Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
, MD


Nephrology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Chronic kidney disease, stages I through V, Diabetic and non-diabetic nephropathies, Dialysis management and outcomes, Hypertension, Kidney biopsy, Kidney bone disease, Kidney transplant outcomes, Nutritional management, Polycystic kidneys

Nickname: Kam
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology [Internal Medicine]
  • English
  • German
  • Persian
Medical School
University of Bonn (Universität Bonn)
SUNY Downstate Medical CenterMedicine Combined with Pediatrics
University of California, San FranciscoNephrology
Professional Positions
  • Chief and professor — Department of Medicine's Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
  • President — International Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism
Awards and Recognition
  • Best Doctors in America® — Nephrology, 2013
  • America's Top Doctors (Nephrology) — Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012-16
  • National Institutes of Health career awards
  • National Kidney Foundation, Joel D. Kopple Award
Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Acid-Base Disorders
  • Acute Kidney Injury: Risk Factors
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Survival in CKD Patients
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: Detection, Diagnosis, Management
  • Diabetes and Glycemic Control in CKD
  • Dietary Modulation of Kidney Disease
  • Disparities in CKD
  • Health-Related Quality of Life
  • Hyponatremia
  • Inflammation and Cardiovascular Risk
  • Malnutrition and Wasting Disorders
  • Nutritional Status of Patients with Kidney Disease
  • Renal Osteodystrophy and Mineral Disarrays 
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