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Nephrology

Program Director's Message

NYU 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.


At-A-Glance

  • 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

Curriculum

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

  Consult Inpatient
ESRD
Outpatient
Dialysis
Research Transplant
PGY 4 4 4 2 2 0
PGY 5 2 2 4 2 2

Key Faculty

Joseph Mattana, M.D.
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY
Clinical and Research Fellowships: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Research interests: Protein oxidation, chronic kidney disease, medical education
 

James Drakakis, D.O.
Medical Degree: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Research interests: Glomerular disease, drug nephrotoxicity, medical education
 

Louis Imbriano, M.D.
Medical Director, Glen Gariff Dialysis Facility and Sun Harbor Dialysis Facility
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Degree: University of Bologna Medical School
Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Fellowship: Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY
Research Interests: acute kidney injury, diabetic nephropathy
 

John K. Maesaka, M.D.
Chief Emeritus, Nephrology, Director of Research
Professor of Medicine SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Internship: Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency and Fellowship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY, NY
Research interests: Hyponatremia, natriuretic and apoptotic factors
 

Naveed N. Masani, M.D.
Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis Unit
Medical Degree: State University of New York at Stony Brook
Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, NY
Research interests: Renal artery stenosis, CRRT, nocturnal hemodialysis
 

Nobuyuki "Bill" Miyawaki, M.D.
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director
Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Medical Degree: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY
Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Research interests: Medical education, atherosclerosis in CKD, bone metabolism
 


Palliative Medicine Faculty:

  • Jeffrey Berger, MD FACP, Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
  • Adrianna Garite, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Paula Lester, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Jessica Weinberger, RN, MS, NP
  • Kathleen DiGangi-Condon, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Instructor of Medicine, New York Medical College
  • Latifat Adeyemi, RN, MS, NP
  • Bridget Sumser, LMSW

 

Bioethics Faculty:

  • Jeffrey Berger, MD FACP, Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
  • James Capozzi, MD, Professor of Orthopedics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Kathleen DiGangi-Condon, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Instructor of Medicine, New York Medical College