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Dr Shashidhar Baikunje

Dr Baikunje Shashidhar

​MBBS (India), MRCP (UK), FRCP, MRCP (Nephrology, UK), FAMS (Singapore)

Head & Senior Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Renal Medicine, General Medicine

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Acute Kidney injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, End Stage Kidney Disease, Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalance, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertensive Nephropathy, Lupus Nephritis, Resistant Hypertension, Vasculitis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of General Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Head & Senior Consultant Department of Renal Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Shashidhar Baikunje was appointed as Consultant Nephrologist at Singapore General Hospital in 2015 and he joined Sengkang General Hospital in 2016. He was promoted to Senior Consultant position in 2017 and he became the head of renal service in 2018. He has been involved in setting up of the renal services at Sengkang General Hospital since the inception.

He has previously served as Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl, UK and as the Head of the department of Nephrology at K. S. Hedge Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Nitte University, Mangalore, India where he was involved in the setting up of renal and transplant service.

Dr Baikunje received his medical degree from Bangalore University, India in 1994. After his postgraduation in Medicine at South Gujarat University where he was the best outgoing student, he moved to UK where he obtained MRCP and pursued his specialist training in Nephrology and General (Internal) Medicine at Wessex Deanery.

Dr Baikunje has special interest in Chronic kidney disease and Glomerulonephritis. He has published papers in the areas of vasculitis, Postinfectious Glomerulonephritis and IgA nephropathy. He enjoys teaching and he is a Physician Faculty Member for SingHealth Internal Medicine and Renal Residency Programs.


  • MBBS (India)
  • MRCP(UK)
  • FRCP
  • MRCP(UK) Nephrology
  • FAMS (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Physician Faculty Member,  SingHealth Internal Medicine Residency Program
  • Physician Faculty Member, SingHealth Renal Residency Program
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS GMS
  • Clinical Senior Lecture: Yong Loo Lin school of medicine, Singapore
  • Content expert, Clinical teacher, Clinical practice facilitator: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
  • Member, National Workgroup on Interventional Nephrology under the chapter of renal physicians, Singapore
  • Member of the NKF Editorial Advisory Committee, Singapore


​Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2022-Winner of Silver award.

Research Interests


  1. An unusual cause of acute renal failure with volume depletion due to renal cause
    Lina Chong, MB,1 Shashidhar Baikunje, MD,1 David N. Poller, MD, FRCPath,1 Ian S.D. Roberts,       MBChB, FRCPath,2 and Gopalakrishnan Venkat-Raman, MD, FRCP1
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol 52, No2 (July), 2008: pp 366-369)
  2. Oesophageal anomaly in a newborn after maternal exposure to Mycofenolate Mofetil.
    Subash Somalanka, Mohamed Tawil, Shashidhar Baikunje
    BMJ case reports 2009 (doi:10.1136/bcr.04.2009.1791)
  3. Clinical correlates and outcome of Shoshin Beriberi
    Rama Prakasha Saya, Shashidhar Baikunje, Parampalli Suryanarayana Prakash, Kodangala   Subramanyam, Vikram Patil
    North American Journal of Medical Sciences,  2012, Volume 4, Issue 10   [p. 503-506]
  4. An unusual case of ‘renal failure’
    Shashidhar Baikunje,  Rama Prakasha S, Anoop
    Indian Journal of Nephrology Vol 23, No 3 (May-June), 2013: pp220-221
  5. A case of Postpartum acute kidney injury
    Shashidhar Baikunje, Mahesh Vankalakunti, Rama Prakasha S
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Vol 61, (May), 2013:A25-A27
  6. “Dry” and “wet” beriberi mimicking critical illness polyneuropathy
    Rama Prakasha S, Sharik Mustafa, Shashidhar Baikunje, K Subramanyam
    Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 2013;Vol 16, No.4, 687-689
  7. Resistant candiada pneumonia in two patients with chronic kidney disease.
    Baikunje S , Upadhyaya VS , Hosmane GB & Rama Prakasha S
    Nitte University Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 4, No.4, December 2014, ISSN 2249-7110
  8. Impact of Pharmacists’ counseling on quality of life in Patients undergoing hemodialysis in a tertiary care teaching hospital.
    Javedh Shareef, Kripa G S, Shashidhar Baikunje
    World J Nephrol Urol. 2014;3(4): 143-150.
  9. Post-infectious glomerulonephritis with crescents in adults: a retrospective study.
    Shashidhar Baikunje, Mahesha Vankalakunti, A Nikith, A Srivatsa, Suhan Alva and Janardhan Kamath
    Clinical Kidney Journal. Jan 2016; doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfv147, 1-5.
  10. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis with severe pulmonary haemorrhage treated with rituximab.
    S Baikunje, M Vankalakunti, V S Upadhyaya, G B Hosmane
    Indian Journal of Nephrology, 2016; 26(2): 142-144.
  11. Dialysis dependent ‘double positive disease’ responding to immunosuppression: A case report.
    Shashidhar Baikunje, Mahesha Vankalakunti, Adithi Bhandary, P. S. Prakash.
    Nitte University Journal of Health Sciences Vol. 6, No.2, 2016, June ISSN 2249-7110
  12. A difficult case of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus catheter-related blood stream infection with extensive metastatic infections in a haemodialysis patient.
    ARK Tng, JTW Ong, KG Lee, S Baikunje.
    Foundation Years Journal, .June 2017;11(6):35-39.
  13. Acute Kidney Injury, Hypercalcaemia and Osteolytic Lesions: A Familiar Triad With a Rare Cause Complicated by Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome.
    Pawar NH, Chiam PP, Tan JH, Loh J, Aw DC,  Baikunje S.
    American Journal of Kidney disease, Nov 2017; 70(5) A12-A15.doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.07.010.
  14. Varicella infections in patients with end stage renal disease: a systematic review.
    Chong Yau Ong , Sher Guan Low, Farhad Fakhrudin Vasanwala, Shashidhar Baikunje and Lian Leng Low.
    BMC Nephrology (2018) 19:185
  15. Pfeifer-Weber-Christian disease and successful treatment with mycofenolate mofetil: A case report.
    Subash Somalanka, Ini Udo, Hari Nair, Shashidhar Baikunje
    BMJ case rep 2019;12:e229167.doi:10.1136/brc-2018-229167.
  16. Idiopathic Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome presenting as urinary incontinence: A case report.
    Wai Ching Lee; Sachdeva Pooja; TanYan Denise; Felik Paulus; Tan Leonard; Baikunje Shashidhar
    Open journal of Clinical and Medical Case Reports Vol 5, 2019, Issue 6.
  17. Clinical course of Immunoglobulin A nephropathy with crescents in a multi- ethnic South East Asian cohort.
    Cynthia C Lim, Shashidhar Baikunje, Jason C. J. Choo, Puay H Tan, Marjorie Foo, Keng T. Woo
    Nephrology 2020;25:708–713.
  18. A Patient of Crescentic Glomerulonephritis with Positive Anti Myeloperoxidase Antibodies and Immunoglobulin a Deposits on Immunofluorescence: The Conundrum Continues
    Mayank Chawla, Tan Puay Hoon, Shashidhar Baikunje1
    Annals of Nephrology 2020. Vol 5(1). 71-74.
  19. Membranous nephropathy in a patient with COVID-19 infection.
    Weiwen Guo, Puay Hoon Tan, Shashidhar Baikunje
    Journal of Nephrology,


Contributed to Modified Essay Questions for Medicine Finals
Volume 3, 2021

1. Editors: Assos. Prof Derrick Chen Wee Aw, Prof C Rajasoorya

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