"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.
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