Dr Debasish Banerjee
Consultant Nephrologist, Reader
Care Group Lead
MD FASN FHEA FRCP
Secretary email: Rouven.Calayag@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Secretary telephone: 020 8725 1673
Dr Banerjee is a clinical nephrologist managing CKD, dialysis and kidney transplant patients with much expertise in CKD patients with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, heart failure and diabetes. As a member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Working Group on Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, and following his establishment of a unique kidney failure - heart failure clinic at St George’s, he has created international strategies for managing CKD patients with cardiovascular disease. As part of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) Renal Association Clinical Study Group, he has assisted in the formulation of national guidelines for the management of CKD patients with the added complication of diabetes.
To further his clear and keen research interest, he has received grants from the British Heart Foundation, Kidney Research UK, the Wellcome Trust (ISSF), Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity and St Georges’ Hospital Charity. As a member of Kidney Research UK’s cardio-renal study group and as a reviewer for the MRC, NIHR, and Kidney Research UK, he has been involved in reviewing research in the cardiovascular complications of CKD in the UK. He serves the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) action of clinical trials as the co-chair for patient engagement group, to improve patient involvement in international nephrology trials.
As a clinical sub-dean, he has taught undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and has won many consecutive teaching awards including the ‘Best Undergraduates Medicine Teacher Award’ at St George’s, an ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ at St George’s, a ‘Distinguished Teacher Award’ from University College London, the ‘Inpatient Student Teaching award’ at the University of Miami and won the ‘Overall Contribution to Education Award’ from St George’s Hospital. He successfully supervised several MD and BSc research students.
Dr Banerjee has fostered several international collaborations as the lead for the ISN India-UK Sister Centre program and as an ISN educational ambassador, collaborating with renal units in India, Ghana and Jamaica. He also serves as a member of the Council and International Committee of the Renal Association.
- Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search ScholarshipIndia - 1985
- Winner: Distinguished Teacher AwardUCLH Medical SchoolLondon - 1998
- Winner: Young Investigator AwardSouthern Society of Clinical InvestigationUSA - 2003
- Winner: Inpatient Student Teaching Award, University of MiamiUSA - 2003
- Winner: Travel Fellowship Award, Consortium for South Eastern Hypertension ControlUSA - 2003
- Fellow: Royal College of Physicians - 2006
- Winner: Excellent in Teaching Award, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 2010
- Winner: Best Undergraduate Medicine Teacher, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 2011
- Has also received various research grants from 2004 to 2010 most recently examining the impact of vitamin D on cardiac hypertrophy and function
University of Calcutta - MBBS 1992
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education, Chandigarh - MD 1995
University of Miami - Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension 2003
London Deanery - CCST in Nephrology 2004
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
Fellow of American Society of Nephrology
Fellow of Higher Education Academy
Member of International Society of Nephrology Action for Clinical Trials
Member of Cardiovascular Clinical Research Group Kidney Research UK
Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search Scholarship India - 1985
Distinguished Teacher Award, University College London Medical School - 1998
Young Investigator Award, Southern Society of Clinical Investigation USA - 2003
Inpatient Student Teaching Award, University of Miami - 2003
Excellence in Teaching Award, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 2010-17
Best Undergraduate Medicine Teacher, St George's University of London - 2011
Overall Contribution to Education, St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - 2016
British Heart Foundation Program Grant, Impact of Vitamin D on cardiac structure and function, Principal Applicant
Guys’ and St Thomas’ Charity Program Grant, Impact of Vitamin D on cardiac structure and function Co Applicant
St George’s Charity, Impact of Vitamin D on atherosclerosis and endothelial function in CKD, Principal Applicant
National Institute of Healthcare Research (RfPB), Increasing acceptability and rates of organ donation among ethnic groups Co Applicant
British Renal Society, Role of iNUT in inpatients with CKD, Co Applicant
Vifor Pharma, Impact of intravenous iron on endothelial function and atherosclerosis, Principal Applicant
- Banerjee D, Jha V. Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Complications of CKD: What's Next? Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2019 Jun 7;14(6):932-934.
- Junarta J, Jha V, Banerjee D. Insight into the impact of vitamin D on cardiovascular outcomes in chronic kidney disease. Nephrology (Carlton). 2019 Jan 26.
- Junarta J, Banerjee A, Lowe-Jones R, Banerjee D. Management of Acute Admissions of Heart Failure Patients with Kidney Disease. Acute Med. 2019;18(2):96-104.
- Jackson HS, MacLaughlin HL, Vidal-Diez A, Banerjee D. A new renal inpatient nutrition screening tool (Renal iNUT): a multicenter validation study. Clin Nutr. 2018 Oct 9. pii: S0261-5614(18)32472-5.
- Banerjee D, Plange-Rhule J, Chitalia N, Kumi K, Micah FB, Cappuccio FP, Eastwood JB. Pulse Pressure Relationships with Demographics and Kidney Function in Ashanti, Ghana. Int J Hypertens. 2018 Oct 4;2018:7864564.
- Banerjee D. Endothelial cell and vascular smooth muscle cell dysfunction in chronic kidney disease. Int J Cardiol. 2018 Mar 1;254:297-298.