Thomas A. Golper, MD, FACP trained at Indiana University and the Oregon Health Sciences University, and currently is Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He has held positions on the Board of Directors of the RPA and AAKP, served as the PD Adequacy Work Group Chair for the first two versions of KDOQI, and remains on the Work Group. He led the Network 9 Peritonitis and Catheter Survival Study and has served on the ISPD Ad Hoc Committee for Peritonitis for many iterations of its guidelines. He was instrumental in the formation of the ISPD North American Research Consortium in Peritoneal Dialysis (NARC-PD). His interests remain in the field of dialysis and the administrative aspects of nephrology practice. He has published over 200 articles and chapter.Dr. Arsh Jain is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He is a practicing Nephrologist at the London Health Sciences Centre and his clinical expertise is in the area of Peritoneal Dialysis. Dr. Jain conducts clinical and health services research to improve health outcomes for patients with kidney diseases. He is the lead physician for peritoneal dialysis access and is medical director for the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit, and the program director for the Home Dialysis Fellowship.
Dr. Thomas is a Nephrologist, who divides her professional time between working in private practice, and conducting global health research as Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Global Health at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. She has served as a researcher and modeller for kidney disease outcomes evaluated in the Global Burden of Disease Study, annually conducted in partnership with the World Health Organization and numerous universities throughout the world. Dr. Thomas have been volunteering time for the past four years to the cause of quantifying renal disease in Cambodia, and addressing the paucity of renal replacement therapy. This work has been conducted with the support of the University of Washington, the International Society of Nephrology, the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, the Sustainable Kidney Foundation, and Saving Young Lives.
Chandra completed her M.Sc. (epidemiology), MD, Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology training at the University of Calgary. After completing her Nephrology training she practiced General Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Penticton, British Columbia. In 2008 she returned to Calgary where she completed a fellowship in Palliative Medicine. She now leads the initiative to improve palliative care within the Southern Alberta Renal Program and practices general nephrology with a special interest in palliative care. Chandra is also a co-leader of the Division of Nephrology Quality Improvement Committee.
Clifford Lo currently splits his time between Fraser Health where he is a renal pharmacist, and the BC Provincial Renal Agency where he is an administrative fellow. His professional interests include patient safety and quality in addition to research and theory in the efficient allocation of resources.
Dr. Leung completed medical school at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, obtained his specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and his subspecialty Adult Nephrology at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. Dr. Leung is interested in hemodialysis and hemodialysis physiology. He is currently a staff nephrologist and clinical assistant professor in the Southern Alberta Renal Program and University of Calgary.
Michele Deck presents nationally and internationally on innovative teaching methods in the field of health care education and training. She is the recipient of many honors and awards for her creativity, innovation, productivity and exemplary leadership qualities. Michele has authored twelve books on creative and involving ways to teach adults critical healthcare content. She is a past president of Lamaze International and the author of twelve books.
Mike Bevilacqua is a nephrologist currently working as an Administrative Fellow with the Provincial Renal Agency. He is involved in several provincial projects including evaluation and further development of BC's Assisted PD pilot project.
Dr. Mehrotra is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and is section head of Nephrology at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is a leading expert in the care of patients undergoing maintenance dialysis for the treatment of end-stage renal disease with special interest in peritoneal dialysis. He was awarded the John Maher Award by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis in 2006 and has served as the Chair of the Dialysis Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology (2009-’15). He is currently the Treasurer of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis since 2014 and the President of the North American Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis.
Dr. Brimble is currently the Divisional Director of Nephrology at McMaster University and the Provincial Lead for Early Detection and Prevention of Progression at the Ontario Renal Network. His research interests include cardiovascular disease in peritoneal dialysis patients and the delivery of care to patients with chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Sean Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Section of Nephrology at the University of Manitoba. Presently the Medical Director for the Seven Oaks Renal Program and is an Interventional Nephrologist for the Manitoba Renal Program. Degrees in Internal Medicine and Nephrology from the University of Manitoba as well as a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee. Chair of the Peritoneal Dialysis University (PDU) program for Interventional Nephrologists and Radiologists having trained physicians from Canada, USA, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Developed the Interventional Nephrology program at the University of Manitoba.
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