Nephrology, Transplant Nephrology.
Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program and Director of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship
Ege University Medical School, Izmir, Turkey
Internship and Residency: Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta
Fellowship: Research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Clinical Nephrology Fellowship at Boston University Medical School, Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta
Dr. Akalin’s main research interest is investigating mechanisms of allograft injury using microarray technology and immune monitoring of kidney transplant recipients and kidney transplantation in highly sensitized patients. He has had involved in multiple NIH studies and has active RO1 grant. He was also involved in more than 20 multicenter clinical trials as a site principal investigator.
Dr. Akalin received Young Investigator Travel Award of the American Society of Transplant Physicians twice and received American Society of Transplant Physicians Council’s Faculty Grant. Dr. Akalin served at American Society of Transplantation, Clinical Trials Committee Member, and chaired American Society of Transplantation Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Accreditation Committee, Transplantation and Immunology Research Network, Clinical Science Grant Review Committee, Fellow of American Society of Transplantation Committee and Board of Directors for Transplant Nephrology Fellowship.
Dr. Akalin had served at Medical Board and Research and Ethics Sub-committee of New York Organ Donor Network. He had served at American Society of Nephrology, Transplantation Advisory Group. Dr. Akalin served at Editorial Board of Transplantation and Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Akalin is the past president of New York Society of Nephrology in 2016-2017 academic year.
Dr. Akalin is currently the fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and American Society of Transplantation (FAST).
Dr. Akalin has authored or co-authored more than 90 original scientific articles, review articles and book chapters.