Andrew Davenport is a Consultant Nephrologist/honorary senior lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital.
Dr Davenport graduated in medicine at the University of Cambridge with further studies at King's College Hospital. Prior to moving to London, he held posts in Liverpool, Leeds, Bristol, and Cardiff. His current research interests are in the clinical management of patients with AKI, and patients with combined liver and kidney failure.
He is a member of the ADQI group, Director of the International Society of Hemodialysis, and Vice President elect of the International Society of Blood Purification.
President and Professor of Medicine
at The University of Sydney,
Director of Nephrology and Dialysis
in the Western Sydney Renal Service
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Professor David Harris MD, BS, FRACP
David Harris is Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney, Director of Nephrology and Dialysis in the Western Sydney Renal Service, and Director of the Renal Failure Laboratory in the Centre for Transplantation and Renal Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
He is President of the International Society of Nephrology, Past-President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network. Recent awards include Richard Yu Award of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (2017), Honorary Membership of the Japanese Society of Newphrology (2017), Distinguished Professorial Award (Uni Sydney, 2016), Associé Etranger in the 1st Division of the French Academy of Medicine (2016) and the Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Medal for outstanding clinical and scientific achievement in research into treatment of diseases of kidney & urinary tract (2012).
He has published more than 280 papers, and given more than 200 invited national and international presentations. His major clinical and research interests include progressive CKD and dialysis, and his laboratory interests are focussed on pathogenesis of and novel therapies for progressive CKD.
Head of Department of Nephrology, Moscow City Teaching Hospital n.a. S. P. Botkin
Associate Professor of Nephrology, Chair of Russian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
Associate Professor of Nephrology, Chair of Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry
EDUCATION: General Medicine - Faculty of General Medicine, Moscow Institute of Medicine and Dentistry n.a. N.A. Semashko, Moscow, 1975-1981 ; Nephrology Residency - Nephrology Department, Research Institute of Transplantology and Artificial Organs, Moscow, 1981-1983
PhD Thesis, "Prognostic factors of outcome in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Systemic Vasculitis with Kidney Involvement", defended in 2005
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES: Russian Dialysis Society (Vice-president); Scientific Society of Nephrologists of Russia (Council member); ERA-EDTA (Activation Committee for Central Europe member, CME committee member, YNP Advisory Board member); ISN (Council member, Regional Board member, EAP committee - deputy chair), ASN (member); KDIGO (Board member); World Kidney Day Steering Committee (member), The Definition of Remission in SLE Task Force (member)
EDITORIAL BOARDS: Russian Journal Nephrology and Dialysis (Deputy Editor); Urology and Nephrology OAJ (Editor-in-chief); Journal Nephrology Reviews (Associate Editor); Case Reports in Nephrology and Urology Journal (Editorial Board member); Nephrology@Point of Care (Editorial Board Member), Joarnal of Onconephrology (Editorial Board member)
FIELDS OF SCIENTIFIC INTEREST: thrombotic microangiopathies; renal manifestations of SLE and systemic vasculitis; renal involvement in lymphoproliferative disorders; glomerulonephritis; immunonephrology; nephropathology
PUBLICATIONS: Totally 131 publications: 127 in Russian and International Journals, and 4 chapters in National Textbooks
Dr. Fredric Finkelstein is a nephrologist in New Haven, Connecticut and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of St. Raphael and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and has been in practice for more than 20 years
Dr. Madhukar Misra is a nephrologist in Columbia, Missouri and is affiliated with Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital. He received his medical degree from Maharani Laxmi Bai Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Attending physician and Director of the
Division of Nephrology in the Department of
Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital
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Matthew R. Weir, MD
Matthew R. Weir, MD, is attending physician and Director of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine.
Dr. Weir's primary research interests include the use of antihypertensive therapy for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive renal injury in African Americans, and preventing allograft nephropathy in transplant recipients. He has written more than 600 manuscripts and book chapters about these topics. He has edited 8 books: on topics in nephrology, transplantation, and hypertension. He has presented at numerous international scientific association meetings, hospitals, and medical schools.
Dr. Weir currently reviews manuscripts for more than 30 major medical journals, including the American Journal of Kidney Disease, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and Archives of Internal Medicine. He is on the editorial board of 18 journals and is Section Editor of Current Hypertension Reports and Current Opinion in Hypertension and Nephrology. He has 3 active NIH supported grants from NIDDK, and one from NHLBI. In addition, he is a member of numerous associations, including the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Transplantation.
Dr. Weir received his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. He completed his internship and residency programs in medicine at the Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals in Connecticut, and completed his nephrology training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. He then moved to the University of Maryland where he has been a full time faculty member since 1983.
Dr Kazancioglu is a Professor of Nephrology and Vice-Chancellor at Bezmialem Vakif University in Istanbul.
She worked in many fields of nephrology mainly focusing on peritoneal dialysis teaching as a mission transferred from ISN. She served as a disaster relief coordinator locally in many earthquakes and worked as a member of the work group and translated the recommendations to Turkish.
Dr. Kazancioglu is an active member of the Turkish Society of Nephrology and also serves at the advisory board of the Turkish Kidney Foundation as well as a council member of ISN and chair of the East and Central Europe region.
She continues her work at Bezmialem Vakif University as a dedicated educator and she has many national and international publications.
Nephrologist in Winston Salem,
North Carolina and is affiliated with W. G. (Bill)
Heffner Veterans Affairs Medical Center
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Dr. Tushar Vachharajani is a Professor and Chief of Nephrology Section at W. G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center, Salisbury, North Carolina. He obtained his nephrology training in India, UK and USA and is a nephrologist in the USA since 2001. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Interventional Nephrology. He currently contributes to ISN as- ISN Councilor, Interventional Nephrology Committee Chair;Deputy Chair, ISN Education Committee, ISN Ambassador; Member of the North American and South Asia Regional Boards and Co-Chair for the Interventional Nephrology Workshop at the World Congress of Nephrology in 2017. He is a member of the SONG-HD Vascular Access Expert Working Group.
He is actively involved with ASDIN, ASN, NKF and Fistula First Initiative. He is currently the Councilor (2nd term)of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), serves as a Chair of the International Committee. He has served as a Co-chair of the 9th Annual Meeting of ASDIN. He is aConsultant to the Fistula First Catheter Last Coalition Program since 2011. He has recently completed his 2nd term as a member of the ASN's Interventional Nephrology Advisory Group.
His leadership roles with the National Kidney Foundation include - Member of the 2016 NKF Vascular Access Guidelines Committee; Scientific Program Committee Member for Spring Clinical Meetings from 2015 - 2017 and Director of Vascular Access pre-course in 2017.
He received the Gerald Beathard Award for excellence in teaching and scholarly activities from ASDIN in 2015. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Vascular Access (ASDIN Section) and has published over 100 scientific articles, book chapters and abstracts. He has been an invited speaker for WCN, NKF, ASN, ASDIN and ISHD meetings since 2005. He has helped organize vascular access symposiums in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Moscow, Mexico and Europe.
Xian C Li
Director of the Immunobiology &
Transplant Science Center at Houston
Methodist Research Institute
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Xian C Li
Dr. Xian C. Li is the director of the Immunobiology & Transplant Science Center at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Dr. Li served as deputy director of the Transplant Research Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School before joining Houston Methodist. Dr. Li completed his medical training in China before joining the transplant team at London Health Science Center and the University of Western Ontario in Canada to do his doctoral training in transplant immunology. He then joined the research team at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, serving on the faculty until 2012.
Dr. Xian C. Li's lab studies the fundamental mechanisms of transplant rejection and transplant tolerance, the goal of his team is to re-educate patients' immune system to accept organ transplants without taking life-long immunosuppressive drugs.
Dr. Li has published more than 100 original papers, review articles, and book chapters in high impact journals. He is routinely invited to speak and serves on leadership committees for national and international scientific meetings. He has received awards in recognition of his contribution to transplant immunology including the American Society of Transplantation Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Transplantation Wyeth Basic Science Investigator Award, and AST/Wyeth Achievement Award.
Dr. Li is active in professional organizations and has served as a committee member for the basic science advisory council and grants executive committee of the American Society of Transplantation, a standing member of the American Association of Immunologists and The Transplantation Society, a member of Faculty 1000 for Immunology. He is also an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Immunology, and is a standing member of the NIH Transplantation, Tolerance and Tumor Immunology study section. He serves on the editorial boards of Transplantation, Transplantation Research, and Cellular & Molecular Immunology.