2018 – 2021
Dr. Lipkin is the current president of The Renal Association. He has specialised in renal medicine for well over 25 years and is a Consultant Nephrologist in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. He was Clinical Director of Renal Medicine at University Hospitals of Birmingham Foundation NHS Trust (UHBFT) for over 10 years. Graham trained at Leeds General Infirmary, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London and University Hospital Birmingham. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine in 2006 for the study of calcineurin inhibitor toxicity. His clinical interests are in improving renal transplantation outcomes, pregnancy in women with CKD and rare renal diseases
Graham was chair of The Renal Association Clinical Services Committee, running the clinical directors’ forum for 3 years, and was then elected Clinical Vice President of The Renal Association for 4 years before being elected current President of The Renal Association in June 2018. He was co-founder of the UK renal medicine quality improvement structure, the Kidney Quality Improvement Partnership and the joint Renal Association and British Renal Society Patient Safety Initiative. He is a trustee of The Renal Associations’ UK Renal Registry and has sat on the Renal Clinical Reference Group and been an advisor to NICE. Graham has led the development of the first adult Centre for Rare Diseases in the UK, sited in Birmingham which opened in 2016 and is the Chair of the Cystinosis Rare Disease Working Group of Radar.
The NHS Improvement, Getting it Right First Time is co-led nationally by Graham.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital