Constantine Michael Chaknos, MD MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Renal Division
3400 Spruce St
One Founders Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (Biology)
Pennsylvania State University, 2002.
MD (Medicine)
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
MSHP (Health Policy Research)
University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Home dialysis, including home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Kidney Stones / Nephrolithiasis.
Chronic Kidney Disease and End Stage Renal Disease.

Description of Research Expertise

I have an interest in collaborative research that involves examining the intersection of health policy and kidney disease. I am actively involved in promoting and conducting quality improvement and patient safety initiatives within our division.

Selected Publications

Seshasai RK, Mitra N, Chaknos CM, Li J, Wirtalla C, Negoianu D, Glickman JD, Dember LM: Factors Associated With Discontinuation of Home Hemodialysis. American Journal of Kidney Disease 67(4): 629-37, April 2016.

Knauf F, Chaknos CM, Berns JS, Perazella MA: Dabigatran and kidney disease: a bad combination. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 8(9): 1591-7, September 2013.

Chaknos CM, Berns JB: Erythropoesis Stimulating Agents on Trial: Are Higher Dosages Causing Harm? American Journal of Kidney Diseases 61(1): 6-8, January 2013.

Chaknos CM, Berns JS: Hypercalcemia. CURRENT Essentials of Nephrology and Hypertension. McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Chaknos CM, Berns JS: Initiating dialysis at the right time: Is the evidence IDEAL? Seminars in Dialysis 23(6): 627-9, Nov 2010.

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Last updated: 10/24/2017
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