Top experts in renal insufficiency research listed
The leading researchers in the field of renal insufficiency in the UK have been listed as part of a Diabetes Times series.
The list is based on the impact of research published by the authors and has been produced by Expertscape, the world’s leading index of academic achievement and expertise in healthcare. To arrive at its rankings, Expertscape based the results on scientific publications, with both impact and frequency taken into account.
Professor David Goldsmith, from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, was in the top spot, Professor Andrew Davenport, of University College London, came second and King’s College’s Dr Iain Macdougall was at number three.
The leading institution for research into renal insufficiency was UCL Medical School, with University of Birmingham named at number two and Oxford University coming third.
|Top experts for renal insufficiency|
|Professor David Goldsmith @ Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust|
|Top institutions for renal insufficiency|
|UCL Medical School|
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