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.
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.
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

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

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