Chronic Kidney Disease

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Hans-Joachim Anders, M.D.
Hans-Joachim Anders is full professor of nephrology and head of the Renal Division at the inner city campus of the hospital of Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany.
He trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at LMU. His clinical interests include chronic kidney disease and glomerulonephritis. His research interests involve the molecular mechanisms of kidney injury and remodelling as well as all aspects of translational research. At LMU he is in charge of the experimental research fellowship program for medical students. He is associate editor of JASN and NDT.
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Christos Argyropoulos MD, PhD, FASN
Christos Argyropoulos is Associate Professor of Nephrology and Section Chief of the Division of Nephrology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
He trained in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and Nephrology, as well as Transplant Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. His clinical interests include Diabetic Kidney Disease, Outreach Nephrology and his research interest involve the development of biomarkers for diabetic kidney disease, as well as scalable methods for analysis of big datasets. He is one of the clinical trialists of the Division of Nephrology and the Medical Lead for the Participant Clinical Interactions Unit of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Center at the University of New Mexico.
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Dr. Sophia Ambrusa
Dr. Ambruso is a clinical nephrologist and assistant professor at the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center, Renal Division and University of Colorado School of Medicine; Division of Renal Disease and Hypertension.
She is the clinical and inpatient dialysis director and director of medical student and resident education within the renal division of the Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center. Her main passions are patient care and medical education. In medical education, her goal is to create a safe environment for inquiry and intrigue with the personal mission of making nephrology exciting for her medical students and residents. In addition, Dr. Ambruso has specific interest in content delivery adaptation tailored to meet the needs of learners. Dr. Ambruso is also actively involved in multiple facets of medical education through social media and free and open access medical education (FOAMed). She is on the Executive Committee and is a faculty member for the Nephrology Social Media Collective internship. She is the Associate Editor of visual and social media for KI Reports. She is the co-creator and cohost of the Kidney Essentials podcast, releasing monthly podcasts discussing nephrologic topics tailored to medical students, residents and all nephrocurious practitioners. Finally, Dr. Ambruso is one of the 'filtrates' on Freely Filtered, a podcast that discusses recent NephJC articles.
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Jonathan Barratt
Jonathan Barratt is the Mayer Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the John Walls Renal Unit, Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, UK.
Jonathan leads the Renal Research Group within the College of Life Sciences, University of Leicester. His research is focussed on a bench to bedside approach to improving our understanding of the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy a common global cause of kidney failure. He is the IgA nephropathy Rare Disease Group lead for the UK National Registry of Rare Kidney Diseases (RaDaR) and a member of the steering committee for the International IgA Nephropathy Network. He works closely with pharmaceutical companies interested in new treatments for IgA nephropathy, and is Chief Investigator for a number of international randomised controlled Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in IgA nephropathy. He was a member of the FDA and American Society of Nephrology Kidney Health Initiative: Identifying Surrogate Endpoints for Clinical Trials in IgA Nephropathy Work group and is co-Chair of the UK Glomerulonephritis Clinical Study Group and was IgA nephropathy lead for the recent revision of the KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines for Glomerular Diseases.
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Hannah Beba
Hannah Beba is a Consultant Pharmacist working at NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Hannah is co-chair of the United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Associations Diabetes and Endocrine Committee and sits on the Diabetes UK Committee of Healthcare professionals.
Hannah is an associate lecturer at Newcastle University. This has enabled her to develop a learning package for undergraduate pharmacists, updating them on cutting edge developments in diabetes care. It has also enabled her to get involved in large scale research. Hannah’s recent appointment as a consultant pharmacist at Leeds CCG takes Hannah into a primary care focused, integrated care role. Hannah believes that here there are fantastic opportunities for pharmacists to provide holistic, unparalleled care to people living with diabetes as part of a multidisciplinary approach. Hannah is driven to tackle inequalities in care and looks to tackle this in her forward agenda.
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Tejas Desai
Tejas Desai is a nephrologist in Charlotte, North Carolina. His interests include social media analytics for healthcare professionals, medical societies, and pharma companies.
He is an active medical researcher, having published over 40 first- or senior-authored original manuscripts in the nascent field of social media research. He continues to educate trainees through tweetorials and medical infographics. Finally, he is a computer coder and created to help medical learners find quality scientific tweets from a sea of noise. You can learn more about him at his website:
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Dominique Guerrot, MD, PhD
Dominique Guerrot is Professor of Nephrology and head of the Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation department in Rouen University Hospital (Rouen, France) since 2015.
He completed his medical course (MD) in the University Hospitals of Brest and Rouen, and his research curriculum (MSc, PhD) in Tenon hospital, Paris. His clinical interests and research activities, led in Rouen University Hospital and in INSERM Unit 1096, are mainly focused on arterial hypertension (ESH Hypertension Specialist), endothelial dysfunction and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease. He has co-authored over 100 publications. He is particularly involved in medical education in Rouen Medical University and in the French national university board for Nephrology (CUEN). Dominique Guerrot is an active member of several societies including the French-speaking Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation society (SFNDT, nephrology board past-president and member of the SoMe board) and European Renal Asssociation (member of the SoMe team).
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Dr Kevin Fernando, FRCGP FRCP Edin, FAcadMEd MSc Diabetes
GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre, UK Dr
Dr Fernando is a part-time GP Partner and GP Educational Supervisor at the North Berwick Health Centre, North Berwick, UK. He is also Scottish lead of the Primary Care Diabetes Society and an observer member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. His other roles include RCGP Clinical Advisor for Diabetes & Multimorbidity and Education Director for GPnotebook Education.
Dr Fernando graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP (UK) qualifications and has completed a master’s degree in diabetes, which he passed with distinction. Dr Fernando has been elected to the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.
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Dr. Patrick Holmes MB BS, MSc, DipTher, MRCGP
Dr. Holmes has been a GP Partner at St. George’s Medical Practice, Darlington for 23 years. He is a local clinical commissioner for diabetes (Diabetes Clinical lead for Tees Valley CCG & Primary Care Diabetes Clinical Lead for the North-East ICS).
Trustee & committee member for the Primary Care Diabetes Society. Primary Care Diabetes NIHR Research lead for the North East. Associate Editor for Diabetic Medicine. He has also worked as a GPwSI in Diabetes for County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust. One of the authors of the UKKA Sodium-Glucose Co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) Inhibition in Adults with Kidney Disease Guideline. Clinical interests - adult type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease prevention & chronic kidney disease. Twitter: @drpatrickholmes
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Tess Harris
Tess Harris is the CEO of the PKD Charity UK, President of PKD International and President of FEDERG (Federation of European Patient Groups affected by Rare/Genetic Kidney Diseases). She’s been a PKD patient advocate since 2005.
Tess inherited ADPKD from her father (deceased) along with 3 siblings (one deceased) and received a kidney transplant in 2020. She's a patient representative in several research programmes and networks, including the UK ADPKD and ARPKD Clinical Study Groups, ERKNet (European Kidney Reference Network), ERN Rare Liver, SIMPLIFIED (UK) TSC, global PHOSPHATE TSC, three EU Marie Curie ITNs (TrainCKDis, DRUGtrain, SCiLs) and SONG (Standardised Outcomes in Nephrology) executive committee. She has co-authored over 90 publications and presented at many conferences. Current interests include patient-reported outcomes, clinical practice guidelines and holistic, integrated care pathways. Using her acquired knowledge and lived experience, Tess is dedicated to providing practical and emotional support with reliable advice to PKD patients and families who turn to the charity at moments of crisis and need such as diagnosis, illness, transitions to end stage kidney disease, anxiety.
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Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FACP, FASN, FPSN (Hon)
Clinical Professor of Medicine with the Section of Nephrology at University of Illinois at Chicago
Edgar Lerma, MD, earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines. He completed Residency Training in Internal Medicine at UIC/Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and the Veterans Administration Lakeside Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Hector M. Madariaga, MD
Hector M. Madariaga, MD is a transplant nephrologist at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Dr. Madariaga completed medical school at the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez in Mexico. Subsequently, he completed his internal medicine residency at Carney Hospital, an affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine.
He then went on to complete his nephrology fellowship at Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse, NY followed by a transplant fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Madariaga’s clinical interests include racial and ethnic disparities in kidney transplantation and access to care, as well as medically complicated transplant candidates and recipients and simultaneous liver kidney transplant recipients. He also has an interest in social media and medical education and serves on the Executive Committee of NephJC (Nephrology Journal Club) a twitter-based, twice-a-month journal club and as a faculty member for the Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC) internship. Dr. Madariaga is also a social media editor for the Kidney Medicine Journal.
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Ahmad Masri, MD
Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Oregon Health & Science University

Ahmad Masri is the Director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at Oregon Health & Science University where he is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Masri obtained his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic where he completed his Internal Medicine Residency training, followed by Cardiology fellowship, NIH-sponsored T32 imaging fellowship in cardiac imaging, and a post-graduate degree in Epidemiology and Statistics from the University of Pittsburgh.

His research focuses on improving early recognition and phenotyping of left ventricular hypertrophy with a focus on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, amyloidosis and Anderson-Fabry disease. Dr. Masri also has an active translational and imaging research program, and oversees a large team of clinical researchers who are heavily involved in various clinical trials in the cardiomyopathy space.
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Dr Ahmed Mohsen, MD, MSc.

Consultant Cardiologist Lecturer of Cardiology-Cairo University. Author of "Tips and Tricks in Cardiology" book. Ambassador for Africa in the Tele-Cardiology Working Group-International Society for Telemedicine &eHealth (ISfTeH).

Richard E. Pratley, MD
Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research, Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute

Dr. Richard Pratley serves as Samuel E. Crockett Chair in Diabetes Research, Senior Investigator and Diabetes Program Lead at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute, and Medical Director at the AdventHealth Diabetes Institute, in Orlando, Florida.  He is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Pratley is an internationally recognized expert in diabetes and is board certified in internal medicine. 

He received his MD from Wayne State University in Detroit and completed fellowships in geriatric medicine and gerontology at the University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, and the National Institute on Aging. As a member of the American Diabetes Association, the European Association for the Study of Diabetes and The Obesity Society, Dr. Pratley continues his active involvement in the professional community. He is on the editorial board for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, has served as a member of the editorial boards of Diabetes Care, The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications and The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and acts as an ad hoc reviewer for many other journals. Dr. Pratley regularly presents at national and international meetings, has conducted numerous research studies on the pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, and has published over 280 peer-reviewed articles on diabetes and its complications. His current research interests include the prevention of diabetes, improving care for older persons with diabetes, developing new drugs to treat and prevent diabetes and its complications, and understanding the role of the fat cell in increasing the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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Dr. Amar Puttanna
Amar Puttanna is a Diabetes and Endocrine Consultant in the West Midlands, UK and a founding member of ‘Goggledocs’ – a well-known medical education team from the UK.
Dr Sourabh Sharma
MBBS, MD, DNB Nephrology, FASN
Dr Sharma is consultant nephrology and transplant physician currently practicing in India. After earning his MBBS from SMS medical college, Jaipur, India, he completed his residency (MD Medicine) from Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi and DNB Nephrology training from prestigious Army hospital research & referral, Delhi.
He is social media team member of International Society of Nephrology WCN and European Renal Association. He is a mentor under ISN mentorship program of ISN. He is national representative (India) of ERA young nephrologists platform. His areas of interest are ABO incompatible kidney transplantation, cardiorenal syndrome and peritoneal dialysis.
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Didem Turgut MD, MSc
Didem Turgut is nephrologist at the Ankara City Hospital, University of Health Sciences, in Turkey.
She trained in Internal Medicine at the Hacettepe University, Ankara, and in nephrology at the Ankara Numune Education and Research Hospital. She is currently working for her master’s degree on data science and biostatistics at Department of Biostatistics at Hacettepe University, Ankara. Her clinical interests include glomerular diseases, their genetic backgrounds, and advanced statistical analysis methods in the nephrology field.
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