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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 12:08

Fellow: Suree Yoowannakul From Thailand

Suree YoowannakulName of Fellow: Suree Yoowannakul

Home Centre: Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal Thai Air Force, Thailand

Host Centre: Royal Free Hospital, UCL Centre of Nephrology, UK

Mentor: Air Vice Marshal Anutra Chittinandana Andrew Davenport

Training Duration: 24 months


Learning objectives:

  • The treatment of chronic haemodialysis especially in relation to haemodiafiltration in order to improve the survival rates of chronic haemodialysis patients.
  • Renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury cases such as CRRT, SLED and peritoneal dialysis.
  • Blood purification in order to improve success rates in incompatible kidney transplant patients and their renal graft outcomes.
  • Peritoneal dialysis techniques, membrane preservation and complications in peritoneal dialysis
  • Clinical research the field of renal replacement therapy.


Profile Description and Training plan:

My name is Suree Yoowannakul, M.D. I am an attending physician at the Renal Unit of the Department of Medicine at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital under the Royal Thai Air Force in Bangkok, Thailand. Now I am attending the ISN Fellowship Program and Clinical Fellowship Program at the Royal Free Hospital of the University College, London, under the supervision of the honorable Dr. Andrew Davenport. I graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from Thammasart University in 2001, completed a Diplomate from the Thai Board of Internal Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians (Thailand) in 2007 and a Diplomate from the Thai Board of Nephrology at the Royal College of Physicians(Thailand) in 2009. I am very passionate about the practice and study of Clinical Nephrology, in Thailand we are faced with a growing rate of acute kidney injury as a result of alcohol abuse and poor dietary intake and other insults.

The importance of treatments like renal replacement therapy has become an important medical issue and the Thai government has announced universal coverage for renal replacement therapy. As medical practitioners, one of the most important issues we face is how to minimize the burden of renal replacement therapy and improve the quality of life and survival of renal failure patients.

It is my belief that these areas and the general advancement of renal treatment knowledge and practices would be a great benefit to patients in Thailand. Upon my return, I intend to use the newly learned knowledge and experiences to develop a modern dialysis unit at Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, advance clinical research and pursue an active career in teaching Nephrology, mentoring future medical professionals on the importance of good kidney health and the treatments of disorders. In my career, I have had the honour of being mentored by several past ISN scholars and I cannot express my gratitude enough for their contributions to the development of high quality clinical services and research in Thailand as well as in the development of my career. It is for these reasons that I would be deeply honoured and proud to advance my professional development at such a world renowned institution as the International Society of Nephrology as an ISN Fellow.



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Nicole SolomonName of Fellow: Nicole Solomon

Home Center: Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex

Host Center: Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Mentor: Dr David Milford

Training Duration: 24 months


Learning objectives:

  • Outpatient management of general nephrology and end stage patients including renal transplantation
  • Management of inpatients with acute nephrological conditions, including children with renal failure requiring acute peritoneal dialysis or haemodialysis
  • Development of knowledge and skills to maintain a chronic haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis program
  • Management of patients in paediatric intensive care unit requiring renal support
  • Development of an understanding of the key components in preparation for renal transplantation
  • Management of children undergoing deceased and live donor renal transplantation
  • A minimum of 10 native renal biopsies and 5 renal transplant biopsies under consultant supervision


Profile Description and Training plan:

This programme will provide me with the training required to establish a Paediatric Nephrology service in Trinidad. Training includes acquiring skills to manage children with renal disease by attending ward round everyday and undertaking non-resident on call, including weekend cover. I will be trained in the use of all imaging modalities relevant to nephrology and in the interpretation of basic renal histopathology through attendance at departmental renal biopsy meetings and direct instruction in the department of histopathology under the supervision of a consultant histopathologist.

At the end of the fellowship, I should have developed an understanding of the role of medical staff within the context of the multi professional team and an understanding of the essential components of adolescent transition to renal adult services. My progress will be monitored according to the RCPCH requirements and I will be provided with written feedback based on an assessment by relevant members of the multi professional team.
At the end of my training I wish to return to Trinidad to continue to provide service as a Paediatric Nephrologist as none exists to date at my home institution and also extend this service to the Caribbean Region. I hope be involved with teaching and training junior officers and also I have a keen interest in pursuing research in field of paediatric renal disease.



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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 09:19

Fellow: Nankeu Nestor From Cameroon

Nestor NankeuName of Fellow: Nankeu Nestor

Home Centre: University Teaching Hospital Yaounde, Cameroon

Host Centre: Hospital Tenon, Paris, France

Mentor: Kaze Francois (home) & Pierre Ronco (host)

Training Duration: 12 months


Learning objectives:

  • Transplantation
  • Renal pathology
  • Peritoneal dialysis


Profile Description and Training plan:

It is a great honour and pleasure to me to have the opportunity to tell you in few words « why we need this training and what I expect » from it. I’m a 31 years old MD, resident in 3rd year of the nephrology residency program. In Cameroon we started 4years ago and so far we still overload by the huge need, because henceforth, cases are being diagnosed and handled. Since the government is willing to make nephrology care available we have clinical nephrology and hemodylisis but still need to complete other aspects such as Peritoneal dialysis, renal pathology and transplantations in order to build an efficient, complete team.

My specific aims are as follows :

  • To set up and manage a peritoneal dialysis unit.
  • To reinforce my knowledge of hemodialysis techniques.
  • To follow up transplanted patients.
  • To prevent and manage acute kidney injury
  • To perform save kidney biopsy and provide with the local pathologists, appropriate interpretation of specimens, suggesting, further investigations for a better understanding, a specific and complete management of renal diseases.


Ernesto AlvaradoName of Fellow: Ernesto Raul Alvarado Escudero

Home Centre: Social Security Fund, Dr. Arnulfo A. Madrid Hospital, Panama City

Host Centre: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City

Mentor: Dr. Ricardo Correa-Rotter

Training Duration: 12 months


Learning objectives:

  • Diagnostic techniques in Chronic Kidney Disease bone mineral disorders
  • Different handling of the peritoneal dialysis patient with KT / V insufficient.
  • Different approaches in patients on peritoneal dialysis with mechanical complications and non-mechanical.
  • Different management about early post-transplant complications in the period.
  • HLA compatibility in choosing recipients of kidney.
  • Different approaches for infections in transplant patients.
  • Approaches in the treatment of cellular and humoral rejection in transplant patients.
  • Meet new approaches in the management of mineral bone disorder.


Profile Description and Training plan:

I am a humble person, with a great interest in my personal and academic development, dedicated to my studies and the patients in my institution. Thanks to the ISN Fellowship program, I am doing a one-year rotation at a host center receiving appropriate training as nephrologist. This program will enable me to help the patients in my country with Chronic Kidney Disease. The nephrology training program in my country (Panama) manages a small unit of peritoneal dialysis and a small number of kidney transplants are performed every year but no diagnostic method is carried out on the bone mineral disorders.

The main objectives of the training are: to be able to manage mechanical and non-mechanical complications affecting the efficiency of peritoneal dialysis, to learn about early management after a renal transplantation and laboratory renal transplant as well as the treatment of the 2 types of rejection, and also integrate diagnosis with treatment in bone mineral disorder.
My center is in an area where people are really poor and where peritoneal dialysis is the only possible treatment. This rotation would really benefit these patients. Also, thanks to the new focus on the management of bone mineral disorders, I would be able to share the knowledge acquired with my colleagues.


Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:17

Fellow: Achigbu Kingsley Ihedioha From Nigeria

AchigbuName: Achigbu Kingsley Ihedioha

Home Centre: Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Nigeria ii. Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Host centre: Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape town, South Africa.

Training duration: 6 MONTHS


Profile description:

A general Paediatrician, fellow of the West African College of Physicians. Dr . ACHIGBU KINGSLEY IHEDIOHA is Working in a government tertiary hospital south eastern Nigeria and is an adjunct lecturer in Paediatrics at the Imo state Teaching hospital involved in the training of medical students and paediatric residents


Training objectives:

The objectives of my training is to acquire skills in the following areas:

  • Dialysis prescription writing
  • Acute PD and chronic PD catheter insertion
  • Renal biopsy
  • Management and follow up of patients with chronic renal failure and other kidney diseases
  • Pre and post kidney transplantation patients evaluation, work up and care
  • Community nephrology
  • Basic renal histopathology as well as research

The 5 specific goals against which the success of my training will be measured on return to my hospital include:

  • Ability to insert acute and chronic PD catheters and write dialysis prescriptions
  • Ability to perform renal biopsy
  • Ability to undertake the pharmacological management of children with common kidney diseases including CRF, steroid resistant nephrotic syndrome and hypertension
  • Ability to Evaluate and manage ESRD patients, work up pre renal transplantation as well as follow up post renal transplantation patients
  • Ability to facilitate and oversee the establishment of a community kidney program as well as undertake basic research.


mauricio MozoName of Fellow:  Luis Mauricio Mozo Meléndez

Home Centre: Hospital Nacional Rosales, El Salvador in the Central America.

Host Centre: Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo, Venezuela. 

Mentor:  Dr. Octavio Salgado

Training Duration: 6 month


Learning objectives: 

The goals and objectives of the training offered by The Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo are the following:

  • Placement of tunneled and non-tunneled central vein catheters for hemodialysis.
  • Arteriovenous fistula creation.
  • Renal biopsies in native and transplanted kidneys
  • Color Doppler ultrasound examinations in native and transplanted kidneys as well as vascular.
  • CAPD catheter placement.


Profile Description and Training plan:

My name is Luis Mauricio Mozo Meléndez, specialist in Internal Medicine and currently a resident of third year of Nephrology at the Hospital Nacional Rosales in El Salvador, Central America. I am interested in Interventional Nephrology as a way to contribute to improve the expectancy and quality of life of our patients and reduce long-term costs in our system of health. Also I plan to share the knowledge acquired with the other Nephrologist in El Salvador, and to be a pioneer in this field in my country.
As a resident of Nephrology I am concerned about the current conditions of our hospital and the national network of hospitals, which are similar to ours:

  • Less than 40% of patients on hemodialysis have a permanent vascular access.
  • High rates of infection and vascular stenosis, because we have to depend on the use of temporary catheters for a long time
  • Long waiting lists for diagnostic imaging procedures and other invasive procedures.
  • We don’t have interventional Nephrologists in El Salvador.


Monday, 19 September 2016 13:42

Fellow: Keita Younoussa From Senegal

Younoussa keitaName of Fellow: KEITA Younoussa

Home Centre: Aristide Le Dantec hospital. Dakar. Senegal

Host Centre: Necker children hospital Paris

Mentor: Pr Remi Salomon

Training Duration: 12 months


Learning objectives:

  • To participate in establishment of a unit of Pediatric Nephrology at the CHU of Dakar
  • To develop skills in clinical nephrology, biology, imaging, and histological to explore the kidney
  • To Promote prevention of kidney disease
  • To develop skills in dialysis
  • To contribute as a Nephrologist Pediatric in renal transplantation for children in Senegal


Profile Description 

 I am pediatrician neonatologist and assistant clinical director at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar. I defended my memoire of adult nephrology last July,26.


Training plan:

I will follow theoretical and practical training at the Necker Hospital in Paris. The theoretical training is organized into 04 lectures 4 sessions in French universities. Each session lasts one week intensive course. Fromation practice will be in the hospital Necker. The final assessment is theoretical and practical with memory defense at the end.


Monday, 19 September 2016 13:24

Fellow: Tsevi Yawovi Mawufemo From Togo

pdf photoName of Fellow: TSEVI YAWOVI MAWUFEMO

Home Centre: Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire Sylvanus Olympio, Togo 

Host Centre: Cliniques Universitaires Saint Luc, Belgium


Training Duration: 12 MONTHS


Learning objectives:

Through this scholarship for a one year fellowship, I will gain more knowledge base in renal physiology and pathophysiology and gather first-hand experience and progressive responsibility in evaluation and management of nephrology-related disorders. I will have the opportunity to work with seniors nephrologists that will develop astute reasoning skills that are both physiologically-sound and evidence-based and the specific invasive procedural skills necessary to work competently in the clinical setting.


Profile Description and Training plan:

I started my residency back in November 2013 at medical university of science and research of Abidjan (Ivory Coast). This formation will allow me to acquire new medical knowleges in clinical nephrology, to learn new techniques in hemodialysis and to respond with accuracy to the multiple problems of my society in witch, sadly, there is 1 nephrologist for seven millions person


Monday, 19 September 2016 12:50

Fellow: Nora Sarishvili From Georgia

Nora sarishviliName of Fellow: Nora SARISHVILI

Home Centre: The Nephrology Department of HTMC University Clinic, Tbilisi, Georgia

Host Centre: St James's University Hospital

Mentor: Andrew Lewington

Training Duration: 3 months


Learning objectives:

  • To diagnose AKI on-time
  • To define the start of RRT on-time
  • To tailor treatment option - CRRT, SLED or Intermittent HD
  • To define anticoagulation options;
  • To tailor medication, nutrition of ICU patients


Profile Description :

 I am a nephrologist Nora sarishvili, 30 years old, from Tbilisi, Georgia. I’m working in the Department of Nephrology, at the Nephrology Department of HTMC University Clinic, Tbilisi, Georgia. In this department, on average, 300 hemodialysis and 50 peritoneal-dialysis patients undergo treatment under the guidance of this department. There are 15 inpatient beds, which are always busy. Everyday outpatient visits account for 20–25 patients a day. My personal involvement and competence covers most nephrological disorders, such as primary and secondary glomerular diseases, acute kidney injury, hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis: this includes complications that occur during renalreplacement therapy.


Training Plan :

  • Understanding of pathogenesis, clinical expression, diagnosis, and therapy of kidney, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders in critically ill patients with an emphasis on acute renal failure
  • Evaluation and management of sepsis and septic shock
  • Management of AKI, including nutrition, anticoagulation, and dialysate composition
  • Chronic renal failure in critical care and its specific management in the ICU, including care of the post transplant patient
  • Principles and prescription of various modes of RRT, including continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRT) SCUF - slow continuous ultrafiltration, CVVH – continuous veno-venous hemofiltration, CVVHD – continuous veno-venous hemodialysis, CVVHDF – continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration , Hemoadsorption , Intermittent HD, SLED


Monday, 19 September 2016 12:27

Fellow: Abduzhappar Gaipov From Kazakhstan

photoName of Fellow: Abduzhappar Gaipov

Home Centre: National Scientific Medical Research Center, Astana, Kazakhstan

Host Centre: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA

Mentor: Prof Csaba P. Kovesdy

Training Duration: 12 months


Learning objectives:

CKD clinical and epidemiological research methodology:

  • To becoming familiar with Renal Registry System, gain methodological and epidemiological aspects to develop database systems;
  • To improve the statistical skills, gain experience how to approach and analyze big databases;
  • To improve the skills related with systematic analysis, manuscript preparing, writing, review and independently write grants.


Profile Description and Training plan:

I will working on projects which are identify risk factors of CKD as well as risk factors for early mortality in ESRD and development of prediction score for CKD mortality. Proposed training plan will give me the knowledge and skill to be able to create and analyze the national database for renal patients and globally improve outcome of renal patients in any stage of CKD after my return to home.

I hope development of modern Renal Care Service and National Renal Registry database can resolve problems of early detection of CKD patients and predict the risk factors of mortality.


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