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Vivekanand Jha


Professor of Nephrology; Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India

Professor Vivekanand Jha, is the Executive Director, George Institute for Global Health India, and a Professor of Nephrology at University of Oxford. He has been a Professor of Nephrology and Head of the Department of Translational Regenerative Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. Vivekanand Jha graduated from Patna Medical College, did his postgraduate training in Medicine and Nephrology from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), Chandigarh, India and a basic science research Fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

He is currently Secretary of the Indian Society of Nephrology, Councilor of International Society of Nephrology, Councilor of the Transplantation Society, Executive Committee member of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Asian Forum of Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative, member of several Committees of International Society of Nephrology, Transplantation Society and International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. He is the Deputy Editor of the Indian Journal of Nephrology, Subject Editor of Nephrology (official journal of the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology), Associate Editor of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and American Journal of Transplantation, Editor of the Cochrane Renal Group and Advisory Boards of several other journal, Section Editor of the Oxford Textbook of Nephrology. He is a past member of Board of Directors of the Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes and a member of KDIGO Guideline Development groups for management of kidney transplant recipients and patients with glomerulonephritis, member of several Task Forces and Expert Committees of the Department of Biotechnology and Indian Council of Medical Research and Review panel of international funding organizations. He has over 220 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 30 chapters in major textbooks. Dr Jha has been elected a Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians (London), Royal college of Physicians (Edinburgh) and the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).