Dr Andrew Frankel


Consultant Renal Physician

Specialties at a glance

Dr Frankel has collaborated with colleagues around the country to develop the first international guidance on the management of people with both chronic kidney disease and diabetes. Specialities Include:

  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease)
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Kidney failure
  • Polycystic kidney disease
  • Kidney failure & disease diagnosis & treatment
  • Kidney stone prevention
Andrew Frankel

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      About Dr Frankl

      Dr Andrew Frankel has been working as a consultant nephrologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust since 1995 and works at the Imperial Renal and Transplant Centre, which is one of the largest kidney units in Europe catering for a population base of over three million. He has experience in managing all aspects of kidney disease but has a particular interest in relation to the management kidney disease in the context of diabetes, cardiac disease, and obesity. Over the years he has maintained a significant research interest in relation to diabetes and the kidney, both in terms of how diabetes affects the kidneys leading to deterioration in kidney function, but also in relation to how the presence of kidney disease influences the management of diabetes.

      Dr Frankel has published research in relation to assessment of renal complications in patients with diabetes and obesity and has led on the development of national guidelines on the management of diabetes in the context of kidney disease. He is recognised both nationally and internationally as an expert in this field.

      NHS and Academic Posts

      Consultant Physician and Nephrologist Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

      External Articles

      Dr Frankel has published research across all his areas of interest including early recognition of diabetic kidney disease, interventions to reduce progression of diabetic kidney disease, management of diabetes in the context of chronic kidney disease and safe management of obesity in the context of chronic kidney disease.


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