Ganesh Shidham

Ganesh Shidham, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 39 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 3 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a nephrologist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in chronic kidney disease, the prevention of kidney stones and other areas of nephrology. For the past twenty years I have been providing compassionate kidney care to all my patients.

I believe in spending a significant amount of time with patients to explain their diseases. I make sure to fully educate them about their diagnosis and discuss the options that are available to them as far as treatment. I like to get my patients and their families involved in the patient care process. I find that a patient who is both informed and involved is a healthy patient.

I enjoy working here at Ohio State because it’s an institution that brings together unique expertise from all specialties, which leads to well-coordinated patient care.

When I’m not working I like to spend time enjoying the outdoors, relaxing with my family and traveling.
  • Associate Professor
  • Medical Director of the Dialysis Unit
  • Chief, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) program
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Hindi
  • Marathi

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Kidney Failure, Chronic
  • Kidney Calculi
  • Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Kidney Diseases, Cystic
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Renal Insufficiency, Chronic
  • Renal Dialysis

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Government Arts College, Madras,
7/1/1978 - 12/1/1981


Government Arts College, Madras,

1/1/1982 - 1/1/1983


Government Arts College, Madras,

2/1/1983 - 2/1/1985


Government Arts College, Madras,

2/1/1988 - 11/1/1990


Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

7/1/1997 - 6/1/2000


University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Nephrology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

39 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

    He was one of the best if not the best we have talked with!!

  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2019

    Doctor G Shidham took the necessary steps to ensure my kidney health is monitored properly.

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2019

    Dr Shidham is wonderful. Very knowledgeable, caring, and attentive.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Shidham has reported no relationships with companies or entities.