Renal Faculty

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Stoff Jeffrey S. Stoff, MD

 Chief, Renal Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Professor, Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems  (MaPS), UMass Medical School
 Medical Director, Pancreas Transplantation 
 Medical Director, Satellite Dialysis

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
SUNY at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 1968

Residencies:
Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital
Harvard-Boston City Hospital

Fellowship:
Harvard-Beth Israel Hospital                                                                                                                                                    

Clinical Interests:
Transplantation, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Other Interests:
Immunosuppressive strategies for high immunological risk recipients, Organ Allocation Policy, Pancreas and Islet Transplantation.

Abramov Konstantin Abramov, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Associate Program Director of Renal Fellowship, UMass Medical School 
 Director, Chronic Kidney Disease Program, UMass Memorial Medical Center
 Co-Medical Director, South County Dialysis

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
St. George’s University
Grenada, West Indies 2002

Residency:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
(Chief Medical Resident 2005-2006)

Fellowship:
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Interests:
General nephrology, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, dialysis, hypertension, electrolyte abnormalities, graduate medical education

Other Interests:
Development of an integrated care delivery system for chronic kidney disease

Clive 
 David M. Clive, MD

 Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School 
 Course Director, Renal Pathophysiology 
 Course Director, Caring for the Seriously Ill

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH 1976

Residency:
NYU-Bellevue Hospital Center

Fellowship:
Harvard-Beth Israel Hospital

Awards:
Housestaff Teacher of the Year 1990, 2008, Outstanding Medical Educator (multiple), Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Clinical nephrology, polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, drug effects on kidney function

Other Interests:
Graduate and undergraduate medical education; medical ethics; end-of-life care

Fan Pang-Yen Fan, MD

 Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Medical Director, Renal Transplant Program, UMass Medical Center
 Head of Tatnuck House, Learning Community Mentor

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Boston University
Boston, MA 1985

Residency:
Duke University

Fellowship:
Duke University

Clinical Interests:
Kidney Transplantation

Other Interests:
Medical Education

Iida
 Eric S. Iida, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Co-Medical Director, Blackstone Valley Dialysis

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Medical College of PA
Philadelphia, PA 1995

Residency:
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Fellowship:
University of Massachusetts Medical School



Clinical Interests:

General Nephrology, PCKD, ESRD

 

Kershaw Glenn R. Kershaw, MD

 Clinical Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 House Mentor, Learning Communities, UMass Medical School
 Chair, Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
 Director, Hypertension Clinic
 Co-Medical Director, University Dialysis Center

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 1974

Residency:
Boston City Hospital

Fellowship:
Boston University Medical Center (Clinical Hypertension)

Beth Israel Hospital (Nephrology)

Clinical Interests:
Hypertension, Clinical Nephrology, Dialysis, Medical Education
Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, American Society of Hypertension

Klinger
 Dagmar Klinger, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Co-Medical Director, Blackstone Valley Dialysis 

 Academic Profile 

Medical School:
Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic 1993

Residency:
Hennepin County Medical Center

Fellowship:
Tufts University

Clinical Interests:
ESRD, geriatric nephrology, general nephrology

Other Interests:
Dialysis

Kurland Jason Kurland, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Site Director, Third-year Internal Medicine Clerkship, Marlborough Hospital
 Longitudinal Preceptor of Medicine for third-year internal medicine clerkship
 Co-Medical Director, Marlborough Dialysis 
 Workshop Preceptor for OSD-Renal course for second-year medical students

 Academic Profile 

Medical School:
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA 2006

Residency:
Brown University

Fellowship:
Brown University

Clinical Interests:
Hypertension, HBPM/ABPM, general nephrology, medical education

Have published annual topic reviews: “Renal Tubular Acidosis” and “Acute Kidney Injury”- for inclusion in The 5-Minute Clinical Consult

lawton

 William J. Lawton, MD        

 Associate Professor, Emeritus, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
 Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
 Chair of Medical Advisory Council – Medical Education International 


Medical School:
Northwestern University
Fineberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Il 1966

Residency:
Northwestern University

Fellowship:
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Clinical Interests:
Hypertension; Clinical Research; Multi-center Clinical Trials in Hypertension; Vasodilator mechanisms (Kallikrein-Kinin system); Sympathetic nervous system control of blood pressure; Role of Na and K in regulation of blood pressure

Other Interests:
Dialysis;  International teaching of hypertension in developing countries (present); Development of peritoneal dialysis program for acute kidney injury in Cameroon (present)

Li Shipin Li, MD

 Instructor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 HealthAlliance: Actue Dyalis Medical Director
                       Chair, Department of Medicine
                       Vice President, Medical Staff

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA 1987

Residency:
Mt. Auburn Hospital 

Fellowship:
Massachusetts General Hospital 

Clinical Interests:
General Nephrology, Nephrolithiasis

Montague Jahan J. Montague, MD

 Director, Renal Fellowship Program, UMass Medical School
 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Medical Director, Living Kidney Donation Program
 Co-Medical Director, South County Dialysis

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Albany Medical College
Albany, NY 1995

Residency:
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Fellowship:
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Interests:
Lupus Nephritis, Living Kidney Donation

Niemi Matthew A. Niemi, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Dialysis Unit Medical Director, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital (Westborough) 
 Co-Medical Director, Marlborough Dialysis
 Credentialing Committee member, Marlborough Hospital

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Tufts University
Medford, MA 2009

Residency:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Fellowship:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Nephrology)

Clinical Interest:
Diabetic kidney disease, kidney donation, kidney stones

Other Interests:
Genetic basis of kidney disease among African-American living kidney donors; Quality improvement in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease

Rosario
 M. Bernadette del Rosario, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Director, Home Dialysis Therapies for UMMHC

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Penn State University College of Medicine
Hershey, PA 1988

Residency:
North Carolina Baptist Hospital

Fellowship:
Tufts-New England Medical Center

Clinical Interests:
Home Dialysis Therapies, Pregnancy and Renal Disorders, General Nephrology

Sosa Marie Sosa, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Mentor for the learning communities
 Physician Leader, Quality Improvement

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela 2002

Residency:
St Elizabeth Medical Center 
(Chief Medical Resident 2006-2007)

Fellowship: 
Tufts Medical Center 

Clinical Interests:
CKD, kidney donor evaluation, hyponatremia, HTN

Other Interests:
Quality improvement, medical education, HTN

Awards:
Teaching award by medicine residency 2010, and by medical school class 2013 and 2014. Nominated by the class of 2013 for the Arnold Gold Humanism Award.

Trainor Matthew Joseph Trainor, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Medical Director, University Dialysis Services 
 Co-Chair, Electrolyte Committee

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Trinity College Dublin Medical School Dublin, Ireland 2001

Residency:
University of Massachusetts Medical School 
(Chief Medical Resident 2005-2006 )

Fellowship:              
University of Massachusetts Medical School 

Clinical Interests:
Kidney Stones, Dialysis, Acute Kidney Injury

Other Interests:
Outcomes in Renal Replacement Therapies

Awards:
Sarah L. Stone Faculty Award for Excellence in Medical Education, Team Player Award- Medical Housestaff, Outstanding House Officer Award- Medical School Class of 2004

Vakil
 Rohit D. Vakil M.D.       

 Assistant Professor of Mdicine
 Assistant Medical Director, DaVita Dialysis Unit   

 Academic Profile

Medical School:
Baroda Medical College
Baroda, India 1968

Residencies:
St. Vincent Hospital
Martland Hospital

Fellowship:
Westchester County Medical Center (Nephrology)

Clinical Interests:
Clinical Nephrology and Dialysis

Zambetti
 Francis X. Zambetti, MD

 Assistant Professor of Medicine, UMass Medical School
 Medical Director, DaVita Dialysis, Fitchburg, MA

 Academic Profile      
 

Medical School:
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 1977

Residency:
Stamford Hospital

Fellowship:
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Clinical Interests:
Clinical nephrology, dialysis

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