Nassim Kamar

The University of Toulouse, France


Nassim Kamar is a Professor of nephrology. He was born in Lebanon in 1972. Between 1990 and 1997, he did his medical studies at Dijon University, France. Thereafter, his internship was conducted at Toulouse University, France, where he graduated in medicine and nephrology in 2002. Professor Kamar was awarded his Ph.D. degree in 2006. In 2001, he also graduated in renal replacement therapy and in 2004 in medical pedagogy. From 2004 to 2005, he completed a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in basic research at the Department of Nephrology, La Charité Hospital, Berlin, Germany. Presently, he is Professor of Nephrology and is in charge of the Organ Transplant Unit at the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Organ Transplantation, Toulouse University Hospital, France. Professor Kamar is a Member of the International Society of Transplantation, the Transplant Infectious Disease Society, the European Society for Organ Transplantation, the Francophone Society of Transplantation, and the Francophone Society of Nephrology. His particular interests are viral infection, particularly hepatitis E virus, hepatitis C virus, and cytomegalovirus infections that develop after solid organ transplantation. Moreover, he is also interested immunosuppressive therapy in heart, liver, kidney, and kidney-pancreas transplant patients as well as their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic monitorings, plus researching acute humoral rejection therapies and in renal function after organ transplantation. He has published more than 260 papers in peer-review journals. He continues to review papers for many peer-reviewed journals. In 2008, he received an award from la Fondation du Rein. In 2009, he received the “Grand Prix de Médecine” from the “Académie des Sciences Inscriptions, et Belles-lettres de Toulouse”.

Biography Updated on 16 October 2012

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