Nephrology

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Adult Nephrology

Matthew R. Weir, MD 
Professor of Medicine,
Director, Division of Nephrology, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Residency: Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals 
Fellowship: Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Board Certification: Internal Medicine; Nephrology 
Special Interests: Cardiovascular Disease Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease, Prevention of Progressive Renal Disease, Clinical Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients

Charles Cangro, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Florida - Gainesville
Residency: University of Florida/Shands Hospital
Fellowship: University of Florida/Shands Hospital; University of Wisconsin Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine; Nephrology 
Special Interests: Diabetes, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant, Renal Disease, Transplant Medicine

Preeti Chandra, MBBS 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

MBBS: LLRM Medical College, India
Residency: William Beaumont Hospital
Fellowship: University of Michigan
Special Interests: Glomerular Disorders, General Nephrology, AKI, ICU Nephrology


Nadiesda Costa, MD, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
MPH: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill School of Public Health
Residency: East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine
Fellowship: East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine; University of North Carolina Hospitals
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Special Interests: Anemia in the Kidney Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Kidney Transplant

Jeffrey C. Fink, MD, MS 
Professor of Medicine,
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Director, Early Renal Insufficiency Program

Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University
Residency: University of Washington Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Board Certification: Internal Medicine; Nephrology
Special Interests: Early Renal Insufficiency

Donna Hanes, MD 
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System
Special Interests: Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Women’s Health and Medical Education


Abdolreza Haririan, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Residency: Detroit Medical Center 
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System; The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Special Interests: General Nephrology, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Medicine

Paul D. Light, MD 
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System
Board Certification: Internal Medicine
Special Interests: Management of ESRD


Manju Mavanur, MBBS 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Director, University of Maryland Transitional Care Center 
MBBS: Topiwala National Medical College of India
Residency: King Edward Memorial Hospital; Queen Elizabeth Hospital of the United Kingdom; University of Connecticut Health Center
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 
Board Certification: Nephrology
Special Interests: Cutaneous Manifestations and Management in Transplant Populations, Sleep Disordered Breathing in Chronic Kidney Disease

Thomas L. Pallone, MD 
Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Pennsylvania State Medical Center
Residency: University of Maryland Medical System
Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center
Board Certification: Nephrology; Internal Medicine



Afshin Parsa, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
MPH: University of California, Berkeley
Residency: Brown University - Rhode Island Hospital
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco Medical School
Board Certification: Nephrology
Special Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment and Management

Ami Patel, MD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
Special Interests: Chronic Kidney Disease Management, End-Stage Renal Disease, Complex Hypertension, Acute Kidney Injury, ICU Nephrology


Daniel J. Salzberg, MD, FACP 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Capital Consortium
Fellowship: Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Capital Consortium
Special Interests: Transplant Nephrology, Dialysis, ICU Nephrology


Stephen Seliger, MD, MPH 
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: New York University School of Medicine
MPH: University of Washington School of Public Health
Residency: Columbia Univ. - New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellowship: University of Washington Medical Center
Board Certification: Nephrology
Special Interests: Transplant Nephrology, Dialysis, ICU Nephrology


Richard Ugarte, MD, PhD, MPH 
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine
PhD: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
MPH: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Special Interests: Transplant Nephrology

Pediatric Nephrology

Susan R. Mendley, MD 
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine,
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics; Northwestern University/Children's Memorial Hospital
Board Certification: Internal Medicine; Nephrology 
Special Interests: Pediatric Renal Transplantation, Dialysis, Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Tubular Acidosis

Erin Dahlinghaus, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: Medical University of Ohio at Toledo
Residency: INOVA Fairfax Hospital
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Board Certification: General Pediatrics



Laide A Jinadu, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical Degree: University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
Residency: Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles
Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Board Certification: General Pediatrics
Special Interests: Pediatric Transplant, Post transplant EBV viremia