Asghar Rastegar MD

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

Research Interests

Acid-base and electrolyte disorders


Research Summary

  1. Nephrology:
    Acid-base and electrolyte disorders; Training of nephrologists for resource poor environment world-wide.
  2. General Medicine:
    Residency training and capacity building.
  3. International health:
    Capacity building for resource poor settings; Development of bilateral interinstitutional collaboration in education.


Selected Publications

  • Rastegar A: AG:HCO3 and diagnosis of mixed acid-base disorders. J Am Soc Nephrol (2007)
  • Rastegar A. Mixed acid-base disorders. In Gennari FJ, Adrougue HJ, Galla JH, Madaias NE editors. Acid-base disorders and their treatment. Taylor & Francis.2005 pp681-697 (2005).
  • Perazella MA, Rastegar A: Disorders of potassium and acid-base metabolism in association with renal disease In: Schrier RW, ed. Diseases of the Kidney. 8th Edition 2006.
  • Rastegar A. The threat to the universality of science in the post-9/11 world. Nat Clin Pract Nephrol. 2006 Sep2(9):465.

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