Dr Robert Kalyesubula, MD - Makerere University & MRC/UVRI &LSHTM Research Unit - Senior Lecturer/ Senior Scientist

Dr Robert Kalyesubula

MD

Makerere University & MRC/UVRI &LSHTM Research Unit

Senior Lecturer/ Senior Scientist

Kampala, Uganda | Uganda

Main Specialties: Internal Medicine

Additional Specialties: Nephrology

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Dr Robert Kalyesubula, MD - Makerere University & MRC/UVRI &LSHTM Research Unit - Senior Lecturer/ Senior Scientist

Dr Robert Kalyesubula

MD

Introduction

Dr. Robert Kalyesubula graduated from Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) in medicine. He completed his master of Medicine from MUCHS and a nephrology fellowship and research training from Yale University (USA). He also has special training in Health Management from Manchester University, UK. He is currently a PhD student of NCD epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He is a consultant nephrologist at Mulago Hospital, the founding president of the Uganda Kidney Foundation, a senior lecturer and a member of ethics review board at MUCHS. In addition, he holds the title of Adjunct assistant clinical professor for McMaster University, Canada and Yale University, USA. His major interest is the field of hypertension, HIV and kidney diseases along with global health; areas in which he has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has made over 100 presentations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Senior Scientist and principal investigator for several studies on hypertension and kidney diseases including the awarded Non-Communicable Disease open lab grant by GlaxoSmithKline through the Medical Research Council (MRC) to characterize kidney disease in Uganda and Malawi.
Dr. Kalyesubula’s enthusiasm and dedication has earned him numerous awards including; Grassroots award winner 2018-USA, African Visionary Fellow-USA, Nominee Lecturer of the year (MUCHS), Outstanding Physician award (Mulago Hospital), Rainer Arnhold Teaching Fellow (Mulago Foundation, USA) Sawa Hero award (Vancouver, Canada), Best post graduate student masters of medicine and Outstanding young investigator’s award (International AIDS Society-2002). He is the executive director of ACCESS-Uganda a community based organisation aimed at improving health, wealth and knowledge of rural communities. He has established several national and international collaborations for global health using community health worker models to improve patient care in rural areas.

Primary Affiliation: Makerere University & MRC/UVRI &LSHTM Research Unit - Kampala, Uganda , Uganda

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Education

Apr 2019
London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine
PhD Candidate
NCD Epidemiology
Jul 2010
Yale University
Nephrology
Hypertension and Kidney disease
Jun 2004 - Jun 2007
Makerere University School of Medicine
Mmed
Physiology and Medicine

Experience

Aug 2012
Makerere University
Senior Lecturer
Physiology
African Visionary Leader award
Community Leadership
Awarded for outstanding community work in Nakaseke district
Senior Scientist
Principal Investigator
MRC/UVRI
Deputy Director
Deputy Director
Directorate of Postgraduate programs, Department of Internal Medicine
Makerere University
Member
Higher Research Degrees and Ethics Committee, School of Biomedical Sciences
Uganda Society For Health Scientists
Vice President
Researchers of Uganda
ACCESS Uganda
Founder
Community support in Rural Uganda
Uganda Kidney Foundation
President
Uganda

Publications

51Publications

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171PubMed Central Citations

Methods and reporting of kidney function: a systematic review of studies from sub-Saharan Africa.

Clin Kidney J 2019 Dec 19;12(6):778-787. Epub 2019 Aug 19.

Department of Internal Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ckj/sfz089DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6885675PMC
December 2019

Asthma and Allergic Disorders in Uganda: A Population-Based Study Across Urban and Rural Settings.

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2018 Sep - Oct;6(5):1580-1587.e2. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md; Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Md. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2017.11.032DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6050146PMC
November 2019
36 Reads

Urban-Rural Disparities in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management and Access in Uganda.

Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis 2019 Jan 4;6(1):17-28. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Medicine and Lung Institute, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15326/jcopdf.6.1.2018.0143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6373590PMC
January 2019
7 Reads

Brief Report: Identification of Elite and Viremic Controllers From a Large Urban HIV Ambulatory Center in Kampala, Uganda.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2018 11;79(3):394-398

Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6186412PMC
November 2018
17 Reads
4.560 Impact Factor

Prevalence and risk factor for injury in sub-Saharan Africa: a multicountry study.

Inj Prev 2018 08 8;24(4):272-278. Epub 2017 Nov 8.

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042254DOI Listing
August 2018
48 Reads
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Validation of the Saint George's Respiratory Questionnaire in Uganda.

BMJ Open Respir Res 2018 11;5(1):e000276. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6045769PMC
July 2018
64 Reads

Prevalence and associated factors of protein- energy wasting among patients with chronic kidney disease at Mulago hospital, Kampala-Uganda: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Nephrol 2018 06 14;19(1):139. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Department of Physiology, College of Health Sciences, School of Biomedical sciences, Makerere University, P.O Box 7076, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6003131PMC
June 2018
51 Reads
1.520 Impact Factor

Improving inpatient medication adherence using attendant education in a tertiary care hospital in Uganda.

Int J Qual Health Care 2017 Aug;29(4):587-592

School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 733 N Broadway, Baltimore, 21205 MD, USA.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5890877PMC
August 2017
63 Reads
1.584 Impact Factor

Implementation of Patient-Centered Education for Chronic-Disease Management in Uganda: An Effectiveness Study.

PLoS One 2016 16;11(11):e0166411. Epub 2016 Nov 16.

Department of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America.

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June 2017
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1 Citation
3.234 Impact Factor

Determinants of Raised Blood Pressure in Urban Uganda: A Community-Based Case-Control Study.

Ethn Dis 2017 01 19;27(1):15-20. Epub 2017 Jan 19.

Department of Physiology, Department of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5245603PMC
January 2017
44 Reads
0.921 Impact Factor

Clinical Characteristics and 30-Day Outcomes of Intermittent Hemodialysis for Acute Kidney Injury in an African Intensive Care Unit.

Biomed Res Int 2016 3;2016:2015251. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

Departments of Physiology and Internal Medicine Nephrology Unit, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7072, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4794580PMC
December 2016
37 Reads
1 Citation

Panethnic Differences in Blood Pressure in Europe: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

PLoS One 2016 25;11(1):e0147601. Epub 2016 Jan 25.

Dept of Health Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, Dept. of Cardiology, S. Luca Hospital, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico, Milano, Italy.

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July 2016
44 Reads
3.234 Impact Factor

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Supports 15 Major Studies in Hypertension Prevention and Control in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Authors:
Sheldon W Tobe

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2016 07 1;18(7):600-5. Epub 2016 Jun 1.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada.

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July 2016
15 Reads
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Cardiovascular risk factors among patients with chronic kidney disease attending a tertiary hospital in Uganda.

Cardiovasc J Afr 2015 Jul-Aug;26(4):177-80

Department of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2015-045DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4683292PMC
July 2016
42 Reads
2 Citations

A cross-sectional study of hyponatraemia among elderly patients with heart failure in Uganda.

BMJ Open 2016 05 17;6(5):e009775. Epub 2016 May 17.

School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Queensland, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4874129PMC
May 2016
46 Reads
2 Citations
2.063 Impact Factor

Prevalence and correlates of proteinuria in Kampala, Uganda: a cross-sectional pilot study.

BMC Res Notes 2016 Feb 16;9:97. Epub 2016 Feb 16.

Department of Medicine, Mulago Hospital, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4755001PMC
February 2016
41 Reads
2 Citations

Career intentions of final year medical students in Uganda after graduating: the burden of brain drain.

BMC Med Educ 2015 Aug 1;15:122. Epub 2015 Aug 1.

Clinical Epidemiology Unit, School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4522140PMC
August 2015
47 Reads
2 Citations
1.410 Impact Factor

Diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in providing a diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy among HIV-infected patients.

Afr Health Sci 2015 Mar;15(1):107-16

School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

Background: Opportunistic infections and malignancies cause lymphadenopathy in HIV-infected patients. The use and accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in diagnosing of cervical lymphadenopathy among HIV-infected patients is not well studied in Uganda.

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of fine needle aspiration cytology in providing a diagnosis of cervical lymphadenopathy among HIV-infected patients in Uganda.

Methods: We consecutively recruited adult HIV-infected patients with cervical lymphadenopathy admitted to Mulago Hospital medical wards. Clinical examination, fine needle aspiration and lymph node biopsy were performed. We estimated the sensitivity, specificity; negative and positive predictive values using histology as the gold standard.

Results: We enrolled 108 patients with a mean age of 33 years (range, 18-60), 59% were men and mean CD4 was 83(range, 22-375) cells/mm(3). The major causes of cervical lymphadenopathy were: tuberculosis (69.4%), Kaposi's sarcoma-KS (10.2%) and reactive adenitis (7.4%). Overall fine needle aspiration cytology accurately predicted the histological findings in 65 out of 73 cases (89%) and missed 7 cases (9.5%). With a sensitivity of 93.1%, specificity of 100%, positive predictive value of 100% and negative predictive value of 78.7% for tuberculosis and 80%; 98.4%;88.9% and 98.9% for KS respectively. No fine needle aspiration complications were noted.

Conclusions: Fine needle aspiration cytology is safe and accurate in the diagnosis of tuberculosis and KS cervical lymphadenopathy among HIV-positive patients.

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March 2015
73 Reads
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A 4-year survey of the spectrum of renal disease at a National Referral Hospital Outpatient Clinic in Uganda.

Kidney Int 2015 Mar;87(3):663

1] Makerere University-Johns Hopkins University Clinical Core Laboratory at Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda [2] Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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March 2015
11 Reads
4 Citations
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Acute kidney injury among adult patients with sepsis in a low-income country: clinical patterns and short-term outcomes.

BMC Nephrol 2015 Jan 16;16. Epub 2015 Jan 16.

Department of Medicine, Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Mulago Hospital and Makerere University, Mulago Hill Road, Kampala, Uganda.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4361197PMC
January 2015
41 Reads
11 Citations
1.520 Impact Factor

ACE-I/ARB therapy prior to contrast exposure: what should the clinician do?

Biomed Res Int 2014 29;2014:423848. Epub 2014 Jan 29.

Section of Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.

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December 2014
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HIV-associated renal and genitourinary comorbidities in Africa.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2014 Sep;67 Suppl 1:S68-78

*Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda; †Department of Physiology, School of Biomedical Sciences, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda; ‡Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital, Kampala, Uganda; §Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa; ‖Makerere University Joint AIDS Program, Uganda; and ¶School of Medicine, Copperbelt University, Ndola, Zambia.

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September 2014
35 Reads
5 Citations
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Cardiovascular risk assessment in low-resource settings: a consensus document of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk in Low Resource Settings.

J Hypertens 2014 May;32(5):951-60

aDepartment of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Florence, Florence bCentro Cardiologico Monzino, IRCCS, Milan, Italy cDepartment of Public Health, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands dUniversity of California, San Francisco, California, USA eINSERM UMR S1116, Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre-les-Nancy, Nancy, France fUniversity of Warwick, Warwick Medical School, and University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK gInstitut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer IDIBAPS, and Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Diabetes y Enfermedades Metabólicas Asociadas (CIBERDEM), Barcelona, Spain hSection of Metabolic Diseases and Diabetes, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy iMakerere University, Kampala, Uganda jThe Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland kBenedict Medical Center, Kampala, Uganda lClinica Medica II, University of Pavia, Pavia mInstitute of Clinical Physiology, CNR, Pisa nDepartment of Internal Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia oIRCCS-Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche 'Mario Negri', Bergamo, Italy pDepartment of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK qFaculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Heymans Institute of Pharmacology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium rDepartment of Geriatrics, CHU Nancy, Nancy, France sBeijing Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Diseases, Capital Medical University, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, China tDepartment of Health Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca uDepartment of Cardiology, S. Luca Hospital, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy.

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May 2014
43 Reads
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Hypertension prevalence and Framingham risk score stratification in a large HIV-positive cohort in Uganda.

J Hypertens 2013 Jul;31(7):1372-8; discussion 1378

Department of International Health, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA.

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July 2013
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Global teaching and training initiatives for emerging cohort studies.

J Epidemiol Glob Health 2012 Sep 15;2(3):125-33. Epub 2012 Sep 15.

Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

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September 2012
29 Reads
3 Citations

Acute peritoneal dialysis treatment programs for countries of the East African community.

Blood Purif 2012 20;33(1-3):149-52. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

Renal Research Institute, New York City, NY 10128, USA.

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August 2012
10 Reads
5 Citations
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A one-day centralized work-up for kidney transplant recipient candidates: a quality improvement report.

Am J Kidney Dis 2012 Aug 8;60(2):288-94. Epub 2012 May 8.

Section of Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA.

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August 2012
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Nephrotoxicity of HAART.

AIDS Res Treat 2011 15;2011:562790. Epub 2011 Aug 15.

Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 7072, Kampal, Uganda.

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November 2011
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The molecular pathogenesis of HIV-1 associated nephropathy: recent advances.

J Mol Med (Berl) 2011 May 11;89(5):429-36. Epub 2011 Jan 11.

Department of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1150 St Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10032, USA.

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May 2011
84 Reads
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An unusual case of anterior abdominal mass following peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion.

Semin Dial 2010 Sep-Oct;23(5):520-1

Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8029, USA.

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March 2011
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Hepatotoxicity from first line antiretroviral therapy: an experience from a resource limited setting.

Afr Health Sci 2011 Mar;11(1):16-23

Department of Medicine, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

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March 2011
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Harvard School of Public Health

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Karolinska Institutet

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