GME : Fellowship : Nephrology
Program Director's Message
Dr. Bill Miyawaki,
Director Nephrology Fellowship
Winthrop's nephrology fellowship is characterized by a unique combination of close faculty mentoring, a strong commitment to education, and a large and diverse patient population. Ongoing research in the Division places faculty on the cutting edge of new advances in nephrology.
- Excellent basic science and clinical research opportunities, with option for a third year of research
- Nationally recognized outpatient dialysis program, incorporating nationally published studies in iron metabolism and quality improvement
- Opportunities for extensive experience in assessing renal function in medical and surgical ICU settings, including CVVH and hemodialysis
- Fully equipped renal research laboratory with PhD staff
- Internationally recognized expertise in hyponatremic, hypouricemic and renal salt wasting syndromes, prostaglandin D2 Synthase metabolism and apoptosis
- Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and complimentary meals
A two-year program with an option for a third year in basic or clinical research for suitable candidates. The first and second year rotations include: inpatient service, chronic outpatient dialysis, transplant service and research. Participation in the clinical and academic activities is expanded during the second year. During the third year research program, fellows work with investigators in the areas of renal physiology, renal cell biology, hypertension or clinical research.
Rotations in Months
- Nobuyuki "Bill" Miyawaki, MD
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director. Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY, 1996. Residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Fellowship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Research interests: Electrolyte Disorders.
- John K. Maesaka, MD
Chief Emeritus, Nephrology. Director of Research. Professor of Medicine SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1961. Internship at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Residency and Fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY, NY. Research interests: Hyponatremia, Natriuretic and Apoptotic Factors.
- Naveed N. Masani, MD
Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis Unit. Graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 1999. Residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y. Fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital, N.Y. Research interests: Renal Artery Stenosis, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies and Nocturnal Hemodialysis.
- Shayan Shirazian, MD
Nephrology Research Medical Director. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Track, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Graduate of Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI, 2001. Residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center NY, NY. Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY. Research interests: Diabetic Nephropathy, Clinical Informatic Tools to Manage Chronic Kidney Disease, Uremic Pruritus
- James Drakakis, DO
Graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA, 16509 . Residency at Winthrop University Hospital, NY, NY. Fellowship at Winthrop University Hospital, NY, NY. Research interests: Glomerular Disease, Hypocalcemia Related to Bisphosphonate Use.
For further information, contact:
Winthrop University Hospital
200 Old Country Rd, #135
Mineola, New York 11501
Tel: (516) 663-2171
Fax: (516) 663-4619
E-mail can be addressed to the Academic Coordinator at: nmiyawaki at winthrop.org