Nephrology fellowship - Fellows

Clinical Fellows

Andrew Brookens, MD
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Pathway: Clinician Educator
brookens@uw.edu

Annie Chen, MD
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Pathway: Clinician Educator
anniechc@uw.edu

Min Jung Kim, MD
Medical School: Hanyang University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Critical Care Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Pathway: Clinician Educator
mjk35@uw.edu

Kelly Mazurek, MD
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center
Pathway: Clinician Educator
kmazurek@uw.edu

Anupama Nair, MD
Medical School: Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Residency: Albert Einstien Medical Center
Pathway: Clinician Educator
anair9@uw.edu

Cary Paine, MD
Medical School: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Pathway: Clinician Educator
chpaine@uw.edu

Arjun Sharma, MD
Medical School: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center
Pathway: Clinician Educator
arjunsha@uw.edu

Ke Wang, MD
Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Pathway: Clinical Research
kewang@uw.edu

Research Fellows

Iram Ahmad, MD
Medical School: University of Arizona
Residency: University of Arizona
Endocrinology Fellowship: University of Washington
Home Division: Endocrinology
Pathway: Clinical Research
Research Interests: Interrelationship among body composition, insulin sensitivity/resistance, and chronic kidney disease; biomarkers of obesity and insulin responsiveness in chronic kidney disease
Research Mentor: Ian de Boer, MD, MS
iram@uw.edu

Zona Batacchi, MD
Medical School: University of West Indies, Jamaica
Residency: Harlem Hospital, New York, NY
Endocrinology Fellowship: University of Washington
Home Division: Endocrinology
Pathway: Clinical Research
Research Interests:Vitamin D Catabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease
Research Mentor: Ian de Boer, MD, MS
batacchi@uw.edu

Bairbre McNicholas, MD, PhD
Medical School: University College Galway, Ireland
Residency: Galway University Hospitals, Ireland
Nephrology Fellowship: National Specialist Registrar, Galway, Ireland and University of Washington
Home Division: Nephrology
Pathway: Basic Science
Research Interests:Renal progenitors in Diabetes, Parietal epithelial cell's role in focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis, PDGF signalling, Extracellular matrix production in FSGS
Research Mentor: Stuart Shankland, MD, MBA
bmcnic@uw.edu

Ryan Nagao, PhD
Graduate School: University of Texas, Austin
Home Department: Bioengineering
Research Interests:Recapitulating renal microvasculature in vitro; role of PV1 in permeability and inflammation; effect of calcineurin inhibitors on renal endothelial cells
Research Mentor: Ying Zheng, PhD
nagao@uw.edu

Matthew Rivara, MD
Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Nephrology Fellowship: University of Washington
Home Division: Nephrology
Pathway: Clinical Research (Graduate Student: Masters of Science, Epidemiology)
Research Interests: Cost and comparative effectiveness of different dialysis modalities; Initiation of dialysis and assessment of uremic symptoms; Biomarkers of oxidative stress and systemic inflammation in hemodialysis patients
Research Mentor: Raj Mehrotra, MD
mbr@uw.edu

Susan Wong, MD
Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington
Nephrology Fellowship: University of Washington
Home Division: Nephrology
Pathway: Clinical Research
Research Interests: Healthcare intensity among patients with advanced kidney disease; Dialysis initiation practices and outcomes of patients who choose not to receive chronic dialysis for their ESRD.
Research Mentor: Ann O'Hare
spywong@uw.edu

Transplant Fellow

Iris De Castro, MD
Medical School: University of Santo Thomas, Phillippines
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Nephrology Fellowship: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Clinical Interests: Reproductive Health in Nephrology and Transplant

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