Professor Alan Salama, Professor & Honorary Consultant in Nephrology & Director, UCL Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Free Hospital

Professor Alan Salama is a consultant in Nephrology and director of the UCL Department of Renal Medicine, at the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences. He specializes in immunological kidney diseases, with expertise in vasculitis, autoimmunity and kidney transplantation.

Alan trained in Oxford and in London at The London Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital, completing a PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and a post-doctoral period at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School researching transplantation immunology and tolerance. He supervises a laboratory investigating immune mediated kidney disease in the context of transplantation and autoimmunity, attempting to find better ways of diagnosing and managing the immune dysfunction in patients.

He is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education, is the UCL lead for renal academic trainees, teaching on and organizing  various postgraduate courses, including the RCP Advanced Medicine course and Renal teach-ins as well as acting on UK Kidney week organizing committees.

He is the Secretary of the UK Kidney Association, has served on the Kidney Research UK research Grants committee, and is an editor for Nephrology , Dialysis and Transplantation and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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