Medicine - Nephrology

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Faculty Administrative Position

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    Anupam Agarwal M.D., Division Director 2008 -

    Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Director, Division of Nephrology, and Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 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 Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pathology and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB.

    Dr. Agarwal has an active role in clinical medicine, teaching, ...

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    Paul Sanders M.D., Associate Director 2013 -

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    Rachel Oser, Administrator 2017 -

  • Faculty Position

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    Abolfazl Zarjou, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Alian Al-Balas, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Ammar Almehmi, Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Anupam Agarwal M.D., Professor (P) 2003 -

    Dr. Anupam Agarwal is currently Director, Division of Nephrology, and Executive Vice Dean, School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). 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 Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pathology and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB.

    Dr. Agarwal has an active role in clinical medicine, teaching, ...

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    Arun Rajasekaran, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2020 -

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    Ashita Tolwani, Professor (P) 2000 -

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    Bhupesh Panwar, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Bruce Julian, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2013 -

    I have a longstanding interest in the cause and clinical expression of IgA nephropathy. Research collaboration with colleagues over my career has focused on the genetically determined influences on the pathogenesis and the autoimmune nature of the mechanisms of disease. These studies have shown that there are many regions in the human genome that affect the risk for development of IgA nephropathy. We have also proposed a four-hit hypothesis for the pathogenesis: galactose-deficient IgA1 is rec...

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    Carmen De Miguel, Assistant Professor (P) 2017 -

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    Caroline Marshall, Assistant Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Christian Faul Ph.D., Associate Professor (P) 2017 -

    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) 2015 -

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    Clifton Kew II, Professor (P) 1997 -

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    Colin Reily, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Crystal Farrington, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Dana Rizk, Professor (P) 2008 -

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    Daniel Balkovetz, Professor (P) 2002 -

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    David Pollock, Professor (P) 2014 -

    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) 2015 -

    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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    Dominik Kentrup, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Edward Inscho, Professor (P) 2014 -

    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) 2015 -

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    Eman Gohar, Instructor (P) 2018 -

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    Emmy Bell, Associate Professor (P) 2004 -

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    Eric Judd, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Eric Wallace, Associate Professor (P) 2012 -

    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) 2019 -

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    Gaurav Agarwal, Assistant Professor (P) 2015 -

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    Gaurav Jain, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Graham Towns, Assistant Professor (P) 2012 -

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    Jared Cook, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Jennifer Pollock, Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Ji-Bin Peng, Associate Professor (P) 2003 -

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    Kelly Hyndman, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Lisa Curtis, Associate Professor (P) 2007 -

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    Malgorzata Kasztan, Instructor (P) 2019 -

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    Michael Allon, Professor (P) 2001 -

    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) 2008 -

    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) 2020 -

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    Norman Seay, Assistant Professor (P) 2020 -

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    Orlando Gutierrez, Professor (P) 2011 -

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    P. Darwin Bell, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2015 -

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    Paul Sanders M.D., Professor (P) 1998 -

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    Rishabh Jain, Instructor - Clinical (P) 2020 -

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    Robert Gaston, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2018 -

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    Robert Reilly Jr., Professor - Clinical (P) 2017 -

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    Shikha Mehta, Associate Professor (P) 2011 -

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    Song Ong, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Stephen Rostand, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2003 -

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    Subhashini Bolisetty, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

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    Sudhir Thaduri, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

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    Sumeet Munjal, Assistant Professor - Adjunct (P) 2018 -

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    Suzanne Bergman, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2016 -

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    Takamitsu Saigusa, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Timmy Lee, Professor (P) 2013 -

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    Vinay Narasimha Krishna, Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

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    Vineeta Kumar, Professor (P) 2007 -

    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) 2012 -

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    Zhengrong Guan, Assistant Professor (P) 2014 -

  • Faculty Secondary Appointments

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    Ahmed M. Kamel Abdel Aal, Associate Professor (S) 2017 -

    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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    Michael Seifert, Associate Professor (S) 2019 -

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    Nita Limdi, Associate Professor (S) 2011 -

    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) 2009 -

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    Rachel Oser, Associate Professor (S) 2004 -

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    Souheil Saddekni, Professor (S) 2004 -

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    Sylvie Mrug, Professor (S) 2019 -

    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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