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Dr Debasish Banerjee

Professor of Clinical Practice – Renal Medicine
Dr Debasish Banerjee is a consultant Nephrologist with a keen interest in medical education. He is the clinical-subdean for the hospital and USMLE lead for the International MBBS Program.

Professor Banerjee is was trained in Medicine and Nephrology in Calcutta University, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, London Deanery and University of Miami, USA before he joined St George's University of London and St Georges's University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He a clinical nephrologist with special interest in managing CKD  and dialysis patients with heart disease and kidney transplant patients.

As a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, and following his establishment of a unique kidney failure - heart failure clinic at St George’s, he has created international strategies for managing CKD patients with cardiovascular disease. As part of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Renal Association Clinical Study Group, he has assisted in the formulation of national guidelines for the management of CKD patients with the added complication of diabetes.

He has received grants from the British Heart Foundation, Kidney Research UK, the Wellcome Trust (ISSF), Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and St Georges’ Hospital Charity. As a member of Kidney Research UK’s cardio-renal study group and as a reviewer for the MRC, NIHR, and Kidney Research UK, he has been involved in reviewing research in the cardiovascular complications of CKD in the UK. He serves the International Society of Nephrology action of clinical trials as the co-chair for patient engagement group, to improve patient involvement in international nephrology trials. He is also the Chairman of the Training and Education Committee of The Renal Association.

As a clinical sub-dean, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and has won many consecutive teaching awards including the ‘Best Undergraduates Medicine Teacher Award’ at St George’s, an ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ at St George’s, a ‘Distinguished Teacher Award’ from University College London, the ‘Inpatient Student Teaching award’ at the University of Miami and won the ‘Overall Contribution to Education Award’ from St George’s Hospital. He successfully supervised several MD and BSc research students.

Professor Banerjee has fostered several international collaborations. He is the lead for the International Society of Nephrology and The Transplant Society India-UK Sister Centre program. He is an educational ambassador for the International Society of Nephrology. He collaborates with renal units in India, Ghana and Jamaica. He also serves as a member of the Council and International Committee of the Renal Association.

Selected publications

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  1. Banerjee D, Jha V. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Complications of CKD: What's Next? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Jun 7;14(6):932-934.

  2. Junarta J, Jha V, Banerjee D. Insight into the impact of vitamin D on cardiovascular outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Nephrology (Carlton). 2019 Jan 26.

  3. Jackson HS, MacLaughlin HL, Vidal-Diez A, Banerjee D. A new renal inpatient nutrition screening tool (Renal iNUT): a multicenter validation study. Clin Nutr. 2018 Oct 9. pii: S0261-5614(18)32472-5.

  4. Banerjee D. Endothelial cell and vascular smooth muscle cell dysfunction in chronic kidney disease. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Mar 1;254:297-298.

  5. Ramphul R, Fernandez M, Firoozi S, Kaski JC, Sharma R, Banerjee D. Assessing cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease patients prior to kidney transplantation: clinical usefulness of a standardised cardiovascular assessment protocol. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Jan 8;19(1):2.

  6. Jenkins R, Mandarano, L, Gugathas S, Kaski JC, Anderson L, Banerjee D. Impaired renal function affects clinical outcomes and management of patients with heart failure ESC Heart Fail. 2017 4: 576-584

  7. Kumar V, Yadav AK, Lal A, Kumar V, Singhal M, Billot L, Gupta KL Banerjee D, Jha V. A randomized Trial of Vitamin D Supplementation on Vascular Function in CKD J Am Soc Nephrol. 2017 Oct;28(10):3100-3108.

  8. Long-term Graft and Patient Survival after Balloon Dilation of Ureteric Stenosis after Renal Transplant: A 23-year Retrospective Matched Cohort Study. Kumar S, Jeon JH, Hakim A, Shrivastava S, Banerjee D, Patel U. Radiology. 2016 Oct;281(1):301-10.

  9. Poulikakos D, Malik M, Banerjee Sex Dependent Association between Heart Rate Variability and Pulse Pressure in Haemodialysis Patients. Nephron Clin Pract 2014; 128: 361-6

  10. Chitalia N, Ismail T, Tooth L, Boa F, Hampson G, Goldsmith D, Kaski JC, Banerjee D. Impact of vitamin D supplementation on arterial vasomotion, stiffness and endothelial biomarkers in chronic kidney disease patients. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 19;9(3):e91363

  11. Poulikakos D, Malik M, Banerjee Parathyroid Hormone and Heart Rate Variability in Haemodialysis Patients. Nephron Clin Pract. 2014;126(3):110-115

  12. Poulikakos D, Ross L, Recio-Mayoral A, Cole D, Andoh J, Chitalia N, Sharma R, Kaski JC, Banerjee D. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Endothelial Dysfunction in CKD Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2014; 15(1): 56-61

  13. Recio-Mayoral A, Banerjee D, Streather C, Kaski JC. Endothelial dysfunction, inflammation and atherosclerosis in chronic kidney disease - a cross-sectional study of predialysis, dialysis and kidney-transplantation patients. 2011; 216(2):446-51

  14. Banerjee D, Ma J, Herzog C, Collins A. Long term survival of incident hemodialysis patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema or fluid overload. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2007; 2 (4); 1186-1190

Dr Banerjee is a clinical nephrologist managing CKD, dialysis and kidney transplant patients with much expertise in CKD patients with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure and diabetes. As a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, and following his establishment of a unique kidney failure - heart failure clinic at St George’s, he has created international strategies for managing CKD patients with cardiovascular disease. As part of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Renal Association Clinical Study Group, he has assisted in the formulation of national guidelines for the management of CKD patients with the added complication of diabetes.

He has received grants from the British Heart Foundation, Kidney Research UK, the Wellcome Trust (ISSF), Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and St Georges’ Hospital Charity. As a member of Kidney Research UK’s cardio-renal study group, editorial board member of Kidney and Blood Pressure Research and as a grant reviewer for the MRC, NIHR, BHF and Kidney Research UK, he has been involved in reviewing research in the cardiovascular complications of CKD in the UK. He serves the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) action of clinical trials as the co-chair for patient engagement group, to improve patient involvement in international nephrology trials.

Research grants

External Sponsored Research Program, AstraZeneca, Lokelma for maximisation of RAASi  in CKD patients with Heart Failure;  RCT Principal Applicant

British Heart Foundation Program Grant, Impact of Vitamin D on cardiac structure and function, Principal Applicant

Guys’ and St Thomas’ Charity Program Grant, Impact of Vitamin D on cardiac structure and function Co Applicant

St George’s Charity, Impact of Vitamin D on atherosclerosis and endothelial function in CKD, Principal Applicant

National Institute of Healthcare Research (RfPB), Increasing acceptability and rates of organ donation among ethnic groups Co Applicant

British Renal Society, Role of iNUT in inpatients with CKD, Co Applicant

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