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Research Interests

Dr. Gal Finer is a Board certified Pediatric Nephrologist, MD, PhD, clinician-scientist, and an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Finer acquired knowledge in genetic diseases of the kidney while serving the Bedouin population in Israel, and in molecular pathways of renal fibrosis while working in the laboratory of Dr. William H. Schnaper. Her current research interest lies in understanding the pathophysiology of Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract (CAKUT). To this end, Dr. Finer has been studying functional genomics of kidney development, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Susan Quaggin at Northwestern. Her other academic interests include hypertension in children and medical education. Dr. Finer is the recipient of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois Young Investigator Award of 2017.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Nephrology

Training Experience

1999Internship, Soroka University Medical Center
2004Residency, Soroka University Medical Center
2010Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Children’s Memorial Hospital)
2013Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Lurie Children's Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Ben Gurion University, Israel

… → 2007

MD, Ben Gurion University, Israel

… → 1997

Research interests

  • Developmental Biology
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney
  • Medical Education


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