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Professor Philip Kalra

Professor Philip Kalra


Professor Philip Kalra is Consultant Nephrologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester. He is lead of the renal research team at Salford with major research interests in atherosclerotic renovascular disease and cardiovascular disease in CKD. He is chair of the National Renal speciality group of the NIHR CRN clinical trials network. He served on the KRUK grants committee from 2008-2013. He has contributed to 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. He has been involved in Postgraduate Nephrology education for over 2 decades and is editor of a popular textbook used in preparing for the MRCP.


MB BChir 1982 Cambridge University
MA 1983 Cambridge University
MRCP 1985 Royal College of Physicians
MD 1995 Cambridge University
FRCP 2001 Royal College of Physicians


  1. 126 manuscripts in peer-reviewed PubMed cited journals (October 2013)
  2. 12 book chapters including in Oxford Textbook of Medicine and Oxford Textbook of Nephrology

Current research grants

2013 : HTA (£1.9 million) for research into exercise for patient on dialysis : the PEDAL study (co-applicant)
2012 : HTA (£1.8 million) for research into use of cystatin C based equations for measuring GFR in CKD  : the eGFR-C study (co-applicant)
2012 : KRUK (£151k) for research in MR perfusion imaging in renovascular disease (co-applicant)
2012 : RfPB (£249k) for research in Feasibility of phosphate lowering in dialysis patients : the SPIRIT study (co-applicant)
2012 : KRUK (£2.5 million) for multi-centre RCT of iv iron in dialysis patients : the PIVOTAL study (co-applicant)
2011 : KRUK (£172k) for research in sudden cardiac death in CKD : CRISIS-HD study (Principal Investigator)