Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FASN

KidneyCure Board of Directors


Crystal Gadegbeku, MD, is Chair of the Department of Nephrology in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. She has been involved in NIH-funded clinical and translational research ranging from epidemiologic studies to clinical trials in kidney disease and hypertension including serving in leadership roles for multi-centered research collaborations. She also has an interest in exploring research engagement of diverse populations, especially among racial and ethnic groups overburdened with kidney disease. Her areas of clinical interest include management of hypertension and cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. Dr. Gadegbeku has served two terms as Chair of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Policy and Advocacy Committee and currently serves as an ASN Councilor and member of the National Kidney Foundation-American Society of Nephrology Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosis Kidney Diseases