Immunosuppressive Agents: An Interview

Figure 1 from Kant et al, AJKD © National Kidney Foundation, showing sites of action of various immunosuppressive drugs

In a recent Core Curriculum published in AJKD, Sam Kant, Andreas Kronbichler, and Duvuru Geetha explore different classes of immunosuppressive drugs, how to choose appropriate treatments, monitoring of disease response, and immunosuppression in special groups.

AJKDBlog’s Interviews Editor, Timothy Yau @Maximal_Change sat down with Drs. Kant @kantsmd and Geetha @DuvuruG for a deeper dive into these topics.

If the embedded player above doesn’t work, please click here to watch the video interview. Special thanks to Drs. Kant and Geetha for taking the time to talk with us!

To view this Core Curriculum (FREE), please visit

Title: Principles of Immunosuppression in the Management of Kidney Disease: Core Curriculum 2022
Author: Sam Kant, Andreas Kronbichler, and Duvuru Geetha
DOI: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2021.12.011


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