Dr. Scott Brimble

Dr. Scott Brimble

Dr. Scott Brimble

Dr. Scott Brimble received an MSc. from Brock University and his MD at the University of Toronto. Residency training was completed at McMaster University. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University and a staff nephrologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare. He is also currently the Divisional Director of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. His clinical interests focus on the management of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, hypertension and peritoneal dialysis. He is also the Provincial Lead for Early Detection and Prevention of Progression at the Ontario Renal Network (ORN). He has supervised a number of Health Sciences students in both inquiry course work and their honors’ theses over the years. He currently holds three peer-reviewed grants and is involved in a number of clinical research projects outlined below.

Research

  1. FLUID study. Co-PI (with Dr. A. Gangji) in this funded ($375,000) multi-centered randomized factorial designed trial study the impact of bioimpedance-guided fluid management and nutritional Vit D supplementation on left ventricular mass, as determined by cardiac MRI.
  2. WISHeD study. PI of this funded (~ $150,000) randomized controlled study evaluating the impact of a web-based application to promote home dialysis in patients with advanced chronic kidney disease.
  3. THESIS study. PI (Dr. Walsh is co-investigator) of this randomized controlled trial evaluating resistance training, aerobic training, or the combination on physical function and measures of inflammation in hemodialysis patients.
  4. CKD-PS.Co-PI (with Dr. M. Walsh) of this study which uses Monte Carlo simulation techniques to estimate progression in chronic kidney disease (CKD) and need for specialty services.
  5. Mitochondrial disease in CKD/end-stage renal disease (ESRD). I am currently completely my PhD in Kinesiology where we are studying mitochondrial function and its relations to physical function in patients with CKD and ESRD.

Publications

Via Google Scholar, http://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=G2zYIg8AAAAJ