Baback Roshanravan, MD, MS, MPH, FASN
Grants Review Committee
Dr. Roshanravan is a nephrologist with an interest in translational research investigating the links between altered metabolism in chronic kidney disease with muscle function and physical functioning. His research is focused on how reduced kidney function is related to physical function decline and frailty in middle-aged patients with chronic kidney disease and community-dwelling older adults with chronic kidney disease. He has written several invited reviews regarding the importance of physical activity and exercise on muscle health and physical function in patients living with kidney disease. His current research employs metabolic imaging and lives tissue analysis of mitochondrial biochemistry to assess the impact of lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies on improving muscle performance, metabolism and physical function in vulnerable patients with chronic kidney disease.