Dr Syazrah Salam
Consultant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals; Clinical Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
Syazrah graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2004. She is a consultant nephrologist at the Sheffield Kidney Institute and was awarded a Kidney Research UK Clinical Research Training Fellowship during her nephrology training. She was awarded her PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2020. Her PhD focussed on assessing non-invasive tests (bone turnover markers and high resolution bone imaging) as an alternative to bone biopsy in diagnosing renal osteodystrophy (ROD) in advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her research in CKD mineral bone disorder also includes vascular calcification.
Fracture risk is high in patients with advanced CKD but the pathophysiology is complex and not fully understood. This is Syazrah’s current research focus and she has been awarded the European Calcified Tissue Society Clinical Research Fellowship in 2022 to study bone quality in ROD. She is also a steering committee member of the European Renal Osteodystrophy Initiative (part of the European Renal Association) since 2016. She was awarded the Royal College of Physicians Turner-Warwick Lecture in 2020.