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Professor Liz Lightstone, Female

Professor of renal medicine 2838490
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Professor Liz Lightstone completed her undergraduate medical training at Cambridge University for preclinical studies (first class degree), followed by clinical studies at King’s College Hospital, London. She was runner up to gold medallist in the University of London (UCL) final MBBS with honours in four subjects.

She completed her clinical training at London teaching hospitals and renal training initially at Guy’s Hospital as a senior house officer (SHO) and subsequently at Hammersmith Hospital as registrar and senior registrar. She undertook a PhD in immunology at the ICRF tumour immunology unit at UCL (PhD awarded 1993) funded by a Medical Research Council (MRC) Training Fellowship. This was followed by an MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship in the department of immunology at Hammersmith Hospital.

Professor Lightstone was appointed senior lecturer in renal medicine and honorary consultant physician in 1995. She was appointed reader in 2011 and professor of renal medicine in 2014.

Special interests

  • Glomerular disease – glomerulonephritis, especially lupus and lupus nephritis but also nephrotic syndrome and all forms of glomerular disease
  • Pre-pregnancy counselling and antenatal care for women with kidney disease
  • General nephrology
  • Chronic kidney disease