What is Board Review Course?

The Nephrology Board Review Course is an intensive teaching program in the subject of Renal Diseases, Dialysis and Transplantation.

The faculty, which is usually a dozen teachers from across the world, impart this training which serves to assist Nephrology fellows preparing for their upcoming Board exams, as well as practicing Nephrologists to upgrade their knowledge and their skills in the subject.

The Apex Nephrology Board Review is an annual event organised in April-May by the Apex Academia, the academic arm of Apex Kidney Foundation. It is a 4 day event over 12 hours per day, where interactions between the delegates and the faculty are conducted in an interactive fashion, with a predominantly case based format. The first course was organised in 2010. This is a residential course held at one of the hotels near the Mumbai airport.

In 2016, the prestigious Massachusetts General hospital tied up with the Apex Kidney Foundation and in 2019 it was jointly hosted by the Apex Kidney Foundation and Cedars Sinai Medical Centre.


Dr. Alan Yu

Professor of Medicine and Director
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Kidney Institute, Kansas

Dr. Amit Gupta

Professor & Head, Division of Nephrology,
SGPGI, Lucknow

Dr. Chirag Parikh

Director, Division of Nephrology, Professor of Medicine,
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore

Dr. Heather Reich

Gabor Zellerman Chair in Nephrology Research,
Nephrologist, Clinical Scientist, Assoc. Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Jatin Kothari

Consultant Nephrologist,
P D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. John Tucker

Chief of Nephrology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital,
Asst Professor, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Dr. Manisha Sahay

Professor and Head of Nephrology,
Osmania Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad

Dr. Nikhil Phadke

Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, GenePath Diagnostics, Pune
Co-founder & Director, I-SHARE Foundation

Dr. Nithya Gogtay

Additional Professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacology,
Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Rajesh Kumar

Consultant Nephrologist,
LH Hirandandani Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Ravi Thadhani

Chief Academic Officer,
Partners Healthcare, Boston

Dr. Stanley Jordan

Nephrologist and Transplant Physician,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre, UCLA

Dr. Shree Sharma

Lab Director, Nephropathologist,
Arkana Laboratories, Arkansas

Dr. Tarun Jeloka

Consultant Nephrologist,
Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune

Dr. Valentine Lobo

Consultant Nephrologist,
KEM Hospital, Pune

Dr. Viswanath Billa

Asst Professor of Nephrology,
Bombay Hospital, Mumbai
Course Director, ApEx 2020

  • This course is intended for

    Students pursuing their DM and DNB degrees in Nephrology

    Practicing Nephrologists