Research Overview

All fellows are expected to demonstrate written evidence of scholarly activity by the end of their 2 years of fellowship training. The divisional Renal Fellow Scholarship and Research Committee was created to provide fellows with a portfolio of research opportunities that meet the research/scholarly activity requirement of the program. The committee reviews all proposals submitted by the fellows, selects projects eligible for funding, guides fellows through a reasonable timeline for successful completion and develops faculty mentors to appropriately guide fellows through their projects.

Examples of activities include case reports, in-depth literature reviews, chart reviews, poster presentations, and quality improvement projects. Examples of recent fellow activities include:

Poster Presentations:

Tsukahara T, Thomas C. “Renal Ascites: Lymph Weep from Allograft Associated with Homozygous NPHP1 Deletion” American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week, San Diego, CA, Oct 30-Nov4, 2012.

Tsukahara T, Antes L. “The Use of CRRT for Removal of Dabigatran in an Anuric Patient with Life-threatening Bleeding” American Society of Nephrology, Kidney Week, San Diego, CA, Oct 30-Nov4, 2012.

Kumar A, Sanghvi Y, Deshmukh, Kulshrestha S. Gemcitabine induced thrombotic microangiopathy: Role of Eculizumab. National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting, Dallas, Tx, March 25-29, 2015

Publications:

Suneja M, Baiswar S, Vogelgesang S.: Hydralazine Associated Pauci-Immune Glomerulonephritis. J Clin Rheumatol 2014, 20 (2): 99-102.

Mathew J, Figanbaum T, Holanda DG, Fraer M, Thomas CP. Late Onset BK Viral Nephropathy in a Kidney Transplant Recipient. Transplant Proceedings 2014, 46: 2386-90.

Lodhi A, Kumar A, Saqlain M, Suneja M: Thrombotic Microangiopathy Associated with Proteasome Inhibitors. Clin Kidney J 2015; 8: 632-636.

Sanghvi Y, Somers D. Blastomyces Dermatitidis Peritonitis Complicating Peritoneal Dialysis. Accepted for publication in Seminars in Dialysis (Fellows’ Forum) to be published July/August 2016.

QI projects:

  1. Renal Biopsy Consent Form Update in EPIC. Abhishek Kumar 2015
  2. Transplant Snapshot Update in EPIC. Yogesh Kiranraj Sanghvi 2016

Certifications:

  1. Certification from the IHI Open School for Health Professionals in the areas of improvement capability, patient safety, leadership, person- and family- centered care, triple aim for populations and quality/cost and value. Melissa Swee 2016
  2. The American Society of HTN Certified Hypertension Clinician (ASH-CHC Certification). Melissa Swee 2016

Masters in Medical Education

Masters in Medical Education candidate with expected completion spring 2017. Melissa Swee