Drs. Meei-Hua Lin and Andrew Malone Each Score Second Journal Cover in Two Years

Congratulations to two WashU Nephrology researchers for having their work highlighted on the covers of recent publications.  This is the second such cover for each in two years! Meei-Hua Lin, PhD, a senior scientist in the Jeffrey Miner Laboratory, is first author of the article “Mammalian hemicentin 1 is assembled into tracks in the extracellular […]

Dr. Wut Yi Hninn Joins WashU Nephrology Transplant Training Program

WashU Nephrology welcomes Wut Yi Hninn, MBBS, to our Transplant Training Program. Wut Yi earned her medical degree from the Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon, in Myanmar.  She completed her residency at Interfaith Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship in nephrology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A driving […]

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Awarded to Renal Fellow Blessing Osondu

Congratulations to second-year WashU Nephrology fellow Blessing Osondu, MD, who has been accepted into the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship offered through the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, here at Washington University.  Dr. Osondu will enter the one-year fellowship upon completion of her nephrology fellowship in 2021.  “I am overjoyed with excitement […]

Dr. Tarek Alhamad to Lead Virtual Renal Roundtable Lecture Series

There is still time to sign up for the Virtual Renal Roundtable Lecture this Thursday, August 27, 2020, featuring Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, and medical director of the Pancreas and Kidney Transplant Programs at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The lecture series, held via Zoom this year, is a professional […]

Renal Fellows Reflect on Year One as They Look to the Future

It’s been an eventful year of learning, hard work, and battling the COVID-19 pandemic.  As new fellows are welcomed into the WashU Nephrology training program, two of our second-year fellows – Drs. Gonzalo Matzumura and Sana Javeed Shaikh – reflect on their time here in the division and in St. Louis. Gonzalo, born and raised […]

Former Renal Fellow Andy Chuu Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

Dr. Andy Chuu

Welcome to former renal fellow Andy Chuu, MD, who has joined the faculty of WashU Nephrology and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.  Currently a clinical instructor, he will be promoted to assistant professor of medicine on October 1, 2020. Born in St. Louis, MO, Dr. Chuu completed his undergraduate studies in […]

Dr. Massini Merzkani Joins WashU Transplant Nephrology

Dr. Massini Merzkani Transplant Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology welcomes assistant professor of medicine Massini Merzkani, MD, to the WashU Transplant Nephrology team.  His clinical interests include long-term renal allograft survival, recurrence of glomerulonephritis after transplantation, and complications related to kidney transplantation.  After earning his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Merzkani completed a residency in internal medicine […]

Drs. Eirini Kefalogianni and Monica Chang-Panesso Receive Career Development Awards

Congratulations to two of our WashU Nephrology investigators who recently received career development awards. Eirini Kefalogianni, PhD, Instructor in Medicine, recently received a three-year, $231,000 (total), Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to study the roles of cellular and circulating Tumor-Necrosis-Factor-Receptors 1 and 2 (TNFR1/2) in kidney disease.  Her application was ranked at […]

Munis Mattu Joins WashU Nephrology Transplant Training Program

WashU Nephrology welcomes Munis Azim Mattu, M.D. to our Transplant Training Program (@WUTransplant), one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States. Munis’ primary interest in transplant nephrology stems from the intricacies in the management of the host, who “has received a precious gift of organ donation” to recoup the […]

Aubrey Morrison Receives Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award

WashU Nephrology is pleased to announce that Aubrey Morrison, MBBS, MACP, FASN, professor of medicine and developmental biology, is the recipient of the 2020 Nathan Hellman Memorial Teaching Award.  The annual award is given to a faculty member selected by WashU Nephrology fellows.   “I personally knew Nathan during his early years in St. Louis […]