Asghar Rastegar, MD

Professor of Medicine; Director, Office of Global Health; Chief, Fitkin Firm, YNHH

Biography

I am a clinical nephrologist with strong interest in intensive care nephrology including disorders of acid base and electrolytes. My other academic interest revloves around education and training of young physicians both in the US and abroad. In my role as the Director of Global Health Office and co-director of Yale-Stanford J&J Global Health Scholar Program, I have focused on development of bilateral relationship with institutions in resource poor regions with the goal of improving human capacity in health care sector. I continue to cooporate with the International Society of Nephrology with special interest in the development of nephrology as a specialty in Russia and Iran.

Education & Training

MD University of Wisconsin-Madison (1968)
BA University of Wisconsin-Madison (1963)
Chief Resident University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellow University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Resident University of Pennsylvania Hospital

International Activity

  • Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program Rwanda (2012)

    GHLI joined universities across the U.S. to support the Rwandan Ministry of Health's Human Resources for Health Program to develop skilled workers to meet the country's health care delivery needs. The program aims to build the capacity of Rwandan universities and teaching hospitals to develop a...

  • Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program Asmara, Eritrea (2011)

    Co-Director of the the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, which annually selects up to 40 physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US. Rotations are largely directed at clinical...

  • Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program Monrovia, Liberia (2011)

    Co-Director of the the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, which annually selects up to 40 physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US. Rotations are largely directed at clinical...

  • Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program Kampala, Uganda (2011)

    Co-Director of the the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, which annually selects up to 40 physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US. Rotations are largely directed at clinical...

  • Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program Sukadana, Indonesia (2009)

    Co-Director of the the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, which annually selects up to 40 physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US. Rotations are largely directed at clinical...

  • Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program Tugela Ferry, South Africa (2009)

    Co-Director of the the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, which annually selects up to 40 physicians during their residencies and career physicians for six-week rotations at one of our mentored sites outside the US. Rotations are largely directed at clinical...

  • Medical Education Russia (2008)

    Professor Rastegar conducts collaborative work with Kazan State Medical University on modernizing medical education at undergrad and graduate level.

  • Nephrology Russia (2008)

    Professor Rastegar conducts collaborative research on nephrology.

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Contact Info

Asghar Rastegar, MD
Office Location
Yale University-Office of Global HealthLaboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics
15 York Street, Ste Suite 1074

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Yale University-Office of Global HealthPO Box 208033
New Haven, CT 06520-8033