*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.
Shweta Bansal, MD, FASN
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Texas Health at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
After obtaining the medical degree from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Residency in Internal Medicine from New Delhi, India, Dr. Bansal moved to the Unites States in 2001, where she went on to complete Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship from the University of Colorado, Denver. There she also earned a certificate in Public Health Sciences. Dr. Bansal joined the Division of Nephrology at UT Health San Antonio in 2010 and currently is a clinical Associate Professor of Medicine.
Right after joining the division, a mentee of Dr. Teitelbaum, Dr. Bansal took over the PD program and expanded the PD population from 2 to 30 patients in 2 years by convening a multi-disciplinary team and streamlining the renal replacement therapy education. She fervently promotes and teaches this underutilized modality to the fellows and patients. Additionally, Dr. Bansal adores the pathophysiological role kidneys play in health and diseases, particularly the heart disease, and she is passionate about teaching this role to the medical students, residents, fellows and colleagues. She founded the Annual cardiorenal connections CME meeting along with her cardiology colleague. Dr. Bansal has been highly recognized for her outstanding teaching abilities and won several teaching awards. In 2018, she was appointed as the Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship Program at UT Health San Antonio. For the patient care, Dr. Bansal strongly believes that empowerment of patients by health education is the key step to achieve the best outcomes.
Her other clinical and research interests focus on the volume/sodium control in the management of hypertension, dialysis and cardiorenal patients. She has received extra-mural and institutional grants to support her health service and clinical research projects. She is also site-PI for important Precision Medicine initiatives with NIH and TRIDENT consortium, NHLBI sponsored SPIRRIT-HF and several clinical industry grants. She has over 40 peer reviewed publications and chapters. She also serves as the chair of the Institutional Review Board.
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 800 invited lectures internationally, on subjects as diverse as peritoneal dialysis, glomerulonephritis, and management of lupus. 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. 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. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Gabor Zellerman Award for Research and Excellence in Peritoneal Dialysis. 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, 20th and upcoming 21st editions of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine.
Scott D. Bieber, DO
Health, Coeur d' Alene, ID
Affiliate Faculty, University of Washington
Scott Bieber, DO 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 an additional year of advanced dialysis fellowship at the University of Washington - Northwest Kidney Centers and spent ten years as clinical faculty at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He currently practices clinical nephrology at Kootenai Health in northern Idaho. 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 awards, 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.
Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Scott Liebman, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Medicine University at the University of Rochester School of Medicine where he has practiced since 2004. He earned his medical degree from the State University Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY, completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, and a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He also received a Masters of Public Health at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Liebman's professional interests are in the fields of home dialysis and patient education. He is a member of the ISPD's education committee, and is also the Medical Director of the Freedom Center Home Dialysis Unit. Dr. Liebman also serves as the nephrology training program director at the University of Rochester and is passionate about trainee education.
Rajnish Mehrotra, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Washington
Dr. Mehrotra is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and is section head of Nephrology at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the most widely read peer-reviewed journal in the field.
He is a leading expert in the care of patients undergoing maintenance dialysis for the treatment of end-stage renal disease with special interest in peritoneal dialysis. His research interests include comparative effectiveness of treatments for depression and insomnia in patients undergoing dialysis and the biological determinants of peritoneal membrane function. He has published over 200 articles and/or book chapters and his work has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. He was awarded the John Maher Award by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis in 2006.
He has served as the Chair of the Dialysis Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology (2009-’15), Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (2014-’16), Treasurer of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (2014-’16), and the President of the North American Chapter of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (2015-’17). He has also served as an Associate Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International and NephSAP, and section editor for Clinical Nephrology. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the Kidney International, and Journal of Renal Nutrition. He has served as Chair of the Education Committee and Membership Committee of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and a member of the Council of the Society in the past.
Dr. Mehrotra completed his medical schooling at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, underwent residency training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, and Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and fellowship training at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He obtained a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Research at the University of California, Los Angeles.
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, Ontario, Canada
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.
Matthew B. Rivara, MD, FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology
Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington
Matthew B. Rivara, MD, FASN is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, as well as an investigator at the Kidney Research Institute in Seattle, WA. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Washington.
Dr. Rivara's clinical and professional interests are in the care of patients undergoing dialysis, and the management of complex hypertension. His current research interests include patient-reported outcomes and health-related quality of life in patients with end-stage renal disease, and the growing utilization of home dialysis therapies in the United States. He has served on the Steering Committees for multiple workgroups of the Kidney Health Initiative and the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI). He has authored peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics in ESRD and home dialysis.
Anjali Saxena, MD, FASN
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Peritoneal Dialysis
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Dr. Anjali Bhatt Saxena, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Director of Peritoneal Dialysis at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. Dr. Saxena completed her Bachelors of Science degree at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and received her MD from the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed both her Internal Medicine Residency and Postdoctoral Nephrology Fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Saxena is board certified in nephrology.
Dr. Saxena has served as Medical Director for a busy, independent Peritoneal Dialysis Clinic in San Jose, CA for the past 14 years. The clinic census ranges between 60-70 patients and she is focused on excellent clinical care, growth and innovation in the clinic. Her clinical practice is robust and includes CKD (all stages) and post-transplant care as well as acute care on the inpatient Nephrology consultation service several months each year.
Dr. Saxena is heavily involved in the international PD community. She assumed the role of Treasurer for the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) in January 2017, and is the immediate Past President of the North American Chapter of the ISPD. She is committed to providing education and support for home dialysis therapies locally, nationally, and internationally. She is an approved Educational Ambassador for the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), and has worked alongside Stanford colleagues to help develop a sister-Renal Center program that provides services and training courses in Peritoneal Dialysis a low income area of Sri Lanka.
Dr. Saxena is a dedicated member of the faculty of the Stanford Nephrology Fellowship Program. She is involved in teaching at many levels and has educated medical students, interns and residents as well as practicing Nephrologists. She has been a faculty member of the Home Dialysis University (HDU), formerly known as Peritoneal Dialysis University (PDU), since 2007 and has delivered numerous invited lectures and presentations at national meetings such as ASN-Kidney Week, the Annual Dialysis Conference, and ISPD conferences. She has published book chapters in key Nephrology texts as well as manuscripts on peritoneal dialysis and renal pathophysiology in various peer-reviewed journals.
Lauren Stern, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Home Dialysis Director – Davita Boston Dialysis Unit
Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Lauren Stern, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed a residency, chief residency, and fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. She is the home dialysis director at the Boston University School of Medicine with over 60 home dialysis patients.
Dr. Stern also serves as the director of the renal pathophysiology course and associate director of the third year internal medicine clerkship at the BUSM. Her research and clinical interests are in health disparities in home dialysis and paraproteinemia related kidney diseases.
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 70 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 over 100 articles and book chapters and he serves as a reviewer for numerous journals. He has been named as one of Denver's Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine on numerous occasions. Dr. Teitelbaum is the immediate past President of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis