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Director, Kidney Research Centre
Professor

Dr. Kevin Burns is Professor of Medicine/Division of Nephrology at The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa.  He is Senior Scientist and Director of the Kidney Research Centre of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Dr. Burns received his B.Sc. and M.D. degrees from McGill University. He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Clinical Nephrology Fellowship training at the University of Ottawa, undertook basic science research training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and returned to Ottawa in 1992 as a clinician scientist.  He was University and Hospital Division Head of Nephrology from 1997-2005.

Dr. Burns’ research has focused on the function and regulation of the intrarenal renin-angiotensin system in diabetic nephropathy and hypertension, and the pathogenesis and treatment of acute kidney injury. His laboratory has been supported by funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Kidney Foundation of Canada (KFOC), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation/Ontario Innovation Trust.

Dr. Burns is Past President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN), and is Chair of the Steering Committee for the KRESCENT Program, a national kidney research training program established by the CSN, the KFOC, and the CIHR. In 2010, Dr. Burns received the Medal for Research Excellence from the KFOC, in recognition of his contributions to kidney research in Canada.

 Clinical Interests

  • Hypertension
  • Acute renal failure
  • Hemodialysis
  • Living Kidney Donor Transplantation
  • Management of chronic renal disease

Educational Interests

  • Undergraduate and post-graduate nephrology teaching, and education of community physicians and the public about kidney disease.

Research Interests

  • Novel treatments for acute kidney injury, including cell-based therapy
  • Pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy
  • More

Publications

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