Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh

Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD, MPH


Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

chronic kidney disease, stages I through V, diabetic and nondiabetic nephropathies, dialysis management and outcomes, hypertension, kidney biopsy, kidney bone disease, kidney transplant outcomes, nutrition management, polycystic kidneys

Nickname: Kam
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Nephrology
  • English
  • German
  • Persian
Medical School
University of Bonn (Universität Bonn)
SUNY Downstate Medical CenterMedicine Combined with Pediatrics
University of California, San FranciscoNephrology
Grad School
UC Berkeley — PhD, Epidemiology
UCI Berkeley — MPH, Epidemiology
Professional Positions
  • Professor and Chief — Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Kidney Transplantation, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
  • 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. — 2012-2016
  • National Institutes of Health career awards
  • National Kidney Foundation, Joel D. Kopple Award
  • Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association — 2018-2022
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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