Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, holder of M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. degrees, is an Associate Professor of medicine, pediatrics, and epidemiology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the Dialysis Expansion Program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, Calif, USA. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Bonn in Germany, a Doctorate degree from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany, and an M.P.H. degree and a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology from University of California in Berkeley. Dr. Kalantar completed his residency in both medicine and pediatrics at the State University of New York at Brooklyn (SUNY) and his nephrology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, Calif, USA (UCSF). He is a Triple Board Certified Physician Specialist. Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh has received many awards and grants from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Heart Associations. He is a Council Member of numerous professional associations, including the American Society of Nephrology and the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism, and a Member of the Editorial Board of several journals including “Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease,” “Journal of Renal Nutrition,” and “American Journal of Nephrology.” Dr. Kalantar has authored or coauthored more than 130 research papers, reviews, editorials, and book chapters and over 200 abstracts. He lectures frequently on nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors in patients with chronic kidney disease, including malnutrition-inflammation-cachexia syndrome, osteodystrophy, vitamin D, anemia, and acid-base homeostasis.
Biography Updated on 13 January 2011