Clinical Professor and Head, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Executive Director, B.C. Provincial Renal Agency
Editor-In-Chief, Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease
- Clinical practice of nephrology
- Cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
- Health outcomes research
Dr. Adeera Levin is a Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is the Executive Director of the B.C. Provincial Renal Agency, which oversees the care, planning, and budgets for kidney services in B.C. In this capacity, she has leveraged her epidemiological training, clinical knowledge, and health outcomes research to develop an evidence-based transparent system which enhances the care of patients across the continuum of care (from identification of chronic kidney disease [CKD] through to dialysis, transplant, and death).
Internationally, Dr. Levin has served as Secretary General of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), and is now President of ISN.
Her major research areas of interest include non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease in CKD patients (with a particular focus on anemia, phosphate, and vitamin D, and progression of CKD variability), as well as models of care. She has nearly 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has mentored clinicians, researchers, and academics.
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 2014 was awarded the Kidney Foundation Research Medal of Excellence, and inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Dr. Levin serves on numerous editorial boards and reviews for major kidney and medicine journals. She is the principal investigator on the large cohort study CAN-PREDDICT, and holds numerous peer-reviewed grants. She collaborates with investigators across Canada and internationally, and is the is the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of the new Canadian Journal of Kidney Health & Disease. In 2016 it was announced that Dr. Levin and her colleague Dr. Braden Manns will lead The Canadians Seeking Solutions and Innovations to Overcome Chronic Kidney Disease (Can-SOLVE CKD) Network, Canada’s biggest investment in research to improve care for people with chronic kidney disease.