Memphis VA Medical Center
Research on Racial Disparities in Health Care
Memphis VA doctor releases groundbreaking research on African-American mortality rates - Surprising discovery on racial disparities in health care.
Csaba P. Kovesdy, M.D. is the lead investigator on the recently released study on the Association of Race with Mortality and Cardiovascular Events in a Large Cohort of US Veterans. The findings from this study are being published nationwide and information is included on the following sites:
About Dr. Kovesdy
Csaba P. Kovesdy, M.D., is Chief of Nephrology at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee and the Fred Hatch Professor of Medicine in Nephrology and Director of the Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Kovesdy earned his medical degree from the University of Pecs Medical School in Pecs, Hungary. He performed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, and completed a clinical fellowship in Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, MD.
Dr. Kovesdy's research interests are centered on epidemiology and outcomes in chronic kidney disease, including the study of racial disparities, metabolic abnormalities, and nutritional disorders. He is Principal Investigator on several studies in these areas and is a frequently invited lecturer at both national and international medical conferences. He has published his research in over 250 peer-reviewed articles, numerous abstracts and book chapters.