Professor Smeeta Sinha

Professor Smeeta Sinha is a Consultant Nephrologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She was the Clinical Director for Renal services at Salford Royal between 2014 and 2020 and oversaw the delivery of kidney care centres across the North of Greater Manchester. These kidney care centres have enabled patients to receive kidney care closer to home. In early 2021, Smeeta was appointed as the Northern Care Alliance Research & Innovation Deputy Director and in 2022 was appointed as National Clinical Director for Renal Medicine by NHS England. She is passionate about innovation and improvement and ensuring patients have access to the services they need. Smeeta provides clinical leadership with a focus on innovation and improvement which will further develop systems that enable findings from projects to be translated at pace and scale.

Smeeta’s clinical interests are in CKD, metabolic stone disease and glomerulonephritis. She leads the complex glomerulonephritis service at Salford Royal which is an integrated clinical and research clinic serving a population of 1.3 million. Smeeta is also the Clinical Lead for the North West NHS England Renal Network and the NHS England National Clinical Advisor for Chronic Kidney Disease, which is one of the four work streams that make up the National Renal Service Transformation Programme.

Smeeta’s research interests include chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder, in particular vascular calcification, glomerulonephritis and rare renal diseases. She is a recognised international key opinion leader in the field of Calciphylaxis and, despite the challenges of conducting research in the rare disease space, has supported the development of clinical trials including Phase 1 -3 studies.