Faculty & Staff

The faculty in the Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine is committed to high quality patient care and to the advancement of nephrology research.

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Physician Assistant, Division of Nephrology, Transplant

Phone314-362-8351

Emailhaahmed@wustl.edu

Humaa Ahmed is Physician Assistant with a strong, clinical background. She is experienced in allergy & immunology and dermatology.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Emailtalhamad@wustl.edu

Interests: Antibody mediated rejection, simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation, high risk kidney transplantation, recurrent glomerulonephritis, simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation, donation after cardiac death, immunosuppression minimization.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-9096

Research interests include the molecular mechanisms that impair the regenerative response after acute kidney injury, particularly in aging.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-3162

Emailfchen@dom.wustl.edu

Interests: Molecular genetic studies of urogenital diseases, urogenital development, Calcineurin-NFAT, molecular genetics, diabetes insipidus, collecting duct, prostate cancer.

Ying-Maggie-Chen-MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Emailychen32@wustl.edu

Primary nephrotic syndromes including focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, membranous nephropathy and minimal change disease; renal thrombotic microangiopathy; acid-base and electrolyte disorders

Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology/Internal Medicine

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Interests: General nephrology, diabetic nephropathy, chronic kidney disease, disorders of fluids and electrolytes, hematuria/proteinuria, medical education, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, mineral/bone disease.

Daniel-Coyne-MD

Professor of Medicine, Nephrology/Internal Medicine

Phone314-362-7603

Interests: Providing comprehensive care to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension, proteinuria, glomerular diseases, inherited kidney diseases, fluid and electrolyte disorders and care for patients requiring chronic dialysis.

Professor Emeritus

Rowena-Delos-Santos-MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Transplant Nephrology, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-5365

Fax314-362-5470

Emaildelossantos@wustl.edu

Interests: Pancreas and kidney transplant and ABO incompatible transplants, immunosuppression management, infectious complications in transplantation, treatment and prevention of transplant rejection, recurrence of primary renal diseases in the transplanted kidney, transplant outcomes.

Seth-Goldberg-MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Interests: Polycystic kidney disease (PKD), transplantation donor evaluation, calcium-phosphorus metabolism and bone-mineral disease, kidney stones, high blood pressure, dialysis.

Brittany-Bone

Physician Assistant

Phone314-362-5365

Fax314-362-5671

Interests: Improving outcomes post kidney transplantation, as well as overall patient health and well-being.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Emailaherrlich@wustl.edu

Dr. Herrlich specializes in the care of patients with acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. In his research lab, Dr. Herrlich and his team focus on acute kidney injury and its connection to the development and progression of chronic kidney disease.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-5685

Emailjhou@wustl.edu

Interests: Claudins, salt resorption, fluid balance, hypomagnesemia, hypercalciuria, hypochloremia, hypertension, kidney stones.

Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine and Chief, Division of Nephrology

Emailhumphreysbd@wustl.edu

Interests: Mechanisms of acute and chronic kidney injury, stem cells, regeneration, fibrosis.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-454-8728

Fax314-454-7735

Emailjains@dom.wustl.edu

Interests: Kidney development, ureter development, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), acute kidney injury, genomics, neurodevelopment, GDNF, RET, branching morphogenesis, genetics, biobanking, translational research, biomarkers, regeneration, stem cells, bladder regeneration, bladder pain.

George-Jarad-MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Emailgjarad@wustl.edu

Interests: Kidney transplant, kidney transplant recipient evaluation, kidney disease in solid organ transplant recipient, glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure, hemodialysis, proteinuria, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, proteinuric kidney disease recurrence after kidney transplant, Alport syndrome.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-5365

Fax314-362-5470

Emailajava@wustl.edu

Interests: Kidney transplantation, recurrent glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease and fluid and electrolyte disorders.

Her research focuses on investigating the role of complement receptors and regulators in the pathogenesis of immune and inflammatory processes in the kidney.

Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-5213

Emailkaop@wustl.edu

Dr. Kao specializes in the care of acute kidney injury, renal disease in pregnancy, electrolyte disorders, and chronic kidney disease.

Instructor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-747-0575

Eirini Kefalogianni is a member of The Herrlich Lab.

Lisa Koester, RN

Renal Nurse Practitioner

Interests: Clinical coverage of in-center hemodialysis, home dialysis (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis), Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis and chronic kidney disease (CKD) population, quality assurance, dialysis modality options, clinical education.

Tingting-Li-MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology/Internal Medicine

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-7472460

Emailtingli@wustl.edu

Interests: Glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, vasculitis, proteinuria, hematuria, high blood pressure, hemodialysis vascular access, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplant recipient evaluation, membranous nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, IgA nephropathy.

Nurse Practitioner

Phone314-747-5575

Emaildlittleton@wustl.edu

Dennis Littleton worked at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at BJC Hospital for nine years before coming to the Division of Nephrology.

Moe-Mahjoub-PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-5681

Emailmmahjoub@dom.wustl.edu

Interests: Cilia, centrosome, microtubule cytoskeleton, ciliopathies, cystic kidney disease, primary cilia dyskinesia, cancer.

Andrew-Malone-MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Transplant Nephrology, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Emailamalone@dom.wustl.edu

Interests: Recurrent glomerulonephritis, recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), antibody-mediated rejection, living kidney donation, inherited kidney diseases, Alport syndrome genetics, collagen related kidney diseases.

Brent-Miller-MD

Professor of Medicine, Nephrology/Internal Medicine

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Interests: Home hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, kidney transplantation, kidney failure after solid organ transplantation, alternative dialysis therapies and regimens (including nocturnal and more frequent dialysis), solute removal and mass balance during dialysis, physical activity and muscle function with uremia, dialysis nursing education.

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-8235

Emailminerj@wustl.edu

Interests: Glomerular basement membrane (GBM), extracellular matrix, Alport syndrome, Pierson syndrome, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT), laminin, collagen, nephrotic syndrome, proteinuria.

Aubrey-Morisson-MD

Professor of Medicine, Nephrology/Internal Medicine

Phone314-454-8495

Fax314-454-8430

Emailamorriso@dom.wustl.edu

Interests: Reno-vascular disease, hypertension and genetic and acquired disorders of sodium, potassium and magnesium handling by the kidney.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-9096

Emailfobrien@wustl.edu

Dr. O’Brien’s clinical work includes nephrology consult, dialysis and general medicine. His educational responsibilities include teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, house staff and fellows. He is a member of the American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Nephrology, European Renal Association/European Dialysis and Transplantation Association and Stanford Society of Physician Scholars.

 

Will-Ross-MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Interests: Diabetic kidney disease, hypertensive kidney disease, proteinuria, hematuria, kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, sarcoidosis, pregnancy-related kidney disease, dialysis, fetal origins of kidney disease, epidemiology of kidney disease, pregnancy and the kidney, social determinants of kidney disease

Marcos-Rothstein-MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Emailmrothste@wustl.edu

Interests: Hemodialysis (including home and nocturnal therapies) and vascular access, peritoneal dialysis, long-term kidney transplantation, high blood pressure, glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease, diabetic nephropathy, anemia of chronic kidney disease, mineral bone disorders, alternative therapies for uncontrolled high blood pressure.

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax888-869-4437

Evaluation and management of patients with retroperitoneal inflammatory masses; retroperitoneal fibrosis, Erdheim Chesters Disease, IgG-4 related disease.

Eduardo-Slatopolsky-MD

Professor Emeritus

Instructor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-4609

Fax314-362-8237

Emailhsuleiman@email.wustl.edu

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-8351

Emailftohme@wustl.edu

Dr. Tohme holds dual appointments in the Division of Nephrology and the Division of Anesthesiology,

Anitha-Vijayan-MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Interests: Acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease/renal failure, high blood pressure, hypertension, proteinuria, hematuria, metabolic and electrolyte disorders, lupus nephritis, glomerulonephritis, vasculitis, kidney stones, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), therapeutic plasma exchange, sepsis.

Helen-Wijeweera-ANP

Nephrology Nurse Practitioner

Phone314-362-5365

Fax314-362-5671

Interests: Immunosuppression and management of risk factors for renal disease, including hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes.

David-Windus-MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Emaildwindus@wustl.edu

Interests: Glomerulonephritis, proteinuria, hematuria, hemodialysis vascular access, hemodialysis, Fabry’s Disease, global healthcare and medical education.

Instructor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-362-1575

Emailhaojiawu@wustl.edu

Haojia Wu works on using human stem cells to generate kidney organoids, with the goal of one day transplanting them into patients with kidney failure. Wu’s research expertise is in exploring stem cells as a novel therapeutic strategy for diabetic nephropathy and the use of single cell RNA sequencing. He is a member of The Humphreys Lab.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Phone314-262-7603

Fax314-747-2460

Interests: Glomerulonephritis, lupus nephritis, vasculitis, IgA Nephropathy, acute kidney injury, disorders in salt and water, acid-base disturbances, medical education.

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