Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

This provider does not accept new patients

Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD

Dr. Krzysztof Kiryluk is a physician-scientist in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at Columbia University. He received his medical degree at the Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, and Nephrology fellowship at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University. Dr. Kiryluk specializes in the treatment of chronic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, and inherited kidney disorders.

Dr. Kiryluk holds the Herbert Irving Assistant Professorship at Columbia University. His research aims to define genetic factors contributing to the risk of kidney disease. Dr. Kiryluk leads several large collaborative national and international genetic studies of glomerular disorders. He has authored multiple publications and is an active member of the American Society of Human Genetics, American Society of Nephrology, and International Society of Nephrology. He is a recipient of several prestigious fellowship awards, including the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Award from the American Society of Nephrology and the Daland Fellowship from the American Philosphical Society. Dr. Kiryluk's research has been supported by federal grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and private foundations.

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Molecular Genetics
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Genetic Disorder
  • Glomerular Diseases and Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney Disease

Education and Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • CUMC/Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion

    1150 St. Nicholas Avenue
    Room #413
    New York, NY 10032
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-3273
    (212) 851-5559
    (212) 851-5520

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Insurance Programs

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  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Past Positions

  • 2015-present: Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York
  • 2011-2015: Marc Anthony Zambetti Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York
  • 2008-2011: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York
  • 2007-2008: Instructor in Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York

Teaching Responsibilities

Renal Pathophysiology Course, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York

Committees / Societies / Memberships

  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Nephrology 
  • Kidney International editorial board 
  • Frontiers in Medicine editorial board 
  • CureGN Ancillary Study Committee Co-Chair
  • NIH DDK-D Study Section Member

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
2000 The ASCP Award for Academic Excellence & Achievement
2002 Scholarly Resources and Pathology Creative Collaboration Award
2002 Dr. Meierhof Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology
2006 Irving Institute-Mailman School of Public Health POR Scholarship
2008 Daland Fellow in Clinical Investigation, American Philosophical Society
2009 Young Investigator Award, American Society of Hypertension
2011 Zambetti Fellowship, Columbia University
2014 Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar, American Society of Nephrology
2015 Herbert Irving Assistant Professorship, Columbia University


  • Kiryluk K, Moldoveanu Z, Sanders JT, Eison TM, Suzuki H, Julian BA, Novak J, Gharavi AG, Wyatt RJ. (2011) Aberrant glycosylation of IgA1 is inherited in pediatric IgA nephropathy and Henoch-Schönlein purpura nephritis. Kidney International 80:79-87
  • Kiryluk K, Li Y, Sanna-Cherchi S, Rohanizadegan M, Suzuki H, Eitner F, Snyder HJ, Choi M, Hou P, Scolari F, Izzi C, Gigante M, Gesualdo L, Savoldi S, Amoroso A, Cusi D, Zamboli P, Julian BA, Novak J, Wyatt RJ, Mucha K, Perola M, Kristiansson K, et al. (2012) Geographic differences in genetic susceptibility to IgA nephropathy: GWAS replication study and geospatial risk analysis. PLoS Genetics 8(6):e1002765
  • Gharavi AG, Kiryluk K, Choi M, Li Y, Hou P, Xie J, Sanna-Cherchi S, Men CJ, Julian BA, Wyatt RJ, Novak J, He JC, Wang H, Lv J, Zhu L, Wang W, Wang Z, Yasuno K, Gunel M, Mane S, Umlauf S, Tikhonova I, Beerman I, Savoldi S, Magistroni R, Ghiggeri GM, et al. (2011) Genome wide association study identifies susceptibility loci for IgA nephropathy. Nature Genetics 43:321-327
  • Papeta N, Kiryluk K, Patel A, Sterken R, Kacak N, Snyder HJ, Imus PH, Mhatre AN, Lawani AK, Julian BA, Wyatt RJ, Novak J, Wyatt CM, Ross MJ, Winston JA, Klotman ME, Cohen DJ, Appel GB, D'Agati VD, Klotman PE, Gharavi AG. (2011) APOL1 genetic variants significantly increase susceptibility to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and HIV-1 associated nephropathy but not IgA nephropathy in African Americans. JASN 22 (11):1991-6
  • Sanna-Cherchi S, Kiryluk K, Burgess KE, Bodria M, Sampson MG, Hadley D, Nees SN, Verbitsky M, Perry BJ, Sterken R, Lozanovski VJ, Materna-Kiryluk A, Barlassina C, Kini A, Corbani V, Carrea A, Somenzi D, Murtas C, et al. (2012) Copy-number Disorders Are a Common Cause of Congenital Kidney Malformations. AJHG 91(6):987-97
  • Kiryluk K, Novak J, Gharavi AG. (2013) Genetics of IgA Nephropathy: Insight from the Genetic Studies. Ann Rev Medicine 64:339-56
  • Sanna-Cherchi S, Sampogna RV, Papeta N, Burgess KE, Nees SN, Perry BJ, Choi M, Bodria M, Liu Y, Weng PL, Lozanovski VJ, Verbitsky M, Lugani F, Sterken R, Paragas N, Caridi G, Kiryluk K, Al-Awqati Q, D'Agati VD, Drummond IA, Tasic V, Lifton RP, et al. (2013) Mutations in DSTYK and dominant urinary tract malformations. NEJM 369(7):621-9
  • Materna-Kiryluk A, Kiryluk K, Burgess KE, Bieleninik A, Sanna-Cherchi S, Gharavi AG, Latos-Bielenska A. (2014) The emerging role of genomics in the diagnosis and workup of congenital urinary tract defects: a novel deletion syndrome on chromosome 3q13.31-22.1. Pediatr Nephrol. 29(2):257-67
  • Kiryluk K and Novak J. (2014) The Genetics and immunobiology of IgA nephropathy. JCI 124(6):2325-32
  • Kiryluk K, Li Y, Scolari F, Sanna-Cherchi S, Choi M, Verbitsky M, Fasel D, Lata S, Prakash S, Shapiro S, Fischman C, Snyder HJ, Appel G, Izzi C, Viola BF, Dallera N, Del Vecchio L, Barlassina C, Salvi E, Bertinetto FE, Amoroso A, Savoldi S, Rocchietti M, Amore A, Peruzzi L, Coppo R, Salvadori M, Ravani P, Magistroni R, Ghiggeri GM, Caridi G, Bodria M, Lugani F, Allegri L, Delsante M, Maiorana M, Magnano A, Frasca G, Boer E, Boscutti G, Ponticelli C, Mignani R, Marcantoni C, Di Landro D, Santoro D, Pani A, Polci R, Feriozzi S, Chicca S, Galliani M, Gigante M, Gesualdo L, Zamboli P, Battaglia GG, Garozzo M, Maixnerová D, Tesar V, Eitner F, Rauen T, Floege J, Kovacs T, Nagy J, Mucha K, PÄ…czek L, Zaniew M, Mizerska-Wasiak M, Roszkowska-Blaim M, Pawlaczyk K, Gale D, Barratt J, Thibaudin L, Berthoux F, Canaud G, Boland A, Metzger M, Panzer U, Suzuki H, Goto S, Narita I, Caliskan Y, Xie J, Hou P, Chen N, Zhang H, Wyatt RJ, Novak J, Julian BA, Feehally J, Stengel B, Cusi D, Lifton RP, Gharavi AG. Discovery of new risk loci for IgA nephropathy implicates genes involved in immunity against intestinal pathogens. Nature Genetics 2014 doi: 10.1038/ng.3118.

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