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Dr. Adeera Levin, M.D.

Curriculum Co-Chair

Dr. Levin is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia. She is also consulting nephrologist at Providence Health Care/St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning and budgets for renal services in the province of British Columbia.

Dr. Levin is active internationally across the spectrum of kidney activities and has served in leadership roles at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), most recently as President from 2015 to 2017. She is one of the founding members of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) and served as one of the first co-chairs. Dr. Levin has been active in both the ISN and DICG, advocating for patient rights to equitable access to care and the prevention of vulnerable populations against exploitation.

Her major research interests include non-traditional risk factors for CVD in CKD patients, (with a particular focus on anemia, phosphate and vitamin D, and progression of CKD variability), as well as models of care. She has over 300 peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the new Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. Dr. Levin is the Principal Investigator on the large cohort study CAN-PREDDICT, and more recently a large, national SPOR network grant focused on patient-oriented research (CAN-SOLVE CKD). She collaborates with investigators across Canada and internationally.

Dr. Levin has received numerous teaching and research awards from local and national groups. She was recognized by the Canadian Society of Nephrology for Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Nephrology in 2013, was awarded the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Research Medal of Excellence in 2014 and has been inducted as a fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2015 Dr. Levin was awarded the Aubrey J Tingle Research Award for contributions to the province of B.C., and the Order of Canada for her contributions to the life of Canadians.