Renal Clinical Advisory Board
Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD
Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is the founder and director of the Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology. Among his numerous appointments in the renal field Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh is Associate Editor of several peer-reviewed journals including Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT), American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD), Cardiorenal Medicine (CRM), Seminars in Dialysis, Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle (JCSM), and a member of the editorial board of Kidney International (KI), Journal of American Society Nephrology (JASN), Nature Reviews Nephrology, American Journal of Nephrology (AJN). Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh has authored 3 textbooks and over 500 peer reviewed publications.
Dr. Srinivasan Beddhu, MD
Dr. Beddhu, MD is a tenured Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Beddhu received his medical degree from Stanley Medical College, Chennai, India. His clinical and research interests include hypertension, chronic kidney disease progression and complications and end-stage renal disease. Dr. Beddhu's research is funded primarily by NIH grants. He has served in several national committees including NIH panels, American Society of Nephrology Research Committee and NKF clinical practice guidelines committee. Dr. Beddhu has published about 100 articles including peer-reviewed publications, editorials and book chapters.
Dr. Vincent Brandenburg, MD
Dr. Brandenburg is Nephrologist, Associate Professor and Senior Consultant at the Department of Cardiology, Intensive Care Medicine and Vascular Medicine, University Hospital of the RWTH Aachen, Germany. Dr. Brandenburg has been leader of the German Calciphylaxis registry since 2007. He is a board member of the ERA-EDTA scientific working group Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD). Dr. Brandenburg has authored or co-authored over 140 articles in peer-reviewed journals. These articles have had the primary focus upon chronic kidney disease – mineral and bone disorder, cardiorenal syndrome, and calciphylaxis. He is a member of the German and European Societies of Nephrology and the Societies of Cardiology.
Dr. Mathias Haarhaus, MD, PhD
Dr. Haarhaus is a Consultant Nephrologist at the Department of Nephrology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, where he is head of the Bone and Mineral Program. His research at the Division of Renal Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, mainly focuses on the link between skeletal disorders and cardiovascular complications in chronic kidney disease, with a special focus on alkaline phosphatase. He is an active member of the Chronic Kidney Disease – Mineral and Bone Disorder (CKD-MBD) working group of the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplantation Association (ERA-EDTA) and a member of the Guidelines Committee of the Swedish Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Marcello Tonelli, MD, SM, FRCPC
Dr. Tonelli is Associate Vice-President (Research) at the University of Calgary. Dr. Tonelli was the recipient of the 2013 United States National Kidney Foundation Medal for Distinguished Service and the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s 2013 Medal for Research Excellence for changing nephrology practice in Canada and beyond. Along with the two other team co-leads, he received a Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research Award from the CIHR-CMAJ in 2013 for his work with the Interdisciplinary Chronic Disease Collaboration. He was elected a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2012 and a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2014. He was named a “Highly Cited” researcher in 2015 by Thomson-Reuters, corresponding to a rank in the top 1% by citations of all researchers worldwide for field and publication year.
Dr. Carmine Zoccali, MD, FASN, FNKF, FERA
Dr. Zoccali is a specialist in Renal Diseases (Pisa University) and Hypertension. Dr. Zoccali’s appointments include: Director, Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation, Ospedali Riuniti, Reggio Cal, Italy; Chief, CNR-IBIM Clinical Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Renal Diseases and Hypertension; Professor, Postgraduate Schools of Nephrology, Palermo, Catania and Messina Universities. Dr. Zoccali’s current editorial positions include: Editor in Chief, Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation, Academic Editor, (Nephrology) PlosOne, and Editorial Board member, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). Editorial Board member, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (cJASN) and Editorial Board member, Kidney International (KI). Dr. Zoccali has over 402 papers in international peer-reviewed, Pubmed indexed journals.