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Expertise Description

I have more than 10 years experience as a nephrologist at a major academic medical center. My experience includes treating patients with all forms of kidney disease, including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, end stage kidney disease, electrolyte disturbances, hypertension, kidney stones, and glomerulonephritis. I have extensive experience caring for patients treated with hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. I practice at a kidney transplant center and care for patients being worked up for, receiving, and with a history of prior kidney transplantation. In addition to my clinical work, I am an active clinical researcher with a research focus on acute kidney injury and end stage kidney disease. I have conducted clinical trials focused on identifying effective treatment strategies for patients with different forms of kidney disease. I am also the author of many articles, manuscripts, and book chapters in the field of nephrology. I have over 5 years of expert witness experience including consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Relevant Experiences

As a nephrologist, I care for many patients with hypertension.

I am very familiar with the class of medications referred to as Erythropoesis Stimulating Agents (ESA). ESAs are used to treat anemia, principally in the context of chronic and end-stage renal disease as well as in cancer and use of chemotherapeutic agents for cancer. As a nephrologist, i regularly use these agents in patients who have kidney disease.

As a clinical researcher in the field of nephrology,  I have extensive experience with the process of informed consent and issues related to IRBs. I also have substantial experience diagnosing and treating patients with rhabdomyolysis and its complications in my clinical practice.


Education

Degree Subject Institution
M.D. George Washington University School of Medicine
M.Sc. Clinical Research University of Pittsburgh
B.A. Biology University of Rhode Island

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