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Kenneth A. WestMD, FRCPC

Division head/chief, professor

Division of Nephrology , Department of Medicine

Phone: 902-473-5543
Fax: 902-473-2675
Mailing Address: 
Division of Nephrology
QEII - Dickson Building
Suite 5090 Dickson Building
5820 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
 
Research Topics:
  • kidney transplantation
  • immunologically mediated renal diseases

Education

  • MD (University of Western Ontario)
  • Residency, nephrology (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • Fellowship, basic immunology (University of Washington)

Biography

Dr. Kenneth West is head of the Division of Nephrology, and is a long-time researcher and educator. He is a past president of the Canadian Society of Transplantation and twice chaired its national meeting. He has been a long-time member of the Transplantation Society’s research committee, and served as program chair of the Transplantation Society Basic Science Meeting and its key opinion leaders meeting.

Research interests

Dr. West’s research focused for 20 years on basic mechanisms of immunology, studying the interaction of dendritic cells and lymphocytes. More recently, his research has shifted to include clinical studies in kidney transplantation and immunologically mediated renal diseases.