What Black New Yorkers Need To Know About Kidney Health

Black communities are disproportionately affected by kidney disease for a variety of reasons including the way in which disease is diagnosed, an example of structural racism. Join a conversation with Dr. Kirk Campbell, a leading kidney specialist and incoming Board Chair of the National Kidney Foundation, and real New Yorkers about kidney health.

The conversation What Black New Yorkers Need To Know About Kidney Health covered:

  • Why Black New Yorkers are disproportionately and unfairly impacted by kidney disease.
  • How tests have changed in diagnosing kidney disease and how these changes have affected Black people specifically.
  • 3 things you can do to stop or delay kidney failure.


Dr. Campbell was joined by actual patients who will share what the wished they’d known earlier so that they could have slowed or stopped their chronic kidney disease.



About Patient Advocate Thelma Barber

Thelma Barber two time kidney transplant recipient. One via Living Donor in 1999 by her sister Diane Faison, and in 2010 a Deceased Donor. She was diagnosed in 1993 with IgA Nephropathy (Nephrotic Syndrome). Currently resides in Indian Land, South Carolina but is a native New Yorker from the Bronx. A member of NKF Voices For Kidney Health- Kidney Advocacy Committee member.





Dr. Campbell

About Dr. Kirk Campbell

Dr. Kirk Campbell is Professor of Medicine, Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is board certified in Nephrology. Dr. Campbell is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital followed by a clinical and research fellowship in Nephrology at Mount Sinai. In addition to treating patients with kidney disease, Dr. Campbell leads an NIH-funded research program focused on developing new therapeutic interventions for protein uric diseases.



Dr. Antonia EyssallenneAbout Dr. Antonia Eyssallenne

Dr. Antonia (Toni) Eyssallenne is a clinician and Sr. Medical Advisor for the NYC Dept of
health, as well as a leader in global and public health, health equity. She is also an advocate
for anti-racism in care delivery.






About Dr. Dinushika Mohottige 

Dr. Dinushika Mohottige is Assistant Professor in Institute of Health Equity Research at the
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Barbara T. Murphy Division of Nephrology.
She has studied racism in clinical settings and health disparities.








Wed, 03/15/2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Monique Hardin-Cordero Email: Monique.HardinCordero@Kidney.org Phone: 212-889-2999 x 228