Dr. Anjali Bhatt Saxena, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and Director of Peritoneal Dialysis at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in San Jose, California. Dr. Saxena completed her Bachelors of Science degree at Duke University, received her MD from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and completed both her residency and postdoctoral Nephrology fellowship at Stanford University.
Dr. Saxena is heavily involved in teaching, both in her faculty role in the Stanford Nephrology Fellowship Program and on many other levels as she educates medical students, interns, residents and practicing Nephrologists. Since 2007 she has been a key faculty member of the Home Dialysis University Program (HDU), jointly sponsored by ISPD and Wake Forest University, and has delivered numerous invited lectures at meetings such as ASN-Kidney Week, the Annual Dialysis Conference, and ISPD conferences. She has peer-reviewed publications in the areas of clinical peritoneal dialysis and renal pathophysiology. Dr. Saxena is board certified in Nephrology and her clinical practice involves the chronic care of more than 100 dialysis patients and several hundred CKD patients. As Medical Director of Peritoneal Dialysis at the independent dialysis unit at SCVMC since 2004, she has led the PD clinic to achieve at least 10% growth yearly.
Dr. Saxena is committed to providing education and support for home dialysis therapies locally, nationally and internationally. She has joined several colleagues at Stanford University to nurture the growth of PD in emerging countries via the the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Sister Renal Center Program. Presently, she serves as an Educational Ambassador for emerging PD clinics in Sri Lanka, and she hopes to make more of an international contribution to the growth of PD in the future. Nationally, Dr. Saxena is the President-elect for the North American Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) and former Treasurer of the ISPD-NAC.