Kevin Meyers

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Kevin Meyers serves currently as an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and as the Assistant Division Chief and an Attending Physician in the Division of Nephrology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He serves as the Director of the Clinical Nephrology Service and Director of the Fellowship training program. He obtained his Medical degree in 1983 (M.B.,B.Ch, summa cum laude) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; he then specialized from 1985 to 1989 in pediatrics (FCP (SA)) through the College of Medicine in South Africa and thereafter obtained a Diploma in tropical medicine (DTM&H) in 1990. He completed the ECFMG in 1993 and then trained further in pediatrics and nephrology at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1997, he was Board certified in pediatrics and in 1998 he was Board certified in pediatric nephrology. He was elected as a Fellow to the American Society of Nephrology in 2004. Amongst other things, Dr Meyers is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), and on the executive committee of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA). He served two terms on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Ethics committee. He is on the medical advisory board to the Fibromuscular Dysplasia Society of America (FMDSA) and the Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease/Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis (ARPKD/CHF) alliance. His clinical interests encompass children with vasculitis, hypertension, and ESRD including transplantation. Research interests include use of novel immunosuppressive protocols, postkidney transplant, medication adherence, hypertension, and cardiovascular well-being in children with kidney transplants.

Biography Updated on 2 May 2011

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