Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Suren Kanagasundaram

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Background

Background

Suren is the clinical lead for the Newcastle Hospitals Haemodialysis Service. He returned to Newcastle on his appointment as a Consultant Nephrologist in 2004 after completing undergraduate and early postgraduate training in Manchester and higher specialist training on the West Yorkshire rotation.

During his time in specialty training, he spent 3 years as the Saturo Nakamoto Hemodialysis Research Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic, USA, where NIH-sponsored work on renal support for acute kidney injury (AKI) formed the basis of his doctoral thesis. He maintains an interest in both AKI and haemodialysis through an active research programme and has authored a range of original articles and textbook chapters in both fields.

He was an expert advisor to the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) for their 2009 report into AKI care ('Adding insult to injury'), co-authored the 2011 UK Renal Association clinical practice guideline for AKI and is the lead author for the next version. Other professional interests include a commitment to issues of environmental sustainability within healthcare.


Areas of expertise

Acute kidney injury

Haemodialysis

Renal replacement therapy

Critical care nephrology

                                                       

Professional memberships

British Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians of London (Fellow)

UK Renal Association

 

ORCiD id    

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Google Scholar profile

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Journal peer review

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Researchgate profile

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Other peer review

Suren has provided peer review for the National Institutes of Health Research RfPB and Programme Grants for Applied Research funding streams, the Scottish executive's CSO research training programme, the Medical Research Council, the British Renal Society and Kidney Research UK. He also provides regular review of grant applications for the scientific sub-committee of our local kidney research charity, the Northern Counties Kidney Research Fund (http://www.nckrf.org.uk/ ) .

 

 

Research

Research Interests

Acute kidney injury

Haemodialysis

Renal replacement therapy

Critical care nephrology

 

Publications