Mentoring Program

The aim of this program is to foster international relationships between nephrologists and nephrologists-in-training or more junior nephrologists/nephrology researchers. 

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 Programs. 

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 complete this form and send it 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. We strongly encourage you to pick mentors in or the closest of your Region (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 this Mentor form 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.

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. 

 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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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)

S. S. El Khayat

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Selma Siham El-Khayat

Associate Professor of Nephrology
University Hospital Center ibn Rochd and Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco

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Hany Abuelyazeed Mahmoud Elshiekh

Damanhour Medical National Institute
Nephrology Department/ Resident


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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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Claudio Ronco, MD

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

Vicenza, Italy


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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)

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

Shafii Malik

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Shafi Malik MRCP(UK), MRCP(Neph)

Consultant Nephrologist and Transplant Physician
Institute of Nephrology
University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK


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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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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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Ekamol Tantisattamo
Staff physician, transplant nephrologist
Multi-organ transpalnt Program & Division of Nephrology and Hypetension
Department of Internal Medicine
William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Michigan and Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Michigan, USA 

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Mahmut Ilker Yilmaz, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Gulhane School of Medicine

Ankara, Turkey


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Esra Baskin, Prof. Dr. 

Director of pediatrics and pediatric nephrology, pediatric dialysis

Ankara, Turkey


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Mehmet Kanbay, MD, FERA

Professor of Medicine and Nephrology
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology Koc University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey



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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

Professor of Medicine

Professor of Physiology
Director, Acid-base Electrolyte Speciality Clinic
Director, Hospital Practice

Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Dept of Medicine
Mayo Clinic Collage of Medicine


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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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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


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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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Pranaw Kr. Jha
Medanta – the Medicity
Department of Nephrology and Transplant Medicine
Gurgaon, India

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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

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Sree Bhushan Raju
Prof & Head, Dept of Nephrology
Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences
Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA

S. Nayak

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Shobhana Nayak Rao
Associate Prof and Head, K.S. Hegde Academy 
Mangalore, INDIA


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 Raja Ramachandran
Assistant Professor, Dept of Nephrology, PGIMER
Chandigarh, INDIA



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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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Issa Al-Salmi

Head of Renal Medicine at The Royal Hospital

 Head of Renal Services Improvement Committee at Ministry of Health 




Rolando Claure Del Granado
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Rolando Claure-Del Granado

Assistant Professor of Nephrology

Universidad del Valle, School of Medicine

Cochabamba, Bolivia


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