Dr. Amit Garg


Dr. Amit Garg, M.D., PhD

P: 519.685.8500 ext 77852 (primary)
P: 519.685.8502 (secondary)
E-mail: amit.garg@lhsc.on.ca 


Research Cluster Membership

Research Interests

  • I believe the discovery and application of high-quality information will prevent cases of kidney disease and improve outcomes for those who receive dialysis or kidney transplants to sustain life.
  • I have research experiences to share, having published 300+ studies collaborating with 880+ different authors from 50+ international centres.
  • I enjoy supervising enthusiastic graduate students and medical trainees in multi-disciplinary team based environments. Motivated students with and without a health care background have been strongly supported resulting in substantial academic success: first author papers in leading medical journals, investigators in peer reviewed grants, acquiring skills in multiple research methods, research awards and scholarships, podium presentations at international meetings and work featuring in the popular media. (see Kidney Research Unit Trainee Success)
  • There are many examples where student work has had a substantial impact, for example: showing how un-safe prescribing practices cause preventable harm (JAMA 2013, Ann Intern Med 2013, 2014), informing policies to prevent deaths on the transplant waiting list (Ann Intern Med 2010), dispelling a common myth that registering for organ donation compromises the registrant’s future healthcare (JAMA 2014), research that is frequently cited in litigation proceedings to compensate victims of toxigenic bacterial infections from food and water mishandling (CMAJ 2013), developing high-performance information filters that are freely available online to better retrieve kidney information from PubMed and other bibliographic databases (BMJ 2009) and advancing the practice and safety of living kidney donation (NEJM 2014, BMJ 2012).
  • Students interested in discussing potential projects and opportunities can contact Mr. Sean Leonard, Research Program Administrator, 519.685.8500 ext 77852; Sean.Leonard@ices.on.ca for further information.


  • MD University of Toronto
  • FRCPC Internal Medicine, McMaster University
  • FACP Nephrology, University of Western Ontario
  • MA Education, University of Toronto
  • PhD Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University

Recent Research Grants

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research: 21 operating grants as nominated principal investigator ($5.8 million); 19 grants from 2008 to 2013 ($5.4 million).
  • Multiple principal investigator grants from other agencies such as the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
  • Much multi-disciplinary collaboration in team grants.

Publications (selected)

  • Articles in PubMed (all journals)
  • Articles in PubMed (general medicine journals)
  • Articles in PubMed (kidney journals)
  • Articles in PubMed (transplantation journals)