Co-Chairman, New Cardiovascular Horizons Annual Conference
Kenneth Abreo, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Chief Section of Nephrology & Hypertension, Acting-Vice Chairman Department of Medicine, Nephrology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, & Director DCI & Fresenius Dialysis Units, Shreveport. Training: MD, Bombay University, India, Internal Medicine Residency training at St. Barnabas Medical Center, NJ & Worcester City Hospital, MA, Fellowship in Nephrology at University of California, Davis, CA and University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Held a faculty position at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 1982-1985, and then recruited to LSU Shreveport in 1985.
Research interests: Interventional nephrology, vascular access management, biology of neointimal hyperplasia, vascular access surveillance techniques, placement of peritoneal dialysis catheters, bone and mineral metabolism, aluminum induced anemia & bone disease, cellular aluminum and iron transport, drug trials in vascular access, hypertension, CKD, and transplantation. Membership: International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology (ASN), American Society of Transplantation, American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN). Leadership: President-Elect of the ASDIN. Editorial Boards: Seminars in Dialysis and Journal of Vascular Access.