Dr. Robert Kalyesubula graduated from Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) in medicine. He completed his master of Medicine from MUCHS and a nephrology fellowship and research training from Yale University (USA). He also has special training in Health Management from Manchester University, UK. He is currently a PhD student of NCD epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
He has practiced as a consultant nephrologist at Mulago Hospital, the founding president of the Uganda Kidney Foundation, a senior lecturer and a member of ethics review board at MUCHS. In addition, he is an Adjunct assistant clinical professor for McMaster University, Canada & Section of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Yale University, USA. His major interest is the field of hypertension, HIV and kidney diseases along with global health; areas in which he has over 50 peer-reviewed publications and has made over 100 presentations both nationally and internationally.
He is currently a Senior Scientist and principal investigator for several studies on hypertension and kidney diseases including the awarded Non-Communicable Disease open lab grant by GlaxoSmithKline through the Medical Research Council (MRC) to characterize kidney disease in Uganda and Malawi.