Professor Elizabeth Lightstone


Consultant Nephrologist

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    Dr Liz Lightstone is a Reader in Renal Medicine in the Renal Section in the Division of Immunology and Inflammation in the Department of Medicine. She is also an Honorary Consultant Renal Physician in the West London Renal and Transplant Unit. After her undergraduate degree at Cambridge, she graduated in Medicine in 1983 from the University of London and trained in Nephrology at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Following the award of a Medical Research Council Training Fellowship in 1988, she undertook a PhD in Immunology at University College London. This was followed by the award of a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship undertaken at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and a member of the LUPUS UK Peer Review Panel. She is an elected member of the UK Renal Association Executive and is active in the Renal Association Clinical Affairs Board, Education and Training Committee and the Equal Opportunities in Nephrology Committee.

    Dr Lightstone has major roles in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine at Imperial. She is the Interim Director of the NW Thames Foundation School (NWTFS) and Director of the Academic Foundation Programme at the NWTFS. She a personal tutor to students in year 3, 4, 5 and 6, is involved in running and assisting courses in the Graduate Entry Programme, the BSc programme and runs various postgraduate short courses.

    Dr Lightstone"s research is now focused on lupus nephritis and renal disease in ethnic communities. Together with colleagues in the West London Renal and Transplant Centre, where she is a consultant nephrologist, she has pioneered the use of steroid minimising regimes in lupus nephritis. She is working on identifying urine biomarkers that better predict the outcome of lupus nephritis. In collaboration with Professor Jaspal Kooner and Dr John Chambers, she is co PI on a study, funded by Kidney Research UK, to identify the incidence and progression of chronic kidney disease in the Indian Asian community in West London.

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    Renal disease, renal failure

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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