Gautam Bhave, M.D., Ph.D.

Gautam Bhave, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medicine

C3111A Medical Center North
(615) 322-2089


B.S. (1995) - Cornell University

Ph.D. (2002) - Baylor College of Medicine

M.D. (2004) - Baylor College of Medicine


Postgraduate Training:

Internal Medicine Residency (2006) - Johns Hopkins Hospital

Nephrology Fellowship (2010) - Vanderbilt University Medical Center



Research Description

Dr. Bhave is interested in the assembly and function of basement membranes and extracellular matrix particularly in renal disease. By studying matrix biochemistry at a fundamental level, he hopes to gain insight into renal glomerular and tubulointerstitial fibrosis which represents the common final pathway to injury in nearly all kidney diseases. His group utilizes cell culture systems, molecular biology, biochemistry, mass spectrometry, and mouse genetics to answer questions of interest.