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Department of Medicine

Department of Medicine

 Division of Renal-Electrolyte

Division Chief

photo Thomas R. Kleyman, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: hypertension, Na channel, K channel, epithelial cell biology

Email: kleyman@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-3121

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photo Mohammad Al-bataineh, DVM, MS, PhD

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute kidney injury; ischemia; metabolic stress; Muc1; ß-catenin; AMPK

Email: mma57@pitt.edu

Phone: 785-320-0728

photo Gerard Apodaca, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: cell biology, uroepithelium, rho family GTPases, exocytosis, endocytosis, kidney epithelium

Email: gla6@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8893

photo Catherine Baty, DVM, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: lymphatic endothelial cell biology, cardiomyopathy, live cell imaging (microscopy)

Email: cjb16@pitt.edu

photo Filitsa Bender, MD, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Chronic Kidney Disease: management and outcomes, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

Email: fhb5@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-4899

photo Jose F. Bernardo, MD, MPH, FASN

Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: jfb15@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-802-8652

photo Lori Birder, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Urinary Bladder, Sensory Neurons, Urothelium, Vanilloid Receptor 1 (VR1), Mechanosensitivity, Nitric Oxide

Email: lbirder@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-7368

photo Cary Boyd-Shiwarski, MD, PhD

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Hypertension and Electrolyte Disorders

Email: boydcr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-3118

photo Marcelo D. Carattino, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Structure and function of ion channels, Acid-sensing ion channels, Epithelial sodium channel, Tight junctions, Epithelial transport, Physiology of the Urinary bladder

Email: mdc4@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9075

photo Geetha Chalasani, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Memory T cells in organ transplantation, B cell – T cell interactions in memory generation, Innate immune activation in organ transplantation, Pathogenesis of chronic rejection

Email: gec12@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5924

photo Robert Moreau Denshaw, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Management of chronic kidney disease

Email: denshawr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-802-3043

photo Ranil DeSilva, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Chronic kidney disease, Quality improvement, Outcomes associated with hemodialysis vascular access

Email: desilvarn@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-802-3043

photo Yan Dorneich, MD

Clinical Instructor of Medicine

Email: dorneichy@upmc.edu

photo Linda Fried, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Diabetic nephropathy, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Aging Epidemiology, Kidney failure, chronic Peritoneal dialysis Dialysis

Email: lff9@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-360-3930

photo Laurence Friedman, MD, CCSP, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Care of patients with solid organ transplants and chronic kidney disease, Medical Education

Email: friedmanle@upmc.edu

photo Sundaram Hariharan, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Recurrent and De novo Diseases After Renal Transplantation, BKV infection After Renal Transplantation, Long-term Kidney Transplant Survival, Surrogate Markers for Long-term Kidney Transplant Outcome

Email: hariharans@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-5688

photo William Hoffman, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: memory B cell activation and its relationship to acute transplant allograft rejection

Email: hoffmanw@upmc.edu

photo John Robert Hotchkiss, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Quantitative approaches to medical education, Analysis of physiologic patterns, Mechanical ventilation, Dialysis

Email: HotchkissJR@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-9073

photo Rebecca P Hughey, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Assembly of the epithelial sodium channel, Role of Muc1 in acute kidney injury, MUC1 mucin synthesis processing and trafficking, Apical membrane trafficking in polarized epithelia

Email: hugheyr@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8949

photo Youko Ikeda, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lower urinary tract cell physiology

Email: yoi4@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5939

photo Edwin (Ed) K. Jackson, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Secondary Appointment

Academic Interest: Pre-Clinical cardiovascular & renal pharmacology, Paracrine & autocrine pharmacology of purines & estrogen metabolites, Development of intellectual property

Email: edj@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-1505

photo Manisha Jhamb, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: chronic kidney disease, end stage renal disease, sleep apnea in dialysis patients

Email: jhambm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7062

photo James R. Johnston, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Diabetic nephropathies, Hypertension, Immunosuppresive agents, Kidney failure, acute Kidney transplantation Kidney, polycystic, autosomal dominant, Medical Education

Email: Jamiej@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-7157

photo Hoda Kaldas, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Quality improvement and patient safety, Online case-based teaching

Email: kaldash@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7157

photo Nitin Muralidhar Kamat, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Care of patients with chronic kidney disease, Outcomes in patients with acute renal failure in the ICU, Clinical Nephrology

Email: kamatnm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7157

photo Anthony Kanai, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Following Spinal Cord Injury, PDE5 Inhibition of Afferents

Email: ajk5@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-1430

photo Ossama B. Kashlan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Ion channels, Epithelial sodium channel, Allosteric regulation, Post-translational processing, Protein structure-function

Email: obk2@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9277

photo Amandeep Kaur, MD

Instructor in Medicine

Email: kaura3@upmc.edu

photo John A Kellum, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: critical care nephrology, sepsis and multi-organ failure,clinical epidemiology

Email: kellumja@ccm.upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-8110

photo Thomas R. Kleyman, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: hypertension, Na channel, K channel, epithelial cell biology

Email: kleyman@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-647-3121

photo F. Aura Kullmann, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Physiology and pharmacology of the urinary bladder

Email: aurak@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5958

photo Fadi Lakkis, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: acute and chronic rejection in solid organ transplantation

Email: fgl1@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-5774

photo Kelly Victoria Liang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Cardiorenal failure, dialysis, and ultrafiltration, Lupus nephritis and glomerular diseases, Nephrolithiasis

Email: liangk@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7157

photo Rajil Mehta, MD, FASN

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Transplant, epidemiology, renal allograft function

Email: mehtar2@upmc.edu

Nicolas Montalbetti, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Email: nim71@pitt.edu

photo Thomas D. Nolin, PharmD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Secondary Appointment

Academic Interest: clinical pharmacy in nephrology and transplantation

Email: nolin@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-4683

photo Paul M. Palevsky, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute Kidney Injury, Critical Care Nephrology, Renal Replacement Therapy

Email: palevsky@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-360-3932

photo Christopher John Passero, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: chronic kidney disease, Proteinuria/Edema, dialysis

Email: passerocj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-578-9551

photo Beth Marie Piraino, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: peritoneal dialysis related infections

Email: Piraino@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-8972

photo Chethan Puttarajappa, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: kidney transplantation

Email: puttarajappacm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-5752

photo Mohan Ramkumar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: kidney transplantation

Email: mohan.ramkumar@va.gov

Phone: 412-360-6181

photo Evan C. Ray, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: epithelial sodium channel, hypertension

Email: rayec@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-802-3043

photo Helbert Rondon, MD, FACP, FASN

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Hyponatremia, Medical Education

Email: rondonberriosh@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-8394

photo David Rothstein, MD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: immunoregulation and tolerance in allograft and autoimmune models

Email: rothsteindm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-7154

photo Ankita Roy, PhD

Research Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Hormonal regulation of blood pressure, WNK signaling pathway

Email: amr161@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9399

photo Ramya Sahasranaman, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: acute renal failure

Email: sahasranamamr@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-1147

photo Jane Schell, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Palliative Care, Nephrology, Patient-Provider Communication

Email: schelljo@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-4834

photo Nirav Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Medical management of Kidney Transplantation, Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic, Renal Transplantation

Email: nas65@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-802-8652

photo Shaohu Sheng, MD

Research Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: structure and function relationship, ion regulation and genetic variants of epithelial sodium channel

Email: shaohu@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9295

photo Shujie Shi, PhD

Instructor in Medicine

Academic Interest: Mechanosensitive ion channel

Email: shs117@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-9569

photo Puneet Sood, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: living kidney donation, antibody mediated rejection and waitlist management

Email: soodp2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-5688

photo Sean D Stocker, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: hypertension, dietary salt, autonomic, sympathetic, brain, blood pressure

Email: stockers@pitt.edu

Phone: 717-805-5862

photo Arohan R. Subramanya, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Coordination of renal NaCl reabsorption and K+ secretion

Email: ars129@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-624-3669

photo Roderick J. Tan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Physician-scientist studying the molecular pathogenesis of kidney disease

Email: tanrj@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-624-4008

photo Steven Truschel, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: lysosomal function, urinary bladder

Email: stt39@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-9081

photo Steven Weisbord, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Acute Kidney Injury, Contrast-induced acute kidney injury

Email: weisbordsd@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-360-3911

photo Ora A. Weisz, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Apical membrane traffic in polarized epithelial cells

Email: weisz@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8891

photo Christine Wu, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Kidney transplantation, Lupus nephritis

Email: wucm@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-647-7157

photo Irina V Zabbarova, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interest: Urinary bladder pathology (cystitis, irradiation cystitis, spinal cord injury) and new therapeutic approaches

Email: ivz2@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-383-8771