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Date: 23 April 2021
Meet the team
Dr Graham Lipkin, Consultant Nephrologist
Consultant Kidney Specialist, Honorary Senior Lecturer UoB. Lead for Rare Diseases & Centre for Rare Diseases at QEHB. National Lead for Cystinosis. Member of Rare Disease Working Groups: Gittleman, Primary Hyperoxaluria, Cysinuria, Pregnancy in CKD. Member of Department of Health Rare Disease Stakeholder Group. Vice President of Renal Association, Lead for Live Donor Renal Transplantation at QEHB NHSFT.
Research Interests: Metabolic Kidney Disease, Renal Transplantation, Pregnancy in Women with CKD, Combined kidney and Liver Transplantation.
Positions: President of QE Kidney Patients Association, Chairman of Metchley park Medical Society Charity. Trustee of Transplant Links Community Charity.
Dr Lavanya Kamesh, Consultant Nephrologist
Emily Cooper, Renal Metabolic Clinical Nurse Specialist
Emily first qualified as an RGN in 1992, and worked post-registration in emergency care at Worcester before moving into respiratory medicine at Heartlands Hospital. Emily joined QEHB in 1994, subsequently working in renal medicine and the renal HDU up to January 2018.
Michelle Lowe, Renal Metabolic Disease Nurse Specialist
Michelle Lowe is a clinical nurse specialist in renal metabolic and other rare renal diseases at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Her role is supporting patients with these rare conditions by seeing them in multi-disciplinary clinics and nurse-led clinics, as well as providing patient education and telephone support.
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