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Concepts & Controversies: Diabetic Kidney Disease, Diet Recommendations, A Discussion From The Experts

Concepts & Controversies: Diabetic Kidney Disease, Diet Recommendations, A Discussion From The Experts

This webinar will be a dialogue between two well-known Nephrologists who are experts in Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Plant-based Nutrition. They will discuss the Concepts and Controversies of using a high-protein diet for weight loss and glycemic control in patients who have, or who are at risk of having, diabetic kidney disease (DKD). In this discussion, these experts will discuss the CKD Nutrition Clinical Practice Guidelines regarding DKD as well as the trade-off of high protein diets for weight loss and glycemic control vs. a low protein diet for delayed progression of CKD.

*Drs Kalantar and Joshi are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Dr Frank is an employee of OPDC.


Kam Kalantar-Zadeh

Kam Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor of Medicine & Public Health

University of California School of Medicine*

Kam Kalantar studied medicine in University of Bonn, Germany, and received MPH and PhD degrees in Nutritional Epidemiology from UC Berkeley. He was trained in University of Nuremberg (Germany), SUNY Brooklyn and UCSF medical schools. He is triple board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Paediatrics. Kam has authored >900 papers and has had numerous NIH grants as PI. He is Past President of the International Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism (ISRNM) and co-chair of the steering committee of the “World Kidney Day”. He serves as editor in chief of the “Journal of Renal Nutrition”. Dr Kalantar’s core focus is in Nutrition and Diet in the Management of Kidney Health and Disease as well as dialysis transition and therapies.

Shivam Joshi

Shivam Joshi, MD

Internist, Nephrologist, & Plant-Based Physician, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, New York City

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, New York City*

Shivam Joshi, MD, is an internist, nephrologist, and plant-based physician practicing at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue in New York City. He received his BS from Duke University and his MD from the University of Miami. He completed his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami and his nephrology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine with research interests in plant-based diets, fad diets, and nephrology. He has written numerous scientific articles and speaks nationally on these subjects. He is the youngest nephrologist to receive the NKF’s Joel D Kopple award, the highest award in renal nutrition. You can follow him on Twitter (@sjoshiMD).


Laura Frank

Laura Frank, PhD, MPH, RDN, CD

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Liaison

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