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Tariq Shafi, M.B.B.S., M.H.S.
Medical Director of Home Hemodialysis, DaVita J.B. Zachary Dialysis Unit
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Hemodialysis, Hypertension, Internal Medicine, Nephrology , Peritoneal Dialysis, Polycystic Kidney Disease
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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 DaVita J.B. Zachary Dialysis Unit’s Home Hemodialysis Program and is on the 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 residencies at Pakistan’s Medicare Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine. He performed a fellowship in nephrology at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Shafi was recognized by Johns Hopkins with a Discovery Fund Synergy Award in 2014.
- Medical Director of Home Hemodialysis, DaVita J.B. Zachary Dialysis Unit
- Associate Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
- Assistant Professor of Medicine
- 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)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1996, 2006)
- American Board of Internal Medicine / Nephrology (2008)
Research & Publications
Dr. Shafi’s research focuses on developing methods to measure and estimate kidney function, particularly in patients with kidney failure on dialysis.
Supported by a Career Development Award from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Dr. Shafi is conducting studies to develop methods to measure residual kidney function in dialysis patients and to identify ways to prevent loss of residual kidney function.
Dr. Shafi’s research also involves the Choices for Healthy Outcomes in Caring for ESRD (CHOICE) Study, comparative effectiveness research in dialysis patients as part of the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Network and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) Study.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
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, 2014