Coburn Lecture Will Cover Mineral Metabolism in CKD

Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc


A pioneer in researching mineral metabolism will deliver the Jack W. Coburn, MD, Endowed Lectureship, entitled “Longitudinal Studies of Mineral Metabolism in CKD,” on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The speaker will be Tamara Isakova, MD, MMSc, who is associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension as well as director of the Center for Translational Metabolism at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Isakova has an active clinical practice, providing care for patients with CKD, kidney stones, and bone and mineral metabolism disorders. She conducts clinical research on disorders of mineral metabolism in CKD. She has published more than 70 original investigations, reviews, and book chapters; her research has been supported by the American Kidney Fund, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and the National Institutes of Health.

She has received many awards, including a junior faculty award from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Carl W. Gottschalk Research Scholar Award from ASN.

She is a member of the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and a reviewer for 17 journals.

Among her many professional activities, she was abstract category chair for the 2014 ASN annual meeting, a program committee member for the 2015 ASN Kidney Week, a member of the clinical scientist in nephrology committee of the American Kidney Fund, and a member of the National Kidney Foundation expert panel on the role of vitamin D in stage 3–4 CKD.

A graduate of the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, Dr. Isakova completed internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital and nephrology training in the combined fellowship program of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

October/November 2017 (Vol. 9, Number 10 & 11)