Dr Simon Sawhney

Dr Simon Sawhney
Dr Simon Sawhney
Dr Simon Sawhney

MBChB, BScMedSci, MRCP(Nephrology), PhD

Senior Clinical Lecturer

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1:173 Polwarth Building
Foresterhill Campus
AB25 2ZD

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School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


I'm a senior clinical lecturer in nephrology at ACHDS. I aim to use data to challenge and strengthen the evidence that guides how we care for people with kidney diseases, understand how we can make better decisions that benefit people, and translate clinical research into changes in how we provide care.

Research interests:

- Kidney health epidemiology
- Clinical decision making
- Replicability and reproducibility of research
- Health Inequities



ACHDS is a lovely team to work and study with. If you would like to know more about opportunities for research or collaboration, just get in touch.


Funding and Grants

National Institute for Health Research 2022-2024. (Co-I) 'Improving the quality of post-discharge care following acute kidney injury'

Tenovus Scotland 2021-2022. (Co-I) `Fast Field-Cycling Imaging of kidney disease’

Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust 2021-2022. (PI) `Investigating socioeconomic disparities as a cause and consequence of deteriorating kidney health among people admitted to hospital with an acute illness.’

Chief Scientist Office Scotland 2020. (Co-I) ‘Minimising impact on vulnerable patients: data-driven design, monitoring and adaptation of COVID and non-COVID clinical care pathways.’

Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers 2019-2020 (Personal award)  `Multicentre Acute kidney injury and Readmissions Replication Study (MARS).’

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Fellowship Support Fund 2019-2020. (Personal award) `Acute kidney injury and Readmissions.’

Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Clinical Research Support Fund 2018-2020. (PI) `A machine learning prediction tool for unplanned readmissions after acute kidney injury.’

Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust 2018-2019. (Co-I)`Reducing high risk prescribing harm in patients with impaired kidney function.’

Farr Institute UK Health Informatics Research Network, 2016-2017. (Co-I) Identifying episodes of acute kidney injury across health care settings using routinely collected data.

Wellcome Trust, 2014-2017. (Personal award for Clinical Research Training Fellowship) Long term outcomes of acute kidney injury - establishing prognosis to design optimal management.



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  • Predicting the risks of kidney failure and death in adults with moderate to severe chronic kidney disease: multinational, longitudinal, population based, cohort study

    Liu, P., Sawhney, S., Heide-Jørgensen, U., Quinn, R. R., Jensen, S. K., Mclean, A., Christiansen, C. F., Gerds, T. A., Ravani, P.
    BMJ, vol. 385, e078063
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Recovery of Kidney Function After Acute Kidney Disease - a Multi-Cohort Analysis

    Sawhney, S., Ball, W., Bell, S., Black, C., Christiansen, C. F., Heide-Jørgensen, U., Jensen, S. K., Lambourg, E., Ronksley, P. E., Tan, Z., Tonelli, M., James, M.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 426–435
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Regional variation in incidence and prognosis of acute kidney injury: a Danish population-based cohort study

    Jensen, S. K., Rasmussen, T. B., Jacobsen, B. H., Heide-Jørgensen, U., Sawhney, S., Gammelager, H., Johnsen, S. P., Birn, H., Johnsen, S. P.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Inequities in kidney health and kidney care

    Vanholder, R., Annemans, L., Braks, M., Brown, E., Pais, P., Purnell, T., Sawhney, S., Scholes-Robertson, N., Stengel, B., Tannor, E., Tesar, V., van der Tol, A., Luyckx, V.
    Nature Reviews Nephrology, vol. 19, pp. 694-708
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Estimated glomerular filtration rate, albuminuria and adverse outcomes: An Individual-Participant Data Meta-Analysis

    Grams, M. E., Coresh, J., Matsushita, K., Ballew, S. H., Sang, Y., Surapaneni, A., Alencar de Pinho, N., Anderson, A., Appel, L. J., Arnlov, J., Azizi, F., Bansal, N., Bell, S., Bilo, H. J. G., Brunskill, N. J., Carrero, J. J., Chadban, S. J., Chalmers, J., Chen, J., Ciemins, E., Cirillo, M., Ebert, N., Evans, M., Ferreiro, A., Fu, E. L., Fukagawa, M., Green, J. A., Gutierrez, O. M., Herrington, W. G., Hwang, S., Inker, L. A., Iseki, K., Jafar, T. H., Jassal, S. K., Jha, V., Kadota, A., Katz, R., Köttgen, A., Konta, T., Kronenberg, F., Lee, B. J., Lees, J. S., Levin, A., Looker, H. C., Major, R., Cohe, C. M., Mieno, M., Miyazaki, M., Moranne, O., Muraki, I., Naimark, D., Nitsch, D., Oh, W., Pena, M., Purnel, T. S., Sabanayagam, C., Satoh, M., Sawhney, S., Schaeffner, E., Schottker, B., Shen, J. I., Shlipak, M. G., Sinha, S., Stengel, B., Sumida, K., Tonelli, M., Valdivielso, J. M., Zuilen, A. D. v., Visseren, F. L., Wang, A. Y. M., Wen, C., Wheeler, D. C., Yatsuya, H., Yamagata, K., Yang, J. W., Young, A., Zhang, H., Zhang, L., Levey, A. S., Gansevoort, R. T., CKD Prognosis Consortium
    JAMA, vol. 330, no. 13, pp. 1266-1277
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Care processes and outcomes of deprivation across the clinical course of kidney disease: Findings from a high-income country with universal healthcare

    Sawhney, S., Blakeman, T., Blana, D., Boyers, D., Fluck, N., Nath, M., Methven, S., Rzewuska, M., Black, C.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 1170-1182
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Consensus Recommendations for Sick Day Medication Guidance for People With Diabetes, Kidney, or Cardiovascular Disease: A Modified Delphi Process

    Watson, K. E., Dhaliwal, K., Robertshaw, S., Verdin, N., Benterud, E., Lamont, N., Drall, K. M., McBrien, K., Donald, M., Tsuyuki, R. T., Campbell, D. J. T., Pannu, N., James, M. T., PAUSE (Preventing Medication Complications During Acute Illness Through Symptom Evaluation And Sick Day Guidance) Medication Safety Advisory Panel, Sawhney, S.
    American Journal of Kidney Diseases, vol. 81, no. 5, pp. 564-574
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Major cardiovascular events and subsequent risk of kidney failure with replacement therapy: a CKD Prognosis Consortium study

    Mark, P. B., Carrero, J. J., Matsushita, K., Sang, Y., Ballew, S. H., Grams, M. E., Coresh, J., Surapaneni, A., Brunskill, N. J., Chalmers, J., Chan, L., Chang, A. R., Chinnadurai, R., Chodick, G., Cirillo, M., de Zeeuw, D., Evans, M., Garg, A. X., Gutierrez, O. M., Heerspink, H. J., Heine, G. H., Herrington, W. G., Ishigami, J., Kronenberg, F., Lee, J. Y., Levin, A., Major, R. W., Marks, A., Nardkarni, G. N., Naimark, D. M., Nowak, C., Rahman, M., Sabanayagam, C., Sarnak, M., Sawhney, S., Schneider, M. P., Shalev, V., Shim, J., Siddiqui, M. K., Stempniewicz, N., Sumida, K., Valdivielso, J. M., van den Brand, J., Wang, A. Y. M., Wheeler, D. C., Zhang, L., Visseren, F. L., Stengel, B.
    European Heart Journal, vol. 44, no. 13, pp. 1157-1166
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Prediction of major postoperative events after non-cardiac surgery for people with kidney failure: derivation and internal validation of risk models

    Harrison, T. G., Hemmelgarn, B. R., James, M. T., Sawhney, S., Manns, B. J., Tonelli, M., Ruzycki, S. M., Zarnke, K. B., Wilson, T. A., McCaughey, D., Ronksley, P. E.
    BMC Nephrology, vol. 24, no. 1, 49
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Kidney Failure Risk Equation: Evaluation of Novel Input Variables including eGFR Estimated Using the CKD-EPI 2021 Equation in 59 Cohorts

    Grams, M. E., Brunskill, N. J., Ballew, S. H., Sang, Y., Coresh, J., Matsushita, K., Surapaneni, A., Bell, S., Carrero, J. J., Chodick, G., Evans, M., Heerspink, H. J., Inker, L. A., Iseki, K., Kalra, P. A., Kirchner, H. L., Lee, B. J., Levin, A., Major, R. W., Medcalf, J., Nadkarni, G. N., Naimark, D. M., Ricardo, A. C., Sawhney, S., Sood, M. M., Staplin, N., Stempniewicz, N., Stengel, B., Sumida, K., Traynor, J. P., van den Brand, J., Wen, C., Woodward, M., Yang, J. W., Wang, A. Y., Tangri, N.
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 482-494
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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