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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

  • Jehan Bahrainwala, MD, FASN

    Jehan Bahrainwala, MD, FASN

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Bahrainwala is a board-certified, fellowship-trained nephrologist with the Stanford Medicine Kidney Clinic and Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program. She is also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology.

    She diagnoses and treats a wide range of conditions, including blood in the urine, diabetic nephropathy, high blood pressure, and kidney disease. Dr. Bahrainwala is skilled at creating connections with her patients. She treats the whole person rather than the condition and was nominated for The Dr. Vanitha Appadorai Vaidya Award for Humaneness in Medicine by the Philadelphia County Medical Society.

    Dr. Bahrainwala has led research on the risks associated with common surgeries performed on patients with chronic kidney disease receiving dialysis. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Kidney International Reports, and other peer-reviewed journals. She has also presented to her peers at national and regional meetings for the American Society of Nephrology, the American Transplant Congress Meeting, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine, and the American Heart Association’s Council for High Blood Pressure Research.

    Dr. Bahrainwala is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and a member of the National Kidney Foundation.

  • Vivek Bhalla, MD

    Vivek Bhalla, MD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
    On Partial Leave from 03/01/2024 To 08/31/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Bhalla's two primary research interests are in the role of the kidney in diabetes and hypertension. We use molecular, biochemical, and transgenic approaches to study: (1) mechanisms diabetic kidney disease disease including the role of the endothelium to regulate inflammation and kidney injury; and (2) regulation of tubular transport of glucose, sodium, and potassium. These latter studies have treatment implications in diabetes, kidney disease, and hypertension.

  • Brian Brady

    Brian Brady

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Brady is a fellowship-trained nephrologist with board certification in nephrology and in internal medicine. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at Stanford University School of Medicine.

    He provides care at the Stanford Health Care Boswell Kidney Clinic as well as the Stanford Health Care Kidney Clinic in Emeryville.

    Dr. Brady is particularly interested in the management of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). He also treats end-stage kidney disease, hypertension, kidney stones, glomerular disease and other kidney related conditions.

    His research in value-based health care focuses on methods to improve care delivery for patients with CKD and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). He has received funding for his research from sources including the National Institutes of Health.

    Dr. Brady has published his research findings in JAMA Internal Medicine the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and elsewhere.

    He has presented invited talks on high-value care delivery to policy makers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. He also has made presentations to his peers at national, regional, and local meetings of kidney disease specialists.

    He has delivered lectures to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum, Satellite Healthcare Home Dialysis Academy, and other meetings. He has shared his insights in presentations to faculty and students in the Division of Nephrology at Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China.

    Dr. Brady is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, and American College of Physicians.

  • Tara I. Chang

    Tara I. Chang

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research focuses on issues such as blood pressure control, coronary revascularization, and the comparative effectiveness of cardioprotective medications in patients with chronic kidney disease, with the long-term goal of improving cardiovascular outcomes in these high-risk patients.

  • Xingxing Shelley Cheng

    Xingxing Shelley Cheng

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Surgery (Abdominal Transplantation) and of Health Policy

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Xingxing Cheng's expertise is in applying the tools of decision science to clinical practice and policy analysis. Her current research is in the following areas:
    1) the costs, effectiveness, and implementation of work-up before kidney transplantation, including pretransplant cardiovascular screening;
    2) ethics of and decision-making in in multi-organ transplantation.

  • Glenn M. Chertow

    Glenn M. Chertow

    Norman S. Coplon/Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health and of Health Policy

    Current Research and Scholarly Interestsclinical epidemiology, health services research, decision sciences, clinical trials in acute and chronic kidney disease

  • Enrica Fung, MD

    Enrica Fung, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Fung is a board-certified nephrologist with Stanford Health Care’s Kidney Clinic and Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program. She is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Nephrology.

    Dr. Fung cares for people with all types of kidney diseases. After completing her nephrology fellowship at Stanford School of Medicine, Dr. Fung served as chief of nephrology and led the transplant referral and post-transplant program at Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System. Her extensive experience includes working with older adults and veterans with advanced or chronic kidney disease. Dr. Fung’s work reflects a passion for educating and empowering her patients. She integrates their goals of care and other aspects of advanced care planning into treatment planning.

    Dr. Fung’s clinical research interests broadly include healthcare delivery and health outcomes in chronic kidney disease.

    Dr. Fung is a peer reviewer for several prestigious publications, including Kidney Medicine and the American Heart Journal. She has also been featured on podcasts and health care educational videos. She has presented to her peers at the American Society of Geriatrics, the American Society of Nephrology, and the American College of Physicians, Northern California Chapter. Dr. Fung has also published work in the Merck Manual Professional Edition, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and the journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association.

    Dr. Fung is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

  • Calyani Ganesan

    Calyani Ganesan

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioCalyani Ganesan, MD, MS is a general nephrologist with a focused interest in improving the care of patients with kidney stone disease through comprehensive metabolic evaluation, clinical research and multidisciplinary collaboration.

  • Jackson Kim, MD

    Jackson Kim, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Kim is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology at Stanford Health Care.

    Dr. Kim diagnoses and treats a range of conditions affecting the kidneys, including glomerulonephritis, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease, and genetic kidney disease. He creates a customized, comprehensive treatment plan for every patient he serves.

    Dr. Kim has a keen research interest in glomerular kidney disease, particularly glomerulonephritis. He has authored manuscripts, conducted case studies, and published his work in several peer-reviewed journals.

  • Richard Lafayette

    Richard Lafayette

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are continuing to grow a glomerulonephritis cohort study, including immunologic characterization. We have completed interventional studies of preeclampsia exploring the nitric oxide, endothelin system and effects on glomerular function and morphometry. We continue to recruit patients for treatment and observational studies of glomerular disease, including FSGS, membranous and particularly IgA nephropathy. We also are actively studying renal disease in systemic amyloidosis.

  • Seolhyun Lee, MD

    Seolhyun Lee, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Lee is a nephrologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Nephrology Division of the Stanford Department of Medicine.

    He delivers expert, compassionate kidney care personalized to each patient he serves. Dr. Lee is committed to improving both the health and quality of life of his patients.

    His work scholarship has appeared in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week, and Blood Purification.

    Dr. Lee has received honors and awards including the prestigious Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship from the American Society of Nephrology. The program funds original research projects by nephrology fellows.

  • Mary Leonard

    Mary Leonard

    Arline and Pete Harman Professor and Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Epidemiology and Population Health

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy multidisciplinary research program is focused on (1) the detrimental effects of glucocorticoids, sarcopenia and inflammation on bone development in pediatric diseases, (2) the long-term effects of childhood cancer on bone and muscle quality, (3) the assessment of renal osteodystrophy using novel micro-imaging techniques, (4) the effects of vitamin D deficiency on physical function and cardiovascular disease, and (5) the evaluation of biomechanical interventions as anabolic bone therapies.

  • John Leppert

    John Leppert

    Professor of Urology and, by courtesy, of Nephrology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsOur research aims to improve the global quality of care for patients with Urologic Cancer with a particular focus on kidney cancer. We are investigating novel proteomic platforms and assays to diagnose kidney cancer and predict response to therapy. We are evaluating the comparative effectiveness of various kidney cancer surgeries and their impact on chronic kidney disease and its downstream effects. We are applying epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health services methods to urologic conditions.

  • Timothy Meyer

    Timothy Meyer

    Stanford University Professor of Nephrology, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsInadequate removal of uremic solutes contributes to widespread illness in the more than 500,000 Americans maintained on dialysis. But we know remarkably little about these solutes. Dr. Meyer's research efforts are focused on identifying which uremic solutes are toxic, how these solutes are made, and how their production could be decreased or their removal could be increased. We should be able to improve treatment if we knew more about what we are trying to remove.

  • Maha Abdalla Mohamed, MD, FACP, FAST

    Maha Abdalla Mohamed, MD, FACP, FAST

    Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Mohamed is a board-certified, fellowship-trained nephrologist with the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at Stanford Healthcare. She is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology.

    Dr. Mohamed specializes in kidney and pancreas transplant outcomes and kidney transplant health equity. Conditions she treats include allografts rejection, recipient BK virus and CMV infection, and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder management. Dr. Mohamed is known for her personalized and comprehensive approach to patient care. She takes the time to understand her patients’ unique health needs and creates tailored care plans that fit their lifestyles.

    Dr. Mohamed’s research interests include examining new approaches to improving kidney transplant long-term outcome including kidney transplant rejection and infection. She also seeks to develop better screening and monitoring guidance to help reduce post-transplant BK virus and CMV infection.

    Dr. Mohamed’s published work can be found in peer-reviewed journals such as Clinical Transplantation, Transplant Infectious Disease and Transplantation. She has presented to her peers at international, national, and regional meetings, including at the American Transplant Congress and the American Society of Nephrology. She has also been invited to speak multiple times at King Faisal Hospital in Rwanda as well as in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on topics like post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, update in kidney transplant rejection, and update in living-donor kidney transplantation.

    Dr. Mohamed is a faculty fellow of Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, fellow of the American Society of Transplantation, a board of managers member of the AST Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Training Accreditation Program, member of the International Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.

  • Alan C. Pao

    Alan C. Pao

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) and, by courtesy, of Urology

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsWe are broadly interested in how the kidneys control salt, water, and electrolyte homeostasis in the body. Our disease focus is on kidney stone disease. We use cultured kidney cells, transgenic mice, human plasma/urine samples, and electronic health record data to study the pathogenesis of kidney stone disease. Our therapeutic focus is on the development of small molecule compounds that can be used for kidney stone prevention.

  • Ralph Rabkin

    Ralph Rabkin

    Professor of Medicine, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr Rabkin is examining the mechanism of the acquired resistance to hormones that develops in kidney failure.In particular he is studying the impact of kidney failure on the action of growth hormone and the role of impaired signal transduction as a cause of growth hormone resistance. He is also engaged in the study of growth factors in diabetic kidney disease.

  • John Scandling

    John Scandling

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTolerance induction in clinical kidney transplantation

  • Mamta Madhav Shah, MD

    Mamta Madhav Shah, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

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

    She provides care for patients with a variety of kidney-related conditions, with a special interest in management of kidney stones and related conditions. Her goal is to collaborate with each patient to develop a personalized and comprehensive care plan. She has given several talks on kidney stones to trainees and peers. Dr. Shah previously served as medical director of one of the dialysis clinics at University of Connecticut Health Center and helped run the plasmapheresis treatments.

    Some of Dr. Shah’s recent research is focused on efforts to prevent filter failure when performing membrane-based therapeutic plasma exchange—a blood purification treatment for removing large molecular weight substances from plasma.

    Dr. Shah’s work has been published in the Journal of Onco-Nephrology, Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, and Connecticut Medicine. She has presented to her peers at national and regional meetings of the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American College of Physicians, Connecticut Chapter.

    Dr. Shah is a member of the American Society of Nephrology. She has a keen interest in education of trainees including medical students, residents and fellows; and served as core faculty of the Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Connecticut Health Center.

    She is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati. Outside of work she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and daughter.

  • Tammy Lisa Sirich

    Tammy Lisa Sirich

    Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsI conduct translational research focused on uremia and dialysis. I use mass spectrometry to conduct studies testing ways to reduce levels of solutes and examining the contribution of uremic solutes to illness.

  • Manjula Kurella Tamura

    Manjula Kurella Tamura

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)
    On Partial Leave from 02/12/2024 To 08/12/2024

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsDr. Kurella Tamura is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Research and Education Clinical Center at the Palo Alto VA, a VA Center of Excellence of more than 20 talented investigators, post-doctoral trainees and staff whose work addresses the intersection of aging and chronic disease.

  • Jane C. Tan

    Jane C. Tan

    Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy research relates to issues pertaining to clinical kidney transplantation. We have ongoing studies on the following topics.
    1. Renal senescence and kidney transplant, and chronic allograft nephropathy.
    2. Living donor safety and response to uninephrectomy.
    3. Biomarkers for post-transplant monitoring.

  • Susan Ziolkowski, MD

    Susan Ziolkowski, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Nephrology

    BioDr. Ziolkowski is a board-certified nephrologist with a passion for caring for persons with chronic kidney disease. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology and has a special focus on treating patients with cancer and kidney disease. She is active both in research and teaching endeavors to further advance this field.

    She provides patient care at the Stanford Health Care kidney clinics in Palo Alto and Emeryville. For each patient, she prepares a care plan that is comprehensive, compassionate, and personalized to individual needs. Her goal is to help every patient achieve the best possible health and quality of life.

    Dr. Ziolkowski has co-authored articles on her research findings in the American Journal of Kidney Disease, Journal of Renal Nutrition, Peritoneal Dialysis International, and other journals. She has made presentations to her peers at meetings of the American Society of Nephrology, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, and other professional organizations.

    She enjoys running, yoga, skiing and getting outdoors.