Our overall goal is to improve the lives of our patients suffering from kidney disease through patient-oriented research. We use a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary approach to perform observational studies, biomarker discovery/validation, clinical trials, and implementation research.

We conduct research that we hope will directly improve patient care through:

  • Early diagnosis, accurate prognosis
  • Identifying therapeutic targets
  • Conducting randomized controlled trials
  • Optimizing care models for patients with kidney disease

Dr. Sushrut S. Waikar is the Norman G. Levinsky Professor of Medicine at Boston University and the Chief of the Nephrology at Boston Medical Center. His research interests are inspired by the patients and clinical problems he sees in the clinics and inpatient units at BMC. He uses epidemiologic, translational, and interventional studies to address novel and clinically important questions in nephrology.  Read full biography.