Dr. Ignacio Portales-Castillo Joins WashU Faculty

The Division of Nephrology welcomes new faculty member Ignacio Portales-Castillo, MD, who joins us as Assistant Professor.   Dr. Portales-Castillo earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  After graduating, he spent a year providing medical care to a local community of over a thousand people […]

Brigitte Northrop Joins WashU Nephrology as Our Fellowship Program Office Coordinator

Please welcome Brigitte Northrop, WashU Nephrology’s new Fellowship Program Office Coordinator.  Brigitte has worked for Washington University School of Medicine for over 19 years, when she first joined the Division of Hematology.  She now comes to us from the Department of Psychiatry, where she has been the Fellowship Coordinator for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry […]

WashU Nephrology Welcomes 2022 Renal Transplant Fellows

WashU Nephrology is pleased to welcome our 2022 renal transplant fellows.  The comprehensive, one-year Transplant Nephrology Program allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States. Sri Mahathi Kalipatnapu, MBBS, MD, comes to us from the nephrology fellowship program at the University of Chicago.  […]

Welcome 2022 Nephrology Fellows

WashU Nephrology welcomes our 2022-2024 fellows. We are proud to introduce: Taha Mohamed Djirdeh, MD, earned his medical degree from International American University College of Medicine in Saint Lucia and completed his residency at Mercy Health GME Javon Bea Hospital Rockford, IL. Taha helped found the Clinic Committee in the Internal Medicine Residency.  “We were […]

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 a dialysis Nurse Practitioner. “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 with […]

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. […]