Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

 

Jose A.L. Arruda, MD, FACP
Keeton Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology

Clinical Interests:
Acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, chronic kidney disease
Research Interests:
Acid-base physiology

Sanjeev Akkina, MD,
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Kidney transplantation, Vitamin D metabolism
Research Interests:
Biomarker discovery, Chronic allograft nephropathy in kidney transplantation.

Asad Bakir, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Lupus nephritis, glomerular diseases
Research Interests:
Proteinuria

Carolyn Brecklin, MD, FACP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, hypertension
Research Interests:
Acute and chronic renal failure

John Daugirdas, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
End stage renal disease, dialysis
Research interests:
Dialysis, chronic kidney disease
Amishi Desai, DO
Assisant Professor

George Dunea, MD, FACP

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Clinical Interests:
Hypertension, glomerular diseases
Research Interests:
Proteinuria

Jennier Ennis, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael J. Fischer, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Acute renal failure, chronic kidney disease, disorders of water balance
Research Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, pregnancy and kidney disease

Beatrice Drambarean, PharmD

Clinical Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, diabetes
Research Interests:
Anemia management, renal osteodystrophy

James P. Lash, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, hypertension, transplantation
Research Interests:
Epidemiology progression of chronic kidney disease, hypertension
Active research protocols:
Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study
African American Study of Kidney Disease (AASK) Cohort Study, Hispanic Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study

Swati Lederer, MD


Jerrold Levine, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests:
Autoimmunity; apoptotic cell-derived antigens in the regulation and maintenance of self-tolerance; abnormalities in the recognition and handling of apoptotic cells in lupus and other autoimmune diseases; macrophage dysfunction in autoimmune diseases.

Inate apoptotic immunity: effects of apoptotic cells on viable neighboring cells as a critical aspect of tissue homeostasis, modulating roles od apoptotic death on the course of acute and chronic renal injury


Clinical Interests:

Antiphospholipid syndrome, glomerulonephritis, systemic lupus and other autoimmune diseases, water balance and hyponatremia, fluid and electrolyte abnormalities

Natalia O. Litbarg, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests:
Isolation od adult stem cell of the kidney for renal repair.

Clinical Interests:
Glomerular kidney disease, hypertension
.

Active Research Protocols:
Omentum as a source of adult stem cells and its role in organ repair.

Claudia Lora, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests:
Health literacy, Social support, Acculturation

Clinical Interests:
Chronic Kidney Disease

Active Research Protocols:
Health literacy, Social support and acculturation in Hispanics with CKD
.

Kalyani Perumal, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Glomerular diseases, acute kidney injury, fluid and electrolyte disorders.

Research Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, glomerular diseases, kidney diseases and pregnancy
.

Anna Porter, MD,
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, transplantation
Research Interests:
Chronic kidney disease, bone metabolism

Veerasamy K.G. Pillay, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Clinical nephrology.

Anna Ricardo, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine


Igantius
Y.S. Tang, MD, PharmD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Transplant Nephrology
Transplant Medicine and Nephrology


Clinical Interests:

Transplant medicine, kidney donor evaluation, critical care nephrology, acute renal injury, continuous renal replacement therapy, pregnancy in kidney disease, secondary hyperparathyriodism, anemia and clinical pharmacology.
Research Interests:
Antibody-mediated syndromes (antibody-mediated rejection, accomodation, transplant glomerulopathy), BK viral kinetics and immunosuppression.