Development of nephrology as a specialty in Russia and Iran; development of bilateral relationship with institutions in resource poor regions with the goal of improving human capacity in health care sector
Asghar Rastegar is Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Program and Co-Director of Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar Program. His primary interest is in the broad area of health care workforce development in developing world, with special emphasis on internal medicine and nephrology. For the past three decades he has been involved internationally in developing educational programs for training of physicians in the developing world. He has worked extensively in Iran, Russia and most recently sub-Saharan Africa.