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
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 in numerous leadership positions at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), including being President 2015-2017. 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 over 300 peer reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. Dr. Levin has received numerous teaching and research awards from local and national groups. Of special mention: 2014, the Kidney Foundation of Canada Research medal of Excellence; inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, as a Fellow, and Aubrey Tingle Research Excellence award in BC 2015; as well as the Order of Canada in 2015 (the highest civilian honor) celebrating her commitment to changing the lives of those living with kidney diseases. She 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 completed her Nephrology training and research years at University of Toronto.