Professor Meguid El Nahas
Professor El Nahas was born in Cairo, Egypt and undertook his undergraduate medical education in Geneva, Switzerland. His postgraduate studies took him to Boston (MGH and Harvard), London (Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Postgraduate Medical School) and Paris (Hopital Tenon). He is currently Professor of Nephrology at the University of Sheffield and the Sheffield Kidney Institute. He has an outstanding record of teaching and research and has been awarded the Roscoe Robinson award by the International Society of Nephrology in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the global education of nephrologists.
Dr Arif Khwaja
Dr Arif Khwaja is a Consultant Renal Physician at the Sheffield Kidney Institute and Honorary Senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield. In 2000 he was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to study the role of Ras GTPases in mesangial cell proliferation. He has continued his research interest in developing strategies to prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression and has maintained a strong clinical interest in CKD particularly focussing on e the relationship between primary and secondary care. Dr Khwaja is a senior faculty member of the Diploma and Masters Courses in Nephrology at the Sheffield Kidney Institute.
Professor Neveen A Soliman ElShakhs
Dr. Neveen A Soliman ElShakhs is a Professor of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology, Kasr Al Ainy school of Medicine, Cairo University. She holds a medical doctorate degree in Pediatrics from Cairo University, 1993. She Performed her postdoctoral training at Guy's Hospital, London UK in 1996 where she worked as a clinical and research fellow. In 2001, she shared in the foundation of the Center of Pediatric Nephrology & Transplantation, Children's Hospital, Cairo University. Her research is focused on genetic and metabolic renal diseases including cystinosis. Another main research interest is the clinical and molecular characterization of cystic kidney diseases and other ciliopathies like Bardet-Biedl, Joubert, and Meckel-Gruber syndrome as well as genetic and steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome. In 2003, she founded the Egyptian Group for Orphan Renal Diseases (EGORD) which is the first group of its kind in Egypt to care for rare kidney diseases. She heads a team of 10 co-workers and they established a national database for many inherited renal diseases e.g cystinosis genetic nephrotic syndrome & nephronophthisis. She is a member of several Pediatric Nephrology and Genetics scientific societies. Prof. Soliman authored and co-authored many publications in peer-reviewed international journals.
Dr Pierre Delanaye
Dr Pierre Delanaye is currently Nephrologist in the University hospital of Liège (CHU Sart Tilman), Belgium. He graduated in 1999. His daily practice is in the Hemodialysis unit. His clinical interest is the estimation and measurement of glomerular filtration rate, the “CKD epidemiology” and the calcium phosphate metabolism. In his research, he underlines the strong and necessary links between Nephrology and Clinical Chemistry. He is author or co-author of 112 scientific papers in medical journals recorded in Pubmed (June 2012). He collaborates with several clinical research teams in France, Germany and Congo (RDC). He is member of the French Society of Nephrology and of the ERA-EDTA. He is currently in charge to develop the French part of the Global kidney Academy.
Professor Richard Glassock
Professor Richard Glassock obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the UCLA School of Medicine. He did his postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at UCLA Medical Center, Harvard University, Scripps Research Institute. Dr Glassock is an internationally recognized academician, teacher, researcher, author, lecturer and consultant in the field of kidney disease. He has a 40 year record of achievements and publications in this field. He is currently an Emeritus Professor at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and operates a solely owned Consulting business, offering advice and expertise to numerous Pharmaceutical, Bio-Technology and Educational companies. As such, he writes extensively, including requested reports, analyses, and reviews. He also delivers invited lectures throughout world. His medical care activities are limited and he currently does not operate a physician practice.
Professor Giovanni Battista Fogazzi
Dr Fogazzi graduated in 1979. His clinical interest is clinical nephrology, dialysis and follow-up of renal transplant recipients. His special expertise is in urinalysis and urinary sediment examination and renal pathology (immunofluorescence microscopy on kidney biopsies). Dr Fogazzi is presently †dirigente medico di I livello con eccellenza clinica‡ at †Unitã Operativa di Nefrologia Fondazione IRCCS, Ca” Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milano, Italy. Since 2006 he has been Professor at the School of Nephrology of Milano State University. He is author or co-author of 97 scientific papers in medical journals recorded in Pubmed, 40 of which are on urinary sediment (all in international journals). He is also the author of a chapter on urinalysis in five international treatises on renal medicine (Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition¢ Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology 2nd and 3rd edition) as well as the monograph †The Urinary Sediment. An Integrated View‡, which is now at the 3rd edition. Dr Fogazzi is a member of the European Committee which in 2000 produced the European Urinalysis Guidelines (Scand J Clin Lab Invest 2000¢ 60, suppl 231, 1-96). From 2000 to date he has been responsible for the External Quality Assessment program on urinary sediment †Urinalysis Performance‡. In 1997 Dr Fogazzi started a nephrological program, on a voluntary basis, at Høpital St Jean de Dieu, Tanguiìta, Benin Republic (Wes Africa), which he visits each year for two weeks. This program has been described in detail in:
Fogazzi GB, Attolou V, Kadiri S et al. A nephrological program in Togo and Benin (West Africa). Kidney Int 2003¢ 63 (Suppl 83): S56-S60.
Fogazzi GB, Attolou V, Aouanou G. Nephrology in the Republic of Benin (West Africa). In: M El-Nahas (Ed) Kidney Diseases in the Developing World and Ethnic Minorities. New York, Francis and Taylor, 2005¢ pp 417-34.
Professor Anderson R. Roman Gonçalves
Professor Anderson Roman Gonçalves graduated in 1988 at the Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil. He was trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 1989 – 1992. In 1994 he achieved the Intensive Care Medicine specialist title. He received a PhD from the University of São Paulo in 2003. Since 2000 started as an assistant professor and in 2003 became a Professor of Physiology and Nephrology at the University of Joinville Region - Univille, Joinville, Brazil. He was also the vice-dean of the Department of Medicine from 2001 to 2004 and Coordinator of Internal Medicine area from 2001 to 2008. His main research area is epidemiology of renal diseases and renal disease progression. He also collaborates with researches in the area of cerebrovascular disease and pathophysiology of sepsis.
Professor Carmine Zoccali
Dr. Zoccali is Director of the Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation Unit and Chief of the Clinical Epidemiology of Renal Diseases and Hypertension Unit of the National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR) - IBIM at Riuniti Hospital, Reggio Calabria, Italy. Dr. Zoccali’s research interests cover hypertension, cardiovascular complications in chronic renal failure, renal disease progression and the epidemiology of chronic renal failure. He has contributed over 350 publications in peer reviewed journals. Chief Editor of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation-Educational and associated editor of Kidney International he holds editorial positions in several international journals including JASN, cJASN, NDT, J Hypertension , European J Clin Investigation, Nephron Clinical Practice and Clinical Nephrology. Dr. Zoccali chaired the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Registry of Dialysis and Transplantation from 2003 until May 2009. A member to 10 national and international societies of Nephrology and Hypertension, he received international awards by the Am Kidney Foundation and the Borelli Foundation Dr. Zoccali is Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and honorary Member of the Spanish Society of Nephrology and the Polish Society of Nephrology.
Professor Fernando Fervenza
C, MD, PhD
Fernando C. Fervenza MD. D.Phil (Oxon) Professor of Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA. Director, Mayo Nephrology Collaborative Group. Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology. Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology section. Area of interest is in pursuing patient-oriented research projects in the area of parenchymal renal diseases aiming to bring new bench research discoveries to the bedside treatment of patients with glomerulopathies.
Dr Jeremy Levy
Dr Jeremy Levy is a Consultant Nephrologist and Physician at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (Hammersmith Hospital) and Senior Lecturer for Imperial College London. He is also Director of Medical Education for Hammersmith Hospital, and Head of the London School of Medicine and Medical specialties responsible for training in all medical specialties across London. Previously he trained in Cambridge, London and Oxford. Jeremy has a major clinical interest in immune mediated renal disease (especially vasculitis, SLE and glomerulonephritis), chronic kidney disease, HIV and kidney disease and haemodialysis, is hugely committed to teaching and training. He has written textbooks on dialysis and nephrology, including the Oxford Handbook of Dialysis, has developed on-line learning for Imperial College undergraduates in renal medicine and teaches widely to multiprofessional groups on kidney disease. He is on the editorial board of International Urology and Nephrology, has helped develop the UK Renal Specialty Certificate Examination and the new UK renal training curriculum.
Professor Alan Watson
Professor Alan R Watson is Professor of Paediatric Nephrology at the University of Nottingham, UK. He was born in Wales and undertook his undergraduate medical education in Edinburgh, Scotland. His postgraduate studies took him to Durban, South Africa and Manchester, UK. He also completed a fellowship and 2 years on staff at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. He returned to Nottingham, UK in 1985 to set up and direct the Children’s Renal & Urology Unit at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He was appointed Special Professor of Paediatric Nephrology at the university in 2005. He was Founder Chair of the UK Clinical Ethics Network Trustee Board. He has helped to train a number of European and international fellows in paediatric nephrology and is a Council member of the International Paediatric Nephrology Association. He has coordinated a European Paediatric Dialysis Working Group which has produced 8 published guidelines.
Professor Watson has contributed a paediatric module to the Masters Diploma Course from the Sheffield Kidney Institute and lectured at a number of international meetings and venues. Over the last 5 years he has developed a sister renal centre link with Soba University Hospital, Khartoum as well as providing advice to a number of paediatric units in emerging countries. He is pleased and excited to join the Global Kidney Academy Faculty and supports joint educational and research objectives for both adult and paediatric nephrology in developing countries.
Professor Alberto Ortiz
Alberto Ortiz, co-Chief of Nephrology, IIS-Fundacion Jimenez Diaz and Associate Professor of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, obtained his MD from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, trained as a nephrologist at Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (1992-1994) and returned to Fundacion Jimenez Diaz as a postdoctoral researcher before becoming a staff nephrologist in 1996. Research interests include the pathophysiology of kidney injury, the progression of chronic kidney disease and vascular injury, peritoneal dialysis and Fabry disease.
Dr John Pickering
Dr Pickering is a Senior Research Fellow in the Christchurch Kidney Research Group (CKRG), University of Otago Christchurch, New Zealand. His PhD was in the physics of the copper vapour laser treatment of port-wine stains. However, his current research interests are in acute kidney injury (AKI). This began with his joining CKRG under the directorship of Professor Zoltan Endre to oversee the analysis of the world’s first trial of high dose erythropoietin in the ICU as a treatment for AKI. His research interests include mathematical modeling of AKI, the design of clinical trials of intervention in AKI, and the detection and analysis of structural biomarkers of AKI.
Professor Jose Mario Franco de Oliveira
Professor de Oliveira is certified as a Nephrologist, Preventive Cardiologist, and Adult Intensive Care Medicine Physician, in Brazil. He is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Universidade Federal Fluminense, and a Senior Staff Physician in the Intensive Care Unit at Hospital Federal da Lagoa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Until 2011, he was Director for scientific affairs in the Hypertension Department of the Rio de Janeiro´s branch of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology. Professor de Oliveira trained and practiced as a physician in different countries and cultures including Brazil, the USA, and Western Europe.
He has a special interest in Chronic Non-Communicable Disease (NCDS) like type 2 Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD), Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases associated with CKD. Over the years, Prof Oliveira has been principal investigator, and published extensively on studies related to the mechanisms of cardiovascular and renal diseases associated with type 2 diabetes.
He is the Deputy Editor (Clinical Champion) for Diabetes at the Doc2Doc Community Forum at The British Medical Journal (BMJ). At OLA/GKA as well as at doc2doc in www.BMJ.com, I enjoy the freedom and internationality of opinions. And also expect a rich debate about all the controversies surrounding diabetes mellitus and all the NCDs.
Dr Sherif Saad Sulatan El Shazly
Dr Sherif Saad Sulatan El Shazly graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University in 1990. He was awarded a Masters Degree in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in 1994 and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2004. He obtained the Royal College Specialty Certificate in Nephrology in 2009. Dr El Shazly is currently working as a Consultant in Kidney Transplantation at the Riyadh Military Hospital in KSA. He has a strong interest in undergraduate and postgraduate education and was the Global Kidney Academy Contributor of the Year in 2011.
Dr Aimun Ahmed
MSc, MD, MRCP
Dr Ahmed is a Consultant Nephrologist at Royal Preston Hospital and Honorary Senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. He is the lead clinician for living kidney donation at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. He is also Honorary Associate Professor at Ain Shams University, Cairo.
Dr Ahmed trained in Sheffield and Leicester 2001-2009. He has subspecial interest in Kidney Transplantation and Chronic Kidney Disease. He did laboratory based and clinical research on progression of Chronic Kidney Disease at the Sheffield Kidney institute which led to the award of an MD degree from the University of Sheffield in 2008.
Dr Ahmed Halawa
MSc, MD, FRCS, FRCSEd (Gen)
Dr Halawa is a Consultant Renal Surgeon at the Sheffield Kidney Institute and Senior Lecturer at the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK. Mr Halawa is the Lead clinician of the Non-heart beating programme in Sheffield. His research has centered around the role of renal ischemia in potentiating calcineurin inhibitors’ nephrotoxicity. He is Interested in donor optimization, organ retrieval and management of immunosuppressed patients. Mr Halawa has special interest in surgically challenging transplantation and has led innovations in the field in the UK. Mr Halawa is a committed educationalist with special interest in delivering education through the web and distance learning methods.
Dr William McKane
Dr William McKane was awarded his medical degree by the University of Cambridge in 1990 having studied at St John’s College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London. He completed his nephrology training at St Mary’s Hospital in London and during this period undertook a PhD in the field of xeno transplantation at Imperial College. He was appointed as a consultant nephrologist in Sheffield in 2001 and became Clinical Director of Sheffield Kidney Institute in 2007. His clinical and research interests include transplantation, especially humoral alloimunity and resistant hypertension.
Professor Macaulay AC Onuigbo
MD, MSc, FWACP, FASN, MBA
Attending Nephrologist & Hypertension Specialist, Mayo Clinic Health System, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA & Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA. Dr. Onuigbo received his medical degree from the University of Nigeria in 1981. His post-graduate studies took him to Enugu, Nigeria, Birmingham, United Kingdom, Houston, Texas, and Baltimore, Maryland. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN), a Fellow of the West African Society of Physicians (Nephrology) (FWACP), and a former Regional Director, North-Eastern Region, Mayo Health System Practice-Based Research Network. His professional awards include the Mayo Clinic MacMillan Scholar (2009-2011) and the 2011 Mayo SOAR Research Grant Award. He has over 90 publications including several book chapters and books.
Professor Simon Davies
Simon Davies is a consultant nephrologist at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire and professor of Nephrology and Dialysis Medicine in the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine at Keele University. He has recently been appointed academic lead for the Institute’s applied clinical research programme and Director of the Keele University Health Service Research Unit. He has just completed his term as president of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (2010-12); during his presidency the society formed stronger links with the International Society of Nephrology with the express intent of enhancing the practice of PD in developing countries and supporting joint projects, e.g. the use of PD for acute kidney injury initiative: ‘Saving Young Lives in Africa and Asia’.
His principle research interests are in peritoneal dialysis and the evaluation of fluid status in advanced kidney failure., He is responsible for the Stoke PD Study, now the largest single centre study of long-term membrane function and clinical outcomes in peritoneal dialysis patients and a lead investigator of the European Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Outcome Study (EAPOS), the GLOBAL Fluid Study and the forthcoming international PD Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). These cohort studies have shown both how the peritoneal membrane influences clinical outcomes and how in turn the treatment has the potential to damage the membrane and adversely affect its function. International collaborations have included trials evaluating the effects of polyglucose and low sodium solutions on fluid status in PD patients. He has developed new techniques in bedside body composition using breath analysis for deuterium abundance with the physicist Prof. David Smith for application in dialysis patients and recently completed a trial evaluating the use of bioimpedance in the clinic. His research is supported by Kidney Research UK, UK National Institute of Health Research and the Baxter Renal Discoveries Extra-mural grant programme. He is Associate Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International and subject editor (dialysis) for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation.