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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Special Session

Choose Your Own Adventure: Nephrology Career Paths

November 03, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: W314, Orange County Convention Center, West Building

Session Description

Kidney diseases are an important global public health challenge. The nephrology workforce plays a pivotal role in kidney care delivery. Nephrologists can take various career paths after completing training. This session provides an overview of the different career paths in nephrology. Further, this session describes nephrologists' motivations in choosing a career path and key factors for their success.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the career path of a nephrologist clinician educator
  • Describe nephrology leadership roles in the pharmaceutical industry and business and dialysis
  • Outline the career trajectory of private practice nephrologists
  • Explain how to succeed in a research career as a nephrologist
  • Characterize nephrology leadership role in government

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Stanley D. Crittenden, MD, FASN
  • Tejas Desai, MD


  • The Research Nephrologist
    02:00 PM - 02:10 PM
    Opeyemi A. Olabisi, MD, PhD
  • The Private Practitioner
    02:10 PM - 02:20 PM
    Timothy A. Pflederer, MD, FASN
  • The Clinician Educator
    02:20 PM - 02:30 PM
    Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN
  • The Nephrologist Business Leader
    02:30 PM - 02:40 PM
    Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MBA, MPH, FASN
  • The Nephrologist in Industry
    02:40 PM - 02:50 PM
    Yasmin G. Brahmbhatt, MD, FASN
  • The Nephrologist in Government
    02:50 PM - 03:00 PM
    Susan R. Mendley, MD
  • Panel Discussion
    03:00 PM - 04:00 PM