Professor Alain Assounga is Head of the Nephrology at Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Chief Specialist at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban.

Professor Assounga received his medical training in Brazzaville, and his nephrology and immunology training in France and the US. He lectured and practised medicine in the Congo and Botswana before moving to Durban, South Africa, where he teaches nephrology. His research interests are focused on immunology, clinical nephrology, haemodialysis and transplantation, for which he has published several papers.

Professor Assounga has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts, and has several editorial positions on academic journals. He is the Editor in Chief of The African Journal of Nephrology.

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