Istvan Mucsi, MD, PhD
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Clinician investigator, transplant nephrologist
Ajmera Transplant Center, University Health Network
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
AREA OF RESEARCH
Community engaged and informed research to promote equitable access to kidney health among racialized communities. Equitable access to live donor kidney transplant. Developing culturally informed and responsive transplant care.
Assessment and management of psychological and physical symptoms among patients with organ failure. Use of patient reported outcome measures to improve patient centered kidney care and transplant care.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVER
described the prevalence and severity of physical and psychological symptoms among kidney transplant recipients using validated patient reported outcome measures (PROMs); validated innovative, precise PROMs among patients with kidney failure; developed and pilot tested an electronic PROM toolkit to inform symptom management among patients with organ failure;
described the association between immigrant and racialized status and psycho-social distress and also actions to pursue live donor kidney transplant among patients with kidney failure; identified mistrust, stigma, certain cultural concepts as potential barriers to accessing live donor kidney transplant for racialized patients.