Social Worker Lexi Poepper Joins WashU Nephrology at Forest Park Kidney Center

Please welcome Alexis “Lexi” Poepper, MSW, LMSW, as our new Social Worker at Forest Park Kidney Center. Lexi earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Central Missouri, completed a master’s degree in social work at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and is a licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) in […]

Ashley Edwards Joins WashU Nephrology as Senior Fellowship Coordinator

WashU Nephrology welcomes Ashley “Ash” Edwards who joins our division as the new Senior Fellowship Coordinator. Ashley has been with WashU since 2015 when she joined the Department of Pathology and Immunology, eventually becoming their Fellowship Program Coordinator.  Most recently, she was Manager of Administrative Services for HR/Payroll.  “I love being a part of Nephrology,” […]

WashU Nephrology Welcomes 2023 Renal Transplant Fellows

WashU Nephrology is excited to welcome our 2023 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.

WashU Nephrology Welcomes Paula Schaefer, Our New Nurse Administrator at Forest Park Kidney Center, and Bids Farewell to Patty Anderson

WashU Nephrology welcomes our new Nurse Administrator at Forest Park Kidney Center, Paula Schaefer, RN, who is taking the helm from Patricia (Patty) Anderson, RN, CNN.  Patty is retiring after 39 years in the division. After graduating from the Lutheran School of Nursing in 2010, Paula went on to acquire broad nursing experience in acute […]

Max Edele Joins WashU Nephrology as Director of Clinical Operations

WashU Nephrology welcomes Max Edele as Director of Clinical Operations, a new position in our division.  Max will oversee operations and provide support and leadership to our growing number of dialysis centers, currently consisting of Chromalloy American Kidney Center, North County Dialysis Center, Home Dialysis South, and Village Square Dialysis Center.  He has a bachelor’s […]

Melissa Rocco is Our New Chromalloy Kidney Center Social Worker

WashU Nephrology welcomes Melissa “Missy” Rocco, MSW, LCSW, as our new Chromalloy Kidney Center Social Worker.  Missy earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Truman State University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has over 25 years of experience in the dialysis field.  She was the Manager of […]

Chrissy Bracht-Ladiero, RN, BSN, and Laura Eggleton, LMSW, Join WashU Nephrology

WashU Nephrology welcomes two new employees to our team: Chrissy Bracht-Ladiero, RN, BSN, joins us as our Outpatient Clinical Nurse Coordinator at Chromalloy Kidney Center.  After earning her nursing degree in 2012, Chrissy worked at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Chesterfield, MO, until 2014 and earned her BSN from Southeast Missouri State University shortly thereafter.  She […]

Transplant Nephrologist Rohan Paul Joins WashU Nephrology Faculty

The Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine welcomes transplant nephrologist Rohan Singh Paul, MBBS, who joined us as Assistant Professor of Medicine on November 1, 2022. Dr. Paul comes to us from the George Washington University Hospital where he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Kidney Diseases and […]

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 […]