Joanne Bargman (Canada)

Past President of the ISPD

Joanne Bargman is a staff nephrologist at the University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She received her MD cum laude from the University of Toronto. She was an exchange fellow in Melbourne for her senior medical residency year, and then pursued nephrology training at Stanford University. Her research focused on renal physiology and micropuncture. Upon returning to Toronto, she was recruited to the Toronto Western Hospital where she trained in peritoneal dialysis under Dimitrios Oreopoulos.

She has more than 200 invited lectures internationally, on subjects as diverse as peritoneal dialysis, calciphylaxis, and management of glomerulonephritis. Currently she is Director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit and co-director of the Combined Renal-Rheumatology Lupus Clinic at the University Health Network. She has won faculty-wide teaching awards, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.