Veeraish "VC" Chauhan, MD, FACP, FASN

Bradenton Office

Medical School

Government Medical College & Hospital
Chandigarh, India - 2004


Internal Medicine
Hahnemann University Hospital,
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA - 2007-2010


Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, MA - 2006

Nephrology and Hypertension
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA - 2010-2012

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine - 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology - 2012

Joined RHC


Field Accomplishments

  • Only physician across South-West Florida to be elected as a Fellow to both the American College of Physicians (FACP), and to the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) (as of November 2013)
  • Voted “Top Nephrologist in Florida”, in Winter 2013 and Summer 2013, by HealthTap, an Interactive Health company
  • The Gold Quill Award for best book chapter, journal article, and community interest publication, Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, FL, November 2013
  • Blog rated among top-25 in the world in the field of kidney disease and hypertension
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Recognition Award (PRA), 2011
  • Awarded the full membership of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
  • The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Renal Week Grant, November 2008
  • The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Spring Clinical Meeting Grant, March 2009, and April 2011
  • The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) 2011 Annual Meeting Travel Grant, March 2011
  • Nephrology Young Investigator Research Forum Travel Grant, March 2011
  • House-staff Physician of the Month Award, January 2010
  • First authored article (Metabolic, renal, and nutritional consequences of bariatric surgery, published in Southern Medical Journal) on list of “Most Popular Articles” on journal’s website, and used as CME text by the journal and the East Tennessee State University


  • Chauhan V, Jawa P, Noor F, Malat G, Ahmed Z, Ranganna KM, Kumar MSA. A Study of Hyperlipidemia in HIV Kidney Transplant Recipients. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2008 Nov; 19: 885A
  • Chauhan V, Vaid M, Gupta M, Kalanuria A, Parashar A. Metabolic, renal, and nutritional consequences of bariatric surgery: implications for the clinician. Southern Medical Journal. 2010 Aug;103(8):775-83. PMID: 20622731
  • Malat GE, Kumar MSA, Sustento-Reodica N, Mahmood I, Chauhan V, Vyakaranam S. Superior Renal Function (SRF) versus Good Renal Function (GRF) At Ten Years In Kidney Transplant Recipients: What Is Different? American Journal of Transplantation. 2008 May; 8 (s2): 446. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2008.02255.x
  • Chauhan V, Vaid M. Dyslipidemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: Managing a high risk combination - Postgraduate Medicine. 2009 Nov; 121(6): 54-61. PMID: 19940417
  • Schwartz A, Ashraf S, Chauhan V, Jan A. Diabetic type 2 nephropathy, proteinuria, & hypertension management: IM Residents versus Faculty in academic clinics. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2009 April; 53 (4): B69
  • Chauhan V, Kelepouris E, Chauhan N, Vaid M. Current Concepts & Management Strategies in Chronic Kidney Disease Mineral & Bone Disorder. Southern Medical Journal. 2012 Sept; 105(9):479-85. PMID: 22948328
  • Chauhan V, Vaid M. Going solo: Lyme carditis as the first and only manifestation of Lyme disease. Scottish Medical Journal. 2013 May; 58: e13-e17
  • Mathur G, Chauhan V, Karalis D, Clark AL, Cleland JG. Cholesterol levels and heart failure. Article submitted for consideration to the American Heart Journal
  • Mathur G, Chauhan V, Davis GK. Role of angiotensin receptor blockers in Hypertension. Article submitted for consideration to the American Journal of Cardiology
  • Usman Lone, Hina M. Lone, Syed H. Mirzan, Veeraish Chauhan, Karthik Ranganna, Ziauddin Ahmed. Magnitude of inter-arm blood pressure difference in patients with hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD). American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2011 April; 57(4): B60
  • Chauhan V, Ranganna KM, Chauhan N, Vaid M, Kelepouris E. Bone disease in organ transplant patients: pathogenesis and management. Postgraduate Medicine. 2012 May; 124(3):80-90. PMID: 22691902
  • Chauhan V, Vania S, Malat G, Mahmood I, Ahmed Z, Ranganna KM, Kumar MSA. CKD stage I and II versus CKD stage III among 10 year Graft Survivors: What is Different? Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2008 Nov; 19: 685A
  • Chauhan V, Mathur G, Vaid M. Platypnea, clubbing, and epistaxis in a 61-year-old man: HHT. Lancet. 2010 Jul 24; 376(9737):302. PMID: 20656127
  • Arora S, Chauhan V, Malat G, Ranganna K. The Cylex Inc Immune Cell Function Assay (Immuknow Assay) is a Good Predictor of BK Nephropathy When Used in Conjunction with BK Viremia. Article published in the Young Investigator Forum journal. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Atul Kalanuria, Veeraish Chauhan, David Tabby. Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis: Progression on Serial MRI. Published in the Drexel University’s Annual Research Day, April 2011 Archives. Also submitted for publication to the Multiple Sclerosis Journal
  • Veeraish Chauhan, Megha Vaid, et al (2011). The Obesity Epidemic and Kidney Disease: A Literature Review. In M. Sahay (Ed.), Renal Diseases, Book 1, ISBN 978-953-308-58-7. Croatia: InTech Publishers
  • Chauhan V. More positive fluid balance could explain lower risk of contrast nephropathy. Journal of American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions. 2012 Apr; 5(4):454
  • Chauhan V, Schwartz AB, Patel AM, Borah A. Case Of Preeclampsia, Hypertension, Hypokalemia, Chloride-Resistant Metabolic Alkalosis, and Nephrotic Proteinuria. The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. May 2012. Volume 14. DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2011.00665.x