SCIENTIST, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Adeera Levin is a Professor of Medicine, Head Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care/ St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver Canada.
- Clinical practice of nephrology
- Cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
- Health outcomes research
She is also the Executive Director of the BC Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning and budgets for Kidney services in the province of British Columbia.
In this capacity, Dr. Levin has leveraged her epidemiological training, clinical knowledge, and health outcomes research to develop an evidence-based transparent system that enhances the care of patients across the continuum of care (from the identification of chronic kidney disease [CKD] through to dialysis, transplant, and death).
Dr. Levin is active in international activities across the spectrum of kidney education, research and administrative activities, and from 2015 to 2017 was past President of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), as well as a founding member of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG). She advocates for patient rights to equitable access to care, and in the prevention of exploitation of vulnerable populations.
Her major research interests include CVD in CKD patients, variability in the progression of CKD and optimal models of care. She has over 300 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. She is the Principal Investigator on a patient-oriented network grant CAN SOLVE CKD.
Dr. Levin has received numerous teaching and research awards from local and national groups. In 2013, she was awarded the Canadian Society of Nephrology Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Nephrology, and in 2014 was awarded the Kidney Foundation Research Medal of Excellence and inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. In 2015, Dr. Levin received the Aubrey J Tingle Research Award for contributions to the province of BC and she was awarded the highest civilian honour in Canada, The Order of Canada, for her contributions to the life of Canadians.
- Serious kidney injury appearing in critical COVID-19 patients: doctor (News 1130, April 2020)
- Sorrowful tales of people with kidney failure as morbidity, mortality rise (The Guardian, March 2019)
- 1 in 10 B.C. Residents Are Affected by Kidney Disease. Are You? (Huffington Post, February 2018)
- The hidden epidemic: Worldwide, over 850 million people suffer from kidney disease (Great Reporter, June 2018)
- My Kidneys Failed, And Yours Could Too (Huffington Post, February 2017)