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Transplanting the Highly Sensitised patient

Monday September 23, 2024 - 13:40 to 15:10

Room: TBD

EW4 New pharmacological agents to treat AMR in HSP

Enver Akalin, United States

Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Biography

Enver Akalin, MD, earned his medical degree at Ege University School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey. He completed a research fellowship in the Renal Division at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, followed by a clinical fellowship in the Renal Division at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Akalin completed his residency in Internal Medicine as well as a clinical transplant nephrology fellowship in the Renal Division at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.   

After completing his fellowship, Dr. Akalin joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a faculty in 2000 and served as the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program until January 2009. He is currently the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplantation Program at Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY and Professor of Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Akalin’s research interest is understanding the mechanisms of allograft injury. He is the first investigator who applied microarray technology in kidney transplant recipients. He has had involved in multiple NIH studies and currently has active RO1 grants. He involved in more than 30 multicenter clinical trials as a site principal investigator. He has authored or co-authored more than 135 original scientific articles, review articles and book chapters. He had served on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology. He is currently the Associate Editor of Transplantation and Chief Section Editor of Frontiers in Transplantation.

Dr. Akalin chaired the American Society of Transplantation, Transplantation and Immunology Research Network, Clinical Science Grant Review Committee and Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Accreditation Committee, Fellow of American Society of Transplantation Committee, and the governing board of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Programs. He served at Education Committee of the Transplantation Society. He currently serves at Medical Directors forum of American Society of Transplantation. Dr. Akalin was the president of New York Society of Nephrology during 2016 and 2017 academic year.

Dr. Akalin is currently the fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and American Society of Transplantation (FAST).

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