Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Orange, CA, USA

Prof. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, (a.k.a. Kam Kalantar) is a triple board certified physician, who studied medicine at the Universities of Bonn and Nuremberg in Germany (MD degree) and received MPH and PhD degrees in Epidemiology from University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health. Dr. Kalantar’s postgraduate training includes an internship training in Nuremberg, Germany, residency training in Internal Medicine and also in Pediatrics in the State University of New York (SUNY, 1993-97), and a nephrology fellowship at University of California San Francisco (UCSF, 1997-2000). During 2000-2012 Dr. Kalantar was a full-time faculty at Harbor-UCLA including Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology at UCLA. Since 2012 he has served as a tenured Professor and HEAD of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at University of California Irvine (UC Irvine) School of Medicine, in Orange and Irvine, CA, and a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Public Health at UC Irvine and attending nephrologist at UC Irvine as well as Long Beach Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital.

Dr. Kalantar-Zadeh has been recognized by several prestigious top/best physician directories in the USA including SUPER DOCTORS™ and TOP PHYSICIANS™ Castle-Connelly. In 2014 he was ranked among top 10 experts in ESRD and Chronic Kidney Failure by Expertscape™. He serves as the immediate past President of the International Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism. President elect of the International Federation of Kidney Foundations and the International Steering Committee of the World Kidney Day.

Prof. Kalantar-Zadeh has published over 600 scientific articles, authored many chapters, and presented numerous grand rounds and other lectures in national and international conferences. He is an editor of nephrology and nutrition textbooks including the “Nutritional Management of Renal Disease”, 3rd edition 2013. Dr. Kalantar is an Associate Editor or member of the editorial board of several top journals.

Terms of Appointment: Jun 2018 - May 2020