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Ishir Bhan, MD, MPH

  • Director of Collaborative Informatics, MGH Laboratory of Computer Science
  • Associate Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program


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Clinical Interests
  • Nephrology in hospital medicine
  • Dialysis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Metabolic bone disease
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • MPH, Harvard University
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Nephrology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Bhan is nephrologist and medical informatician. His clinical research focuses on vitamin D. His clinical interests include inpatient nephrology and hemodialysis. He is active in the development of information systems to advance clinical care, including the use of web-based platforms for coordinating care (Apprentice) and medical applications for mobile devices (Mojo).

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Bhan I, Burnett-Bowie SA, Ye J, Tonelli M, Thadhani R. Clinical measures identify vitamin D deficiency in dialysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010; 5: 460-7. PMID: 20185603. PMCID: PMC2827576.

Bhan I, Dubey A, Wolf M. Diagnosis and management of mineral metabolism in CKD. J Gen Intern Med 2010; 25: 710-6. PMID: 20352364. PMCID: PMC2881958.

Bhan I, Camargo CA, Wenger J, Ricciardi C, Ye J, Borregaard N, Thadhani R. Circulating levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and human cathelicidin in healthy adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2011; 127: 1302-4.e1. PMID: 21310475. PMCID: PMC3085667.

Powe CE, Ricciardi C, Berg AH, Erdenesanaa D, Collerone G, Ankers E, Wenger J, Karumanchi SA, Thadhani R, Bhan I. Vitamin D-binding protein modifies the vitamin D-bone mineral density relationship. J Bone Miner Res 2011; 26: 1609-16. PMID: 21416506. PMCID: PMC3351032.

Bhan I, Powe CE, Berg AH, Ankers E, Wenger JB, Karumanchi SA, Thadhani RI. Bioavailable vitamin D is more tightly linked to mineral metabolism than total vitamin D in incident hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int 2012; 82: 84-9. PMID: 22398410. PMCID: PMC3376220.

Allegretti AS, Steele DJ, David-Kasdan JA, Bajwa E, Niles JL, Bhan I. Continuous renal replacement therapy outcomes in acute kidney injury and end-stage renal disease: a cohort study. Crit Care 2013; 17: R109. PMID: 23782899.

Powe CE, Evans MK, Wenger J, Zonderman AB, Berg AH, Nalls M, Tamez H, Zhang D, Bhan I, Karumanchi SA, Powe NR, Thadhani R. Vitamin D-binding protein and vitamin D status of black Americans and white Americans. N Engl J Med 2013; 369: 1991-2000. PMID: 24256378.

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Renal Associates
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 302
Boston MA, 02114-2752
Phone: 617-726-5050
50 Staniford Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3934
Fax: 617-726-8481

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