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;
  • If you would like to focus on interventional nephrology, you are invited to check out and apply to the ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships instead of the Mentorship program;
  • 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 April 1 (extended deadline)
  • 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. Maria Carlota González-BedatUruguayLatin AmericaDr. Andrea Cecilia Rivas NietoPeruLatin AmericaEpidemiology
Dr. Nora FranceschiniUSANorth America and the CaribbeanMs. Dianne Juan AcobaSwedenWestern EuropeScientific writing, publication and literature review
Dr. Arif KhwajaUKWestern EuropeDr. Sabarinath ShanmugamIndiaSouth AsiaClinical research
Prof. Sanjay Kumar AgarwalIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Hasanul IslamBangladeshSouth AsiaGlomerular disease
Dr. Salwa Mahmoud ElwasifEgyptAfricaDr. Teddy KajimotuZambiaAfricaTransplantation
Dr. Claudio MascheroniArgentinaLatin AmericaDr. Jhezmy Kimverly Torres RodriguezPeruLatin AmericaResearch methodologies
Prof. Elayaperumal IndhumathiIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Kyoung Sook ParkSouth KoreaNorth East AsiaTranslation of evidence knowledge into clinical practice
Dr. Marlies OstermannUKWestern EuropeDr. Mehreen Hanif AdamKenyaAfricaCritical care nephrology
Dr. Xiangling WangUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Jaison GeorgeIndiaSouth AsiaGlomerular disease
Prof. Dwarakanathan RanganathanAustraliaOSEADr. Chee Eng ChanMalaysiaOSEAGlomerular disease
Prof. Nikolina Bašić-JukićCroatiaEastern and Central EuropeDr. Mirha PjanicBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern & Central EuropeTransplantation
Dr. Lakshmi KannanUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Yara MohebEgyptAfricaClinical research: especially in onconephrology
Dr. Shobhana Nayak RaoCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Narnygerel ErdenebilegMongoliaNorth East AsiaEpidemiology: in glomerulonephritis and CKD
Dr. Nivedita KamathIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Anisha Ramchandra GerberUnited StatesNorth America & the CaribbeanChronic Kidney Disease
Prof. Mignon McCullochSouth AfricaAfricaDr. Susan UthupIndiaSouth AsiaClinical research
Prof. Rajendra BhimmaSouth AfricaAfricaDr. Maekel Belay WoldemariamEthiopiaAfricaFluid, electrolytes and acid-base
Dr. Smita DivyaveerIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Tania Beatriz PaundeMozambiqueAfricaGlomerular disease
Dr. Chia-Te LiaoTaiwanNorth and East AsiaDr. Trung Hoang AnhVietnamOSEAInterventional nephrology
Dr. Helmut RennkeUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Lucia Mercedes NiñoColombiaLatin AmericaRenal Pathology
Dr. Shobhana Nayak RaoCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Asheesh KumarIndiaSouth AsiaObstetric and pregnancy
Prof. Magdi YaqoobUKWestern EuropeDr. Jennifer Helen WhiteheadUnited KingdomWestern EuropeDeveloping ISN link
Dr Vinant BhargavaIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Purva BIndiaSouth AsiaTransplantation: Transplant Immunology & Diagnostics
Dr. Rahul ChanchlaniCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Mst.Shanjida SharmimBangladeshSouth AsiaClinical research
Dr. Sourabh SharmaIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Mohammad Habibur Rahman SarkerBangladeshSouth AsiaChronic Kidney Disease
Prof. Arpita Ray ChaudhuryIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Scienthia SanjeevaniIndiaSouth AsiaTransplantation
Dr. Jochen RaimannUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Felix-Mihai MaralescuRomaniaEastern & Central EuropeScientific writing, publication and literature review
Prof. Santosh VarugheseIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Pallavi PrasadIndiaSouth AsiaClinical research
Prof. René Scalet Santos NetoBrazilLatin AmericaDr. Caio PellizzariBrazilLatin AmericaChronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Siddarth Kumar SethiIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Irshad Ali BajeerPakistanSouth AsiaScientific writing, publication and literature review
Prof. Muhammad Aliyu MakusidiNigeriaAfricaDr. Nwokedi Chinedu MaduNigeriaAfricaClinical research
Dr. Vedran PremuzicCroatiaEastern and Central EuropeDr. Amila JasarevicBosnia and HerzegovinaEastern & Central EuropeCritical care nephrology
Dr. Ekamol TantisattamoUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Batool ButtPakistanSouth AsiaTransplantation
Dr. Rafael Valdez- OrtizMexicoLatin AmericaDr. Enrique Iván Rodríguez GarcíaMexicoLatin AmericaGlomerular disease
Dr. Laura Castellanos ReyesUSANorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Bettyna OlivottoRomaniaEastern & Central EuropeAcute Kidney Injury
Prof. Ana Elizabeth Prado Lima FigueiredoBrazilLatin AmericaDr. Marques NgHong KongNorth East AsiaPatient education and empowerment, research
Dr. Karthik TennakoreCanadaNorth America and the CaribbeanDr. Anukul GhimireCanadaNorth America & the CaribbeanResearch methodologies
Dr. Siddiq AnwarUnited Arab EmiratesThe Middle EastDr. Tams Isaac TamunobelemaNigeriaAfricaTransplantation
Prof. Francisco Santa-CruzParaguayLatin AmericaDr. Christiany Moreira AlmeidaBrazilLatin AmericaChronic Kidney Disease
Dr. Muhammad Mohsin RiazPakistanSouth AsiaDr. Chidozie Ndubisi NdulueNigeriaAfricaPeritoneal Dialysis
Dr. Lily MushaharMalaysiaOSEADr. I Made Rama PutraIndonesiaOSEALeading multidisciplinary teams
Dr. Urmila AnandhIndiaSouth AsiaDr. Meylis Oraznyyaz RejepovTurkmenistanNIS & RussiaCritical care nephrology: Transplantological
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
Dr. Yazied ChothiaSouth AfricaAfricaDr. 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
Prof. Ahmed AklEgyptAfricaDr. 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
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
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The Mentorship Program is supported by the ISN Mentorship Advisory Group.

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