Ganesh Shidham

Ganesh Shidham, MD

  • Nephrology
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


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


in Outpatient Care East
543 Taylor Ave.
Suite 3084
Columbus, OH 43203


in Eye and Ear Institute
915 Olentangy River Road
2nd Floor Suite 2000
Columbus, OH 43212

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University Of Madras, Madras, Tamil Nadu
7/1/1978 - 12/1/1981


Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
7/1/1997 - 6/1/2000


University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine/Nephrology

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division


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 09/30/2022, Dr. Shidham has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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