Distinguished Leader Award: Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN

Full access

Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN

Citation: Kidney News 15, 10/11

Dr. Jhaveri is professor of medicine at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and associate chief of the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension at Northwell Health.

As associate division chief, Dr. Jhaveri has been instrumental in developing a glomerular disease center and onco-nephrology and cardio-renal services. He recently launched the trailblazing Galdi fellowship, an advanced fellowship in onco-nephrology and glomerular diseases.

In the early days of the pandemic in New York, he spearheaded fast adaptations in clinical care and led research on COVID-19-related acute kidney injury.

A leading figure in onconephrology and glomerular disease research and treatment, Dr. Jhaveri is a founding member and past president of the newly formed American Society of Onconephrology and a founding member of the International Society of Glomerular Disease. He has published more than 200 articles on these topics as well as other domains in nephrology, including social media and medical education.

He is the editor-in-chief of Kidney News and serves on the editorial boards of CJASN, Kidney International, and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

Dr. Jhaveri's efforts to bring innovation to education include introducing case-based debates to the ASN Fellows in Training Bowl, a monthly online “GN Chat,” and the amusing teaching portal “Detective Nephron,” periodically featured in Kidney News. He has served on several ASN education committees and teaches creatively via multiple channels, including his “Nephron Power” blog. He has a prominent social media presence with 10,000 followers on the platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Dr. Jhaveri received his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency at the Yale New Haven Hospital and his nephrology fellowship at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center.