walsh, MJ, Kidney international
  • High-definition Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopic imaging of human tissue sections towards improving pathology. Sreedhar, H; Varma, VK; Nguyen, PL; Davidson, B; Akkina, S; Guzman, G; Setty, S; Kajdacsy-Balla, A; Walsh, MJ, Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
  • Relation of serum lipids and lipoproteins with progression of CKD: The CRIC study. Rahman, M; Yang, W; Akkina, S; Alper, A; Anderson, AH; Appel, LJ; He, J; Raj, DS; Schelling, J; Strauss, L; Teal, V; Rader, DJ, Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
  • The use of fosfomycin to treat urinary tract infections in kidney transplant recipients Reid, G. E.; Grim, S. A.; Layden, J. E.; Akkina, S.; Tang, I.; Campara, M.; Clark, N. M., Transplantation