Asghar Rastegar MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchMiddle East StudiesInternal Medicine: Nephrology; Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Scholars Program


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.


  • M.D., University of Wisconsin , 1968

Selected Publication

  • Rastegar A: AG:HCO3 and diagnosis of mixed acid-base disorders. J Am Soc Nephrol (2007)
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