ANIO honors Dr. Ravi Thadhani

9 11 2011

ANIO honors Dr. Ravi Thadhani this month.

Dr. Thadhani has done extensive research in the field of pregnancy and the kidney and dialysis.
His work has been funded by several federal and foundation grants. His research is focused on a therapy for preeclampsia, and he is actively planning randomized trials based on extensive pilot studies. In the context of dialysis, Ravi was one of the first to examine the effects of vitamin D on the survival of chronic hemodialysis patients. These series of observational studies (> 6) have included thousands of dialysis patients throughout the U.S. His studies have been confirmed by over 2 dozen independent investigators world-wide.

Dr.Thadhani is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School (HMS). He served as the Clerkship Director for Core 1 Medicine at the MGH since 1997. In this role, he has worked with more than 800 HMS students, received teaching awards, worked closely with Society Masters to develop educational plans for students needing extra support, and obtained a top-ranking status for the clerkship among all HMS Core 1 clerkships.  He has also served as the Chair of the NKF Research Committee in the past and is on the editorial board for JASN, AJKD and CJASN.

Congratulations Dr.Thadhani

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ANIO honors Dr. Karl Nath

8 11 2011
This Month at ANIO, we honor Dr. Karl Nath.
Dr Nath is a physician-scientist and nephrologist whose research interests center on adaptive responses to pathways of injury in the vasculature and kidney.  Within this general area of research, his specific emphasis centers on adaptive and maladaptive responses in the arteriovenous fistula, induction of heme oxygenase as a protective response, and the pathogenesis of kidney injury in sickle cell disease.

Dr Nath’s accomplishments are both exemplary and varied.. He is currently a Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Associate Dean, Office of Intellectual Property at the Mayo Clinic. A graduate of the Univesity of Edinburgh in Scotland, he has been continuously funded by the NIH for — years and has over 100 peer reviewed publications. He has been listed as the Best Doctors in  America for the past ten years. He has also served as editor for many Nephrology journals including AJKD, JASN and now is the Associate editor for the American Journal of Physiology (Renal Physiology).

Congratulations Dr Nath!!