National Kidney Foundation Journal Names New Editor-in-Chief

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Dr. Mahboob Rahman named to leadership role at Kidney Medicine an open access journal focused on clinical medicine in nephrology and hypertension 

New York, NY—May 14, 2024—The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has named Mahboob Rahman as the new editor-in-chief of the journalKidney Medicine

Dr. Rahman is the Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center  where he holds the Peter B. DeOreo MD Endowed Chair in Nephrology and Dialysis. He is also a tenured Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.

”We are excited to that Dr. Rahman will join the NKF publication team,” said Dr. Sylvia Rosas, President of NKF. “He will bring his expertise in clinical nephrology, hypertension and clinical research to Kidney Medicine. We anticipate that the journal will continue to grow in scope and readership.”

Kidney Medicine, an official journal of NKF, is an open access journal focused on clinical medicine in nephrology and hypertension. The mission of Kidney Medicine is to disseminate knowledge relevant to the care of people with or at risk of kidney diseases. Articles appearing in the journal include original research, case reports and reviews. Kidney Medicine adheres to the high standards associated with all of the National Kidney Foundation journals. Original research articles span a wide range of topics, including qualitative and quantitative research; health care policy, delivery, and disparities research; and epidemiology and outcomes research. Recognizing a critical deficit in this area, Kidney Medicine also eagerly seeks research focused on assessing and improving nephrology education and patient reported outcomes.

“Dr. Rahman is an outstanding clinical researcher who has worked on some of the most impactful clinical trials and cohort studies in nephrology,” said Daniel E. Weiner, MD, MS, current and inaugural editor-in-chief of Kidney Medicine. “I am thrilled he’ll be the next editor. He is patient focused and has the energy and ideas to bring Kidney Medicine to the forefront of clinical research in nephrology.”

Dr. Rahman will begin his transition into his new role this summer, and he will officially take over on January 1, 2025.

“We have assembled an outstanding team of clinicians and researchers to join the editorial team and look forward to continuing the growth of Kidney Medicine to be the premier open access journal in Nephrology,” said Dr. Rahman.

About Kidney Disease
In the United States, more than 37 million adults are estimated to have kidney disease, also known as chronic kidney disease (CKD)—and approximately 90 percent don’t know they have it. About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. are at risk for kidney disease. Risk factors for kidney disease include: diabeteshigh blood pressureheart diseaseobesity, and family history. People of Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian American, or Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander descent are at increased risk for developing the disease. Black or African American people are about four times as likely as White people to have kidney failure. Hispanics experience kidney failure at about double the rate of White people.

About NKF Professional Memberships
Healthcare professionals can join NKF to receive access to tools and resources for both patients and professionals, discounts on professional education, and access to a network of thousands of individuals who treat patients with kidney disease. 

About the National Kidney Foundation
The National Kidney Foundation is revolutionizing the fight to save lives by eliminating preventable kidney disease, accelerating innovation for the dignity of the patient experience, and dismantling structural inequities in kidney care, dialysis, and transplantation.


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