Amit Garg’s bio

Dr. Amit Garg is a world-renowned nephrologist and clinician-scientist. He is a Professor with the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics and holds the endowed Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. Dr Garg serves as the Medical Director for the Living Kidney Donor Program at London Health Sciences Centre and the Site Director for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) at Western.

Dr. Garg’s research is focused on improving health outcomes for patients with kidney disease, from early diagnosis to treatment. His recent work includes recommendations for improving the evaluation and screening process for living kidney donors and transplant recipients; a study that found a common muscle relaxant may cause severe side effects among patients with low kidney function; and a new surgical method to reduce the need for blood transfusions among patients with kidney injury.