I am the acting chief of nephrology services at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (VAMC). My clinical work includes caring for both inpatients and outpatients diagnosed with a variety of kidney diseases. I have expertise in caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute kidney injury. I also direct dialysis services at the VAMC. In this role, I care for dialysis patients and oversee quality improvement activities to ensure the best possible care for our VAMC dialysis patients.
I have a broad background in nephrology and specific training and expertise in key research areas such as CKD and acute kidney injury. My main research interest is to determine reversible factors to prevent acute kidney injury. I am also studying preventable causes of CKD and have expanded my research to include the care of elderly patients who have been diagnosed with CKD.
I am committed to education, and I teach medical students, residents and fellows, primarily at the VAMC. I am one of the key faculty in the “renal module” for first-year medical students: I give four lectures and participate in six small-group sessions each year. During my inpatient consult service, I teach residents and fellows.