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News & Events


Upcoming Visiting Speakers:

April 24, 2018: Leslie Gewin, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (DOM Research Conference)

May 10, 2018: Eliyahu Khankin, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Renal Grand Rounds)

May 22, 2018: John Richard Lee, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine (DOM Research Conference)

May 30, 2018: Anupam Agarwal, MD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (DOM grand rounds) 

June 5, 2018: David Basile, PhD, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Indiana University School of Medicine (DOM Research Conference) 

June 19, 2018: Julie Paik, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital (DOM Research Conference) 


Recent Visiting Speakers:


  • Jeffrey Kopp, MD, Chief, Kidney Diseases Branch, NIDDK/NIH, “Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and the African American predilection for kidney disease” 
  • Sanja Sever, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, "Multiple roles of dynamin-actin interactions in kidney"
  • Jaime Uribarri, MD, Director of Peritoneal Dialysis Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis"


  • Kumar Sharma, MD, University of California, San Diego, “Novel role of mitochondria in diabetic complications”
  • Sumant Chugh, MD, Rush Medical College, “Transcriptional regulation in podocyte disease”
  • Michael Ross, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, “Kidney Injury in HIV positive patients”
  • Peter Heeger, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, "An expanded role for complement in transplant rejection"
  • Kirk Campbell, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, “Novel mediators of pedocyte survival in glomerular disease progression”
  • Ramon Bonegio, MD, Boston University, "Toll-like receptor pathways promote sterile inflammation in immune complex glomerulonephritis"


  • Ali Gharavi, MD, Columbia University, “Genetics of IgA Nephropathy”
  • Raymond Townsend, MD, University of Pennsylvania, “HTN in the post-SPRINT Era”
  • Stuart Shankland, MD, University of Washington, “Making Sense of Glomerular Diseases”
  • David Goldfarb, MD, NYU, “Update on Nephrolithiasis”
  • Vishal S. Vaidya, Ph.D. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, "Translational and Mechanistic Biomarkers of Kidney Disease"
  • Roy Zent, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University, "The Glomerular Filtration Barrier"


  • Charles Jennette, MD, North Carolina @ Chapel Hill “Overview of Vasculitis: Historical Perspective, Clinical and Pathologic and Pathogenic concepts”
  • Ananth Karumanchi, MD, Harvard Medical School, “Pathogenesis of Pre-eclampsia”
  • John C. He, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai 
  • Avi Ma’ayan PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai