Shubha Ananthakrishnan, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Shubha Ananthakrishnan, M.D.

Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Associate Fellowship Program Director

To see if Shubha Ananthakrishnan is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).




Locations and Contact

Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center

Nephrology Clinic
4860 Y St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-3761

UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove

UC Davis Medical Group - Elk Grove Specialty Care
9390 Bighorn Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758

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Phone: 916-683-3955

Additional Numbers

Clinic Phone


Physician Referrals

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

Philosophy of Care

I welcome you to the kidney clinic at UC Davis! I look forward to meeting you and working with you towards your goals of better kidney health. I wish to get to know you as a person first, thoroughly assess your health issues, make a plan together with you, be your health advocate and continue to guide you along this journey.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Shubha Ananthakrishnan is a board certified adult nephrologist offering care for adults with kidney disease due to diabetes, hypertension, glomerular disease etc. She also cares for patients on dialysis and patients after kidney transplantation. She has special clinical interest in home based dialysis therapies and patient education on various aspects of kidney disease management. 

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Shubha has special interest in medical education. She teaches students, residents and fellows at various settings. She is the co-discipline lead for Nephrology and an academic coach, at the UC Davis School of Medicine. She also serves as the Director Curricular Development for the Nephrology Fellowship Program.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group

Medical School

M.B.B.S., Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India 1997


Internal Medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland CA 2000-2001


Internal Medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland CA 2001-2003


Chief Resident, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Oakland CA 2003-2004


Nephrology, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Los Angeles CA 2004-2006


Home Dialysis, UHN, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2010

Sacramento Magazine Top Doctors, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Inspirational Faculty Educator nominee, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2020, 2021

Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching-Clinical Sciences, 2021

Outstanding Subspeciality Faculty, Dept of Internal Medicine, UC Davis, 2018, 2021

Dean's Award for Excellence - Inspirational Faculty Educator, 2018

Yuen NK, Ananthakrishnan S, Campbell MJ. Hyperparathyroidism of Renal Disease. Perm J. 2016 Summer;20(3):15-127. doi:10.7812/TPP/15-127. Epub 2016 Jul 22. PMID:27479950.

Ananthakrishnan S, Depner TA. Dose Targeting Metrics in Conventional and Intensive Maintenance Dialysis. Semin Dial. 2016 Nov;29(6):471-475. doi:10.1111/sdi.12526. Epub 2016 Sep 4. PMID:27592623.

Ananthakrishnan S, Kaysen GA. Treatment of Hyperlipidemia Changes With Level of Kidney Function-Rationale. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2016 Jul;23(4):247-54. doi:10.1053/j.ackd.2015.12.004. PMID:27324678.

Ananthakrishnan S. ACP Journal Club. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole was linked to sudden death in older patients using spironolactone. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Jun 16;162(12):JC13. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2015-162-12-013. PMID:26075778.

Wung W, Ananthakrishnan S, Jonas BA. Proteinuria, Hypoalbuminemia, and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: An Unusual Trio. J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2018 Mar 14;6:2324709618764207. doi:10.1177/2324709618764207. PMID:29568782.

Ananthakrishnan S, Sekercioglu N, Elias RM, Kim J, Oreopoulos D, Chu M, Bargman JM. Peritoneal dialysis outcomes in a modern cohort of overweight patients. Int Urol Nephrol. 2014 Jan;46(1):183-9. doi:10.1007/s11255-013-0472-5. Epub 2013 Jun 23. PMID:23793809.

Kumar VA, Ananthakrishnan S, Rasgon SA, Yan E, Burchette R, Dewar K. Comparing cardiac surgery in peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis patients: perioperative outcomes and two-year survival. Perit Dial Int. 2012 Mar-Apr;32(2):137-41. doi:10.3747/pdi.2010.00263. Epub 2011 Sep 30. PMID:21965618.

Ananthakrishnan S, Klatsky AL, Udaltsova N, Iribarren C, Guidry U. Analysis of late risk of systemic blood pressures <120/80 mm Hg. Am J Cardiol. 2004 Dec 15;94(12):1575-6. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.08.045. PMID:15589023.