Division of Nephrology

Anna Mathew


Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine

Staff Nephrologist, St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton





Educational and Professional Standing

MPH (Quantitative Methods), Harvard University, 2013
Fellowship RCPSC, Nephrology 2010
Fellowship, RCPSC, Internal Medicine 2009
MD, University of Toronto, 2005

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Anna Mathew’s clinical interests include chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, resistant or secondary hypertension, and obstetrical nephrology. Her research interests lie in the use of large databases to conduct epidemiologic studies of clinical outcomes in patients with kidney disease, focusing on clinical outcomes in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. 

Selected Publications

  1. Mathew AT, Obi Y, Rhee CM, Chou JA, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Incremental dialysis for preserving residual kidney function-Does one size fit all when initiating dialysis?  Semin Dial. 2018 Jul;31(4):343-352
  2. Mathew A, McLeggon JA, Mehta N, Leung S, Barta V, McGinn T, Nesrallah G. Mortality and Hospitalizations in Intensive Dialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Jan 10;5:2054358117749531
  3. Mathew AT, Park J, Sachdeva M, Sood MM, Yeates K.  Barriers to Peritoneal Dialysis in Aboriginal Patients. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018 Jan 3;5:2054358117747261
  4. Mathew AT, Rosen L, Pekmezaris R, Kozikowski A, Ross DW, McGinn T, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Fishbane S. Potentially Avoidable Readmissions in United States Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney Int Rep. 2017 Nov 3;3(2):343-355
  5. Mathew AT, Obi Y*, Rhee CM, Chen JLT, Shah G, Lau W, Kovesdy CP, Mehrotra R, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Treatment Frequency and Mortality Among Incident Hemodialysis Patients in the United States. Kidney Int. 2016;90(5):1071-1079 
  6. Mathew AT, Obi Y, Fishbane S, Kalantar-Zadeh K.  Preservation of Residual Kidney Function in Hemodialysis Patients: Reviving an Old Concept for Contemporary Practice. Kidney Int. 2016;90(2):262-71
  7. Obi Y, Rhee CM, Mathew AT, Shah G, Streja E, Brunelli SM, Kovesdy CP, Mehrotra R, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Residual Kidney Function Decline and Mortality in Incident Hemodialysis Patients. J Am Soc Neph. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016;27(12):3758-3768
  8. Mathew AT, Strippoli G, Ruesposo M, Fishbane S.  Reducing Readmissions in Patients with End Stage Kidney Disease.  Kidney Int. 2015; 88(6):1250-1260
  9. Mathew AT*, Kadiyala A*, Sachdeva M, Sison C, Shah H, Fishbane S, Jhaveri KD.  Outcomes of Renal Transplantation in Recipients with IgA Nephropathy:  A UNOS/OPTN Analysis.  Clinical Transplantation. 2015;29(10):911-9  *co-first authors
  10. Mathew AT, Hazzan A, Jhaveri KD, Block, GA, Chidella S, Rosen L, Wagner J, Fishbane S.  Increasing Hip Fracture in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis.  Am J Nephrol. 2014;40(5):451-457.
  11. Mathew A, M Eliasziw, PJ Devereaux, JG Merino, HJM Barnett, AX Garg. Carotid endarterectomy benefits patients with CKD and symptomatic high-grade stenosis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(1):145-52
  12. Mathew A, Devereaux PJ, O’Hare A, Tonelli M, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Nevis IFP, Iansavichus AV, Garg AX. Chronic Kidney Disease and Postoperative Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Kidney Int. 2008;73(9):1069-81