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Young Nephrologist Committee Mentoring Program

The ISN-YNC Mentoring Program was established in 2010 in order to foster international relationships between nephrologists and nephrologists-in-training or more junior nephrologists/nephrology researchers. The participants communicate primarily by email or teleconferences usually once or twice per month to discuss clinical cases and/or research projects of mutual interest. We are actively expanding this program to include more mentors from the ISN Young Nephrologists’ Committee as well as more senior members of the ISN leadership. A mentoring relationship will be established for a minimum of one-year, and an annual assessment of whether to complete or continue the mentorship program participation for each pair will be determined.

The program has a special interest in promoting exchange visits between the mentees and the mentors so that all can learn from each other. Therefore, participants of this program will be given additional consideration when applying for ISN Global Outreach (GO) or ISN Research Fellowship travel awards.

Faculty mentors should be members of academic medical centers with experience in clinical nephrology and/or research. Mentors who are currently in fellowship training are also welcomed and will be paired with medical students or medical residents. As a general rule, mentors will be assigned to no more than two people at any given time.

Interested in Being Mentored

If you are interested in being mentored, please send the following by email to [email protected]:

  1. Your level of training (i.e. student, resident, fellow, post-doctoral research, or junior faculty)
  2. Primary area of interest (i.e. clinical work, basic science research, or clinical research)
  3. Your first, second, and third choice of potential mentors (see list below – click on View Profile to get more information on current research interests and summary of positions)
  4. Language(s) spoken

Interested in Mentoring

If you are interested in serving as a mentor, please submit a brief biography including research interests (see samples below in View Profile) and a photo to [email protected]. Faculty mentors should be members of academic medical centers with experience in clinical nephrology and/or research. Mentors who are currently in fellowship training are also welcomed and will be paired with medical students or medical residents. As a general rule, mentors will be assigned to no more than two people at any given time.

Please specify the following:

1.  Current profession titles, position, and institution as well as years of appointment
2.  Clinical interests and expertise
3.  Publications and Research interests (with funding information, if any) and expertise
4.  Language(s) spoken
5.  Level of mentoring preferred: medical student, resident trainee, fellow trainee, junior faculty, or all of the above.


Meet Our Mentors

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Fatiu Abiola Arogundade, MB, BS, FMCP, FWACP, ISN Fellow

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University and Honorary Consultant to the Teaching Hospitals Complex
Osun State, Nigeria


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Mark Courtney

Associate Professor, Medicine
Director, Nephrology Residency Training Program
Chair, Canadian Society of Nephrology Education Committee
Institution: University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada

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Vassilios Liakopoulos, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Nephrology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital

Thessaloniki, Greece

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Tom Nijenhuis, MD, PhD

Internist-Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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Jeffrey Perl MD SM FRCP (C)

Division of Nephrology, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

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Manisha Sahay

Professor and Head of Department of Nephrology at Osmania Medical College and Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra

Pradesh, India

Qiquan Sun Pic

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Qiquan Sun, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Department of Renal Transplantation

The Third Affiliated Hospital

Sun Yat-sen University

Guangzhou, China

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Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Gulhane School of Medicine

Ankara, Turkey

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Claudio Ronco, MD

Director, Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, International Renal Research Institute, St Bortolo Hospital

Vicenza, Italy



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Mehmet Kanbay

Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Istanbul Medeniyet University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey


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Juan Francisco Navarro Gonzalez

Director of the Research Division and Consulting Nephrologist at the University Hospital Nuestra Se?ora de Candelaria (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).

Assistant Professor of Nephrology at the University of La Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain).

Teaching and Research Coordinator of the Spanish Society of Nephrology.

National Coordinator of the GEENDIAB (Spanish Study Group for the study of  Diabetic Nephropathy)



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Bin Zhu

Associated Professor, master mentor and associated chief physician at Hangzhou Hospital of Chinese Medicine, affiliated to Zhejiang University of Chinese Medicine, China



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Qi Qian


Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic Acid-Base Electrolyte Interest Group and Acid-Base Electrolyte Subspecialty Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota



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Amr Ahmed Elhusseini Mohamed


Associate professor of Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, University of Kentucky (2012 – present)
Associate professor of Nephrology, Mansoura Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Egypt (2010 – present)


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Vivek Kute


Assistant Professor of Nephrology and Transplantation, Institue of Kidney Diseases and Research and Research Center and Dr. H L Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, Civil Hospital Campus, Ahmedabad 380016, Gujarat, India

Henrik Birn

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Henrik Birn

Clinical nephrologist at Department of Nephrology, Aarhus University, Denmark
Professor at the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University, Denmark 

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Sidarth Kumar Sethi

Consultant, Pediatric Nephrology, Kidney and Urology Institute, Medanta, The Medicity Hospital, Gurgaon, India, Editor-Journal of Clinical Pedriatic Nephrology


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David Mudge

Associate Professor of Medicine, at University of Queensland, Australia
Consultant Nephrologist at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia
Assistant Director of Nephrology at Redland Hospital, Bayside, Australia

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