Congratulations to the Class of 2023
On June 20, 2023, nephrology division celebrated the graduation of Class 2023 at the Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses in Bronx, NY. Congratulations to Dr. Jun Li, Dr. Jeremy Awori, Dr. Swati Jain (Transplant Nephrology) & Dr. Dionisio Acosta (left to right in the photo)! Please continue to improve the lives of people with kidney disease!
Friday, July 7, 2023
Hitting the High Notes
Khyra Cunningham, study coordinator in our division a part of the renowned choir Sing Harlem. The group has performed on America’s Got Talent, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and The Tonight Show, and recently sang the national anthem at MetLife Stadium before the HBCU Classic football game between Morehouse and Howard University. In February, Khyra will be part of the ensemble of Mama, I Want to Sing, the longest running off-Broadway Black musical in theater history.
Friday, January 27, 2023
Preserving Bone, Vascular, and Muscle Health in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: Meet the Disruptors
Mineral and bone disorders resulting from chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common complication that affects many vital organ systems, including the skeleton, vasculature, skin, and muscles. Untreated, it can lead to bone fractures, circulatory conditions, and serious metabolic disequilibrium resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Read article
Friday, October 28, 2022
Congratulations to the Class of 2022
On June 23, 2022, nephrology division held a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 at the Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses. Congratulations to Dr. Sanjana Kapoor (Transplant Nephrology), Dr. Swati Jain, Dr. Mariela Navarro-Torres, Dr. Rimon Golovey and Dr. Michel Terzibachi (left to right in the photo). We are proud of you!
Friday, June 24, 2022
Dr. Azzi promoted to Associate Professor
Dr Yorg Al-Azzi is a transplant nephrologist in our division since 2018 and the director of nephrology rotation for medical residents. He was one of the co-authors of first report of COVID-19 in kidney transplant recipients published in NEJM. In addition, Dr. Azzi is the lead author of several papers discussing COVID-19 and kidney transplantation published in peer-reviewed journals.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Nephrology Raised $2,250 for the Annual NKF Kidney Walk
On November 14, 2021, Einstein-Montefiore Nephrology work family joined the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Walk (https://www.kidneywalk.org/NYC), walked 3.1 miles in the beautiful Van Cortlandt Park, and raised $2,250 to improve the future of kidney disease research, treatment and care.
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Nephrology Division at ASN Kidney Week 2021
The Montefiore-Einstein Division of Nephrology was well represented at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2021. Approximately 20 abstracts were presented (7 were led by trainees). Several faculty members (Drs. Michael Ross, Michal Melamed, Michele Mokrzycki, and Wei Chen) were moderators of large educational sessions. Dr. Ladan Golestaneh delivered a lecture on the community determinants of outcomes among patients receiving chronic dialysis. Lastly, the meeting was highlighted by Dr. Michael Ross receiving the ASN Distinguished Leader Award and Dr. Maureen Brogan) receiving the ASN Distinguished Clinical Service Award. More information on the award recipients can be found in https://www.asn-online.org/about/awards/recipients.aspx?year=2021.
Monday, November 8, 2021
Dr. Molly Fisher featured in Nephrology News & Issues
Dr. Molly Fisher was featured in Nephrology News & Issues for her work with her colleagues that compared the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients by COVID-19 status published in JASN.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Kidney transplant program published on the COVID-19 vaccination response in kidney transplant recipients
Kidney transplant program (Drs. Yorg Azzi and Enver Akalin etc) in collaboration with Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, studied SARS-CoV-2 spike IgG (anti-spike IgG) responses to COVID-19 vaccination in 98 kidney transplant recipients. Twenty-one patients had prior COVID-19 infection and 11 (52%) had SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid IgG (anti-nucleocapsid IgG) before vaccination, of whom 20 (95%) generated anti-spike IgG. However, only 32% of 76 patients without a previous history of COVID-19 and a negative anti-nucleocapsid IgG before vaccination generated an anti-spike IgG response. Lack of response to COVID-19 vaccines was associated with African American race, being on high dose anti-metabolite therapy, and having lower pre-vaccination CD3, CD4 T cell and serum IgM levels. Read more in the Kidney International >
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Dr. Matthew Abramowitz received NIH R01 award to study physical function in kidney disease
Matthew Abramowitz, M.D., M.S. was awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study mechanisms of physical function decline in patients with kidney disease. The grant will fund a 5-year study to investigate alterations in the skeletal muscle of adults with kidney disease and the changes that occur after patients start dialysis. This study has the potential to influence the care of patients with kidney failure and to shed light on the causes of functional impairment in this population.
Monday, August 9, 2021
Drs. Michael Ross and Maureen Brogan honored with the American Society of Nephrology Awards
Michael Ross, M.D., Chief of the Division of Nephrology, received the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) 2021 Distinguished Leader Award.
Maureen Brogan, M.D., Clinical Director of Nephrology, received the ASN 2021 Distinguished Clinical Service Award.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Dr. Tanya Johns received the NIH Career Development Award
Tanya Johns, M.D., was awarded a career development grant (K23) by the NIH in 2021 to examine the relationship between dietary patterns and inflammation, and its association with kidney function decline in racial/ethnic minorities.
Monday, July 26, 2021
The Division of Nephrology ranked #27 by US News & World Report
The Division of Nephrology was ranked #27 by the USNWR 2019-2020 Best Hospital rankings. The division received the highest possible ratings for 30-day survival rate, nurse staffing ratio, advanced technologies, and patient services.
Monday, July 26, 2021