WashU Nephrology Welcomes Alex Stark-Valdez, Our New Dialysis Nurse Practitioner

WashU Nephrology welcomes Alex Stark-Valdez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, who joined the Division as dialysis Nurse Practitioner 3, 2022. “Everyone has been so warm and welcoming,” says Alex.  “It’s been absolutely wonderful and I’m so happy that I chose this position as my first real nurse practitioner position.”  In his 12 years of nursing, Alex brings […]

Dr. Leslie S. Gewin Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

The Division of Nephrology is excited to welcome new faculty member Leslie S. Gewin, MD, who will join us as Associate Professor of Medicine on Oct 4, 2021. Dr. Gewin comes to us from the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she was an Associate Professor, in addition to serving as a […]

Dr. Kelli King-Morris Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Kelli King-Morris, MD, who joined our faculty as Associate Professor of Medicine on July 26, 2021. Dr. King-Morris earned her medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.  She then completed a clinical and research […]

Dr. Reena Gurung Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

Dr. Reena Gurung

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Reena Gurung, MBBS, as she joins our faculty as Assistant Professor on September 1, 2021.  Dr. Gurung is a graduate of our Nephrology Fellowship Program. Dr Gurung earned her medical degree from the School of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu University in Nepal.  She completed an internal medicine residency at St. Luke’s […]

WashU Nephrology Welcomes 2021 Renal Transplant Fellows

The Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to welcome our 2021 renal transplant fellows.   Karen Marie G. Flores, MD, comes to us from the nephrology fellowship program at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Columbus.  Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Trinity University of Asia – St. […]

Welcome 2021 Renal Fellows

WashU Nephrology welcomes our 2021-2023 fellows. We are proud to introduce: Jonathan Kopacz Jakubowski, MD, earned his medical degree from Pomorski Uniwersytet Medyczny w Szczecinie, Poland, and completed his residency at Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University in McHenry, IL. In his first year of residency, Jonathan was presented with a case of hyponatremia with no […]

WashU Nephrology Welcomes Carrie Koeller – Our New Inpatient Social Worker

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Carrie Koeller, MSW, LCSW, our new inpatient social worker, who joined the division on December 14, 2020. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a Master of Social Work from St. Louis University.  She is an experienced social worker and has […]

Christie Smith New Nurse Administrator at Chromalloy Dialysis Center

The Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce that Christie Smith, RN, is the new nurse administrator at Chromalloy American Kidney Dialysis Center.  Already a member of the WashU Nephrology team, Christie was the former clinical nurse coordinator for our Home Modalities program.  In addition, she has two years of experience with high acuity nursing […]

Please Welcome Kristy Bingaman as We Say Goodbye to Kim Knolhoff

WashU Nephrology welcomes Kristy Bingaman, our new Fellowship Program office coordinator.  Kristy will be taking over for Kim Knolhoff, who will retire in November after being with the division for 22 years. Kristy has over 15 years of experience managing residency and fellowship training programs for both WashU and Saint Louis University.  Her most recent […]