Dr Neeraj Dhaun (Bean)
Bean is a Senior Lecturer in Nephrology at the University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He currently works between Edinburgh and Paris. His expertise is in hypertension, immune-mediated renal disease, in particular vasculitis and complex renal transplantation. He runs the Edinburgh Vasculitis Service.
Bean has research interests in the role of the immune system in the development and progression of hypertension as well as hypertension in the setting of chronic kidney disease. Bean’s research group focuses on the cardiovascular risk associated with the spectrum of chronic kidney disease from early in the disease trajectory through to end-stage renal failure requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. They perform pre-clinical and clinical pharmacology studies as well as investigating cardiovascular risk at a population level. Their goals are to identify cardiovascular risk early in people with kidney disease and, through experimental medicine studies, to explore novel therapies that might reduce this risk and so potentially improve longer-term outcomes for these people.