Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Kidney Transplantation - Past, Present and Future

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 25, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Enver Akalin, MD
Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program
Montefiore-Einstein Kidney Transplant Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Department of Surgery
Montefiore Einstein

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Enver Akalin 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. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine as well as a clinical transplant nephrology fellowship in the Renal Division at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Akalin served as the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program and the Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine until January 2009. He is currently the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program and Director of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Professor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Akalin has served on the American Society of Transplantation Clinical Trials Committee, Grant Review Committee and Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Accreditation Committee, the American Society of Nephrology Transplant Advisory Group and the Medical Board of New York Organ Donor Network. He served on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology and Transplantation. He is currently the Vice President of New York Society of Nephrology.

Dr Akalin's main research interest is investigating mechanisms of acute and chronic rejection using microarray technology and immune monitoring of kidney transplant recipients. His other main research interest is kidney transplantation in highly sensitized cross-match positive or blood group incompatible kidney transplant recipients by using desensitization protocols.

Objectives - after attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand that kidney transplantation is the best treatment for end- stage kidney disease compared to dialysis
  2. Identify advances in immunosuppressive medications, tissue typing and immunologic methods that significantly decrease the acute rejection rate and improve patient and graft survival after kidney transplantation
  3. Explain Microarray (GeneChip) technology, which has the power to detect the thousands of genes simultaneously and explore the mechanisms involved in allograft injury

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Division of Nephrology (Department of Medicine)

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