Division of Nephrology

American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week

Wei and Malamed

Awards and Presentations during Kidney Week 2019 (Washington DC)

Two Einstein Researchers Honored During Kidney Week

Michal Melamed, M.D., an associate professor of medicine and of epidemiology & population health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and a nephrologist at Montefiore Health System, received the Distinguished Mentor Award by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) during its annual Kidney Week. During the same week, Wei Chen, M.D., an assistant professor of medicine and a nephrologist at Montefiore, received the Young Investigator Award from the Chinese American Society of Nephrology for her work in vascular calcification in patients with chronic kidney disease. Read more.


  1. Rebecca Levy, Kalyan Prudhvi, Jyotsana Thakkar
    Severe Hypermagnesemia-Induced Ischemic Colitis in a Patient with AKI
  2. Sonia Kotwani, Lovepreet S. Randhawa, Samhitha Munugoti, Solomon Dalezman, Kate Nam, Antonio C. Elters, Sandheep Venkataraman, William Paredes, Nitin Ohri, Matthew K. Abramowitz, Jose S. Ibarra
    Wrist-Based Accelerometry and Physical Function in Dialysis Patients 
  3. Lovepreet S. Randhawa, Sonia Kotwani, Samhitha Munugoti, Solomon Dalezman, Kate Nam, Sandheep Venkataraman, William Paredes, Nitin Ohri, Matthew K. Abramowitz, Antonio C. Elters, Jose S. Ibarra
    Dialysis Recovery Time and Physical Activity Levels 
  4. Samhitha Munugoti,Sonia Kotwani, Lovepreet S. Randhawa,Solomon Dalezman, Antonio C. Elters,Kate Nam, Jose S. Ibarra, Sandheep Venkataraman, William Paredes, Nitin Ohri, Matthew K. Abramowitz.
    Wrist-Based Accelerometry and Risk of Emergency Department Visit or Hospitalization. 
  5. Alan Rosales, Buadi Tandoh, Xiaobo Gao, Heidi Karttunen, Michael Ross
    Darunavir localizes to cytoplasmic stress granules in human proximal tubular cells 
  6. Juhi Chaudhari, Christina Wyatt, Shiyuan Miao, Zipporah Krishnasami, James Hellinger, Andrew S Levey, Michael Ross, Lene Ryom, Amanda Mocroft, Shweta Sharma, Steven Coca, Lesley A Inker
    Performance of creatinine-based GFR estimates in patients on ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors. 
  7. Jim Q. Ho, Joe Verghese, Matthew K. Abramowitz
    Walking While Talking in Older Adults with CKD 
  8. Kalyan Prudhvi, Daniel Schwartz, Molly Fisher.
    Lupus-Like Membranous Nephropathy in the Setting of Well-Controlled HIV Infection 
  9. Chen W, Fitzpatrick J, Monroy-Trujillo JM, Sozio SM, Jaar BG, Estrella MM, Serrano J, Melamed ML, Bushinsky DA, Parekh RS
    Associations of Calciprotein Particle Transformation with Arterial Calcification, Arterial Stiffness, and All-cause Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients 
  10. Alexandra Mazo, Anil Mongia, Oluwatoyin Bamgbola
    Different Faces of PRES in Adolescent Lupus Nephritis on HD. 
  11. Dalsan R, Sharma D, Stern JM, Epstein EJ, Bushinsky DA, Chen W
    Calcium maldistribution: a case of calcium nephrolithiasis, aortic calcification and osteopenia. 
  12. Weijia Zhang, Christina Wyatt, Michelle Estrella, Zhengzi Yi, John Troost, Brad Godfrey, Felix Eichinger, Derek Fine, Mohamed Atta, Avi Rosenberg, Michael J Ross.
    RNA sequencing of microdissected kidney biopsies differentiates HIV+ FSGS from HIV-negative FSGS. 
  13. Ladan Golestaneh, Kerri L. Cavanaugh Angelo Karaboyas, Michal L. Melamed, Tanya S. Johns, Keith C. Norris
    Urban Segregation and Hospitalization Outcomes in Patients on Hemodialysis 
  14. Mina Sourial, Maryanne Sourial, Molly Fisher
    Fatal Hyperammonemia due to an Underlying Urea Cycle Disorder Unmasked by a High Protein, Ketogenic Diet. 
  15. Milagros Yunes, James M. Pullman, Molly Fisher.
    Thrombotic Microangiopathy as the Presenting Feature of Newly Diagnosed HIV Infection Treated with Eculizumab. 
  16. Jonathan Hogan; Jonathan Owen; Harold Szerlip; Michael Ross; Oliver Lenz; Shikha Wadhwani; Samir Parikh; Rupali Avasare; Randy Luciano; Salem Almaani; Deep Sharma; Shweta Bansal; Amy Mottl
    Feasibility and Safety of Obtaining Research Kidney Biopsy Cores in Patients with Diabetes: an Interim Analysis of the TRIDENT Study. 

Division Chief

Michael RossMichael Ross, MD 

Chief, Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
1300 Morris Park Avenue

Ullmann 615-C
Bronx, New York 10461
Telephone: 718-430-8768
Email: michael.ross@einsteinmed.org 



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