Professor and Division Chief of Nephrology
Kenneth Abreo is currently Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Vice Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Louisiana State University Health Shreveport School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. After completing his Nephrology Fellowship training at the University of California-Davis in Sacramento and the University of Wisconsin in Madison he joined the Medicine faculty at the University of Kentucky in Lexington from 1982 to 1985 and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport in 1985. His early research interests were focused on clinical and bench research on aluminum toxicity causing bone disease and anemia in renal failure patients. Since 2000 he has focused on training Nephrology Fellows in Interventional Nephrology. His current research interests are centered on improving vascular and peritoneal access in dialysis patients. He has played an active role in the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology as President from 2015-2017. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vascular Access. He has been involved in national and international scientific and educational programs with ASDIN, ASN, NKF, ISN, ANZIN, ERA-EDTA, VAS, AVATAR and VAS.