Northwell doctor, Albertson resident appointed editor-in-chief of Kidney News

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Taking the helm as its new editor-in-chief, Northwell Health’s associate chief of Nephrology, Dr. Kenar D. Jhaveri, has been appointed to lead the print and digital publication, ASN Kidney News.

For over five decades, the American Society of Nephrology has been aiding in the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and sharing new knowledge. Through its peer-reviewed journals and monthly newsmagazine, Kidney News, ASN’s aim is to pinpoint emerging trends that will impact the field of nephrology.

Jhaveri, who is also a researcher at Northwell’s research arm the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and a professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, has a special interest in innovative nephrology education, E-Nephrology and developing new teaching tools to enhance medical education.  Jhaveri has been the long-time editor of the popular Kidney News column Detective Nephron.

“Throughout my time as a nephrologist, I look for innovative ways to share the latest advancements in this ever-changing field to physicians and patients,” said Jhaveri, a resident of Albertson. “I look forward to leading the editorial direction of Kidney News, using my experience to help guide our team of writers and contributors from across the globe.”

Through his clinical efforts and scientific endeavors, Dr. Jhaveri has published numerous high-impact research papers, most recently the largest study to date linking the rate of acute kidney injury in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The data was published in Kidney International, the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

“Dr. Jhaveri brings a wealth of knowledge and editorial experience to Kidney News,” said Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly, the chair of the ASN Publications Committee in an announcement posted on the website. “He presented a forward-looking transformational vision to further elevate Kidney News as a platform for all voices in our specialty.”

Jhaveri graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University College of Medicine and conducted his residency at Yale University School of Medicine, completing his fellowship at New York Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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