Dr. Vladimir Belostotsky graduated with a medical degree from the Russian State Medical University in Moscow. After finishing his initial training, a keen interest in pediatric nephrology led him to pursue research at the Institute of Pediatrics in Moscow where he earned his PhD. Soon after, he received a grant from the International Society of Nephrology and spent a year completing clinical training in the Renal Unit of Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, England.
Dr. Belostotsky returned to Moscow and simultaneously worked in the Nephrology Department at the Institute of Pediatrics and at the American Medical Centre, where he was subsequently appointed as Head of the Primary Care Pediatric Department. A second opportunity to return the UK allowed him to continue his training in pediatric nephrology at The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, and he later accepted a position as a Locum Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
In 2011, he joined the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2016. Today, he continues to have a strong interest in clinical research and has been published in several leading pediatric and nephrology journals. His research focuses on kidney stones and the role of vitamin D in kidney disease in children.
In 2012, Dr. Belostotsky successfully launched the Pediatric Nephrology Stone Clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital and plans to standardise diagnostic and medical management for children with nephrolithiasis and, in turn, improve their quality of care.