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Podcast: Innovations and Reducing Barriers to Kidney Transplants

“We are very far from parity and equality in terms of access to kidney transplant,” says Samira Farouk, MD. Listen to this podcast, in which Dr. Farouk and Sam Kant, MD, discuss the history of kidney transplants, the current barriers and some of the groups that are affected by the disparities in the system. They also talk about potential solutions for the future with the advent of new options and technologies.

Samira Farouk, MD, MSCR, FASN

Samira Farouk, MD, MSCR, FASN

Samira Farouk, MD, MSCR, FASN is a board-certified nephrologist and internist who practices nephrology and transplant nephrology. She is currently the Associate Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) where she completed her internship, residency, nephrology/transplant fellowship and served as chief fellow. Dr. Farouk is involved in all levels of medical education and teaches medical students, residents, and fellows and has been the recipient of multiple awards. She is an executive board member of the Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC), co-editor of the Renal Fellow Network blog, editorial board member for the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and Social Media director of the ISMMS Division of Nephrology. Dr. Farouk is a co-creator of the mobile-optimized teaching tool NephSIM, winner of the American Society of Nephrology 2018 Innovations in Kidney Education contest.

Sam Kant, MD

Sam Kant, MD

Sam Kant, MD is currently a nephrology fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has completed internal residency at University of Maryland, where he also served as chief resident. He has trained in diverse international settings and came to University of Maryland for internal medicine residency, with the eventual intent to train as an academic nephrologist. His research interests include transplantation, ANCA vasculitis and epidemiology. Outside of world of the nephron, he enjoys writing with an undertone of medicine. He is a co-editor of The Renal Fellow Network, ASN Kidney News and member of the ASN Media and Communications Committee. He also is the co-chair of the Early Career Physicians Council of the American College of Physicians-Maryland.