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Prof Alan Salama
Department of Renal Medicine, 2nd Floor
Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill Street
Tel: 020 77940500 36007
Fax: 020 78302653
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  • Professor of Nephrology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Div of Medicine
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences

Professor Alan Salama is a consultant in Nephrology and director of the UCL Department of Renal Medicine, at the UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences, rated as top in London for Medicine and in the top 10 in the world as a Faculty of Medical Sciences. He specializes in immunological kidney diseases, with expertise in vasculitis, autoimmunity and transplantation.

Alan trained in Oxford and in London at The London Hospital, Guy’s Hospital and The Hammersmith Hospital, completing a PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and a post-doctoral period at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In addition to his clinical work, he supervises a laboratory investigating autoimmune kidney disease and immune dysfunction, attempting to find better ways of diagnosing and treating immune mediated renal conditions, such as systemic vasculitis and SLE. 

He is a member of the Renal Association council and has served on the Kidney Research UK research Grants committee. He is an editor for Nephrology , Dialysis and Transplantation and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Research Summary

Alan's research is focused on understanding and manipulating mechanisms of immune regulation in systemic autoimmune vasculitis and transplantation. He is one of the UK vasculitis experts and leading  vasculitis researchers. His research has investigated novel pathways involved in lymphocyte and monocyte/macrophage regulation and the interaction between innate and adaptive immune responses.

Teaching Summary

He is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education, acting as Deputy year lead for the year 4 MBBS course (until 2019), UCL lead for renal academic trainees, and teaching on various postgraduate courses. In addition he has organized numerous conferences including the International Vasculitis and ANCA workshop in London in 2015, the Royal College of Physicians Advanced Medicine course as well as Renal teach-ins at the College as well as acting on UK Kidney week organizing committees.

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