Mentorship

ISN Mentorship Program

The ISN Mentorship Program aims to foster expertise-sharing and expertise-building relationships in the field of nephrology. Through this program, ISN members connect with the ISN global community and build mutual learning partnerships raising understanding of the global nature of kidney health and care and the various contexts in which they occur. Mentees can work on their specific professional goals together with a mentor, while Mentors can develop their coaching and leadership skills.

Key Principles:

  • Open to all active ISN Members and Associate Members in good standing from all regions (including HIC);
  • Mentorship provided on areas as varied as clinical nephrology, renal pathology, research methodology, prevention, career development, and soft skills;
  • Priority consideration for relationships within the same region (unless not relevant).

Online application process:

We recommend that you read the guidelines carefully. Once you are ready, ISN welcomes applications from both mentors and mentees via this online application platform.

  • Mentors can apply by March 1
  • Mentees can apply by July 1

Reviewing and matching process:

  • Applications are reviewed by ISN staff and the ISN Mentorship Advisory Group.
  • If no suitable match is readily available, the applicant will remain active in our program until the time that a match can be made with a suitable partner.
MentorCountryISN RegionMenteeCountryISN RegionFocus
Dr. Sourabh SharmaIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Adeyemo AbiodunNigeriaAfricaGlomerular disease: Interpretation of urine microscopy slides
Dr. Priya PaisIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Swathi Kiran ShiriIndiaSouth AsiaScientific writing, publication and literature review
Prof. Magdi YaqoobUKWestern EuropeDr. Rajeevalochana ParthasarathyIndiaSouth AsiaTransplantation
Dr. Claudio MascheroniArgentinaLatin AmericaDr. Clementina Elizabeth Calderón GarcíaMexicoLatin AmericaScientific writing, publication and literature review
Dr. Arif KhwajaUKWestern EuropeDr. Varun Kumar BandiIndiaSouth AsiaTransplantation
Prof. Ana Elizabeth Prado Lima FigueiredoBrazilLatin AmericaMr. Jean Claude ShyakaRwandaAfricaHemodialysis
Dr. Siddiq AnwarUnited Arab EmiratesThe Middle EastDr. Hassina Chinele MohammedTrinidad and TobagoNorth America & the CaribbeanTransplantation
Prof. Dwarakanathan RanganathanAustraliaOSEADr. Mamus Mia OputtehNigeriaAfricaGlomerular disease
Dr. Saeed AhmedUKWestern EuropeDr. Miroslav TisljarIreland/CroatiaEastern & Central EuropeGlomerular disease
Dr. Karthik TennakoreCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Mythri ShankarIndiaSouth AsiaClinical research
Prof. Amr MohamedUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Ahmed Ghareeb Menshawy Ahmed HegabEgyptAfricaClinical research
Dr. Prakash GudsoorkarUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Aarthi MuthukumaranIndiaSouth AsiaOnconephrology
Dr. Hemant MehtaIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Krishna Kumar AgrawaalNepalSouth AsiaHemodialysis
Dr. Urmila AnandhIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Akshay Rajiv KulkarniIndiaSouth AsiaGlomerular disease
Dr. Vinant BhargavaIndiaSouth AsiaDr. K J Priyadarshini JohnIndiaSouth AsiaGlomerular disease
Prof. Sanjay Kumar AgarwalIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Kajaree GiriIndiaSouth AsiaGlomerular disease
Dr. Arif KhwajaUKWestern EuropeDr. Adedamola SoyiboJamaicaNorth America & the CaribbeanTransplantation
Prof. Narayan PrasadIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Sourabh GuptaIndiaSouth AsiaQuality improvement
Dr. Helmut RennkeUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Ireen Razini Ab. RahmanMalaysiaOSEARenal Pathology
Prof. Rajendra BhimmaSouth AfricaAfricaDr. Manoj Anant DhanorkarIndiaSouth AsiaGenetic kidney disease
Ms. Paula B. HannCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanMs. Dorcas Waithira MainaKenyaAfricaCritical care nephrology
Dr. Helmut RennkeUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Hugo ChávezMexicoLatin AmericaChronic Kidney Disease
Prof. Rumeyza KazanciogluTurkeyEastern and Central EuropeDr. Hamelmal Gebeyehu HailegiorgisEthiopiaAfricaGlomerular disease
Dr. Yazied ChothiaSouth AfricaAfricaDr. Fatma Abdelrahman AhmedEgyptAfricaScientific writing, publication and literature review
Dr. Ekamol TantisattamoUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Devamalar SimatheraiMalaysiaOSEATransplantation
Dr. Rahul ChanchlaniCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Swarnim SwarnimIndiaSouth AsiaHemodialysis
Dr. Ekamol TantisattamoUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Alexia Carolina Romero MunozMexicoLatin AmericaTransplantation
Dr. Peace Dorothy ImaniUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Judith Caroline AujoUgandaAfricaClinical research
Dr. Marlies OstermannUKWestern EuropeDr. Sergio Vazquez OlveraMexicoLatin AmericaCritical care nephrology
Dr. Nora FranceschiniUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Valeria Yahoska Sevilla RubíNicaraguaLatin AmericaResearch methodologies
Dr. Munib SyedPakistanSouth AsiaDr. Siti Hafizah Mohammad IsmailMalaysiaOSEATransplantation
Dr. Pranaw Kumar JhaIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Premila PerabaMalaysiaOSEATransplantation
Dr. Xiangling WangUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Zibya BardaySouth AfricaAfricaTransplantation and Glomerulonephritis
Dr. Peter KotankoUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Dalia Elrashid YousifUKWestern EuropeClinical research
MentorCityCountryMenteeCityCountryFocus
Prof. Sanjay Kumar AgarwalNew DelhiIndiaDr. Tolossa WubshetAddis AbabaEthiopiaHemodialysis
Prof. Ahmed AklMansouraEgyptDr. Oluseyi Ademola AdejumoOndoNigeriaTransplantation
Prof. Ahmed AklMansouraEgyptDr. Ben LomatayoNairobiKenyaClinical Research
Dr. Melvin Bonilla-FélixSan JuanPuerto RicoDr. Abdullah Al MamunDhakaBangladeshScientific writing, publication and literature review
Dr. Melvin Bonilla-FélixSan JuanPuerto RicoDr. Nelson Zamora RodriguezTarijaBoliviaInterpersonal skills, negotiation, scientific writing
Dr. Yazied ChothiaCape TownSouth AfricaDr. Noreen NanyunjaKampalaUgandaScientific writing, publication and literature review
Dr. David ClarkHalifaxCanadaand Dr. Min Aung HeinYangonMyanmarInterventional nephrology
Prof. Agnes FogoNashvilleUSADr. Emmy BellBirminghamUSATranslation of evidence knowledge into clinical practice
Dr. Nora FranceschiniChapel HillUSADr. Wesley van Hougenhouck-TullekenPretoriaSouth AfricaGrant Proposal
Dr. Prakash GudsoorkarCincinnatiUSADr. Jerrie Mae QuintosBaguio CityPhilippinesDigital skills and use of social media to strengthen preventive nephrology
Dr. Pranaw Kumar JhaGurugramIndiaDr. Rage HamzeHargeisaSomaliaHemodialysis
Dr. Arif KhwajaSheffieldUKDr. Ndubuisi NwanonenyiCardiffUKDiabetes and the kidney: Early detection of diabetic kidney disease
Dr. Peter KotankoNew YorkUSADr. Rasha HusseinKhartoumSudanClinical Research
Dr. Vincent LeeSydneyAustraliaDr. Anh NguyenHo Chi MinhVietnamAcute Kidney Injury
Prof. Hans-Peter MartiBergenNorwayDr. Zayeed AhsanDhakaBangladeshTransplantation
Dr. Lily MushaharSerembanMalaysiaDr. Thanh Van NguyenHo Chi MinhVietnamChronic Kidney Disease: Revise Nephrology
Dr. Shobhana Nayak RaoLondonCanadaDr. Lázaro Cobiellas CarballoHolguínCubaChronic Kidney Disease: Early diagnosis and progression
Dr. Shobhana Nayak RaoLondonCanadaDr. Tahmina JesminDhakaBangladeshClinical Research
Dr. Marlies OstermannLondonUKDr. Geethanjali GanesanChennaiIndiaTransplantation
Dr. Stefano PiccaRomeItalyDr. Sukanya GovindanChennaiIndiaClinical Research
Dr. Helmut RennkeBostonUSADr. Abiodun AdeyemoIlorinNigeriaInterpretation of nephropathology slides
Dr. Angus RitchieSydneyAustraliaDr. Yogeshni ChandraLautokaFijiClinical Research
Dr. Francisco Santa-CruzAsunciónParaguayDr. Giovanna ArrochaLa PazBoliviaCritical care nephrology
Dr. Francisco Santa-CruzAsunciónParaguayDr. Rene Santos NetoCuritibaBrazilTeaching and education
Dr. Sourabh SharmaDelhiIndiaDr. Tomiwa SotuboLagosNigeriaScientific writing, publication and literature review
Dr. Rajiv SinhaKolkataIndiaDr. Ruben GaleasSan Pedro SulaHondurasBiostatistics
Dr. Surjit TarafdarSydneyAustraliaDr. Sadiq Abdul BaqiMuscatOmanGlomerular disease: including SLE/LN
Prof. Santosh VarugheseVelloreIndiaDr. Dilushi WijayaratneColomboSri LankaPeritoneal dialysis
Prof. Robert WalkerDunedinNew ZealandDr. Henry WuPrestonUKPalliative care (geriatric nephrology)
Prof. Manjusha YadlaHyderabadIndiaMr. Didace NdahayoKigaliRwandaInterventional nephrology
The Mentorship Program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Janssen.
Janssen
If you would like to support ISN Mentorship Program, contact us via the contact section below. 

For all inquiries on the ISN Mentorship Program, please contact the Mentorship Program coordinator at mentorship@theisn.org

The Mentorship Program is supported by the ISN Mentorship Advisory Group.

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