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Professor Alan Salama

Nephrology

Medical interests: Nephrology, dialysis, kidney transplantation, polycystic kidney disease, general medicine. Particular interest in autoimmune conditions that affect the kidney; glomerulonephritis and systemic vasculitis.


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About

I am a general nephrologist with an interest in immune mediated diseases and transplantation. My practice covers all aspects of nephrology and hypertension, including acute and chronic kidney failure, genetic diseases such as polycystic kidney disease and rarer inflammatory or autoimmune conditions that commonly affect the kidneys such as Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic vasculitis. I manage complex transplant patients pre-and post operatively and advise many other specialists about immunosuppression protocols to use post-transplant.

Background

Medical training

Professor Alan Salama completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Oxford and then moved to London to continue his clinical training and specialisation at The Royal London,  Guy’s Hospital, and the Hammersmith Hospital. In 2000, he was awarded a PhD for research carried out at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School into autoimmune renal disease.

Professor Salama then spent three years in the USA doing post-doctoral research; he worked at Harvard Medical School on a project focused on transplantation immunology and then became an NIH Nephrology Fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. On returning to London in 2004 he was appointed Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Nephrology at Imperial College London and accepted the post of Reader and Honorary Consultant in Nephrology at University College London in 2010. He was appointed Professor of Nephrology at UCL in August 2013.

Current appointments

Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Professor Salama is also Reader in Nephrology, University College London, responsible for teaching undergraduate and post graduate courses as well as carrying out numerous visiting lectureships in UK and abroad. In August 2013, he was appointed Professor of Nephrology at University College London.

NHS post

Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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