Rasheed Balogun MD, FACP, FASN, HP

Medical Director and Professor, University of Virginia Health System

Dr. Rasheed Balogun is a tenured professor, nephrologist and medical director of the Extracorporeal Therapies (Apheresis) Program, Zion Crossroads Hemodialysis Unit, and Encompass Health Subacute Hemodialysis Unit at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He works with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and RNs that provide conventional hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies and therapeutic apheresis procedures for the patients in that institution. Dr. Balogun has advanced expertise in extracorporeal therapies, the use of highly specialized techniques for blood detoxification or medical purification. His clinical and research interests include providing care for patients, focusing on prevention and treatment of acute and chronic kidney disease and using extracorporeal therapies like therapeutic apheresis to treat renal, neurological, and hematological disorders. He is a clinician educator who enjoys teaching and has been successful in multidisciplinary medical education at all levels. He received his medical training at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of Connecticut, USA. Dr. Balogun is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, the Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, the American Society of Nephrology and the National Kidney Foundation (USA). He created and directs the Therapeutic Apheresis Academy, an annual multidisciplinary national conference. He serves on the executive committee of the UVa faculty senate and was the foundation student affairs dean of the Walter Reed College at UVa. Beyond UVa, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Apheresis and previously the ASAIO Journal. He also serves on the diversity and inclusion committee of the American Society of Nephrology, chairs the nephrology subsection, and is past chair of the internal medicine section of the National Medical Association.