Ali Gharavi

Ali Ghavari

Brenner/Dirks Lecture

At each WCN, renowned speakers present Named Lectures. The speakers are selected on the basis of their world class contribution to nephrology and related fields, consistent with the overall themes and priorities of the WCN program.

Dr. Ali Gharavi is the Jay Meltzer Professor of Nephrology and Hypertension and serves as Chief of the Division of Nephrology, Director of the Center for Precision and Genomics in the Department of Medicine and Interim Director of the Institute of genomic Medicine.

After receiving his medical degree from George Washington University, Dr. Gharavi completed residency in internal medicine and fellowships in hypertension and nephrology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in human genetics at Yale University and joined Columbia University in 2003. Dr. Gharavi’s research is focused on the molecular genetics of kidney diseases and his work has led to the discovery of genes and loci for IgA nephropathy and congenital defects of the kidney and urinary tract.

His recent research has demonstrated the utility of clinical sequencing in the diagnosis and management of patients with kidney disease and he is extending this work to other adult constitutional disorders. His ultimate goal is to bring personalized genomic medicine from the laboratory into patient care. He is the principal investigator of multiple scientific projects funded by the National Institute of Health. He was elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.

Dr. Gharavi is giving the Brenner/Dirks Lecture in WCN Plenary Session 2 on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 10:35 – 11:15 Bangkok time in Plenary Halls 2-3. He will give the talk, ‘Genomic Medicine for Kidney Diseases: Lessons Learned from IgAN for Disease Pathophysiology and Management.’