Vecihi Batuman

kidney diseases, acute kidney injury, immunoglobulin light chains, myeloma, hypertension, dialysis, inflammatory pathways


Dr. Batuman is the Huberwald Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Section of Nephrology at Tulane University Medical School, and the Chief of Nephrology at the New Orleans Veterans Affairs Medical Center and. He received his MD from Hacettepe Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. His current research focuses on myeloma light chain metabolism and toxicity in kidney cells, endocytic receptors that mediate endocytosis and metabolism of filtered proteins in the kidney and the role of cytokines and transcription factors in the pathogenesis of kidney disease, renoprotective role of pituitary adenylate cyclase activating polypeptide (PACAP) in various models of kidney injury, and serum and urine polyclonal free light chains as a biomarker of acute kidney injury. Dr. Batuman's other research interests include hypertension, lead nephropathy, Balkan endemic nephropathy, environmental kidney disease and dialysis. He serves as the editor-in-chief for the Nephrology section in eMedic
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