International Guest Speaker
Assistant Professor Dirk M. Hentschel, MD

Director, Interventional Nephrology Division of Renal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, United States
Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School Clinical.

Our invited international speaker this year is Dr Dirk Hentschel, Director of Interventional Nephrology, Brigham Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Hentschel received his medical degree from the Charité - University Medicine Berlin. After internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, The Bronx, NY, and nephrology fellowship at BWH and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, he trained in interventional nephrology with Thomas Vesely, M.D., and Steven Bander, M.D., in St. Louis, MO.

He is a Council member of the American Society of Interventional and Diagnostic Nephrology (ASDIN), member of the ASDIN Research Committee and is a Director on the Board of the Vascular Access Society of the Americas (VASA). He was a founding member of the Intervention Nephrology Advisory Group for the ASN.

The dialysis access programme he attends currently serves dialysis patients in and around Boston and New England, receiving referrals from over 45 dialysis units in more than 6 states. Care is provided in close collaboration with BWH access surgeons in both the vascular and transplant surgery divisions. The access centre performs over 1600 procedures annually.