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Tariq Shafi, M.B.B.S., M.H.S.

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Medical Director of Home Hemodialysis

Associate Professor of Medicine


Expertise: Hemodialysis, Hypertension, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 410-550-2820

301 Mason Lord Drive
Suite 2500
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-2820


Dr. Tariq Shafi is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include hemodialysis, hypertension and internal medicine. 

Dr. Shafi serves as the medical director of the Home Hemodialysis Program and is an associate faculty of the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research.

He earned his M.B.B.S. at Dow Medical College in Pakistan. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in nephrology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. more


  • Medical Director of Home Hemodialysis
  • Associate Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS, Dow Medical College Dow University of Health Sciences (1990)


  • Medicare Hospital / Internal Medicine (1992)
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine / Internal Medicine (1996)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Nephrology (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2008)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Shafi’s research focuses on epidemiology, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in patients with kidney failure treated with dialysis. 

Selected Publications

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Scialla JJ, Parekh RS, Eustace JA, Astor BC, Plantinga L, Jaar BG, Shafi T, Coresh J, Powe NR, Melamed ML. "Race, mineral homeostasis and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis." Am J Nephrol. 2015 Aug 20;42(1):25-34. [Epub ahead of print]

Galiatsatos P, Parakh K, Monti J, Thavarajah S, Aneke-Ogbu H, Watson A, Kim D, Wang NY, Shafi T, Silber HA. "A finger photoplethysmography waveform during the valsalva maneuver detects changes in left heart filling pressure after hemodialysis." BMC Nephrol. 2015 Aug 14;16:138. doi: 10.1186/s12882-015-0135-0.

Kim ED, Sozio SM, Estrella MM, Jaar BG, Shafi T, Meoni LA, Kao WH, Lima JA, Parekh RS. "Cross-sectional association of volume, blood pressures, and aortic stiffness with left ventricular mass in incident hemodialysis patients: the Predictors of Arrhythmic and Cardiovascular Risk in End-Stage Renal Disease (PACE) study." BMC Nephrol. 2015 Aug 7;16:131. doi: 10.1186/s12882-015-0131-4.

Shafi T, Levey AS, Inker LA, Schwartz GJ, Knight C, Abraham AG, Eckfeldt JH, Coresh J. "Plasma iohexol clearance for assessing residual kidney function in dialysis patients." Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Jul 21. pii: S0272-6386(15)00864-1. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2015.06.010. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Chang A, Greene TH, Wang X, Kendrick C, Kramer H, Wright J, Astor B, Shafi T, Toto R, Lewis J, Appel LJ, Grams M. "The effects of weight change on glomerular filtration rate." Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015 Jun 17. pii: gfv219. [Epub ahead of print]

Miskulin DC, Zhou J, Tangri N, Bandeen-Roche K, Cook C, Ephraim PL, Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Sozio SM, Shafi T, Jaar BG, Boulware LE.; Trends in anemia management in US hemodialysis patients 2004--2010. BMC Nephrol. 2013 Dec 1;14(1):264. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24289058

Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Liu J, Guo H, Bandeen-Roche K, Ephraim PL, Jaar BG, Sozio SM, Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Shafi T, Meyer KB, Wu AW, Powe NR, Boulware LE; Predialysis Health, Dialysis Timing, and Outcomes among Older United States Adults. for the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Patient Outcomes in End Stage Renal Disease Study Investigators. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Oct 24.

Tariq Shafi; Stephen M Sozio; Laura C Plantinga; Bernard G Jaar; Edward T Kim; Rulan S Parekh; Michael W Steffes; Neil R Powe; Josef Coresh; Elizabeth Selvin; Serum fructosamine and glycated albumin and risk of mortality and clinical outcomes in hemodialysis patients. Diabetes care 2013;36(6):1522-33.

St Peter WL, Sozio SM, Shafi T, Ephraim PL, Luly J, McDermott A, Bandeen-Roche K, Meyer KB, Crews DC, Scialla JJ, Miskulin DC, Tangri N, Jaar BG, Michels WM, Wu AW, Boulware LE. Patterns in blood pressure medication use in US incident dialysis patients over the first 6 months. BMC Nephrol. 2013 Nov 12;14(1):249.

Jennifer E Flythe; Jula K Inrig; Tariq Shafi; Tara I Chang; Kathryn Cape; Kumar Dinesh; Shrikanth Kunaparaju; Steven M Brunelli; Association of intradialytic blood pressure variability with increased all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients treated with long-term hemodialysis. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2013;61(6):966-74. 2013

Tariq Shafi; Rulan S Parekh; Bernard G Jaar; Laura C Plantinga; Pooja C Oberai; John H Eckfeldt; Andrew S Levey; Neil R Powe; Josef Coresh; Serum β-trace protein and risk of mortality in incident hemodialysis patients. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2012;7(9):1435-45. 2012

Brad C Astor; Tariq Shafi; Ron C Hoogeveen; Kunihiro Matsushita; Christie M Ballantyne; Lesley A Inker; Josef Coresh; Novel markers of kidney function as predictors of ESRD, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2012;59(5):653-62. 2012

Tariq Shafi; Kunihiro Matsushita; Elizabeth Selvin; Yingying Sang; Brad C Astor; Lesley A Inker; Josef Coresh; Comparing the association of GFR estimated by the CKD-EPI and MDRD study equations and mortality: the third national health and nutrition examination survey (NHANES III). BMC nephrology 2012;13():42. 2012

L Ebony Boulware; Navdeep Tangri; Patti L Ephraim; Julia J Scialla; Stephen M Sozio; Deidra C Crews; Tariq Shafi; Dana C Miskulin; Jiannong Liu; Wendy St Peter; et al. Comparative effectiveness studies to improve clinical outcomes in end stage renal disease: the DEcIDE patient outcomes in end stage renal disease study. BMC nephrology 2012;13():167. 2012

Duvuru Geetha; Shyam Parkhie; Girish N Nadkarni; Chun He; Tariq Shafi; Polyomavirus-associated nephropathy: a comparison of 2 different strategies for immunosuppression reduction. Medicine 2011;90(5):296-302. 2011

Ranee Chatterjee; Hsin-Chieh Yeh; Tariq Shafi; Cheryl Anderson; James S Pankow; Edgar R Miller; David Levine; Elizabeth Selvin; Frederick L Brancati; Serum potassium and the racial disparity in diabetes risk: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. The American journal of clinical nutrition 2011;93(5):1087-91. 2011

T Shafi; M J Choi; L C Racusen; L A Spacek; C Berry; M Atta; D M Fine; Ritonavir-induced acute kidney injury: kidney biopsy findings and review of literature. Clinical nephrology 2011;75 Suppl 1():60-4. 2011

Ranee Chatterjee; Hsin-Chieh Yeh; Tariq Shafi; Elizabeth Selvin; Cheryl Anderson; James S Pankow; Edgar Miller; Frederick Brancati; Serum and dietary potassium and risk of incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study. Archives of internal medicine 2010;170(19):1745-51. 2010

Tariq Shafi; Bernard G Jaar; Laura C Plantinga; Nancy E Fink; John H Sadler; Rulan S Parekh; Neil R Powe; Josef Coresh; Association of residual urine output with mortality, quality of life, and inflammation in incident hemodialysis patients: the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for End-Stage Renal Disease (CHOICE) Study. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2010;56(2):348-58. 2010

Tariq Shafi; Lawrence J Appel; Edgar R Miller; Michael J Klag; Rulan S Parekh; Changes in serum potassium mediate thiazide-induced diabetes. Hypertension 2008;52(6):1022-9. 2008

Evan Mokwe; Suzanne E Ohmit; Samar A Nasser; Tariq Shafi; Elijah Saunders; Errol Crook; Amanda Dudley; John M Flack; Determinants of blood pressure response to quinapril in black and white hypertensive patients: the Quinapril Titration Interval Management Evaluation trial. Hypertension 2004;43(6):1202-7. 2004

Saghir T, Jan DM, Masood T, Shafi T, Qamar SN, Kundi A.; Transradial diagnostic and percutaneous coronary intervention. J Coll Physicians Surg Pak. 2003 May;13(5):242-7. PMID: 12757669

Tariq Shafi; Hypertensive urgencies and emergencies. Ethnicity & disease 2004;14(4):S2-32-7. 2004

Tariq Shafi; Hospitalist care. Annals of internal medicine 2003;139(8):703. 2003

John M Flack; Rosalind Peters; Tariq Shafi; Hisham Alrefai; Samar A Nasser; Errol Crook; Prevention of hypertension and its complications: theoretical basis and guidelines for treatment. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN 2003;14(7 Suppl 2):S92-8. 2003

John A Dougherty; Harriet Young; Tariq Shafi; Serotonin syndrome induced by amitriptyline, meperidine, and venlafaxine. The Annals of pharmacotherapy 2002;36(10):1647-8. 2002

John A Hopper; Tariq Shafi; Management of the hospitalized injection drug user. Infectious disease clinics of North America 2002;16(3):571-87. 2002

T Shafi; T Hussain; M S Quraishy; The blue rubber bleb syndrome. JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association 1993;43(1):20-1. 1993

Activities & Honors


  • Discovery Fund Synergy Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
  • Discovery Fund Innovation Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2016
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