Dr. Rajiv Saran, MBBS, DTCD, MD, MRCP, MS, is the Florence E. Bingham Research Professor of Nephrology, and Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology, in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He received his medical degree from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India (Madras University) and subsequently trained in Pulmonary Medicine and Internal Medicine at the Delhi University followed by 2-years in Internal Medicine at the Post Graduate Institute (PGI), Chandigarh, India. After further experience as a Registrar in Delhi hospitals, he spent the next 5 years gaining clinical experience the UK during which period he made the transition from Pulmonology to Nephrology. He completed his Fellowship training in Nephrology and a US residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, where he also served as Chief Resident.
Major research themes and research publications focus on cardio-renal issues and key topics of clinical significance in hemodialysis, especially vascular access, dialysis adequacy and the importance of treatment time for achieving safe and optimal dialysis. He is deeply involved in chronic kidney disease surveillance in the U.S., population health management, pragmatic trials, prevention of chronic diseases by lifestyle modification, eliminating health inequities and increasingly, global health issues surrounding kidney disease and non-communicable diseases (NCD). He is on the International Advisory panel for the recently formed World NCD Federation.