Asghar Rastegar MD

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

Biographical Info

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.


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 sustainable pipeline of health care professionals. This work brings together experts from various specialties in an interdisciplinary effort to strengthen the pipeline of health care professionals - with a focus on developing more effective clinical residency and health management programs at the National University of Rwanda and associated teaching hospitals.
  • 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 experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research. Includes rotation sites in Eritrea, Indonesia, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 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 experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research. Includes rotation sites in Eritrea, Indonesia, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 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 experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research. Includes rotation sites in Eritrea, Indonesia, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 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 experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research. Includes rotation sites in Eritrea, Indonesia, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 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 experiences, service and teaching, as opposed to research. Includes rotation sites in Eritrea, Indonesia, Liberia, South Africa and Uganda.
  • 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.

Education & Training

M.D.
University of Wisconsin (1968)
Resident
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Internal Medicine  (1968 - 1970)
Fellow
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Internal Medicine/Nephrology  (1970 - 1972)
Chief Resident
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Internal Medicine  (1972 - 1973)
Board Certification
Internal Medicine, Board Certified  (1972)
Board Certification
Nephrology, Board Certified  (1978)

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