Announcement: Dr. Amit Garg has been re-appointed as the Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics

I am pleased to announce Dr. Amit Garg has been re-appointed as the Dr. Adam Linton Chair in Kidney Health Analytics at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University effective October 1, 2019 – September 30, 2024.

Dr. Garg completed an MD at the University of Toronto in 1995. He received an MA in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1998, and a PhD from McMaster University in 2005 in Health Research Methods. In 2011, Dr. Garg became a full Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Medicine at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

Administratively, Dr. Garg has provided leadership as the Site Director for the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) Western facility, the Provincial Lead for the ICES Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation Program (ICES KDT), a Provincial Medical Lead in Access to Kidney Transplantation for the Ontario Renal Network (ORN), and Past President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN).

Dr. Garg’s research has had a demonstrable impact on advancing the safety and practice of living kidney donation, which is cited in international guidelines and shared with donor candidates as part of the informed consent process. He has also shown how un-safe prescribing practices cause avoidable harm, leading to label changes by Health Canada and the US Food and Drug Administration.

Overall, he has published more than 500 research investigations (240+ as first or senior author) and achieved an H-Index of 95 with more than 36,000 citations. Dr. Garg often has sought-out multidisciplinary expertise. He has published with more than 1,000 different authors from 50+ international centres. He has secured more than $18 million (32 peer-reviewed grants) as Nominated Principal Investigator and shows a strong return on investment. He regularly supports other Faculty in their research pursuits.

Dr. Garg has published research in the highest-ranked medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine and the top kidney and transplant journals. In 2015 he was awarded an International Distinguished Medal from the US National Kidney Foundation, and in 2016 was awarded the Donald W. Seldin Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Garg uses his Masters in Education to deliver comprehensive mentorship to help trainees realize their professional goals. He has served as a primary research supervisor to over 90 trainees (undergraduate, graduate, resident, post-doctoral fellow, and clinician scientists) who achieved substantial academic success under his direction.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Garg on his re-appointment.

Acting Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Distinguished University Professor & EPiCOR Research Chair
Western University