Medicine Grand Rounds with UWash's Dr. Rajnish Mehrota

Wed, 03/27/2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson presents:

Topic: “Improving the lived experience of patients with kidney failure”
[Rajnish W. Mehrota, MD, MS, FASN]

Rajnish W. Mehrota, MD, MS, FASN

Noon-1 p.m., Lecture Hall, Room 5403
College of Medicine – Tucson
(See flyer below for ALL virtual viewing links.)

— A light lunch will be provided. —


Dr. Rajnish Mehrotra, is the Belding H. Scribner Endowed Professor and chief of the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He is president-elect for the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. He served as editor-in-chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (2017-23) and, as of Jan. 1, 2024, is editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and senior editor of the ASN Portfolio of Journals. He practices medicine at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center.

A physician-scientist, his research and clinical work focus broadly on improving the lived experience of people with advanced kidney disease. His research, funded by both the National Institutes of Health and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, has advanced understanding of barriers to greater use of home dialysis and biologic determinants of peritoneal dialysis. He has led clinical trials to test interventions for managing symptoms experienced by patients undergoing long-term dialysis. And he has co-authored over 300 original research papers and book chapters.

Dr. Mehrota earned his medical degree at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he also completed his initial residency training. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1992 and a nephrology fellowship there in 1996. Afterward, he completed his U.S. residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University, which in 2002 became the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. He also holds a master’s degree from UCLA and is board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine.


■ Flyer for this event:  dom_grand_rounds_flyer_2024-03-27_v2.pdf

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds are held in Room 5403, on the fifth floor of the College of Medicine – Tucson. To view Medicine Grand Rounds remotely, see this live weblink: To view it after the fact, click on "Archive" at the top of this same link's webpage and, from the dropdown menu under "Category," select "Medicine Grand Rounds" and click "Search" to find the event you're seeking.

Accreditation Statement: 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.

Disclosure Statement: All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and the CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with ineligible companies 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

For questions or accommodations that may be necessary, please contact the Office of the Chair, 520-626-6349 at least three days in advance of event. 

Event Location: 

UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson
Lecture Hall, Room 5403

1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85721


Virtual link*:

*Also archived here to view at a later date.

Event Coordinator Name: 
Lisa Torres-Jones
Event Contact Department: 
Department of Medicine, Office of the Chair