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Kelly V. Liang, MD, MS, FASN FACP

Associate Professor, Nephrology and Hypertension

Professional Background

Dr. Liang completed undergraduate studies at Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA and medical school at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She then completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Nephrology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Subsequently, she worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Renal-Electrolyte Division from 2008 to 2021. She then joined the Kansas University Medical Center in December 2021 as an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Kidney Institute.



Dr. Liang has research interests and experience in the fields of lupus nephritis, cardiorenal failure, acute kidney injury, and nephrolithiasis. She has done several retrospective studies in biomarkers for lupus nephritis and their correlation with renal biopsy findings. She has performed a pilot prospective study evaluating the efficacy and safety of a peripheral ultrafiltration device in patients with cardiorenal syndrome. She has also performed a randomized controlled trial comparing a protocolized diuretic strategy to usual care in cardiorenal syndrome. She has published several retrospective studies in the fields of acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, and nephrolithiasis, as well as several case reports and book chapters on various topics in general nephrology.