Loading Events

The Impact Of COVID-19: Experience In Nephrology

Leaders in nephrology will discuss healthcare challenges amidst COVID-19, telemedicine, and the future of nephrology.

*Speakers are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc (OPDC). Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS is an employee of OPDC.

You must be logged in to register for this event. Please Log In or Join Now
Featured Speakers
Benjamin Cowley

Benjamin Cowley, MD*

Section Chief of Nephrology

Oklahoma University Medicine*

Dr Benjamin D Cowley Jr. is currently Professor of Medicine and Section Chief, Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr Cowley is the John Gammill Professor in Polycystic Kidney Disease. He graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1981. Following that, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. He is also the President of the Board of Directors, for the Oklahoma Foundation for Kidney Disease and serves on the Board of Directors of LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma. Dr Cowley is currently the United Network for Organ Sharing designated physician for the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Kidney Transplant Program and the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Pancreas Transplant Program.

Debra Hain


Professor at Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing

Dr. Hain is a Ph.D. trained, board certified adult and gerontological nurse practitioner who has practice experience within nephrology nursing, memory disorder clinic and hospice care. Dr. Hain’s scholarly endeavors have focused on improving health outcomes of older adults with chronic kidney disease and those with cognitive impairment, and she has authored numerous peer reviewed publications on these topics. Her current research interests are strategies to improve self-management in an ethnically diverse population with CKD Stage 4 and 5 and Supportive (Palliative) care of older adults with CKD stage 4-5 and ESRD. Dr. Hain’s teaching has focused on care of individuals with chronic disease such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary disease, and cognitive impairment.

Frederic Rahbari

Frederic Rahbari, MD, MS*

Director, Cystic Kidney Diseases Clinic

Emory University*

Dr. Frederic Rahbari is the director of Cystic Kidney Diseases Clinic at Emory University and has been a nephrologist practicing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA since 2006. Dr. Rahbari attended medical school at Université de Bordeaux in France and completed a residency program at the same institution. After moving to the US, Dr. Rahbari did clinical and translational research on oxidative stress at New York Medical College and subsequently redid three years of residency training in internal medicine at St. Vincent Hospital -Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has also completed a fellowship in nephrology at Emory University. Dr. Rahbari has been a principal investigator in several PKD trials and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.

Pranav Garimella

Pranav Garimella, MBBS, MPH, FASN

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of California San Diego*

Dr Garimella is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Nephrology at UC San Diego. He is the Director of Acute Dialysis Services at UC San Diego Health and the founding Director of the UCSD PKD Center of Excellence. He received his training in India, Chicago, and completed his fellowship at Tufts University, training in clinical nephrology with a focus on polycystic kidney disease with Dr Ron Perrone. His research endeavors have led to multiple NIH-funded studies and numerous peer-reviewed publications on the topic of kidney diseases. He has an ongoing NIH grant for his research elucidating aspects of kidney disease and has been the recipient of a multitude of teaching and clinical excellence awards. He is also involved in initiatives to develop programs specifically targeted at minority populations in an effort to improve health literacy and potentially clinical outcomes

Tazin Aijaz

Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS

Nephrology Medical Science Director

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Tazin Aijaz, PharmD, BCPS, is a Nephrology Medical Science Director at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio and then completed her clinical residency training at the Atlanta VA Medical Center with a focus in internal medicine and psychiatry. Prior to joining Otsuka, Dr Aijaz held various positions within the pharmaceutical industry in several therapeutic areas including immunology, movement disorders, and epilepsy.


Online via

Join Today for Instant Access to all NephU Offerings.

Membership is free!

Join NephU today at no cost to register for this event and access to other premium content.

  • The NephU Community is collaborating to improve care and the future outcomes for individuals with kidney disease and other related conditions.
  • Quickly learn more about the topics that interest you.
  • Access our library of on-demand kidney health resources
  • Gain key insights from industry experts & though leaders.