Rasheed Gbadegesin

Rasheed Gbadegesin

2022 KI Best Reviewer

KI reviewers were evaluated by the number of reviews they completed in 2022, the quality of each review as assessed by the Kidney International Associate Editors, and the length of time manuscripts were under review.

Dr. Rasheed Gbadegesin is the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at the Duke University, in Durham, North Carolin, USA. He is the Associate Dean for Physician Scientist Development and the Director of the Office of Physician Scientist Development. His research is focused on understanding the molecular pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome, and the biologic basis for disparity in its incidence, and therapy response.

In the last fifteen years, Dr. Gbadegesin and his team have identified new genetic causes and genetic risk factors for nephrotic syndrome and other chronic kidney diseases. In addition, he and his collaborators have continued to characterize the mechanisms by which these genes can cause nephrotic syndrome, and recently identified biomarkers of disease, and druggable pathways that may treat these genetic defects and the more common idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. He is currently serving as reviewer and editorial board member for many high impact journals including Kidney International.

The KI Best Reviewers will be acknowledged in the Editors’ Pick of ISN Journals: KI and KIR session taking place Saturday, April 1, 2023, 08:30-10:00 Bangkok time, in MR 110 ABC.