Enver Akalin, MD, earned his medical degree at Ege University School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey. He completed a research fellowship in the Renal Division at Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, followed by a clinical fellowship in the Renal Division at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Akalin completed his residency in Internal Medicine as well as a clinical transplant nephrology fellowship in the Renal Division at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.
After completing his fellowship, Dr. Akalin joined the Mount Sinai School of Medicine as a faculty in 2000 and served as the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Program until January 2009. He is currently the Medical Director of the Kidney Transplantation Program at Montefiore Medical Center /Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY and Professor of Medicine and Surgery.
Dr. Akalin’s main research interest is understanding the mechanisms of allograft injury using microarrays and novel biomarkers. He is the first investigator who applied microarray technology in kidney transplant recipients which was published in 2001. Dr. Akalin received Young Investigator Travel Award of the American Society of Transplant Physicians twice and received American Society of Transplant Physicians Council’s Faculty Grant in 2002 to continue his research related to mechanisms of chronic allograft injury. He has had involved in multiple NIH studies and has active multiple RO1 grants. He involved in more than 25 multicenter clinical trials as a site principal investigator. He has authored or co-authored more than 135 original scientific articles, review articles and book chapters. He had served on the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology and Transplantation. He is currently the Chief Section Editor of Frontiers in Transplantation. Dr. Akalin chaired the American Society of Transplantation, Transplantation and Immunology Research Network, Clinical Science Grant Review Committee.
Dr. Akalin other interest is education of nephrology and transplant nephrology fellows. He started transplant nephrology fellowship program at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 2006 and at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2011 and was the Transplant nephrology fellowship Director. He has served at Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Accreditation Committee for more than 10 years and chaired the Committee last 2 years. Later, he has served and chaired the governing board of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Programs. Dr. Akalin has served as Abstract Review Committee Chairman/co-Chairman/Reviewer at American Transplant Congress, World Transplant Congress, The Transplant Society Congress and Annual American Society of Nephrology Meetings. He currently serves at Education Committee of the Transplantation Society and Medical Directors Task Force of American Society of Transplantation. He has served at Clinical Trials Committee and chaired the Fellow of American Society of Transplantation Committee.
Dr. Akalin served at the New York Society of Nephrology as Academic Program Chairman, Secretary/Treasurer, vice president and president between 2013 and 2017.
Dr Akalin has involved at Banff Allograft Pathology Meetings and served at Molecular Diagnostic group.
Dr. Akalin is currently the fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and American Society of Transplantation (FAST).