Nephrologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto
Ron Wald is a nephrologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto where he also serves as Medical Director of the hospital’s dialysis unit. He is a Professor of Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. A native of Montreal, he completed his medical training at McGill University followed by residency in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Toronto. He then completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University and a research fellowship at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Ron’s research interests are in critical care nephrology and hemodialysis and he has been involved in several clinical trials in these areas. He is co-principal investigator of the STARRT-AKI trial, a multinational randomized controlled trial on the timing of renal replacement therapy in acute kidney injury. He is also a member of the leadership team of the PHOSPHATE trial, which is comparing intensive vs liberalized phosphate control in patients receiving maintenance dialysis.