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Elie                           Chemaly

Elie R. Chemaly MD PhD

Department of Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Bioinformatics; Cardiac pharmacology; Internal Medicine; Molecular Basis of Disease; Nephrology

Professional Summary:

I have a passion for challenge and an allergy to routine. This has driven my interest for research and clinical medicine, mainly internal medicine. I am currently a nephrologist at UBMD and a Faculty at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
In my clinical practice, I manage all aspects of kidney disease, renal replacement therapies including dialytic therapies and kidney transplant, hypertension, as well as disorders of fluid and electrolytes. With my group, I also provide nephrology consultations at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. I particularly favor this part of my clinical activity, considering the very specific and challenging nephrological problems arising in cancer patients.

I have a passion for education and never say no for opportunities to teach or learn. At the expense of longer days, I always take opportunities to teach fellows, residents and students. I strongly believe in problem-based learning, in the sense that what is learned is best remembered as a solution to a problem.

So far, my research has focused on cardiovascular disease, mainly cardiac and vascular mechanics. In this phase of my career in nephrology, I am moving towards issues interfacing the cardiovascular system and the kidneys.

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Clinical Nephrology, Morsani College of Medicine - University of South Florida (2017)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia (2014)
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Research, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (2013)
  • PhD, Physiology and Pathophysiology (cardiac), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Mention très honorable (2012)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (2006)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (now Jacobs) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2004)
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, University at Buffalo (now Jacobs) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2002)
  • MS, Cardiovascular pharmacology, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon I, Mention Bien (2001)
  • MD, Medicine, Faculté de Médecine, Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth, Fist in class, Thesis prize (2000)
  • BS, Biological and Medical Sciences, Faculté de Médecine, Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth (1997)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine (2017-present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, Howard University College of Medicine (2009–2012)
  • Clinical Assistant Instructor, Medicine, University at Buffalo (now Jacobs) School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2001–2004)
  • Instructor, Faculté de Médecine - Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth, Lebanon (1999–2000)
Awards and Honors:
  • Finalist, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators' Forum, Chicago, IL, 2010 (2010)
  • Travel Grant (2002)

Research Centers:
  • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • February 2009–February 2013
    5T32HL007824-13 TRAINING PROGRAM IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CARDIOLOGY NHLBI( PI: Bruce Gelb,MD,) Project Start Date: 1-JUL-1995; Project End Date: 31-JUL-2013
    Role: Contributor

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Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Nephrology (2015–present)
  • Lebanese Order of Physicians (2002–present)

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Contact Information

D2-76 Buffalo General Hospital
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 887-2386

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