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Ravindra Mehta, MBBS, MD, DM, FACP
La Jolla, CA USA
Dr. Mehta is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) where he directs the Clinical nephrology and dialysis programs. He is also the Chair of the International Society of Nephrology Commission on Acute Renal Failure, founding member of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative. He received the M.B.B.S. degree (1976) from the Government Medical School in Amritsar, India, and the M.D. (1979) and D.M. (1981) degrees from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. He subsequently completed a nephrology fellowship at the University of Rochester in Rochester New York and obtained his boards in internal medicine (1986) and Nephrology (1988). He has been on the faculty at San Diego since 1988. His reserach interests are in the field of acute renal failure and he has directed several clinical studies in the management of patients with ARF including comparing different dialytic modalities, conducting large multicenter observational studies of ARF with the PICARD group, evaluating different predictive models for outcomes in ARF, investigating the role of cytokine removal by dialysis membranes in sepsis and ARF, and evaluating techniques for determining the amount of excess fluid in dialysis patients.