Southwest Nephrology Associates, S.C.
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Ejikeme Obasi, MB.BS, FACP – Dr. Obasi obtained his undergraduate and medical levels from the College of Nigeria. After finishing a residency in Inside Drugs in Nigeria and at Prepare dinner County Hospital Chicago, he went on to Nephrology fellowship coaching at Rush College, additionally in Chicago. Dr. Obasi is board licensed in each Inside Drugs and Nephrology. He’s presently an Assistant Medical Professor of Drugs with the College of Illinois and acts as Medical Director for a number of dialysis models, together with the Merrionette Park Dialysis Facility and the acute Dialysis program at Little Firm of Mary Hospital. He’s the present President of Southwest Nephrology Associates. His particular pursuits embrace Residence Dialysis therapies, Diabetes and Continual Kidney Illness.
Abraham Thomas, M.D., MPH, FACP. – Dr. Thomas obtained his medical college coaching on the College of Kerala, India. He accomplished his Inside drugs residency at St Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, the place he was additionally the Chief Resident. He then went on to Johns Hopkins College in Baltimore and accomplished a Masters in Public Well being and Nephrology Fellowship coaching. Dr. Thomas is board licensed in Nephrology, Interventional Nephrology, and Inside Drugs. He’s additionally an authorized medical specialist in Hypertension. His particular pursuits embrace; Interventional Nephrology, Essential care Nephrology, Hypertension, Kidney transplantation and Dialysis. Dr. Thomas is the Chairman of the part of Nephrology at Advocate Christ Medical Middle and an Assistant Professor of Drugs at College of Illinois Faculty of Drugs in Chicago. He additionally serves because the medical director of dialysis models in Mokena and Woodridge.
Akash Ahuja, M.D. – A Chicago native obtained Bachelors diploma from Boston College and went on to Rush College right here in Chicago finishing medical college, residency, and nephrology fellowship. Board licensed in each Drugs and Nephrology. Dr Ahuja is fluent in Spanish. Honors have included Cum Laude commencement from Boston College and Alpha Omega Alpha membership at Rush. Particular pursuits in Nephrology embrace steady renal substitute therapies, glomerulonephritis, and interventional nephrology.
Jeanette McLaughlin, M.D. FASN, FACP – Dr. McLaughlin grew up in Rockford, Illinois. She did her undergraduate schooling on the College of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and attended medical college on the College of Illinois at Chicago- Rockford. She did her residency and fellowship on the College of Chicago. Dr. McLaughlin is board licensed in Inside Drugs, Nephrology and Weight problems Drugs. She is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Faculty of Physicians. Her areas of curiosity embrace continual kidney illness, geriatric nephrology and incorporating way of life adjustments to assist handle kidney illness and hypertension. She additionally serves because the medical director of Fresenius Oak Forest and US Renal Scottsdale dialysis models.
Amishi Patel, M.D. – Born in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Patel relocated to the US in 1998 and obtained her undergraduate diploma from the College of Illinois at Chicago the place she graduated with honors and went on to finish her medical diploma at Southern Illinois College Faculty of Drugs. She accomplished her residency and fellowship on the College of Illinois at Chicago. She is board licensed in each Inside Drugs and Nephrology. Her particular pursuits embrace kidney stones and he or she presents a specialised stone clinic. This clinic supplies a complete remedy plan individualized to every affected person by working intently with urologists with the aim of prevention of additional kidney stones. Different pursuits embrace continual kidney illness and dialysis therapies.
Natalie Selk, M.D., FACP– Raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, Dr. Selk accomplished her undergraduate schooling at Loyola College Chicago. She attended medical college at Rush College the place she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She remained at Rush College Medical Middle for her Inside Drugs residency and Nephrology fellowship. She is double board licensed in Inside Drugs and Nephrology. Her pursuits embrace glomerulonephritis, continual kidney illness, and the medical administration of kidney stones together with the prevention of latest stone formation.
Chaitanya Desai, M.D. – Dr. Desai graduated from medical college in 2002 from Pune, India. He accomplished his residency and normal nephrology fellowship at Metropolitan Hospital Middle/New York Medical Middle. He subsequently accomplished a subspecialty fellowship in kidney/pancreas transplantation at Emory College in Atlanta, Georgia in 2010. Dr. Desai is board licensed in Inside Drugs, Nephrology and can also be UNOS-certified as a transplant nephrologist. Dr. Desai is the Director of Nephrology for Strong Organ Transplant (Kidney, Coronary heart, Lung Transplant Packages) in addition to Superior Coronary heart Failure applications at Advocate Christ Medical heart. He’s additionally the Program Director of Transplant Drugs at Christ Hospital. Previous to this, he was the Medical Director of Transplant Analysis at Christ Hospital. Previous to becoming a member of Southwest Nephrology Associates in 2013, he was the Medical Director of Dwelling Donor Kidney Transplant program at St. Luke’s Medical Middle, Milwaukee. Dr. Desai’s areas of curiosity embrace immunosuppression in kidney/pancreas transplantation; kidney illness after coronary heart, lung and liver transplantation and important care nephrology. His tutorial areas of curiosity are kidney illness after ventricular help units in addition to mixed coronary heart and kidney transplantation.
Priya Raju, M.D. – Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Dr. Raju obtained her undergraduate diploma from Virginia Commonwealth College the place she graduated with honors. She obtained her medical diploma from The Medical Faculty of Virginia/VCU Faculty of Drugs. She accomplished her inside drugs residency and nephrology fellowship at Rush College Medical Middle in Chicago, IL. Throughout her time at Rush, she had the consideration of serving as a Chief Resident in inside drugs in addition to a Chief Fellow in nephrology. Earlier than becoming a member of SWNA, she was a part of a non-public observe nephrology group in Los Angeles, California. Her particular curiosity embrace glomerulonephritis and continual kidney illness.
Chijoke Onyenwenyi, M.D. – Dr. Onyenwenyi graduated from medical college on the College of Lagos, Nigeria the place he graduated with honors. He accomplished his Inside Drugs residency at Prepare dinner County Hospital in Chicago, IL the place he served as Chief Resident. He accomplished his Nephrology Fellowship on the College of Illinois at Chicago the place he additionally served as Chief Fellow. Dr. Onyenwenyi is the recipient of quite a few educating and scholastic awards. His areas of curiosity embrace acid base and electrolyte issues, and Interventional Nephrology.
Neil Ybañez, M.D. – Dr. Ybañez obtained his Bachelor of Science and Physician of Drugs levels from the College of the Philippines. He accomplished his Inside Drugs coaching at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. All through his coaching, Dr. Ybañez obtained quite a few medical, educating, and tutorial awards. Dr. Ybañez practiced Inside Drugs for six years earlier than going to the College of Vermont to finish his Nephrology Fellowship. He’s board licensed in Inside Drugs and Nephrology. He’s fluent in Tagalog (Filipino) and Cebuano. His medical pursuits embrace essential care nephrology, acute kidney damage, and hypertension.
George Sousanieh, M.D. – Dr.Sousanieh was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. He graduated from Damascus College, College of Drugs with a Physician of Drugs diploma. He moved to the US to finish his Inside Drugs coaching at Rosalind Franklin College of Drugs and Science/Chicago Medical Faculty the place he served as a Chief Resident. He pursued a Fellowship in Nephrology at Rush College Medical Middle the place he additionally served as a Chief Fellow. Dr. Sousanieh is Board Licensed in Inside Drugs. He’s fluent in Arabic and French. He’s concerned with acute kidney damage within the essential care setting, glomerulonephritis, and interventional nephrology.
Christine Sutich, APN/CNS – Chris graduated from Evangelical Faculty of Nursing in 1977 with a diploma in Nursing after which obtained her Bachelor Diploma in Nursing from St. Xavier College in 1980. She accomplished her Masters Diploma in Medical Surgical Nursing as a Medical Nurse Specialist in 1993 with a nephrology medical focus. Chris has better than 30 years expertise as a Nephrology Nurse, together with acute and continual hemodialysis, residence dialysis, nursing and affected person schooling and the administration of continual renal failure. At present, she serves because the Medical Supervisor of each SWNA workplaces in addition to the Director of our Continual Kidney Illness Clinic. Her particular pursuits embrace CKD administration and affected person schooling.
Ishmaella Wilson-Mills, MSN/FNP-BC – Ishmaella graduated from Olive Harvey Group Faculty in 2007 with an Affiliate in Utilized Science in Nursing after which obtained her Bachelor of Science Diploma in Nursing from Governors State College, graduating in 2011. She then went on to finish her Grasp of Science Diploma in Nursing at Governors State College and have become licensed as a Household Nurse Practitioner in 2017. Ishmaella has 10 years of expertise in dialysis, working within the continual and acute setting in addition to peritoneal dialysis. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nationwide Honor Society, American Nurses Affiliation, and The American Nephrology Nurses Affiliation.
Clarence G. Rojo, APRN-CNP, AGNP-C – Clarence graduated from Morton Group Faculty in 2006 with an Affiliate of Utilized Science in Nursing after which obtained his RN-MSN Diploma in 2017. He accomplished his Grasp of Science Diploma in Nursing at Lewis College and have become licensed as an Grownup-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in 2019. Clarence has 20 years of expertise in hemodialysis managing fluid overload, anemia, and vascular entry. Earlier than he migrated to Chicago, Clarence had a Bachelor of Science and Physician of Drugs levels from the Philippines. His areas of medical pursuits embrace hypertension, secondary hyperparathyroidism, vascular entry administration, and affected person’s remedy choices schooling.
Gabrielle Panfil, RN, BSN – Gabrielle has been a registered nurse for over 25 years. She graduated with excessive honors from Lewis College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Gabrielle has 5 years medical/surgical expertise, 1 yr Residence Well being expertise, and 15 years of dialysis expertise together with acute and continual hemodialysis. She additionally has expertise in Medical Administration of an outpatient dialysis unit. She is a member of The American Nephrology Nurses Affiliation and Sigma Theta Tau Worldwide Honor Society of Nurses.
Shellie Kooy, RN – Shellie obtained her registered nurse diploma from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah in 1983. She has 3 years of medical/surgical nursing expertise and over 25 years of expertise in nephrology nursing. She has labored primarily with in-center hemodialysis sufferers but additionally has labored with residence and acute hemodialysis and continual kidney illness. Shellie is a member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Affiliation.
Andrea (Andy) Zylius, RN – Andy obtained her registered nurse diploma from Moraine Valley Group Faculty in 2017. She has medical nursing expertise on medical/surgical and telemetry models and has earlier expertise at a busy cardiology workplace as a medical assistant. Andy is a member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Affiliation in addition to the Gamma Pi chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society for Affiliate Diploma Nurses.
Kelly Guglielmi, M.D. – Retired from Southwest Nephrology Associates in January 2017 and is presently the Chief Medical Officer at Advocate Christ Hospital. – Raised and educated in Milwaukee, Dr Guglielmi obtained her Bachelor’s diploma on the College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. After working in occupational remedy for 3 years, she went on to graduate from the Medical Faculty of Wisconsin the place she was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. She accomplished her Inside Drugs Residency, Chief Residency and Nephrology fellowship on the Medical Faculty of Wisconsin after which she joined Southwest Nephrology. She is board licensed in each Inside Drugs and Nephrology. She is a Medical Affiliate Professor of Drugs, Rosalind Franklin College. Dr. Guglielmi serves as medical director for the outpatient DSI dialysis facility on 79th and Cicero. She can also be the medical director of the inpatient hemodialysis unit and the continual renal substitute program at Advocate Christ Medical Middle. She is presently the President of the Medical Workers at Advocate Christ Medical Middle the place she can also be a member of the cardiac transplant/ventricular help system workforce. Her areas of particular curiosity embrace cardio-renal syndrome, hypertension, renal illness in being pregnant, and steady renal substitute remedy.
Ronald Hamburger, M.D. Retired 01/01/2016 – Born in Oklahoma and raised in Illinois, Dr. Hamburger obtained his undergraduate diploma in chemistry from the Faculty of Wooster in Ohio the place he graduated with honors. He went on to finish his medical diploma, residency, and nephrology fellowship from the College of Illinois in Chicago. Dr. Hamburger has been an lively member of the Nationwide Kidney Basis of Illinois the place he served as President from 2000-2003. He has additionally served on its Scientific Advisory Board and on its Board of Administrators. He’s medical director of the Fresenius dialysis facility in Crestwood and acts because the Director of Dialysis Providers at Palos Group Hospital. He additionally was the President of the medical workers at Palos Group Hospital from 2008-2010. He’s appointed as a Medical Professor of Drugs on the College of Illinois. Particular pursuits embrace peritoneal dialysis.
Joseph Oyama, M.D., FACP Retired 01/01/2012 – Dr. Oyama began Southwest Nephrology again in 1972. He obtained his undergraduate and medical levels from the College of Illinois. After finishing a mixed residency at Prepare dinner County and College of Illinois, Dr. Oyama went on to Rush College for his fellowship coaching. His profession has included quite a few tutorial appointments and awards in addition to administrative positions together with President of the Medical Workers at Christ Hospital. He presently is Chairman of the Division of Nephrology at Christ hospital and is actively concerned in medical schooling together with his appointment as Medical Affiliate Professor of Drugs on the College of Illinois. Dr. Oyama is lively with the Nationwide Kidney Basis of Illinois and serves on the Medical Advisory Board.
Kent Armbruster, M.D., FACP Retired 01/01/2012 – native of Southern Illinois, Dr. Armbruster obtained his undergraduate diploma Washington College in St. Louis and his medical diploma from the College of Illinois. Medical Residency was accomplished at Rush College and after a two yr army service in North Carolina; he returned to finish his nephrology coaching. All through his profession, Dr Armbruster has had many tutorial and administrative positions. He’s presently appointed as Medical Teacher of Drugs at each the College of Illinois and Rush Medical Faculty. Dr. Armbruster is Vice President of Medical Affairs at Little Firm of Mary Hospital.
Demetrios Zikos, M.D. Retired 01/01/2012 – Native to Greece, Dr. Zikos accomplished his schooling with a medical diploma from the College of Thessaloniki. Residency in Inside Drugs was accomplished at Christ Hospital after which he went on to the College of Chicago for Nephrology coaching. Dr. Zikos has been very lively in tutorial pursuits whereas with Southwest Nephrology and has headed a number of investigations in renal physiology whereas at Christ. He holds tutorial appointments on the College of Illinois and Chicago Medical Faculty. Dr Zikos has been awarded “Trainer of the Yr” on 5 separate events at Christ Hospital and has labored in growing the schooling curriculum for the Division of Drugs. Dr. Zikos heads the Kidney Stone Clinic for Southwest Nephrology and has particular pursuits in renal physiology and medical analysis.
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