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 us on March 15 for 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. can be joined by video or phone to learn about:
- 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 will also be 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 Dr. 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.