GW Experts Available to Speak During Kidney Health Month

GW Experts Available to Speak During Kidney Health Month

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON (Mar. 14, 2018) – More than 20 million Americans may have kidney disease, and even more are at risk, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. March is Kidney Health Month and the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences has a number of experts who can speak on kidney disease prevention, overall kidney health, and kidney disease treatment and transplantation.

To speak with an expert at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences please contact Ashley Rizzardo at 202-994-8679 or [email protected]:

Nephrology:

Scott Cohen, MD, associate professor of medicine, is an expert in glomerulonephritis. He can speak about the treatment of glomerulonephritis.

Ashte Collins, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert in chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, and home dialysis. He can speak about community outreach, chronic kidney disease, and home dialysis modalities.

Muralidharan Jagadeesan, MD, associate professor of medicine, is the director of transplant medicine and medical director of the Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program. He is available to speak about donor and recipient selection, waitlist management, immunosuppression for kidney transplantation, post-transplant care, and pair donor exchange.

Pedro A. Jose, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, is an expert in hypertension. He can speak about his research on personalized medicine, based on the patient’s DNA, for hypertension care, as well as salt sensitivity and kidney function.

Susie Lew, MD, professor of medicine, is an expert in peritoneal dialysis and telemedicine. She can speak for stories about peritoneal dialysis and telemedicine.

Eshan Nobakht, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert in acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease and hemodialysis. He is available to speak about management of chronic kidney disease and continuous renal replacement therapies.

Dominic Raj, MD, professor of medicine and chief of nephrology, is an expert in hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and hemodialysis. He is available to speak for stories about managing hypertension and improving outcome in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Renu Regunathan-Shenk, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an onconephrologist and an expert in vasculitis as well as glomerulonephritis. She is available to speak about onconephrology, nephrotic syndrome, lupus nephritis, and glomerulonephritis.

Sheilendra Sharma, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert in, acute kidney injury, plasmapheresis, and continuous renal replacement therapies. He can speak for stories about acute kidney injury and hypertension.

Manuel Velasquez, MD, professor of medicine, is an expert in pathophysiology and treatment of hypertension. He can speak on stories about hypertension.

Patricia Centron Vinales, MD, assistant professor of medicine, is an expert in lifestyle medicine for management of chronic kidney disease. She is available to speak about nutrition in kidney disease and lifestyle modifications for preventing kidney disease.

Transplant Surgery:

J. Keith Melancon, MD, professor of surgery, is medical director of the GW Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center and the director of the Transplant Institute at GW Hospital. He can speak about kidney transplantation and care.

Urology:

Thomas Jarrett, MD, chair and professor in the Department of Urology, he is available to speak about minimally invasive techniques for treatment for kidney disease.

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