Dr Ali Gharavi

Ali Gharavi, M.D., is the Jay Meltzer Professor of Nephrology and Hypertension and serves as Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Director of the Center for Precision and Genomics in the Department of Medicine.

After receiving his medical degree from George Washington University, Dr. Gharavi completed residency in internal medicine and fellowships in hypertension and nephrology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in human genetics at Yale University and joined Columbia University in 2003.

Dr Gharavi’s research is focused on the molecular genetics of kidney diseases and his work has led to the discovery of genes and loci for IgA nephropathy and congenital defects of the kidney and urinary tract. His recent research has demonstrated the utility of sequencing in the diagnosis and management of patients with nephropathy and he is extending this work to other adult constitutional disorders.

His ultimate goal is to bring personalized genomic medicine from the laboratory into patient care.