Dr Nasirul Ekbal


Consultant Nephrologist

After graduating with distinction at UCL Medical School in 2001, Dr Ekbal undertook medical rotation in teaching hospitals in London, followed by specialist training in Nephrology in London’s major renal centres. He then commenced higher specialist training in Intensive Care Medicine including general, liver, trauma and neurosurgical intensive care in London.

Dr Ekbal subsequently came to the Royal Free for a post-CCT dialysis fellowship in Nephrology and played a key role in the implementation of a mobile phone application for acute kidney injury (AKI) before taking his role as a Consultant in Nephrology and Intensive Care Medicine. Whilst undergoing specialist training, he gained an MRC fellowship to study a PhD, investigating the effects of mitochondrial fluorescence in shock states and last year also completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Royal College of Physicians (London). He is one of the few specialists in the UK who has dual-certification in Nephrology and Intensive Care and Renal Medicine and therefore has substantive experience of managing acutely unwell/critically ill patients and the in-patient rehabilitation of patients post ICU discharge.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, Bengali


  • Nephrology


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Renal Association

Registration and licensing


Clinical interests

Dr Ekbal has a keen interest in renal replacement therapies (both dialysis and CVVH) and the management of acutely unwell patients. He also has extensive experience managing in-patients undergoing rehabilitation post ICU discharge.

Research interests

Dr Ekbal is an investigator for a number of critical care trials.

Dr Nasirul Ekbal, Consultant Nephrologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London