John Feehally began his medical career by training in primary care medicine before kidney disease grasped his interest. He trained in nephrology in Bristol, Leicester, Manchester, UK; and in Boston, USA.

He is Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals of Leicester, and Professor of Renal Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK.

His particular clinical interests are in glomerulonephritis and renal transplantation.
His major laboratory research programme is in immune renal disease, especially IgA nephropathy.

He is co-editor with Juergen Floege and Richard Johnson of ‘Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology’ – now in its fourth edition. He was co-chair with Daniel Cattran of the KDIGO clinical practice guideline on glomerulonephritis, published in 2012.

He was President of the UK Renal Association [2004-2007], and is now President of the International Society of Nephrology [2011-2013].