V. Ram Peddi, M.D., Scientist; Transplant Nephrologist, Director of Transplant Clinical Research at CPMC

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

Leading new advances in transplant medicine

Research Overview

  • Dr. Peddi is a transplant nephrologist and nationally recognized leader in transplant clinical research. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology.
  • He is a member of CMPC's Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, whose physicians perform approximately 200 kidney transplants annually and are pioneers in kidney paired donation.
  • Dr. Peddi has chaired scientific sessions worldwide on current challenges and new directions in transplant medicine and research.
  • He is a principal investigator of clinical trials assessing novel means to prevent acute transplant rejection and improve graft success in kidney transplant patients.



Dr. Peddi obtained his M.D. from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India. He completed residency training at Southend and Rochford Hospitals, and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and a fellowship at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.


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Vincenti F, Budde K, Merville P, Shihab F, Peddi VR, Shah M, Wyburn K, Cassuto-Viguier E, Weidemann A, Lee M, Flegel T, Erdman J, Wang X, Lademacher C, A randomized, phase 2 study of ASP0113, a DNA-based vaccine, for the prevention of CMV in CMV-seronegative kidney transplant recipients receiving a kidney from a CMV-seropositive donor. Am J Transplant

Tedesco-Silva H, Peddi VR, Sánchez-Fructuoso A, Marder BA, Russ GR, Diekmann F, Flynn A, Hahn CM, Li H, Tortorici MA, Schulman SL, Open-Label, Randomized Study of Transition From Tacrolimus to Sirolimus Immunosuppression in Renal Allograft Recipients. Transplant Direct

Weir MR, Pearson TC, Patel A, Peddi VR, Kalil R, Scandling J, Chan L, Baliga P, Melton L, Mulgaonkar S, Waid T, Schaefer H, Youssef N, Anandagoda L, McCollum D, Lawson S, Gordon R, Long-term Follow-up of Kidney Transplant Recipients in the Spare-the-Nephron-Trial. Transplantation

Chan L, Andres A, Bunnapradist S, Gugliuzza K, Parasuraman R, Peddi VR, Cassuto E, Hart M, Renal Function and NODM in De Novo Renal Transplant Recipients Treated with Standard and Reduced Levels of Tacrolimus in Combination with EC-MPS. J Transplant

V. Ram Peddi, M.D., Scientist; Transplant Nephrologist, Director of Transplant Clinical Research at CPMC
Primary Research Interests
  • Kidney transplant
  • Nephrology