MD, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Heersink School of Medicine, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Babak Orandi attended the University of Michigan, where he was enrolled in the Inteflex Integrated Premedical/Medical Program. He lived in Nicaragua from 2005-2006 under the auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship. He also obtained a master’s degree in clinical research at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and spent a year at the National Institutes of Health as a clinical research training program fellow before graduating from medical school with an M.D. with Distinction in Research. He completed his general surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he also completed a Ph.D at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research has largely focused on incompatible kidney transplantation and antibody-mediated rejection. His work has been published in the American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He recently completed an abdominal transplant surgery fellowship at the University of California in San Francisco.
MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD, Full Professor of Experimental Pathology, School of Medicine, University College Dublin
Professor Carel le Roux (MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD) graduated from medical school in Pretoria South Africa, completed his Senior House Officer training at Barts and The London Hospital, his SpR training in metabolic medicine at the Hammersmith Hospitals and his PhD at Imperial College London. He was appointed as Senior Lecturer and promoted to Reader in 2009 at Imperial. He accepted a Chair as Head of Pathology at University College Dublin in 2011. He received the President of Ireland Young Researcher Award from Science Foundation Ireland, a Clinician Scientist Award from the National Institute Health Research in the UK and a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellowship amongst others. His translational research on the understanding of the physiological role and pathological changes in appetite control and the impact of bariatric surgery on diabetes has been widely acknowledged.
MD, MS, Nephrology, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medicine
Rita McGill, MD, serves as medical director of University of Chicago Medicine's Davita Park Manor Dialysis. A clinician-educator, Dr. McGill has specialized in renal disease for over 30 years with a focus on comprehensive, collaborative care. Her interest in integrating data analysis into her practice inspired her to earn a Masters in Clinical and Translational Science from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University. As a testament to her commitment to healing, Dr. McGill is a living donor, having donated a kidney to a patient in 2014.
MD, Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery, Tulane University, School of Medicine
Mary Killackey, MD is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Tulane University Medical Center. She moved to New Orleans in October 2006 after working as a liver transplant attending at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Killackey received her undergraduate(1994) and medical(1998) degrees from Columbia University. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial. From there, she went on to complete the Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. During her fellowship, she gained expertise in liver, pancreas, intestinal and kidney transplantation in both adult and pediatric patients.
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.
MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internal medicine and plant-based physician practicing at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. He is a faculty member of NYU's School of Medicine with research interests in plant-based diets, evolutionary diets, fad diets and nephrology. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and his fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
MD, Associate Professor, Surgical Director, Hepato-biliary Services, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Virgina Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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