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ICES-Institute for clinical evaluative sciences

Kidney, Dialysis & Transplantation Research Program

Program Lead: Amit Garg
Program Coordinator:

Established in 2013, the ICES Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation (KDT) Research Program supports investigators and partners in their strategic use of linked health and health-related databases to conduct research that improves patient health across the spectrum of kidney disease and solid organ transplantation.

KDT researchers and scientists realize great value in a coordinated approach to research best practices, project management, training, adopting new methods, acquiring new data sets, knowledge translation, communications and financial sustainability. KDT staff are located in London, Ontario; they include a manager, program coordinator, five analysts/biostatisticians, five epidemiologists, a communications specialist and a patient partnerships specialist.

The KDT research program fosters partnerships between scientists, health care providers, patients and health care organizations (including the Ontario Renal Network and Trillium Gift of Life Network). For more information on collaborating with an ICES scientist, becoming an ICES scientist, using ICES data, or becoming a trainee, fellow or visiting scholar, see Information for Researchers. To learn more about becoming an ICES student, see Information for Students.

KDT produces a newsletter featuring its publications and detailing the impact of the work done by our community of scientists, researchers and trainees.

Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications

Enhance Access to Kidney Transplantation and Living Kidney Donation (EnAKT LKD): statistical analysis plan of a registry-based, cluster-randomized clinical trial

Dixon SN, Naylor KL, Yohanna S, McKenzie S, Belenko D, Blake PG, Coghlan C, Cooper R, Elliott L, Getchell L, Ki V, Mucsi I, Nesrallah G, Patzer RE, Presseau J, Reich M,  Sontrop JM, Treleaven D, Waterman AD, Zaltzman J, Garg AX. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2022; 9:20543581221131201. Epub 2022 Nov 22. DOI:

Recent ICES Grants

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Dean's Award of Excellence

    2023: Awarded to Dr. Kristin Clemens by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Clemens is the recipient of the 2023 Dean's Award of Excellence for early career faculty in research and innovation.

  • Lorna Jocelyn Wood Chair for Kidney Research

    2022-2027: Dr. Gregory Hundemer appointed as the first Lorna Jocelyn Wood Chair for Kidney Research at The Ottawa Hospital.

  • Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research

    2021: Awarded to Dr. Amit Garg by Western University. The prize is the university’s highest distinction for sustained excellence in research.

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