Medicine Grand Rounds

Wed, 09/29/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"Strategies to Increase Living Donation"
Aneesha Shetty, MD

Aneesha Shetty,MD recently joined BUMC/ University of Arizona COM – Tucson as a transplant nephrologist and the Director of the Living Donor Kidney Transplant program. Previously, she was transplant nephrology faculty at Northwestern University, involved in all aspects of transplant donor and recipient evaluation and care.  Her medical training includes internal medicine residency and chief residency at Mt.Sinai - New York, general nephrology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic and transplant nephrology fellowship at Northwestern University - Chicago. Additionally, she obtained a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University School of Public Health, with a focus on epidemiology and health policy.  Living donor transplantation is both a passion and professional interest of Dr. Shetty. She has been instrumental in implementing many patient-centric innovations, including streamlining the donor evaluation process, development of a donor champion program and overhauling the kidney donor follow up process in her previous institution. She is also a member of UNOS- OPTN national Living Donor Committee, involved in health care policy focused on promotion of living donation and protection of living donors. Her research portfolio primarily includes outcomes research in kidney transplantation, more recently including COVID nephropathy, BK nephropathy and antibody mediated rejection. Lastly, she is an educator at heart and have been involved in medical education and curricular development in my role as the Associate Program Director of the Transplant Nephrology Fellowship program and the Co-Director of the Problem Based Learning thread for the medical school curriculum in my previous institution. Dr. Shetty hopes to continue her involvement in medical education at BUMC/ University of Arizona COM – Tucson.


Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.
Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses
  • Understand more clearly advances in therapy
  • Become truly professional physicians
Event Location: 

UAHS 5403 and Virtual: Watch it Live!

Contact Info: 

Claudia R. Duran,

Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine