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A Panel Discussion: Advocating For Patients With Kidney Disease & Promoting Kidney Health
Kidney Disease affects an estimated 37 million people living in the United States, which is roughly 15% of the population.1 If unaddressed, kidney disease may progress to kidney failure and the individual will need lifesaving dialysis or a kidney transplant.2 Unfortunately, symptoms of kidney disease can be “silent” and 90% of individuals with kidney disease do not know they have it.1 Join us for our panel discussion, where experts discuss their passion for the field of nephrology and how the entire kidney community can rally around the month of March to raise awareness about the risk of kidney disease. This Kidney Month, let’s advocate for change at local, national, and global levels!
- National Kidney Foundation. Kidney Disease: The Basics. Version April 5th
Yale School of Medicine*
Neera Dahl, MD, PhD is currently a clinician-educator and a Professor of Medicine at Yale University, School of Medicine, Section of Nephrology. She received her MD and PhD from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston, MA. She has been instrumental in developing the Yale Inherited Kidney Disease Clinical Program and is the principal investigator for several ongoing clinical trials in ADPKD. She maintains an active ADPKD registry and is involved in research exploring the role of inflammation and fibrosis in the progression of ADPKD. She is also the director of the Yale Nephrology Clinical Trials Program and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.
Medical University, South Carolina*
Dr Lipschutz completed his undergraduate studies, medical school, and residency at Indiana University. He then went on to complete his Nephrology Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After his medical training, Dr Lipschutz successfully established an internationally recognized independent research program that better explained the etiology of polycystic kidney disease at the University of Pennsylvania. This work and much more has been published in over 80 scientific manuscripts and has been supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, and private foundations.
In 2014, Dr Lipschutz took a Professor of Medicine position at the Medical University of South Carolina where he also serves as the Director of the Renal Division and the Arthur Williams Chair in Nephrology. Finally, Dr Lipschutz selflessly serves his country and is a Colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard.
Director, Hereditary Kidney Disease Clinic
Partner, Nephrology Associates of Tidewater, Norfolk, Virginia*
Dr McCune received his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then went on to complete his Nephrology and Transplant Fellowship training at Vanderbilt University.
Dr McCune currently is a partner at Nephrology Associates of Tidewater in Norfolk, Virginia where he commonly treats patients with diabetes complications, severe hypertension and genetic disorders such as polycystic kidney disease. Dr McCune serves as the Primary Physician for the Pancreas Transplant Program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital and Medical Director of Fresenius Kidney Care of Greater Norfolk. In addition, Dr McCune is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Chair of the Division of Nephrology, and Fellowship Program Director at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk. Beyond caring for his patients, Dr McCune has impressively served his country for over 30 years in the Army Reserve and National Guard. In 2016 he retired as a Colonel in the Medical Corps.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*
Jill A Green, PhD, is a Clinical & Scientific Director in the nephrology division at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. Dr Green received her PhD in biomedical sciences, with a specialization in biochemical and molecular basis of disease. She went on to hold a research scientist role at The James Comprehensive Cancer Center at The Ohio State University, specializing in oncology pre-clinical research before taking a position as a Regulatory Compliance Officer where she managed thoracic oncology clinical trials at The James Cancer Hospital.
Dr Green has been a proud member of the PKD Foundation – Columbus, Ohio chapter for over 12 years where she has been active in fundraising and advocacy efforts.
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NephU is supported by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC) and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OAPI) - committed supporters of the Kidney Health Community. The information provided through NephU is intended for the educational benefit of health care professionals and others who support care for those with kidney disease and other related conditions. It is not intended as, nor is it a substitute for, medical care, advice, or professional diagnosis. Health care professionals should use their independent medical judgement when reviewing NephU’s educational resources. Users seeking medical advice should consult with a health care professional. No CME or CEU credits are available through any of the resources provided by NephU. Some of the contributors may be paid consultants of OPDC and/or OAPI.May 2020 MRC2.CORP.X.04767
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