Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule
(All conferences held in HSC T16 Room 025 unless otherwise indicated)

Future schedule to be determined at a later date.


Recent Visiting Speakers:


  • Matthew Wilson, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University, “Engineering a novel cell therapy for sustained therapeutic protein delivery in vivo” (DOM Research Seminar)

  • Youhua Liu, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, “Interstitial fibroblasts after kidney injury: Friends or foes?” (DOM Research Seminar)

  • Marcus Bitzer, MD, University of Michigan, "The Increasing Complexity of MicroRNA Functions in the Kidney" (DOM Research Seminar)

  • Rebecca J. Schmidt, DO, FACP, FASN, West Virginia University School of Medicine, "Billing and Payment for Kidney Health Care: Past, Present and Future Influences"
  • Jonathan Winston, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Overview and Management of Hyperkalemia"
  • Jochen Reiser, MD, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, "Soluble urokinase receptor: risk factor and therapeutic target in kidney diseases"
  • Alaa S. Awad, MD, PhD, University of Texas - San Antonio, "Arginase/Nitric Oxide Interaction in Diabetic Nephropathy"


  • Alp Ikizler, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, "Management of Patients with Advanced Kidney Disease: Successes, Failures and Future Targets"
  • Ryuji Morizane, MD, PhD, Harvard Medicial School, "Kidney organoids for disease modeling and regenerative medicine" 
  • Anjay Rastogi, MD, University of California - Los Angeles, "Advancing the management of ADPKD"
  • Vivek Bhalla, MD, Stanford University Medical Center, "Diverse nephron cell type-specific adaptation to furosemide revealed by single cell analysis"
  • Belinda Jim, MD, FACP, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, "Hypertension in pregnancy" 
  • Bhasker Chandra Das, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Research seminar guest speaker
  • Takashi Hato, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, "Sepsis and Acute kidney injury"
  • Madhav Menon, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Renal Ground Rounds Guest Speaker, "Dichotomous roles of Shroom3 in Tubular cells and Podocytes are motif dependent"
  • Rujun Gong, MD, PhD, Brown University School of Medicine, "Therapeutic targeting of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta in kidney disease" 
  • Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH, Columbia University, "Kidney Transplantation, Discards and the Challenges of Precision Medicine" 
  • Leah J. Siskind, PhD, University of Louisville, "Understanding Mechanisms of Cisplatin-Induced Nephrotoxicity" (DOM Research Conference)
  • Joseph Vassalotti, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Blood pressure control in CKD: Adapting guidelines to individualized care"
  • Robert Bacallao, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, "Mathematical models of cyst formation in ADPKD insights from computer based modeling" (DOM Research Seminar)
  • Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, University of Washington, "Current State of Dialysis Therapies" (DOM Grand Rounds)
  • George N. Coritsidis, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Renal Function in the Critically Ill" and "The Undocumented Immigrant and ESRD"


  • Leslie Gewin, MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (DOM Research Conference)
  • Eliyahu Khankin, MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Renal Grand Rounds)
  • John Richard Lee, MD, Weill Cornell Medicine (DOM Research Conference)
  • Anupam Agarwal, MD, The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (DOM grand rounds) 
  • David Basile, PhD, Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, Indiana University School of Medicine (DOM Research Conference) 
  • Julie Paik, MD, MPH, Brigham and Women's Hospital (DOM Research Conference) 
  • Jeffrey Kopp, MD, Chief, Kidney Diseases Branch, NIDDK/NIH, “Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and the African American predilection for kidney disease” 
  • Sanja Sever, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, "Multiple roles of dynamin-actin interactions in kidney"
  • Jaime Uribarri, MD, Director of Peritoneal Dialysis Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis"


  • Kumar Sharma, MD, University of California, San Diego, “Novel role of mitochondria in diabetic complications”
  • Sumant Chugh, MD, Rush Medical College, “Transcriptional regulation in podocyte disease”
  • Michael Ross, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, “Kidney Injury in HIV positive patients”
  • Peter Heeger, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, "An expanded role for complement in transplant rejection"
  • Kirk Campbell, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, “Novel mediators of pedocyte survival in glomerular disease progression”
  • Ramon Bonegio, MD, Boston University, "Toll-like receptor pathways promote sterile inflammation in immune complex glomerulonephritis"


  • Ali Gharavi, MD, Columbia University, “Genetics of IgA Nephropathy”
  • Raymond Townsend, MD, University of Pennsylvania, “HTN in the post-SPRINT Era”
  • Stuart Shankland, MD, University of Washington, “Making Sense of Glomerular Diseases”
  • David Goldfarb, MD, NYU, “Update on Nephrolithiasis”
  • Vishal S. Vaidya, Ph.D. Brigham & Women’s Hospital, "Translational and Mechanistic Biomarkers of Kidney Disease"
  • Roy Zent, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University, "The Glomerular Filtration Barrier"


  • Charles Jennette, MD, North Carolina @ Chapel Hill “Overview of Vasculitis: Historical Perspective, Clinical and Pathologic and Pathogenic concepts”
  • Ananth Karumanchi, MD, Harvard Medical School, “Pathogenesis of Pre-eclampsia”
  • John C. He, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai 
  • Avi Ma’ayan PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai