Karl A. Nath, MB.ChB

Karl A. Nath, MB.ChB

In April 2017, Karl Nath, MB.ChB, was named the incoming editor-in-chief of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. He succeeds William Lanier, MD, who rotates out of this role after 18 years.

As editor-in-chief, Dr Nath sets the editorial direction for the journal and works with the editorial board, associate editor, managing editor, publisher, and administrative leadership to establish strategic goals, policies, and systems for the publication in alignment with Mayo Clinic's strategic and operational plans.

Dr Nath received his Bachelor of Science degree and his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He completed his internal medicine residency and renal fellowship at the University of Minnesota before joining Mayo Clinic as a consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, in 1996.

Currently, Dr Nath holds joint appointments in nephrology and physiology and biomedical engineering, and the rank of Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.

His clinical interests include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and dialysis vascular access.

Dr Nath is a clinician investigator with several current and past National Institutes of Health grants. His research interests include the pathophysiology of renal and vascular injury, mechanisms of vascular access dysfunction, and sickle cell nephropathy. Dr Nath received a Merit Award (2007-2012) from the National Institutes of Health for his contributions in the field of adaptive responses to kidney disease. In 2016, he received the Research Career Achievement Award from the Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and Mayo Clinic’s Distinguished Investigator Award. He is author or co-author on more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

In addition, he has been broadly involved in mentoring residents/trainees over the past 16 years as program director of the Clinician Investigator Training Program, which is the principal research training program in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr Nath brings a wealth of editorial knowledge and expertise to his new role. He has served on the editorial boards of numerous publications and has extensive experience with scientific peer-review. Dr Nath was the medical editor of Discovery’s Edge, Mayo Clinic’s research magazine for 4 years. From 2013 to 2017, Dr Nath served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the journal with the highest impact factor worldwide among kidney journals that publish original research.