Medicine - Nephrology

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Anupam Agarwal M.D., Division Director

    Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Interim Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean, Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has been serving as Executive Vice Dean for the Heeersink School of Medicine since 2014 and served as the Director for the Division of Nephrology from Jan 1, 2008 to Sept 30, 2021. He also serves as the Program Director of the NIH/NIDDK funded O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research. He has graduate faculty status in the Dep...

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    Christian Faul Ph.D., Section Head/ Section of Mineral Metabolism

    Dr. Christian Faul received his undergraduate training in cell and molecular biology at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg in Germany from 1993-1999. He earned his PhD title at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx in 2005, and he conducted his postdoctoral research training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In 2008, Dr. Faul became a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at the University of Miam...

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    Orlando Gutierrez, Division Director

    Dr. Gutiérrez is the Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Nephrology, and Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Gutiérrez’s research is focused on understanding pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders of phosphorus metabolism in health and in individuals with kidney disease. He has a special interest in delineati...

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    Paul Sanders M.D., Associate Director

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    Rachel Oser, Administrator

  • Faculty Position

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    Abolfazl Zarjou, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Alian Al-Balas, Associate Professor (P)

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    Ammar Almehmi, Professor (P)

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    Anupam Agarwal M.D., Professor (P)

    Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Interim Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean, Heersink School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He has been serving as Executive Vice Dean for the Heeersink School of Medicine since 2014 and served as the Director for the Division of Nephrology from Jan 1, 2008 to Sept 30, 2021. He also serves as the Program Director of the NIH/NIDDK funded O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research. He has graduate faculty status in the Dep...

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    Arun Rajasekaran, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Ashita Tolwani, Professor (P)

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    Ashutosh Tamhane, Assistant Professor (P)

    An epidemiologist with post-graduate training in clinical medicine and public health. Skilled in data management, analysis and SAS programming with a strong record of published research. Experienced in public health and clinical research with knowledge of epidemiological and statistical issues. Trained in developing study proposals/grants, designing research questionnaire and
    overall conduct of research studies in national and international settings.

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    Bhupesh Panwar, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Brittany Schreiber, Instructor - Clinical (P)

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    Bryan Becker, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Carmen De Miguel, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Christian Faul Ph.D., Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Christian Faul received his undergraduate training in cell and molecular biology at the Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg in Germany from 1993-1999. He earned his PhD title at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx in 2005, and he conducted his postdoctoral research training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. In 2008, Dr. Faul became a faculty member in the Department of Medicine and in the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at the University of Miam...

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    Claretha Lyas, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Clifton Kew II, Professor (P)

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    Colin Reily, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Dana Rizk, Professor (P)

    Dr Dana Rizk is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
    Her clinical and research interests revolve around glomerular diseases and, in particular IgA Nephropathy. She has served as the site principal investigator on many clinical trials and is part of several multi-disciplinary translational research projects focused on the role of biomarkers in IgAN. Her research efforts resulted in more than 45 peer-reviewed publications in pre...

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    Daniel Balkovetz, Professor (P)

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    David Pollock, Professor (P)

    Dr. Pollock earned his Ph.D. degree in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati in 1983. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then spent two years as a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Circadian Physiology at Harvard University in Boston before taking a position in the Drug Discovery division of Abbott Laboratories in Chicago. In 1995, he accepted a faculty position in Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia (n...

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    David Warnock, Professor - Emeritus (P)

    David G. Warnock, MD is the Director of the Division of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and received his MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco. His clinical training was completed at the University of California, San Francisco, including a 1 year research fellowship with Isidore Edelman, MD in the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Following a fellowship...

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    Denyse Thornley-Brown, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Edward Inscho, Professor (P)

    Dr. Inscho’s research focuses on understanding the regulation of renal microvascular function in healthy kidneys and in hypertension. Dr. Inscho earned his PhD in 1987 at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Tulane University School of Medicine and was a member of the Tulane University Department of Physiology faculty from 1989 through 2000. In 2001, he joined the Physiology faculty of the Medical Coll...

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    Edwin Rutsky, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Elizabeth Chua, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Emmy Bell, Associate Professor (P)

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    Eric Judd, Associate Professor (P)

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    Eric Wallace, Professor (P)

    Dr. Wallace is a native of Alabama. He received his BS in Spanish from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He graduated AOA from medical school at UAB. He completed his residency training at UAB as well after which he served as Chief Medical Resident. He then pursued a nephrology fellowship at Vanderbilt University and served as Chief Nephrology fellow. After his fellowship, Dr. Wallace joined the faculty at UAB. Currently, he is the UAB Medical Director of Telehealth, Director of ...

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    Faris Ahmed, Associate Professor (P)

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    Gaurav Agarwal, Associate Professor (P)

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    Gaurav Jain, Professor (P)

    Ambulatory Director, Nephrology
    Ambulatory Quality and Safety Officer, UAB Medicine

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    Gauri Mehta, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Singh Mehta obtained her medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She went on to complete her residency at Northside Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida and Nephrology fellowship at UAB. Dr. Singh Mehta is apart of the American Society of Nephrology American Board of Internal Medicine.

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    Graham Towns, Associate Professor (P)

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    Jared Cook, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Javier Neyra, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Neyra graduated from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia Medical School, and trained in Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital and in Nephrology and Clinical Research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. After serving on the faculty at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Dr. Neyra joins UAB as Associate Professor. Dr. Neyra is Co-Director of the Critical Care Nephrology program at UAB and is Co-Director of the Clinical Core of the UAB/UCSD O'Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury R...

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    Jennifer Pollock, Professor (P)

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    Ji-Bin Peng, Associate Professor (P)

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    Katie Bean, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Kelly Hyndman, Associate Professor (P)

    We are a team of kidney scientists of diverse backgrounds that love all things science. Currently the lab is interested in determining the functional significance of the post-translational modification of lysine acetylation. Much like serine, threonine, or tyrosine phosphorylation, lysine acetylation is a dynamic modification that may be critically important for regulation protein functions in our cells. Our focus is on understanding the physiological consequences of lysine acetylation in the ki...

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    Lisa Curtis, Associate Professor (P)

    Dr. Curtis is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology. She also serves as the Director of Enrichment for the NIH/NIDDK-funded UAB-UCSD O’Brien Center for Acute Kidney Injury Research. She has graduate faculty status in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB. She has mentored trainees at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels many of whom have continued to pursue academic careers. Dr. Curtis has received mentoring awards includi...

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    Michael Allon, Professor (P)

    Dr. Allon is Professor of Medicine at University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he serves as the Associate Director for Clinical Affairs and the Medical Director of Dialysis Operations in the Division of Nephrology. He has a longstanding clinical research interest in dialysis, and in particular in vascular access for hemodialysis. He was the P.I. for several clinical dialysis trials sponsored by NIH, including HEMO, DAC, and HFM. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts on various a...

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    Michal Mrug, Professor (P)

    Dr. Mrug is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he trains the next generation of physicians and scientists. Dr. Mrug is recognized as one of “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. He co-founded and directs the UAB Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Clinic and oversees clinical PKD research activities at UAB (since 2009). This includes the CRISP study, an NIH-funded collaborative effort between Emory University, Universi...

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    Mohammed Siddiqui, Instructor (P)

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    Navya Eleti, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Navya Eleti graduated from the Gandhi Medical College Secunderabad in 2009. She specializes in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

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    Norman Seay, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Orlando Gutierrez, Professor (P)

    Dr. Gutiérrez is the Marie S. Ingalls Endowed Chair in Nephrology Leadership, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Director of the Division of Nephrology, and Deputy Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Gutiérrez’s research is focused on understanding pathophysiological mechanisms underlying disorders of phosphorus metabolism in health and in individuals with kidney disease. He has a special interest in delineati...

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    P. Darwin Bell, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Paramita Pati, Instructor (P)

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    Paul Sanders M.D., Professor (P)

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    Robert Gaston, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Robert Reilly Jr., Professor - Clinical (P)

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    Shikha Mehta, Associate Professor (P)

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    Song Ong, Associate Professor (P)

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    Stephen Rostand, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Subhashini Bolisetty, Associate Professor (P)

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    Sudhir Thaduri, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Sumeet Munjal, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P)

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    Suzanne Bergman, Professor - Emeritus (P)

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    Takamitsu Saigusa, Associate Professor (P)

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    Timmy Lee, Professor (P)

    Timmy Lee, M.D., M.S.P.H is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Division of Nephrology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Lee received his medical degree at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport and completed his Internal medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Nephrology research fellowship at the University o...

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    Vineeta Kumar, Professor (P)

    Oct 1, 2017 - present Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    Jan 2012 - present Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    October 15, 2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Division of Nephrology/Transplant Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

    July 2008 - present Core Clinical F...

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    Wenguang Feng, Assistant Professor (P)

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    Yan Lu, Assistant Professor (P)

    Dr. Yan Lu graduated from Tianjin Medical University in 2008. He specializes in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

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    Zhengrong Guan, Assistant Professor (P)

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Ahmed M. Kamel Abdel Aal, Associate Professor (S)

    Ahmed Kamel Abdel Aal, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. completed medical school at University of Cairo, Egypt, where he continued with a residency in Diagnostic Radiology and also completed his Masters of Science in Diagnostic Radiology. He then became a faculty member for two and a half years at University of Cairo, Egypt, in which time he began pursuing his Ph.D. Dr. Abdel Aal then he joined the UAB Interventional Radiology fellowship program followed by a Neuroradiology fellowship. Following his UAB fello...

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    Courtney Peterson, Associate Professor (S)

    Dr. Peterson is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of intermittent fasting. Her research focuses on daily intermittent fasting, which is also known as time-restricted eating (TRE). She is the PI of several clinical trials on TRE and serves as a co-investigator or consultant on a handful of other studies on intermittent fasting.. She was the first to test early time-restricted eating (early TRE or eTRE) in humans--a version of TRE that involves eating early in the day to be in ...

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    Michael Seifert, Associate Professor (S)

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    Nita Limdi, Associate Professor (S)

    Dr. Limdi is a clinical pharmacist and epidemiologist with significant expertise in pharmacogenomics and pharmacoepidemiology, from research and discovery to its application and implementation in clinical practice. Her research portfolio encompasses studies with both observational and a clinical trial designs and is focused on understanding the multiple factors that influence drug efficacy and safety, specifically anticoagulant and antiplatelet response. An established investigator in the field ...

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    Paul Muntner, Professor (S)

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    Rachel Oser, Associate Professor (S)

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    Sylvie Mrug, Professor (S)

    My research examines the interplay of risk and protective factors in the development of behavioral and emotional problems in adolescence, including antisocial behavior, substance use, depression and anxiety.

    Most of my work has focused on the effects of violence exposure and peer influences in conjunction with other individual and contextual risk factors, such as pubertal timing, temperament, stress reactivity, parental practices, and broader influences of schools and neighborhoods.

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