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Nephrology

Fellowship Program Director
Suzanne El-Sayegh, MD - Associate Chairwoman of Medicine, Director of Ambulatory Care

Key Clinical Faculty
Morton Kleiner, MD - Chairman of Medicine
Bertram Alpert, MD
Edward Epstein, MD

  • Grants:
    • Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program
      2008-2010
      New York State Department of Health
      "High Fiber Diet and Coronary Artery Disease"
      PI: S. El Sayegh, MD
      Award:  $120,000

    • Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program
      2010-2011
      New York State Department of Health
      "Understanding the Molecular Basis of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Uremic Cardiomyopathy" 
      PI: S. El Sayegh, MD
      Award: $220,000

  • Invited Presentations:
    • Waked A, Khoueiry G, Dunne E, Smith M, Lafferty J, Goldman M, Geara A, Maarouf O, AbiRached J, Ayoub I, El Charabatty, El-Sayegh S.  High Fiber Diet and Coronary Artery Disease in Hemodialysis Patients.  - Abstract presentation 15th Congress Renal Nutrition & Metabolism 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, May 24-27, 2010.

    • Azab B, Jaglall N, Lamet A, Atallah JP, RajaSurya V, Farah B, Weiserbs K, Zaher M, El Sayegh S.  Value of Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio as a Predictive Tool of Disease Severity in Acute Pancreatitis.  - Poster presentation AGA Digestive Disease Week, May 1-5, 2010, New Orleans, LA.

    • Daoud J, El Sayegh S, Kleiner M.  Membranous Nephropathy and IgA deficiency.  - Poster presentation Society of Hospital Medicine, April 2010,  Washington, D.C.

    • Maarouf O, Waked A, Geara A, Khoueiry G, AbiRached J, Ayoub I, Terjanian T, Lafferty J, Dunne E, Smith M, El Sayegh S. An analysis of the diet of hemodialysis patients during a dialysis specific FFQ. - Presented at the New York American College of Physicians' Upstate Scientific Meeting on April 10, 2010.

    • Maarouf O, El Sayegh S.  When genes go wrong: a dual attack.  - Poster presentation, AGA Digestive Disease Week, March 1-5, 2010,  New Orleans, LA.

    • Khoueiry G, Waked A, Geara A, Maarouf O, AbiRached J, Ayoub I, Goldman M, Dunne E. Lafferty J, Smith M, El-Sayegh S.  Dietary Intake of Dialysis Patients Does Not Reflect the AHA Guidelines.   - Poster presentation AHA EPI/NPAM Annual Meeting, 3/2/10, San Francisco, CA.

    • Maarouf O, Geara A, Ayoub I, Shtaynberg N, AbiRached J, Rizk S, Israel E, Samarneh M, El Sayegh S, Kleiner M.  Correlation between glycated hemoblobin and mean plasma glucose in hemodialysis patients.  - Poster presentation ASN Renal Week 2009, 10/31/09, San Diego, CA.

    • Waked A, Khoueiry G, Geara A, Maarouf O, AbiRached J, Ayoub I, Dunne E, Smith M, Lafferty J, El-Sayegh S.  You should see what I eat, Doc: An analysis of the diet of hemodialysis patients using a dialysis specific FFQ.  - Poster presentation ASN Renal Week 2009, 10/30/09, San Diego, CA

    • Maarouf O, Geara A, Ayoub I, Shtaynberg N, AbiRached J, Rizk S, Israel E, El Sayegh S, Kleiner M.  Glycated hemoglobin as a marker of recent glycemic control in diabetic patients on hemodialysis.  - Poster presentation ASN Renal Week 2009, 10/30/09, San Diego, CA

    • Geara A, Daoud J, AbouRjeily G, Torbey E, Waked A, AbiRafeh N, Terjanian T, Lafferty J, El Sayegh S.  Aspirin resistance in hemodialysis patients.  - Poster presentation ASN Renal Week 2009, 10/30/09, San Diego, CA
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