EDITORIAL TEAM

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Nasim Wiegley is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria, followed by Nephrology Fellowship at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Dr. Wiegley completed her Virtual GlomCon Glomerular Disease Fellowship in 2021 and now serves as a faculty advisor on GlomCon Fellowship Education Committee. Her clinical interests are focused on caring for patients with various glomerular diseases. She has developed a Glomerular Disease Registry at UC Davis. In addition, as a member of the GlomCon Research platform, she focuses on collaborative international efforts to study the natural history of glomerular diseases to improve the care of patients with such complex conditions. Dr. Wiegley is passionate about medical education, working with fellows, residents, and medical students in various clinical and educational settings. She is also involved in multiple social medial educational projects, such as faculty advisor for the Skeleton Key Group and NephSIM Nephrons, mentoring trainees interested in pursuing a career in Nephrology.

Associate Editors

Dr. Ayman Al Jurdi is a nephrology fellow at Harvard’s combined Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital program. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar then moved to New York for his internal medicine residency training at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine. He served as the Chief Medical Resident there. After his chief year, he moved to Boston for his nephrology fellowship training and joined Dr. Leonardo Riella’s lab at the MGH Center for Transplantation Sciences. Dr. Al Jurdi’s clinical and research interests include glomerular disease recurrence after transplantation and optimizing vaccine responses in kidney transplant recipients.

Dr. Joselyn Reyes Bahamonde is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Department of Internal Medicine. Her clinical interest includes glomerular diseases at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Pennsylvania. She attended medical school at San Martin de Porres University in Lima, Peru, and has trained as a nephrologist at Puigvert Foundation/Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona, Spain, and The Hammersmith Hospital Imperial College of London in the UK. Dr. Reyes Bahamonde moved to the US and completed a combined Internal Medicine and Nephrology fellowship on the research track at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. She conducted basic research to study the pathomechanism of podocyte injury under Dr. Kirk Campbell. Dr. Reyes Bahamonde attended the GlomCon fellowship in glomerular diseases in 2020-2021 and subsequently joined the GlomCon Fellowship Education Committee.

Dr. Sol Carriazo is a Nephrologist and predoctoral researcher at Fundacion Jimenez Diaz Hospital in Madrid, Spain.
She attended medical school at the University of Cartagena, in Cartagena, Colombia, and trained as a nephrologist at Fundacion Jimenez Diaz Hospital in Madrid. Dr. Carriazo joined the inaugural class of the GlomCon Virtual Glomerular Disease Fellowship in 2020 and is now part of the GlomCon Education Committee. Dr. Carriazo is very enthusiastic about medical education and co-leads the initiative “Miércoles Nefrológicos” to support the nephrology education of fellows in Madrid and Spain. Her clinical interests include Nephrogenetics, glomerular diseases, and advanced CKD. She is currently a predoctoral researcher at the University Autónoma of Madrid under the mentorship of Dr. Alberto Ortiz. Dr. Carriazo is also pursuing a Master’s in Artificial Intelligence and big data in healthcare at the University Autónoma of Barcelona.

Dr. Orhan Efe is a nephrology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) / Brigham Women’s Hospital Combined Program. He attended medical school at Hacettepe University in Turkey, where he graduated with high honors. Pre-residency, he researched novel treatment approaches for diabetes insipidus at Emory University and received multiple national awards. Next, he completed his internal medicine residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA, where he received the Intern of the Year Award. He attended GlomCon Glomerular Disease Virtual Fellowship in 2020-2021 and subsequently joined the GlomCon Fellowship Education Committee. His clinical interests include glomerular diseases, vasculitis, and kidney transplantation. Currently, he conducts basic and clinical research in immunology and transplantation under Dr. Leonardo Riella at MGH. He enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family in his free time.

Dr. Mohamed Hassanein is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. After graduating from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, he joined Northwestern University as a visiting research scholar in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science. Subsequently, he completed his internal medicine residency at Michigan State University, where he was awarded the “Outstanding Resident in Nephrology Award” and the “David Greenbaum Emerging Leader Award.” Dr. Hassanein completed a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the Cleveland Clinic. He received the “Research Fellow of the Year Award” and attended the GlomCon Virtual Glomerular Disease fellowship 2020-2021 before joining the GlomCon educational committee. He loves spending time with his wife and two children, promoting medical education on social media platforms, and reading self-developmental literature outside his work.

Dr. Anoushka Krishnan is a nephrologist at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia. She completed her nephrology training between Australia and Canada. Dr. Krishnan subsequently accomplished a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology and her MPhil from the University of Sydney with a keen interest in renal transplantation research. Dr. Krishnan attended the GlomCon Virtual Fellowship in glomerular diseases in 2020-2021 and is currently part of the GlomCon Educational committee. Simplifying renal information for patients has been her forte, and she has created several educational materials for this purpose. If you don’t find her poring over her computer, she will probably be out on a hike in the great outdoors.

Dr. Tanuj Moses Lamech is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Nephrology in the Madras Medical College in Chennai, India. His areas of interest include HIV-related kidney disease and MGRS. He is currently involved in a study on the role of steroids in the management of infection-related glomerulonephritis. He was part of the GlomCon Virtual Fellowship 2020-2021 and is currently a member of the GlomCon Virtual Fellowship Education Committee.

Dr. Sayna Norouzi, one of the GlomCon Glomerular Diseases Fellowship course directors, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University in California. She is the founder and director of the Glomerular Diseases Clinic at Loma Linda University and SAC Health System in San Bernardino, CA. She also serves as the director of the renal physiology course at the medical school. Dr. Norouzi completed her fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She was repeatedly recognized as the Educator of the Year 2019 and 2020 and was elected at the Alpha Omega Alpha society. She is passionate about medical education and glomerular diseases and enjoys working with GlomCon fellows.

Dr. Ali Poyan Mehr is the Founding Director of the Glomerular Disease Study & Trial Consortium. Dr. Poyan Mehr graduated from Charite Universitaets Medizin in Berlin, Germany. He completed his residency and fellowship training in Nephrology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. His research activities include clinical trials in acute kidney injury and the creation of a glomerular disease registry as a platform to study rare and devastating forms of kidney disease. Dr. Poyan Mehr is serving as Principal Investigator or co-Investigator on several clinical trials for patients with various forms of kidney disease and acute kidney injury. He has developed a new electronic medical record dashboard used at for patient-centered care of chronic kidney disease and electronic decision support tools for clinicians.

Dr. Kate Robson is a nephrologist and researcher at Monash Health and Western Health in Melbourne, Australia. She has particular interests in glomerulonephritis, education, and medical history. Dr. Robson delights in co-directing the GlomCon Fellowship, leading the Podocin (Asia-Pacific) group. A NHMRC- & RACP-funded scholar, she is in the final phase of her Ph.D. with the Kitching lab at Monash University, studying HLA and autoimmunity in kidney disease. She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery (Hons) & a Bachelor of Arts. Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 2008, Dr. Robson completed MPhil in History of Medicine (Distinction) at Oxford University, researching the history of chronic disease. Dr. Robson complemented her Australian nephrology training with a fellowship at Oxford Kidney Unit, UK, and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She was a Nephrology Social Media Collective intern and was awarded ‘NephMadness Best Blogger’ by AJKD in 2018. She is also an accomplished cellist with Melbourne’s Corpus Medicorum orchestra, and mum to 3-year-old Alice.

Dr. Sonia Rodriguez is a transplant nephrologist and kidney transplant research fellow at University Health Network (UHN), Toronto, Canada. After completing her internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship (past chief resident) at the National Medical Science and Nutrition Institute Salvador Zubiran in Mexico City, she completed a one-year American Society of Transplantation-certified kidney transplant fellowship at the UHN. After that, Dr. Rodriguez served as the Chief Fellow for the UHN Multi-Organ Transplant Program in 2020. In addition, she attended GlomCon Glomerular Disease Virtual Fellowship in 2020-2021 and subsequently joined the GlomCon Fellowship Education Committee. Dr. Rodriguez has been part of the Education Team for the International Society of Nephrology since 2017, and in July 2021, has started a two-year Master of Science in Healthcare Quality. She achieved three Healthcare Quality Grants at UHN in 2021 and envisioned being a Quality Improvement Transplant Clinician. She enjoys exercising, dancing, soccer, and spending time with her family in her free time.

Dr. Harish Seethapathy, one of the GlomCon Glomerular Diseases Fellowship course directors, is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a nephrologist & clinician-educator at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Massachusetts. He is the Director of Education for the Nephrology Fellowship at the BWH/MGH Joint Fellowship Program, where he oversees curriculum development. In addition, he leads the CKD Transition Program, aimed at facilitating the smooth transition of patients with advanced CKD to transplant and home dialysis therapies.
Dr. Seethapathy joined MGH as faculty after completing his Internal Medicine Residency at Rochester General Hospital in 2017 and his Nephrology Fellowship at the BWH/MGH Joint Fellowship Program in 2020. His primary clinical and research interest lies in Onconephrology and the management of patients who develop renal toxicities due to anti-neoplastic therapies. Dr. Seethapathy provides CKD and dialysis care to patients at Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Dr. Haresh Selvaskandan is a higher specialist nephrology trainee at the University Hospitals of Leicester and a Kidney Research UK clinical research fellow. Dr. Selvaskandan’s research interests include elucidating immunological mechanisms driving glomerular diseases. He has been awarded over £700,000 in research funding to explore this interest at the Mayer IgA Nephropathy Laboratories in the University Leicester. He is an alumnus of the inaugural GlomCon Fellowship 2020-2021 and currently co-leads the real-world evidence studies and clinical resource platforms of GlomCon. In addition, he is actively involved in the delivery of clinical trials seeking to establish new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of glomerular diseases.

Dr. Mythri Shankar is an Assistant professor in the Nephrology Department at the Institute of Nephro-Urology, Bengaluru, India. Dr. Shankar received the Gold Medal Award for achieving the highest marks in the Diplomate of National Board Nephrology exam (India, 2017). She attended GlomCon Glomerular Disease Virtual Fellowship in 2020-2021 and subsequently joined the GlomCon Fellowship Education Committee. In addition, Dr. Shankar completed her nephrology social media collective (NSMC) internship in 2021 and is currently the associate program director of NSMC. She is a social media editor for Kidney Medicine and Kidney International Reports. She is a member of the International Society of Nephrology and Women in Nephrology (India) social media team.

Dr. Paolo Nikolai So is a nephrologist and a recent graduate from the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. He also attended medical school and completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital. Dr. So attended the GlomCon Virtual Fellowship in Glomerular Disease in 2020-2021 and subsequently joined the GlomCon Fellowship Education Committee, mentoring the 2022 class of GlomCon’s Virtual Fellowship. He creates infographics and visual abstracts to enhance complex medical disorders’ medical and lay communication. He recently passed the ISN-ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program.

Past Editors

Dr. Swati Arora Assistant Professor, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) – 2019

Dr. Pravir Baxi Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Rush Medical College – 2018 – 2019

Dr. Jessica Lapasia, Nephrologist, The Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco – 2019

Dr. TingTing Li, Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology/Internal Medicine, Associate Program Director for Clinical Research and Career Development
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis – 2019 – 2020

Dr. Michelle M. O’Shaughnessy, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine – 2019 – 2020

Dr. Harpreet Singh, Medical Instructor, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine – 2019

Dr. Dia Waguespack, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director Renal Diseases and Hypertension, McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston – 2018 – 2019