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Nephrology community remembers Professor Donal O’Donoghue

ISN is saddened to announce the death of Professor Donal O’Donoghue, who passed away on 3 January 2021 having become unwell with COVID-19 in mid-December.

Professor O’Donoghue qualified in physiology and medicine from Manchester and trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in the East Midlands, Paris and in Edinburgh.

Professor O’Donoghue was the Chair of the ISN Advocacy Working Group and a tireless advocate for advancing global kidney health. He was also the inaugural president of the multi-professional British Renal Society and served as National Director of Kidney Care at the Department of Health between 2007 and 2013. He was President of the Renal Association from 2016 until 2018 and in 2018 was awarded an OBE for services to kidney patients. He was the current Registrar at the Royal College of Physicians London.

ISN President Vivek Jha remembers, “Donal was a wonderful and passionate advocate for advancing global kidney care. We were privileged to benefit from his considerable skills and dedication, including in his role as chair of the ISN Advocacy Working Group. He leaves behind a large number of bereft colleagues and friends, and grateful patients. May he rest in peace.”

The ISN mourns his loss and offers its sincerest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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