Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Hpertension and Kidney Transplantation, University of California, Irvine

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, (a.k.a. Kam Kalantar) studied medicine at the Universities of Bonn (Staatsexamen) and Nuremberg (Dr. med. degree) in Germany and also obtained MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from University of California Berkeley. His post-graduate trainings include a medicine/pediatrics residency at SUNY Brooklyn program and a Nephrology fellowship at UCSF. During 2000-2012 Dr. Kalantar served as a faculty nephrologist at Harbor-UCLA and was appointed as Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health. Since August 2012, Dr. Kalantar has served as the chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health at UC Irvine and oversees educational programs at UC Irvine Medical Center and Long Beach Veteran Administration Medical Center.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday Day One

Panel I: Weight Management and Loss Pre-Transplant

Plant-based Diets for Kidney Transplant Candidates – Shivam Joshi, JD, NYU Langone Health

“Dying to be Thinner”: Identifying High-Risk Weight Loss in End-Stage Kidney Disease - Meera Nair Harhay, MD, MSCE, Drexel University

Practice Guidelines for Nutrition in Chronic Kidney Disease – Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, UCLA Irvine