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Research and professional development

The Hofstra Northwell Division of Nephrology works at the forefront of nephrology research in multiple subject areas. In 2016, the division produced 49 peer-reviewed articles, making it one of the key centers of U.S. nephrology research. Both faculty and fellows presented new research findings at all major nephrology conferences.

Faculty

Steven Fishbane, MD

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Dr. Fishbane’s research continues to focus on complications of kidney disease and development of new treatments.

Key article: Targeting Hypoxia-Inducible Factors for the Treatment of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients. Locatelli F, Fishbane S, Block GA, Macdougall IC. Am J Nephrol. 2017 Jan 25;45(3):187-199
 

Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF

Dr. Jhaveri plays a key international role in developing knowledge in onconephrology, while maintaining research interests in glomerular diseases.

Key article: Preserved Renal-Allograft Function and the PD-1 Pathway Inhibitor Nivolumab.Barnett R, Barta VS, Jhaveri KD. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jan 12;376(2):191-192
 

Holly Koncicki, MD

Dr. Koncicki is an international expert on palliative care in kidney disease with research focused on various aspects of this subject.

Key article: Pain Management in CKD: A Guide for Nephrology Providers. Koncicki HM, Unruh M, Schell JO. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Nov 20
 

Anna T. Mathew, MD, MPH

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Dr. Mathew remains at the forefront of the epidemiology of risk for readmissions among dialysis patients and maintaining residual kidney function among new dialysis starts.

Key article: Preservation of residual kidney function in hemodialysis patients: reviving an old concept. Mathew AT, Fishbane S, Obi Y, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Kidney Int. 2016 Aug;90(2):262-71 Sachdeva M, Ross DW, Shah HH. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Aug;68(2):187-92
 

Vinay Nair, DO

Dr. Nair is an international expert on kidney transplantation.

Key article: Can transition to adult care for transplant recipients be improved by intensified services while patients are still in pediatrics? Annunziato RA, Parbhakar M, Kapoor K, Matloff R, Casey N, Benchimol C, Hotchkiss H, Nair V, Saland J. Prog Transplant. 2015 Sep;25(3):236-42
 

Mala Sachdeva, MD

Dr. Sachdeva researches Women’s Health Issues in nephrology and the use of renal ultrasound.

Key article: Renal Ultrasound, Dialysis Catheter Placement, and Kidney Biopsy Experience of US Nephrology Fellows.
 

Hitesh H. Shah, MD, FACP, FASN

Dr. Shah maintains a major research interest in innovations in nephrology education and glomerular diseases.

Key article: Renal Ultrasound, Dialysis Catheter Placement, and Kidney Biopsy Experience of US Nephrology Fellows. Sachdeva M, Ross DW, Shah HH. Am J Kidney Dis. 2016 Aug;68(2):187-92
 

Pravin C. Singhal, MD, FACP

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Dr. Singhal’s laboratory continues to expand knowledge on the cellular biology of kidney disease. The current focus is on APOL1 variants of risk for kidney disease in African American individuals.

Key article: Impact of APOL1 polymorphism and IL-1β priming in the entry and persistence of HIV-1 in human podocytes. Mikulak J, Oriolo F, Portale F, Tentorio P, Lan X, Saleem MA, Skorecki K, Singhal PC, Mavilio D. Retrovirology. 2016 Sep 6;13(1):63
 

Rimda Wanchoo, MD

Dr. Wanchoo is an international expert in onconephrology.

Key article: Adverse Renal Effects of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors: A Narrative Review. Wanchoo R, Karam S, Uppal NN, Barta VS, Deray G, Devoe C, Launay-Vacher V, Jhaveri KD; Cancer and Kidney International Network Workgroup on Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors.Am J Nephrol. 2017;45(2):160-169.