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We're on a mission


To improve the care and outcomes of kidney disease patients worldwide through the development and implementation of global clinical practice guidelines.

What we do


KDIGO is the global organization developing and implementing evidence based clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease. It is an independent volunteer-led self-managed charity incorporated in Belgium accountable to the public and the patients it serves.

  1. Guidelines

    KDIGO guidelines translate scientific advances into useful and practical clinical practice recommendations and observations.

  2. Conferences

    KDIGO regularly convenes Controversies Conferences and Clinical Practice Conferences which bring together expert thought leaders to discuss and debate nephrology-related issues not yet fully resolved.

  3. Implementation

    KDIGO implementation activities include sessions at society congresses, stand-alone KDIGO meetings, joint Clinical Practice Conferences, expert roundtables, implementation kits, speaker tours and more.

Our History


Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) was originally established in 2003 by the National Kidney Foundation, a U.S. foundation experienced in developing and implementing guidelines. In 2013 KDIGO became an independently incorporated non-profit foundation, and is governed by an international volunteer Executive Committee.


Our Global Network


The KDIGO Global Network promotes awareness, dissemination, adoption and clinical integration of KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines globally. The Global Network is composed of volunteers from around the world who work to implement KDIGO guidelines in their respective countries or regions. Many are associated with local nephrology societies or guideline groups, and help KDIGO to promote local adoption of guideline recommendations through Clinical Practice Conferences. KDIGO has also appointed Global Network member Edgar V. Lerma, of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, as the official KDIGO Social Media Ambassador.

KDIGO is governed by a volunteer Executive Committee made up of leading nephrology experts from around the globe that are also part of the Global Network. They make critical decisions about KDIGO priorities, projects, and resource allocations.

  • David Wheeler UNITED KINGDOM
  • Wolfgang Winkelmayer USA
  • Ali Abu-Alfa LEBANON
  • Geoff Block USA
  • John Davis USA
  • Jürgen Floege GERMANY
  • John Gill CANADA
  • Kunitoshi Iseki JAPAN
  • Zhi-Hong Liu CHINA
  • Magdalena Madero MEXICO
  • Ziad Massy FRANCE
  • Ikechi Okpechi SOUTH AFRICA
  • Brian Pereira USA
  • Rukshana Shroff UNITED KINGDOM
  • Paul Stevens UNITED KINGDOM
  • Marcello Tonelli CANADA
  • Suzanne Watnick USA
  • Angela Webster AUSTRALIA
  • Christina Wyatt USA