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Professor David Wheeler is Professor of Kidney Medicine at University College London, UK and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
He is a clinician scientist interested in the complications of chronic kidney disease, specifically those that increase the burden of cardiovascular disease and/or accelerate progression of kidney failure. David has participated in the development and running of several large-scale clinical trials testing lipid lowering regimens, calcimimetics and sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors in patients chronic kidney disease.
Other roles include Honorary Professorial Fellow of The George Institute (based in Sydney, Australia) with a remit to support this organisation’s clinical trials activities in Europe. David has been involved in the development of Clinical Practice Guidelines for several organisations, most recently for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) He has served as KDIGO co-chair between 2012 and 2019. He is Past President of the UK Renal Association and past chair of the UK Renal Registry.