Amit Sharma, MD, FASN
Dr Sharma serves currently as the Vice President of Medical Affairs, Cardiovascular and Renal Division for Bayer, United States. Dr. Sharma received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Sharma completed his nephrology and hypertension fellowship at the University of California in San Diego where he served as a fellowship director for his site from 2000-2005. Dr. Sharma is board certified by the ABIM for internal medicine, nephrology, and he has an additional certification as a hypertension specialist by the American Society of Hypertension. He has held senior leadership industry positions at Reata, Keryx, Relypsa, and Akebia. Dr. Sharma has served has an appointed member for many national and international committees. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Kidney Health Initiative a public private partnership with the ASN and FDA. He also holds leadership positions for the National Kidney Foundation’s Patient Network as well as its National Leadership Council. He is a fellow of the National Kidney Foundation, the American Society of Nephrology, the American College of Physicians, and is a recently inducted member of the Royal Society of Medicine.