BU Nephrology Fellowship Program has trained more than 150 nephrologists over the last 50 years. Our graduates have attained prominent positions both in clinical nephrology and academic medicine in the United States and abroad.

Notable alumni of BU Nephrology Fellowship Program

Name Position
Sumant S. Chugh MD Dr. Andrew and Peg Thompson Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Andrey V. Cybulsky MD The Catherine McLaughlin Hakim Chair in Medicine, Director of Nephrology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
Hiroshi Kawachi MD Professor and Head, Center of Nephrology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Clare Lloyd PhD Professor and Vice Dean, Faculty of Medicine, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
Michael P. Madaio MD Professor of Medicine and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Gregorio T. Obrador MD Professor of Medicine and Dean, Universidad Panamericana School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico
David L. Perkins MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Surgery, and Bioengineering, Director of Research for Transplantation, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Ronald D. Perrone MD Professor Medicine, and Scientific Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Itzchak Slotki MD Professor, Hadassah Hebrew University, Head of Nephrology, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
David C. Wheeler MD Professor of Kidney Medicine, University College London, UK, and Co-chair, Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)
Richard J. Quigg MD Arthur M. Morris Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology, University of Buffalo, NY

 Alumni on the Current Faculty of the Nephrology Section

Name
(Fellowship Graduation)

Selected Accomplishments

David J. Salant MD

(1978)

Norman Levinsky Professor of Medicine, BU;
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, BU;
Chief of Nephrology, BU;
Elected Member, the American Society of Clinical Investigation;
Elected Member, the Association of American Physicians
 

Steven C. Borkan MD

(1989)

 

Associate Professor of Medicine, BU;
Co-Director, MD PhD Program, BU;
Former Vice Chair for Education, Department of Medicine, BU;
Former Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, BU;
Recipient, multiple NIH R0-1 grants
 

Ian Rifkin MD, PhD

(1996)

 

Associate Professor of Medicine, BU;
Chief of Nephrology, Boston VA;
Recipient, multiple NIH R0-1 grants
 

Jasvinder S.Bhatia

(2003)

 

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, BU;
Director of Nephrology Clinical Services, BMC;
Boston Top Nephrologist Awardee, Boston Magazine
 

Ramon GB. Bonegio MD, PhD

(2004)

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU;
Clinical Chief of Nephrology, Boston VA;
Recipient, NIH R0-1 grant
 

Laurence J. Beck Jr MD, PhD

(2006)

 

Associate Professor of Medicine, BU;
Recipient, NIH R0-1 and other extra-mural grants
Vipul C.Chitalia MD, PhD

(2007)

Associate Professor of Medicine, BU;
Recipient, multiple NIH R0-1 grants

 

Andrea Havasi MD

(2008)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU;
Recipient, the NKF Fellow Research Award;
Recipient, the AHA Scientist Development Award;
Recipient, NIH- K08 Award
 

Ashish Upadhyay MD

(2009)

 

Associate Professor of Medicine, BU;
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship, BU;
Director of Residency Research and Scholarship, Internal Medicine Residency Program, BU;
Former Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, BU
 

Sandeep Ghai MD

(2011)

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU;
Director of Acute Dialysis Services, BMC
 

Rivka Ayalon MD

(2013)

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU;
Recipient, the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network Career Development Fellowship Grant
 

Hanni Menn-Josephy MD

(2015)

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU;
Recipient, the NKF Young Investigators Grant;
Co-Director, BMC Multi-disciplinary Lupus Clinic
Aala Jaberi MD

(2016)

Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU

Career Choices of Fellows (2003 – 2019 Graduates)

The breakdown of career choices of our graduates are shown in the figure below. Among fellows graduating between 2003-2018, approximately 20% have taken up a transplant nephrology career. 

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