Community Advisors

Our Community Advisors are highly regarded clinical experts in the field of nephrology, sharing their best practices, knowledge, and expertise to improve outcomes for individuals with kidney disease and other related conditions.

Melanie Betz
Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG, LDN*

Registered Dietitian
University of Chicago, Section of Nephrology

Arlene Chapman
Arlene Chapman, MD*

Chief Department of Medicine, Nephrology, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, University of Chicago

Benjamin D Cowley
Benjamin D Cowley, MD*

Section Chief, Nephrology & Hypertension; Professor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Neera Dahl
Neera Dahl, MD, PhD*

Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, Yale School of Medicine

Shivam Joshi
Shivam Joshi, MD*

Internist, Nephrologist, & Plant-Based Physician, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, New York City

Edgar Lerma
Edgar Lerma, MD*

Clinical Professor of Medicine, Section of Nephrology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Misty Nason
Misty Nason, RD, CSR, CD*

Registered Dietitian & Owner of Viva Nutrition Counseling, LLC

Kristen Nowak
Kristen Nowak, PhD, MPH*

Associate Professor, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Frederic F Rahbari Oskoui
Frederic F Rahbari Oskoui, MD*

Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, Emory University School of Medicine

Ankur Shah
Ankur Shah, MD*

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship training program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

*Community Advisors are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.