Professor Alan Cass
Professor Alan Cass is a leading Australian kidney specialist with extensive experience in Indigenous health and Indigenous communities, developed through his wide-ranging career as a kidney health researcher.
Previously the Director of the Renal Division at the prestigious George Institute for Global Health in Sydney, Professor Cass is also a member of the Executive of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network; the president-elect for the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology; and a leading proponent of academic collaboration in clinical research in kidney disease.
In 2003, Professor Cass completed a Harkness Fellowship at Harvard University in the USA. He is a chief investigator for the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration, which brings together researchers, health providers and communities across Australia to conduct research to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians with heart disease, diabetes and kidney disease.