Dr. Adeera Levin, MD, FRCPC, is a Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care/St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver, Canada. She is the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency which oversees the care, planning and budgets for kidney services in the province of British Columbia. In this capacity, Dr. Levin has leveraged her epidemiological training, clinical knowledge and health outcomes research to develop an evidence-based transparent system which enhances the care of patients across the continuum of care (from identification of CKD through to dialysis, transplant and death). She is active in international activities across the spectrum of kidney activities, and has served as Secretary General of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), and is now President Elect of ISN. Dr. Levin’s major research areas of interest include non-traditional risk factors for CVD in CKD patients as well as models of care. She has 268 peer reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and is co-editor of a textbook “Chronic Kidney Disease: a practical guide to understanding and management”. Dr. Levin has received numerous teaching and research awards from local and national groups. In 2013, she was awarded the Canadian Society of Nephrology Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Nephrology and in 2014, the Kidney Foundation of Canada Research medal of Excellence. She was also awarded a fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Levin has recently been honored with the National Kidney Foundation’s International Distinguished Medal for 2015 which recognizes the achievement of individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of kidney disease. She serves on numerous editorial boards and reviews for major kidney and medicine journals. Dr. Levin is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the new Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. She is the Principal Investigator on a large cohort study CAN-PREDDICT, holds numerous peer reviewed grants, and collaborates with investigators across Canada and internationally. Dr. Levin received her BSc from the University of Toronto and her MD from McMaster University Medical School. She did an internal medicine residency at McMaster University, and was a Chief Medical Resident at Henderson Civic Hospital at McMaster University, a Clinical Fellow in Nephrology at Toronto Western Hospital and a Clinical Fellow and Clinical Research Fellow in Nephrology at St. Michael’s Hospital University of Toronto.
- Head, Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia
- Professor of Medicine, University of British Columbia
- Executive Director, British Columbia Provincial Renal Agency
- Consultant Nephrologist, Providence Health Care/St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada