Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)


Dr. Mehrotra is the Belding H. Scribner Endowed Chair in Medicine and the Head of Nephrology at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, United States. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. His work has been directed towards improving the lives of people with kidney failure undergoing long-term dialysis with a special focus on peritoneal dialysis. His research contributions have included studying determinants of utilization of and outcomes with peritoneal dialysis in the United States; more recently he assembled an international consortium to study the biological determinants of peritoneal dialysis and completed the first genome-wide association study for peritoneal dialysis. He has led several clinical trials aimed to test interventions to improve symptoms experienced by patients with kidney failure. He has extensive clinical experience in the care of patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis and he has built large PD programs at two different institutions in the United States.

Over the last two decades, he has served the ISPD in numerous roles including as the President of the North American Chapter, member of the ISPD Council, Treasurer of the society, and he has chaired several committees. Currently, he is the Chair of the Standards and Guidelines Committee for the ISPD. He was recognized by the ISPD with the John Maher Award in 2006.

With his extensive leadership experience and deep knowledge about the ISPD, he hopes to work tirelessly to increase the global uptake, promote quality practice, and achieve optimal outcomes of peritoneal dialysis through enhanced advocacy, research, and education.