Kabir O. Olaniran, M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in kidney disease and dialysis. 

Dr. Olaniran earned his medical degree at the University of Lagos in Nigeria. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, and then received advanced training in nephrology through a fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in nephrology and internal medicine, Dr. Olaniran joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2019. 

His primary clinical and research interest is kidney disease in people with sickle cell disorders and sickle cell trait. 

He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), and the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Olaniran was the recipient of the ASN’s Ben J. Lipps Fellowship grant, the ASN’s William E. Mitch International Scholars Award, and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dennis A. Ausiello Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award.

Education & Training
  • Residency - Lincoln Medical Center (2012-2015), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Lagos College of Medicine (1999-2006)
  • Fellowship - Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2015-2019), Nephrology
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