Assistant Professor of Medicine, Renal and Electrolyte Division and Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
Dr. Amar Bansal is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the School of Medicine’s Nephrology Training Program. Dr. Bansal is also a course leader in VitalTalk, a non-profit company designed to teach communication skills. His research interests include communication strategies, directed interventions, and epidemiology of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease who choose renal supportive care. He is also interested in decision-making related to dialysis initiation.
Dr. Bansal currently serves as Site PI for two NIH-NIA grant-funded projects studying planning for patients with end-stage kidney disease and the use of a video decision aid and video declaration process for older patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
A complete list of Dr. Bansal’s published work can be found here.
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