Our Expert Team

Division Chiefs

Ira B. Kurtz, MD

Ira B. Kurtz, MD

Nephrology

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Factor Chair
Advanced Research Training
Program Director

Specialty: General Nephrology, Structure-Function Properties of Acid-Base Transporters, Signaling Pathways in Cancer

Contact: 310-206-6741

Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

Nephrology

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Chief of Nephrology
Director, CORE Kidney Program
Director, Nephrology Clinical Research Program
Director, Genetics in Kidney Disease Program
Director, ESRD Program

Specialty: End-Stage Kidney Disease and Home Dialysis, PKD, Fabry, Alport, Genetic Causes of Kidney Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Advanced Kidney Disease, Clinical Research

Contact: 310-954-2692

General Nephrology Faculty

Lama M. Abdelnour, MD

Lama M. Abdelnour, MD

Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hypertension, Glomerulonephritis

Contact: 310-481-4228

Sina Emami, MD

Sina Emami, MD

Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension

Contact: 818-271-2400

Ray  Goshtaseb, MD

Ray Goshtaseb, MD

Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, CORE Kidney Stone Program

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Medicine, Nephrology

Contact: 310-481-4228

Hamid R. Hajmomenian, MD

Hamid R. Hajmomenian, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hyperlipidemia

Contact: 310-481-4228

Michelle R. Hwang, MD

Michelle R. Hwang, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Instructor

Specialty: General Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Contact: 310-542-6333

Igor Kagan, MD

Igor Kagan, MD

Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury, Dialysis, Hypertension, Proteinuria

Contact: 805-418-3500

Mohammad Kamgar, MD

Mohammad Kamgar, MD

Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Nephrology Fellowship Program Director

Specialty: General Nephrology, Kidney Transplantation, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Diseases, Proteinuria, Hematuria, Kidney Stones, Glomerular Diseases, Acute Kidney Injury, Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders

Contact: 310-206-8277

Huma S. Kennedy, MD

Huma S. Kennedy, MD

Nephrology

HS Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base Abnormalities

Contact: 310-517-8578

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Reza Khorsan, MD

Nephrology

HS Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Hypertension, Kidney Transplantation

Contact: 310-481-4228

Raghu Konanur Venkataram, MD

Raghu Konanur Venkataram, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Instructor

Specialty: Internal Medicine, Medicine, Nephrology

Contact: 818-271-2400

Ying H. Luu, MD

Ying H. Luu, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Instructor

Specialty: General Nephrology

Contact: 213-988-8380

Ramya R. Malchira, MD

Ramya R. Malchira, MD

Hospital Medicine| Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia

Contact: 661-753-5464

Minhtri K. Nguyen, MD

Minhtri K. Nguyen, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Consultative Nephrology

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hypertension, Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base Disorders

Contact: 310-206-7662

Susanne B. Nicholas, MD, MPH, PhD

Susanne B. Nicholas, MD, MPH, PhD

Nephrology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hypertension

Contact: 310-794-9700

Niloofar Nobakht, MD

Niloofar Nobakht, MD

Nephrology

HS Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Stones, Hematuria, Proteinuria, Fluid Electrolyte and Acid-Base Abnormalities

Contact: 310-206-8277

Kristine Sarmosyan, MD

Kristine Sarmosyan, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Instructor

Specialty: Medicine, Nephrology Internal Medicine

Contact: 800-825-2631

Michael Shye, MD

Michael Shye, MD

Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Hypertension

Contact: 818-843-9020

Harpreet S. Sidhu, MD

Harpreet S. Sidhu, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Instructor

Specialty: General Nephrology

Contact: 310-542-6333

James M. Wilson, MD

James M. Wilson, MD

Nephrology

HS Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UCLA Stone Center
Director, Surgical Consultative Nephrology

Specialty: General Nephrology, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Post-organ (liver, heart, pancreas, small bowel, lung) Transplant Kidney Disease, Preventative Nephrology

Contact: 310-206-8277

Kidney Transplant Faculty

Basmah A. Abdalla, MD

Basmah A. Abdalla, MD

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Renal Transplantation

Contact: 310-267-2555

Suphamai Bunnapradist, MD, MS

Suphamai Bunnapradist, MD, MS

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Renal Transplant Research

Specialty: General Nephrology, Renal Transplantation, Renal Transplant Clinical Research

Contact: 310-267-2555

Gabriel M. Danovitch, MD

Gabriel M. Danovitch, MD

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Kidney and Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation

Specialty: General Nephrology, Renal Transplantation

Contact: 310-267-2555

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Elizabeth A. Kendrick, MD

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

HS Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Contact: 310-267-2555

Erik L. Lum, MD

Erik L. Lum, MD

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

HS Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine

Specialty: General Nephrology, Renal Transplantation, Highly Sensitized Transplantation, Living Kidney Donation

Contact: 310-267-2555

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Phuong-Thu T. Pham, MD

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

HS Clinical Professor
Director, Outpatient Services of the Kidney Transplant Program

Specialty: General Nephrology, Renal Transplantation

Contact: 310-267-2555

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Julie M. Yabu, MD, MS

Nephrology| Transplant Nephrology

HS Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director of Transplant Fellowship Program

Specialty: General Nephrology, Kidney Transplantation, Glomerular Disease, Translational Research, Medical Education, Immune Monitoring, Immune-based Therapies

Contact: 310-267-2555

Research Faculty

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Natasha Abuladze, PhD

Associate Project Scientist

Specialty: Structure Function Properties of Acid-Base Transport Proteins

Contact: 310-206-6741

Ira B. Kurtz, MD

Ira B. Kurtz, MD

Nephrology

Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Factor Chair
Advanced Research Training
Program Director

Specialty: General Nephrology, Structure-Function Properties of Acid-Base Transporters, Signaling Pathways in Cancer

Contact: 310-206-6741

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Alexander Pushkin, PhD, DSC

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Specialty: Structure-Function Properties of Acid-Base Transporters, Signaling Pathways in Cancer

Contact: 310-206-6741

Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

Anjay Rastogi, MD, PhD

Nephrology

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Chief of Nephrology
Director, CORE Kidney Program
Director, Nephrology Clinical Research Program
Director, Genetics in Kidney Disease Program
Director, ESRD Program

Specialty: End-Stage Kidney Disease and Home Dialysis, PKD, Fabry, Alport, Genetic Causes of Kidney Disease, Diabetic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Advanced Kidney Disease, Clinical Research

Contact: 310-954-2692