Dr. Zand is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Rochester. He is the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs, and co-director of the Center for Biodefense Immune Modeling.
Dr. Zand graduated from Northwestern University with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering, a PhD in Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology, and an MD. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Nephrology at Beth Israel Medical Center and Harvard University in Boston. He joined University of Rochester Medical Center faculty in July 1998 as Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs.
Dr. Zand has a clinical practice in Transplant Nephrology and Transplant Medicine, and sees patients with kidney and other solid organ transplants. He is an internationally recognized expert in B cell immunobiology in solid organ transplantation. He directs an active NIH funded research program in B cell immunobiology, vaccine biology, and computational modeling of immune responses, and numerous clinical research studies.
Patient Care Bio
Dr. Zand is Professor of Medicine and Medical Humanities in the Division of Nephrology, and the Medical Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs. His clinical practice is focused on the care of kidney transplant patients. His approach emphasizes holistic care of the whole person, mind and body. He brings to his practice of medicine an extensive experience in cutting edge clinical immunology, and a practical approach to wellness emphasizing exercise, diet, stress-reduction, and mindfulness. He has an active research program in the biology of antibody producing cells and their role in vaccine responses, anti-viral immunity, and transplant rejection.