Lavjay Butani received his M.D. degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India (1992); and he has board certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatric nephrology. He is the Chief of Pediatric Nephrology; and a Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Nephrology, American Society of Transplantation, International Pediatric Transplantation Association, Western Society of Pediatric Research, American Federation for Medical Research, and the Sacramento Pediatric Society. He specializes in the treatment of children with a wide variety of kidney diseases including high blood pressure, urologic diseases, prenatally diagnosed kidney abnormalities, and kidney failure requiring dialysis or transplantation. His main research interests are focused on improving the outcomes after kidney transplantation by optimally using newer immunosuppressive medications and regimens for children who have had kidney transplants and also studying the implications of calcium excretion in the urine on the risk of stones and osteoporosis in children of different ethnic backgrounds.
Biography Updated on 10 November 2008