Karthikeyan Venkatachalam, M.D.

Karthikeyan Venkatachalam

Karthikeyan Venkatachalam, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
UofL Physicians Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut Street, Ste. 690
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-5757 - Academic Office
502-588-4714 - Patient Appointments

Clinical Expertise
Nephrology; Transplant Nephrology; Geriatrics

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Nephrology / Geriatric Medicine
  • American Board of Nephrology


Education and Training

  • Medical School: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research
  • Residency: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center
  • Fellowships: Washington University in St. Louis (Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology/Geriatrics)

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Featured Publications

  • Venkatachalam K, Malone AF, Heady B, Santos RD, Alhamad T. Poor Outcomes With the Use of Checkpoint Inhibitors in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplantation. 2020 May;104(5):1041-1047. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000002914. PMID: 31415036.
  • Pottebaum AA, Venkatachalam K, Liu C, Brennan DC, Murad H, Malone AF, Alhamad T. Efficacy and Safety of Tocilizumab in the Treatment of Acute Active Antibody-mediated Rejection in Kidney Transplant Recipients. Transplant Direct. 2020 Mar 13;6(4):e543. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000988. PMID: 32309629; PMCID: PMC7145000.
  • Alhamad T, Venkatachalam K, Daloul R, Brennan DC, Malone AF. Targeting High Calcineurin Inhibitor Levels After Acute Rejection With Less Tremor: A New Strategy. Transplantation. 2017 Aug;101(8):e287-e288. doi: 10.1097/TP.0000000000001797. PMID: 28422926.
  • Alhamad T, Venkatachalam K, Linette GP, Brennan DC. Checkpoint Inhibitors in Kidney Transplant Recipients and the Potential Risk of Rejection. Am J Transplant. 2016 Apr;16(4):1332-3. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13711. Epub 2016 Mar 1. PMID: 26752406.