Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD, of the University of California Irvine Medical Center, and medical director for nephrology at Renal & Urology News, has been named the world’s top-ranked expert in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) by Expertscape.

Expertscape uses “objective algorithms” to identify the most experienced doctors and medical institutions across 26,000 topics in medicine.

“As part of its continuing program to highlight expertise and excellence in healthcare, Expertscape takes pleasure in recognizing the world’s top institutions and medical specialists in the research and treatment of ESRD,” they stated in a press release. “With Expertscape, healthcare consumers can quickly and easily find the top doctors within their travel area and then learn more about their expertise and knowledge.”

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Carmine Zoccali, MD, of Ospedali Riuniti Reggio Calabria, Italy, Peter Stenvinkel of Karolinska Institutions in Stockholm, Marcello Tonelli, MD, of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and Glenn Chertow, MD, of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., were ranked no. 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively.

Expertscape also ranked the top institutions in the treatment of ESRD. The top ranked institution was the University of California Los Angeles, followed by the University of Toronto, the University of California San Francisco, Karolinska Institutions, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.