Bekir Tanriover, MD, MPH, MBA, FAST

  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Dr. Bekir Tanriover is currently Professor of Internal Medicine and the Chief of Nephrology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson. He is a transplant nephrologist who takes care of kidney-pancreas transplant patients at University of Arizona-Banner University Medical Center. He is a researcher with expertise in comparative effectiveness research, health economics, decision sciences, cost analyses, patient-centered outcomes research, and big data analysis. His interdisciplinary team has examined efficiency in multi-organ allocation, decreasing discard rate in kidney transplantation, and economical analysis of induction therapy in kidney transplantation. He has mentored more than 20 undergraduate students, medical students, nephrology fellows, PhD candidates, junior faculty over 10 years period. 

Professional Associations & Affiliations:

  • American Society of Nephrology (2004-present)
  • American Society of Transplantation (2004-present)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (2016-Present)
Research Interests: 
  • Renal Epidemiology 
  • Solid organ transplant outcomes
  • Cost-effectiveness 
  • MD: Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993
  • MPH: Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, New York City, NY, 2013
  • MBA: The University of Texas, Dallas, TX, 2019
Honors and Awards
  • KM1 Junior Faculty Career Development Grant on Comparative Effectiveness Research: NIH-1KM1CA156709-01 (2011-2013), the Columbia University Health Sciences, New York, NY.
  • Tulane University, Internal Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1995-1998
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nephrology, Birmingham, AL, 1998-2000
  • Vanderbilt University, Transplant Nephrology, Nashville, TN, 2003-2004