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  • Patrick Cunningham Ahearn, MD, MAS

    Patrick Cunningham Ahearn, MD, MAS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Ahearn is a board-certified nephrologist. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine Division of Nephrology.

    He specializes in providing innovative care to kidney disease and transplant patients. He develops a comprehensive, compassionate care plan personalized to each patient in his care.

    In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Ahearn has conducted research on barriers to transplantation for patients with extended dialysis exposure, disparities in living kidney donation, and disparities in access to kidney transplant. He also has researched kidney transplant outcomes as they relate to the timing of dialysis initiation plus new pharmaceuticals for the kidney transplant population.

    Dr. Ahearn has made presentations on these and other topics to the American Transplant Congress and Society of General Internal Medicine Meeting. He has published peer-reviewed articles on his research topics in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, JAMA Network Open, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, American Journal of Surgery, and elsewhere. He has published abstracts in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

    Dr. Ahearn has earned honors for his research and scholarship. He has received research funding from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
    Among his honors, Dr. Ahearn was on the kidney transplant team that earned the Stanford Health Care Integrated Strategic Plan Star Award. The team was recognized for delivering excellence in patient care as well as for identifying opportunities to improve care.

    He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and American Society of Transplantation.

    He has volunteered his time and expertise as a board member of the Village of Hope, a transitional housing program for homeless men, women, and children in Orange County, California. Dr. Ahearn has served as a volunteer and proctor at the free clinic providing medical services to the uninsured.

  • Shuchi Anand

    Shuchi Anand

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsManagement of CKD and ESRD in low-resource settings
    Tubulointerstitial disease
    Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology
    ESRD and physical activity
    ESRD and vitamin D deficiency

  • Abraham Aron, MD

    Abraham Aron, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Aron is a board-certified, fellowship-trained nephrologist and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    He provides care for patients with a wide range of kidney-related conditions, such as kidney disease and failure, lupus nephritis, diabetic kidney disorder, renal insufficiency, and more. His consistent goal is to work with each patient to develop a personalized and comprehensive care plan that strives to achieve the best possible kidney health and quality of life.

    Dr. Aron’s research experience includes participation in the investigation of a gene panel created to support the management of chronic kidney disease. He also took part in the study of an electronic dashboard and decision support tool developed to help clinicians improve the efficiency of care for people with chronic kidney disease.

    He has published articles on genetic testing for kidney disorders, immune system suppression in nephropathy, diagnosis of acute kidney injury, and other topics. His work has appeared in journals such as Kidney360 and he has been a peer reviewer for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

    Dr. Aron has made presentations to his peers at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week and other meetings. He educates the kidney specialists of the future, and has led workshops and delivered many lectures. He also contributed to the textbook Tubulointerstitial Nephritis.

    Dr. Aron is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.