Suresh Appasamy, M.B.B.S. for UC Davis Health

Suresh Appasamy, M.B.B.S.

Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology

Director, Vascular Access Unit

Program Director, Interventional Nephrology

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Interventional Nephrology


Internal Medicine

Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Appasamy believes in providing compassionate individualized patient care and shared-decision making. He educates patients by providing detailed explanation of their health condition and treatment options. He believes that understanding the disease process empowers patients to participate in decisions regarding their health.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Appasamy is a general adult nephrologist and an interventional nephrologist. He treats adults with kidney diseases including chronic kidney disease, hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities as well as patients on dialysis. As a certified interventional nephrologist he performs procedures such as placement and removal of dialysis catheters, maintenance of dialysis fistulas and grafts by minimally invasive endovascular techniques.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Appasamy's research and educational interests lies in vascular access for hemodialysis with focus on improving patency, longevity and prevention of complications. He is also involved in the clinical education of medical students, residents and fellow.



Center/Program Affiliation

Vascular Center

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Tanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India 1999


Internal Medicine, New York Downtown Hospital, New York NY 2005-2006


Medicine, Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India 1999-2000


Internal Medicine, New York Downtown Hospital, New York NY 2006-2008


Internal Medicine, Assistant Chief Resident, New York Downtown Hospital, New York NY 2007-2008


Nephrology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2014-2016


Interventional Nephrology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2016-2017

Best Outgoing Student of 1993 batch, Thanjavur Medical College, 2000

Program Director's Award, Internal Medicine Residency, 2008

Chin AI, Appasamy S, Carey RJ, Madan N. Feasibility of Incremental 2-Times Weekly Hemodialysis in Incident Patients With Residual Kidney Function. Kidney Int Rep. 2017 Jun 21;2(5):933-942. doi:10.1016/j.ekir.2017.06.005. PMID:29270499.

Navaneethan SD, Singh S, Appasamy S, Wing RE, Sehgal AR. Sodium bicarbonate therapy for prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2009 Apr;53(4):617-27. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2008.08.033. Epub 2008 Nov 22. PMID:19027212.