St John's Medical College

Dr. Arpana Iyengar
Designation :Professor Grade I
Department : Paediatric Nephrology


With 2 decades of experience in Pediatric Nephrology, my special interests include Chronic kidney disease, Chronic peritoneal dialysis, and Renal nutrition. I hold leadership positions in International Society of Nephrology (ISN) as Chair of the Clinical Research Committee, Lead for the Mentorship Program and Core group member of the ISN- WHO collaboration on Kidney failure.

Clinical expert for a Training module on Clinical pharmacology- an ICMR project

Institutional roles:
a. Member, OPD committee of the hospital
b. Convenor, case reporting on “Covid-related mucormycosis”
c. Member, anti-ragging committee
d. Member, St John’s Creche committee
e. Member, Paediatric PG Curriculum, RGUHS

National roles:
a. Convenor, Remote clinical research mentorship program, ISCR-ACCRI
b. Member, Fellowship committee, Indian Society of Paediatric Nephrology
c. Member, Consensus guidelines for UTI, ISPN
d. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Nephrology
e. Member, National Dialysis Committee, National Health Authority of India

International roles:
a. Chair, Clinical Research Program of the International Society of Nephrology
b. Lead, ISN Mentorship program
c. Subject Editor, ISN Academy
d. Working group member, ISN-WHO project on ESKD for LMICs
e. Executive member, South Asian Regional Board of the ISN
f. Convenor, Scientific Writing Course, International Society of Nephrology
g. Member, ISN-IPNA (International Society of Nephrology- International Paediatric Nephrology Association) webinar committee
h. Member, ISN – SYL (Saving Young Lives) Advisory Board
i. Editorial Board member, Frontiers in Paediatrics
j. Editorial Board member, Peritoneal Dialysis International
k. International Consensus Committee member, paediatric Acute Disease Quality Initiative (pADQI-2021)
l. Working group member, The ISN framework for developing dialysis programs in low resource settings.

Protein Energy Wasting in INdian pediatric Chronic Kidney Disease: Exploring links to muscle health, physical activity and quality of life (WIN-CKD study)

Projects Funded (2023)

Special areas of Interest:
CKD, Renal Nutrition, Body Composition

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