*Not all faculty members will be at all programs. Faculty list is subject to change.
Thomas A. Golper, MD, FACP, FASN
Activity Director, Home Dialysis University
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Thomas A. Golper, MD, FACP, is Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as Medical Director of the Medical Specialties Patient Care Center. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed an internship, a residency in Internal Medicine, and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center in Portland.
Dr. Golper's professional interests are in the field of dialysis and the administrative aspects of nephrology practice. He currently chairs the Public Policy and Advocacy Committee of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. He has held positions on the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association and the American Association of Kidney Patients. He also served as the PD Adequacy Work Group Chair for the first two versions of Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative, and he remains on the Work Group. He led the Network 9 Peritonitis and Catheter Survival Study and has served on the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis Ad Hoc Committee for Peritonitis for many iterations of its guidelines.
Joanne Bargman, MD FRCPC
Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto
Director, Peritoneal Dialysis, University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Joanne Bargman is a staff nephrologist at the University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She received her MD cum laude from the University of Toronto. She pursued nephrology training at Stanford University. Her research focused on renal physiology and micropuncture. Upon returning to Toronto, she was recruited to the Toronto Western Hospital where she trained in peritoneal dialysis under Dimitrios Oreopoulos. She has more than 700 invited lectures internationally, on subjects as diverse as peritoneal dialysis, glomerulonephritis, and management of systemic lupus erythematosus. She is Director of Peritoneal Dialysis for the University Health Network in Toronto, Past-President of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis, and co-director of the Combined Renal-Rheumatology Lupus Clinic for the University Health Network.
She has won the "Silver Shovel", given by the graduating medical class of the University of Toronto to the best lecturer in the undergraduate years. She has also won the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Teaching Award, given to the best teacher in the postgraduate program. She was chosen as the 12th Robert Collins Visiting Lecturer in Dialysis at the University of Colorado in Denver. In 2013 she was the recipient of both the Donald Seldin Award for excellence in nephrology at the National Kidney Foundation (US) and the award for teaching excellence from the Canadian Society of Nephrology. She was the 2015 Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Dialysis Conference in New Orleans, and received the International Distinguished Medal at the Spring Clinical Meetings of the National Kidney Foundation in 2016. She is on the editorial board of Peritoneal Dialysis International, the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Bargman is co-author of the chapter "Chronic Kidney Disease" in the 17th, 18th, 19th and forthcoming 20th editions of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Gabor Zellerman Award for Research and Excellence in Peritoneal Dialysis.
Scott D. Bieber, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Scott Bieber DO is on faculty at the University of Washington where he is also the director of the advanced dialysis fellowship and runs the dialysis curriculum for the general nephrology fellowship. He attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA and completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at Los Angeles County General Hospital, University of Southern California. After completing residency he went on to nephrology fellowship in the clinician educator track at the University of Washington. He completed a additional year of advanced dialysis fellowship at the University of Washington - Northwest Kidney Centers. He currently serves as medical director of the Northwest Kidney Centers Scribner Kidney Center. His clinical interests include home dialysis therapies and improvement and innovation of dialysis technology. Dr. Bieber frequently lectures on topics related to peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, water treatment and the technical aspects of dialytic care.
Joel D. Glickman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Joel D. Glickman, MD is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Home Dialysis Programs (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis). He attended medical school in Brooklyn, NY and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx. He then moved to Philadelphia to complete a fellowship in nephrology at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical and research interests focus on clinical outcomes in short daily hemodialysis, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Dr. Glickman is the recipient of several teaching wards, including the Roche Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Englewood Hospital, the Edward D. Viner Teaching Award at Pennsylvania Hospital and, most recently, a two time recipient of the J. Russell Elkinton Faculty Teaching Award from the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the International Society of Nephrology, American Society of Nephrology, National Kidney Foundation, and International Society for Peritoneal dialysis. Nationally, he frequently lectures on chronic kidney disease, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.
Janice P. Lea, MD, MSc, FASN
Professor of Medicine, Nephrology Division
Chief Medical Director- Emory Dialysis
Director of Home Dialysis- Emory Dialysis
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Janice P. Lea, MD, MSc, FASN is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University and is board-certified in Nephrology and Hypertension. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a Nephrology fellowship at Emory University affiliated hospitals. She also received a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Research from Emory's School of Public Health. Dr. Lea is currently a Professor of Medicine at Emory University where she has practiced for over 20 years and is the Chief Medical Director of Emory Dialysis which serves over 700 patients. In addition, she is a nationally-renowned expert in Hypertension - designated a "Clinical Specialist in Hypertension" by the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Lea's has been named one of Atlanta's Top Doctors for the past 8 years.
Dr. Lea's research and clinical interests are in Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, and Dialysis with numerous publications. She was appointed to the Medical Advisory Board for the United States Renal Data Systems and has served on the Board of Directors for the ESRD Network - Southeastern Kidney Council. Dr. Lea is the Medical Director for Home Dialysis at Emory Healthcare which currently has 150 home patients.
Brent Miller, MD
Michael A. Kraus Professor of Medicine
Clinical Chief of Nephrology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Dr. Miller is currently a faculty member at Indiana University and actively manages both peritoneal dialysis patients and home hemodialysis patients. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials of home hemodialysis including the Frequent Hemodialysis Network (FHN), the NxStage Medical Nocturnal Hemodialysis IDE trial, the home hemodialysis FREEDOM trial and PDOPPS. He has also served as a consultant for home dialysis therapies for several companies including National Renal Alliance, Renal Advantage, Fresenius and NxStage. Dr. Miller has been a faculty member for Home Dialysis University since 2009.
Jeffrey Perl, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Toronto Toronto,
Dr. Perl is a nephrologist at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. In 2016, he was awarded The John Maher Young Investigator Award by the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. His primary research interests and clinical practice focus on improving the survival and quality of life for patients on peritoneal dialysis. Dr. Perl is a primary investigator in The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS). He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto in 2003. He completed his post-graduate training at The University of Toronto in both internal medicine and nephrology in 2008. In 2010, Dr. Perl completed his masters in clinical epidemiology at The Harvard School of Public Health.
Anjali Saxena, MD, FASN
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Director of Peritoneal Dialysis, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
Dr. Saxena is the Director of Peritoneal Dialysis at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. She received her medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Stanford University, followed by a Nephrology Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford.
Dr. Saxena is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. She oversees a Peritoneal Dialysis Program of over 40 patients and is part of an academic practice caring for over 400 chronic dialysis patients. As a faculty member of the Stanford Nephrology Division, she spends half of her time in direct teaching activities with fellows, residents and medical students. She is the Director of Peritoneal Dialysis Education for the Stanford Nephrology Division, and has received numerous teaching awards both at the Divisional and Departmental level.
Isaac Teitelbaum, MD, FACP
Director, Home Dialysis Program
University of Colorado Hospital
Dr. Teitelbaum is Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology and Director of the Home Dialysis Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado. Dr. Teitelbaum has been an active clinical nephrologist for over 30 years. He oversees the care of 55 home dialysis patients in addition to maintaining a busy clinical and consultative practice.
Dr. Teitelbaum serves as a consultant to industry and has actively participated in numerous clinical trials and educational workshops. He has published or co-authored 100 articles and/or book chapters and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals. Dr. Teitelbaum currently serves as President of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. He has been named as one of Denver's Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine each year since 2008.