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Professor Philip Kalra
Professor Philip Kalra
MA (Cantab) MBBChir FRCP MD
Nephrology (Renal Medicine)
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Professor Philip Kalra graduated from Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital medical school in 1982 and has been a Consultant Nephrologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust since 1995.

He has clinical interests in all types of kidney disease including the highly prevalent chronic kidney disease (CKD) and kidney related hypertension. He is the Salford Renal departmental research lead with a profile in research into CKD progression and epidemiology, renovascular disease and cardiovascular disease in CKD. He is also Salford Royal Hospital's Principal Clinical Research lead. Professor Kalra has a major interest in nephrology teaching, and is editor of the popular textbook ‘Essential Revision notes for the MRCP’, now in it's 21st year.

Professor Kalra has served as the NIHR Comprehensive Research Network lead for Renal Disorders between 2010-18, the UK Kidney Research Consortium Chair between 2016-18 and was the Academic Vice-President of the UK Renal Association between 2016 and 2019. As well as this he has also been involved in the development of several large UK clinical trials in Nephrology and cardiology and has played a role in amalgamating Cardio-Renal education and research within the UK.

Professor Kalra is also a Trustee of Kidneys for Life, a local renal charity. 


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Special Interests

  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • CKD
  • Proteinuria
  • Diabetic kidney disease
  • Systemic diseases and the kidney



Primary Medical Qualification

MB BChir 1982 University of Cambridge


Specialist Register entry date

Renal medicine 12 Jun 1996


Further Qualifications 

1979 BA (Cambridge)

1983 MA (Cambridge)

1985 MRCP (UK)

1995 MD (Cambridge)

1999 FRCP