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Kidney Education Foundation

Chief Mentor & Founder :

Dr. Sanjay Pandya -Rajkot, India
Dr. Sanjay Pandya is a senior nephrologist practicing in Rajkot is actively involved in kidney disease education. Kidney book for patients in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Kutchi languages is authored by him.

"Kidney Education Foundation" and www.KidneyEducation.com website has been formed by Dr. Pandya with the mission to spread awareness amongst a large number of people for prevention and care of kidney disease. With the help of a team of dedicated nephrologists from different parts of the world, educational books for kidney patients have been prepared in more than 25 languages. Kidney Education website permits free download of 230 paged kidney books in more than 25 languages, and received more than 25 million hits in the first 66 months.

International Liaison Officer :

Dr. Tushar Vachharajani - Winston-Salem, NC USA.
Dr. Tushar Vachharajani MD, FASN, FACP, DNB (Nephrology) is a professor and Chief of Nephrology at the W. G. (Bill) Hefner Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, and holds several leadership positions with national and international societies. Dr Vachharajani, is actively involved with training and educating the nephrology community, spreading awareness about the importance of a dialysis access. The Atlas of Dialysis Vascular Access, developed by Dr. Vachharajani, is an excellent resource and guide for managing fistulas, grafts and tunneled catheters. As Chair of the Interventional Nephrology Committee of the International Society of Nephrology, and Editor of ISN Education (www.theisn.org/education), his primary goal is to provide easy access to educational resources. He serves as a Councilor of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), and is Chair of the International Committee of ASDIN.

Languages Project Leaders :


Arabic

Dr. Dawlat Hassan Sany -Cairo, Egypt
Dr. Dawlat Hasan Sany did her doctor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology and working as assistant professor at Ain Shams University in Cairo (Egypt). She is a member of Egyptian Society of Nephrology and she has published several papers in local and international journals in the field of prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Assamese

Dr. Pranamita Kalita -Guwahati, India
Dr. Ramen Basiya, Urologist -Guwahati, India

Bangla

Dr. Dilip Pahari -Kolkota, India
Dr. Dilip K. Pahari MD DM DNB FISN is a retired professor of nephrology.Currently he is working as Director Medica Institute of Kidney Disease, and Vice Chairman Medica Superspecialty hospital Kolkata. Currently he is also the President Indian Society of Nephrology.

Mrs. Pumpa Dutta -Ahmedabad, India
Mrs. Pumpa Dutta is based at Ahmedabad and is actively involved in education of kidney patients.

Chinese

Dr. Ho Chung Ping -Hong Kong, China
Dr. Ho Chung Ping is senior nephrologist from Hong Kong. He is Medical Director, Integrated Dialysis Facilities (HK) Ltd. and organizer of Kidney Awareness Program, Hong Kong Medical Association. He is also a pioneer of Hong Kong Medical Association Computerized Organ Donation Registry, Webmaster of the Hong Kong Nephrology Group, recipient of the 'Medal of Honour' by the Government of the HKSAR and appointed ‘Justice of the Peace’ by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR

English - First Edition

Dr. Sanjay Pandya -Rajkot, India
Mrs. Priti Sanjay Pandya -Rajkot, India

English - Second Edition

Dr Edgar V. Lerma -Chicago, USA
Dr. Edgar Lerma earned his Doctor of Medicine from Manila / Philippines, and completed a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension from Northwestern University, VA Lakeside Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Currently, Dr. Lerma is the Educational Coordinator for the Section of Nephrology at UIC/ Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. He holds the academic rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He is also a member of Associates in Nephrology, S.C. Dr. Lerma has many international publications at his credit. He has edited and authored many popular books.

Team : Dr. Sanjay Pandya , Elizabeth Angelica Lapid-Roasa, Coralie Therese C. Dioquino-Dimacali, Filipina Cevallos Schnabel.

French

Dr. Abdou NIANG -Dakar Senegal
Dr. Abdou Niang, is a Professor of Nephrology at medical faculty of the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (Senegal) Coordinator peritoneal Dialysis Unit of the Hospital A. Le Dantec, pilot center in West Africa since 2004. Secretary-General of the Senegalese Society nephrology (SOSENEPH) General - Deputy Secretary of the African Association of nephrology (AFRAN) Member of the Board of the African and "Dialysis Committee" of the international society of nephrology and the international society for peritoneal dialysis.

Dr. Samira ELFAJRI NIANG -Dakar Senegal
Dr. Samira ELFAJRI took her training between the Casablanca Faculty of Medicine in Morocco and Dakar Faculty of Medicine in Senegal. She is currently practicing in hospitals in Dakar.

German

Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Anders -Munich, Germany
Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Anders is currently head of department of Nephrology at the University of Munich and responsible for the Renal Division at the inner city campus. He was awarded in the year 2009 with the Franz-Volhard Award by the German Society of Nephrology and has published more than 165 articles. HJ Anders served as the ERA/EDTA congress secretary in Munich 2010 and is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board and the Award Committee of the ERA/EDTA. He is Editor of Kidney International, NDT, and BMC Nephrology.

Dr. Seema Baid Agrawal -Berlin, Germany
Dr. Seema Baid Agrawal took her Nephrology training in India, USA and Germany. She is currently working in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Intensive Care at Universitätsklinkium Charité, Berlin.

Gujarati

Dr. Sanjay Pandya -Rajkot, India

Hindi

Dr. Sanjay Pandya -Rajkot, India
Dr. Shubha Dubey -Raipur, India
Dr. Shubha Dubey is senior nephrologist from Raipur India and involved in education of kidney patients.

Italian

Dr. Giuseppe Remuzzi -Bergamo, Italy
Currently Professor of Nephrology and Director of the Department of Immunology and Clinical Transplantation of the Ospedali Riuniti di Bergamo, Italy and Director of the Division of Nephrology and Dialysis of the same hospital.
He is the only Italian to be a member of the editorial of "The Lancet journals Committee" and "New England Journal of Medicine", He was one of the deputy directors of the magazine "American Journal of Kidney Diseases" and is part of the Editorial Board of "American Journal of Transplantation, Kidney International and Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology". He was named an honorary member of' “American Association of Physicians” of Washington and the "Royal College of Physicians" in London. He was awarded "Jean Hamburger Award" by the International Society of Nephrology. He received in 2006 the award of Commander of the Republic and in November 2007 received by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) the prestigious award in the field of nephrology, the "John P. Peters Award". In April 2011 he received the ISN AMGEN Award during the World Congress of Nephrology in Vancouver. In November 2011, he was the winner of the third edition of the International Prize for nephrology "Luis Hernando" awarded by Iñigo Alvarez de Toledo Renal Foundation (FRIAT) in Madrid. E 'he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Maastricht, Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla Added, the United States and Honorary Professor at the University of Cordoba. And 'member of the "Group 2003", the most cited scientists in the world of Italian literature (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia). Since June 2013 he is president of the International Society of Nephrology for the 2013-2015 biennium.
Prof. Remuzzi is the author of more than 1236 publications in International Journals and 13 books, is a columnist for the Corriere della Sera.

Dr. Daniela Melacini -Bergamo, Italy
Dr. Daniela Melacini is working at Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute for Pharmacological Research Mario Negri - Center Anna Maria Astori, Bergamo, Italy.

Team :Dr. Andrea Remuzzi, Dr. Daniela Stoian, Dr. Manuela Curreri, Dr. Alessio Piuma, Dr. Monica Cortinovis, Dr. Erica Rurali, Dr. Manuela Abbate, Dr. Anna Caroli, Dr. Paola Boccardo, Dr. Samantha Solini, Dr. Serena Bettoni, Dr. Elena Mondo

Japanese

Dr. Takashi Yokoo -Tokyo, Japan

Team :Prof. Motoko Yanagita, Dr. Hideki Yokoi, Dr. Takayuki Hamano, Dr. Takashige Kuwabara, Dr. Seiji Ueda, Dr. Yusuke Suzuki, Dr. Kent Doi, Dr. Shinji Kume, Dr. Eisei Sohara, Prof. Reiko Inagi, Prof. Masaomi Nangaku, Prof. Akira Nishiyama, Prof. Takashi Wada, Dr. Kei Fukami

Kannada

Dr. Mallikarjun Khanpet -Belgaum, India
Dr. Mallikarjun Khanapetha is senior nephrologist from Belgaum, Karnataka and involved in education of kidney patients.

Kutchi

Dr. Sanjay Pandya -Rajkot, India
Dr. Jitendra Bhanushali -Bhuj, India
Dr. Jayanti Pindoria -Bhuj, India

Marathi

Dr. Jyotsna Zope -Mumbai, India
Dr. Jyotsna Zope is a senior consultant Nephrologist, practicing in Mumbai. She is a Medical Director of “Mukta Kidney & Dialysis Clinic”, a dialysis company having clinics in Mumbai & Thane. She has 29 years of experience in the field of Nephrology and Renal Transplantation. She also holds a position of General Secretary of “National Kidney Foundation, India”.

Malayalam

Dr. Jayant Thomas Methews -Trissure, India
Dr. Jayant Thomas Mathew is Professor and Head of Nephrology at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trichur, India. He has completed DM (Nephrology) from CMC Vellore in 2002 and did his Research Fellowship in Nephrology from New York. He is Core Group Member of Asia-Pacific Chapter of International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. He has won many awards including "Health Care Excellence Award for Nephrology 2013" by World Wide Achievers & Headlines Today.

Nepali

Dr. Sanjiv Kumar Sharma -Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. Sanjib Kumar Sharma is working as Professor of Medicine at Department of Internal Medicine, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Science, Dharan, Nepal. He underwent ISN Fellowship in Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research in Italy, JSN-Baxter Fellowship in Mie University, Japan, and Short term Peritoneal Dialysis Fellowship in Royal London Hospital. Dr Sharma has been involved in awareness and prevention program of Kidney and Heart Disease and has been organizing regular outreach program coined as “door-to- door service” (Ghar dailo program) under the banner of KHDC framework of ISN. CAPD program was initiated successfully first time in Nepal.due to his efforts. He has been honoured with many national and international awards. He also serves in the ISN committee as a member in SRC committee and Education Committee. He has published many research related articles and wrote chapters in books.

Oriya

Dr. R N Sahoo -Cuttack, India
Dr. R N Sahoo is a senior nephrologist from Cuttack, India. He was former Professor & HOD at SCB medical college, Cuttack; past president, Indian Society of Nephrology and presently working as professor and director, IMS & SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar.

Punjabi

Dr. N. P. Singh -Delhi, India
Dr. N. P. Singh is a senior nephrologist from New Delhi, India. He is Ex-Director and Professor of Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi. Currently he is Chairman, Medicine &Allied Specialties and Senior Consultant in Nephrology and Medicine at Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, Vaishali, Gaziabad. He is President Elect, Hypertension Society of India, year 2014.

Portuguese

Dr. Edison Souza -Rio, Brazil
Dr. Edison Souza is a physician and Professor of Nephrology at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) with a mission to help people to save their kidneys.
"Save your kidneys through creatinine test" is his slogan. He is known internationally as “Dr. Edison Creatinine” because of his giant efforts to create awareness about creatinine: a simple and inexpensive kidney test which evaluates the functioning of kidneys. He has dedicated 34 years of his life exclusively to public health. He has served as a Councillor of the city of Rio and Party Leader in the House of Councillors.

Dr. Gianna Kirsztain -Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Gianna Mastroianni Kirsztajn is head of the Nephrology Department at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is known for her unique contribution in the field of prevention of kidney diseases. She coordinated the national campaign for prevention of kidney diseases 2003-2010. As recognition of her work as well as considering her vision and wisdom of generating better awareness about kidney disease, she is appointed as Director of the Department of Prevention of Kidney Diseases of the Brazilian Society of Nephrology.

Russian

Dr. Valeriy Shilo, Moscow, Russia
Dr. Valeriy Shilo is known in Russia for his work on hemodialysis. He is a medical Director at B. Braun Avitum Russia. He is editor of the Russian translation of the Guidelines for dialysis by John Daugirdas, member of the editorial board of several scientific journals, the former president of the Working Group on anemia, a member of the coordinating council of the Russian Dialysis Society and the Board of Russian Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Ivan Drachev -Moscow, Russia
Dr. Ivan Drachev took his professional training-primary specialization in Nephrology at the Department of Nephrology FPDO MSMSU. Since 2014 he is working as a physician-nephrologist at B. Braun Avitum dialysis centre in Moscow.

Swahili

Dr. Gabriel L. Upunda -Dar es Salem, Tanzania
Dr. Gabriel L finished his Internal Medicine at the University of Dar es Salaam and completed postgraduate training (Masters in Pubic Health) in Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA. He has Healer District Physician Regional and served for more than fifteen years at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as the leader of the Health Basic, Director of Treatment and eventually he was Chief Medical Officer Of Government for approximately ten years. Dr Gabriel L has worked also the World Health Organization (WHO-AFRO).

Dr. Bashir Admani -Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Bashir Admani he completed his postgraduate training in paediatrics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and specialized training in field of kidney disease in children from Red Cross Memorial Childrens' Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa. He is Chief of the Division of Renal Diseases in Children Hospital, Nairobi. He is secretary of African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AFPNA) and treasurer of Kenya Renal Association.

Sinhala

Dr. Dr. Surjit Somiah -Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sindhi

Dr. Ashok Kirpalani -Mumbai, India
Dr. Ashok Kirpalani is currently Professor and head of department of Nephrology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Bombay and Honorary Nephrologists, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. He is past president Indian Society of Nephrology and Indian society of Organ transplantation. He is honorary nephrologists to the Governor of Maharashtra, consultant to Government of Mauritius Department of Health and consultant to His Excellency The Shaikh of Sharjah and The Royal Hospital of Sharjah.

Spanish

Dr. Guillermo García-García -Guadalajara, Mexico
Dr. Guillermo Garcia Garcia, FACP FASN, is head of the Nephrology Service of the Civil Hospital in Guadalajara ‘Fray Antonio Mayor’ and Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Nephrology at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.
He is a pioneer in the programs for the prevention of kidney failure in Mexico. He is the founder of the clinic for the Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) of the Civil Hospital in Guadalajara, as well as of the program of early detection and prevention of CKD in the Community and of the mobile health units of the Civil Hospitals Foundation of Guadalajara. He has coordinated distance educational programs on the prevention of the ERC for health professionals.
He is the President of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF), Coordinator of the Committee of Kidney Health for disadvantaged populations of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and decider of the Steering Committee of World Kidney Day.

Dr. Jonathan Chávez-Iñiguez -Guadalajara, Mexico
Dr. Jonathan Chavez Iñiguez is a nephrologist who graduated from the University of Guadalajara and a member of the academic body of the Nephrology Service of the Civil Hospital in Guadalajara "Fray Antonio Mayor". He is involved in distance education programs to target doctors of first contact on the early detection and treatment of kidney disease.

Team :Dr. Enrique Ureña, Dr. Ricardo Camarena, Dr. Raul Reyna, Dr. Luz Alcantar, Dr. Daniel Murillo, Dr. Paulina Albarran, Dr. Xochitl Guerrero, Dr. Denisse Ramos, Dr. Fernando Nuñez, Dr. Ramon Medina, Dr. Carlos Rosales, Dr. Sergio Medina

Tamil

Dr. Sampath Kumar -Chennai, India
M Srinivasan -Chennai, India

Telugu

Dr. Srinivasan Krishnan -Hyderabad, India
Dr. Srinivasan Krishnan is a senior nephrologist from Hyderabad, India. He did his MD from Delhi University and DNB Nephrology from Osmania General Hospital,Hyderabad in 1995 and had advanced training in Dialysis at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge ,UK. He is a consultant with Apollo Hospitals since 1996. His areas of interest are preventive nephrology and improving outcomes in dialysis.

Urdu

Dr. Imtiyaz Wani -Srinagar, India
Dr. Imtiyaz Wani is a senior nephrologist from Srinagar, India.