Ali Gharavi, MD
JAY MELTZER, M.D.
PROFESSOR OF NEPHROLOGY AND HYPERTENSION
CHIEF, DIVISION OF NEPHROLOGY
Dr. Ali Gharavi, a leading kidney disease researcher, is the chief of the division of nephrology at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. He is the principal investigator on four current projects funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health and the New York State Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program.
TITLES & POSITIONS
- Chief, Division of Nephrology
- Professor of Medicine
- NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
- Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine
- Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Gharavi has specific interests in the genetics of kidney disease, including IgA nephropathy and congenital abnormalities of the kidney and urinary tract. IgA nephropathy is a kidney disorder that occurs when IgA—an antibody that helps the body fight infections—settles in the kidneys, which can cause the kidneys to leak blood and sometimes protein in the urine. It can eventually lead to kidney failure.
Dr. Gharavi’s work has identified multiple regions of the genome that confer risk of IgA nephropathy and has yielded novel insight into the mechanisms of kidney injury underlying the condition. His other research includes the genetic causes of congenital abnormalities of the kidney and the urinary tract, the most common cause of kidney failure in children, for which he has described several new genetic mutations.
- Critical Care Nephrology
- Pregnancy related hypertension and renal dysfunction
- Electrolyte disturbances
- Multiple Myeloma related kidney diseases
- Peritoneal Dialysis