Dr. T. Alp Ikizler
Dr. Ikizler is currently the Director of Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Professor of Medicine and Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Chair in Vascular Biology at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), Association of American Physicians (AAP), and FASEB Board of Directors. Dr. Ikizler’s clinical interests and expertise are focused on the care of the patients with chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease on maintenance dialysis and acute kidney injury. He has significant research and clinical interest in nutritional and metabolic aspects of acute and chronic disease states and he is the principal investigator of several ongoing studies aimed at improving the outcomes and quality of life in patient populations ranging from early kidney disease, patients on maintenance dialysis and patients with acute kidney injury. He is currently an Associate editor for Kidney International. He was the Past President of International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism 2010 – 2012, an Associate Editor of Journal of American Society of Nephrology 2006-2012, Director of the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program at VUSM 2005 – 2017 and member and Chair of American Board of Internal Medicine Nephrology Test Writing Committee 2008 – 2018. He is the recipient of National Kidney Foundation Joel Kopple Award, International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism Thomas Addis Award and VUSM Excellence in Mentoring Translational Scientist Award. He is also the Co-Chair of Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative – Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Nutrition in Kidney Disease Clinical Practice Guideline Work Group. He has published over 260 original articles, 50 editorial reviews and 20 book chapters. He is the co-editor of Handbook of Nutrition in Kidney Disease, 7th edition and Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Transplantation, 4th edition.