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ASDIN Committees 2020-2022
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Accreditation Committee

Jeffrey Packer, DO - Chair, Arizona Kidney Disease & Hypertension Ctr., Phoenix, AZ
Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD - Advisor,  University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, TX
Rajiv Dhamija, MD - Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA
Karn Gupta, MD - Wake Nephrology Associates, Raleigh, NC
Lalathaksha Kumbar, MD - Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, MI
Suresh Margassery, MD - Dallas Vascular Center, Plano, TX


Associates Committee

Kevin Graham - Chair, Lifeline Vascular Access, College Station, TX


Awards Committee


Communications Committee

Karthik Ramani, MD - Chair, Capital Nephrology Medical Group, Sacramento, CA
Edgar Lerma, MD - Advisor, Associates in Nephrology, Berwyn, IL
Aisha Shaikh, MD - Advisor,  James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Nikhil Agarwal, MD - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Sean Kalloo, MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Robin Shah, MD - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Farshid Yazdi, MD - LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA


Education Committee

Ammar Almehmi, MD - Co-Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Amy Dwyer, MD - Co-Chair, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Edgar Lerma, MD - Advisor, Associates in Nephrology, Berwyn, IL
Alian Albalas, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Alejandro Alvarez, MD - SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, MO
James Davis, MD - Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Dalia Dawoud, MD - Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants, Reno, NV
Brinda Desiraju, MD - Kidney Care of Brooklyn, Hoboken, NJ
Crystal Farrington, DO- University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Nancy Foss, RN, CNN - DaVita Inc., Enterprise, AL
Nabil Haddad, MD - The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Harold Locay, MD - Ocala Kidney Group, Ocala, FL
Suresh Margassery, MD - Dallas Renal Group, Plano, TX
Shahriar Moossavi, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Bharvi Oza-Gajera, MD - University of Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH
John Ross, MD - Orangeburg, SC
Aisha Shaikh, MD
- James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Mohamed Sheta, MD - Regional Medical Center Dialysis Access Institute, Summerville, SC

Trainee Education Workgroup

Bharvi Oza-Gajera, MD - Co-Chair, University of Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH
Fernando Ariza, MD - Rutgers, Winston Salem, NC
Mary Buffington, MD - LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Chyi Chyi Chong, MD - Banner University Medical Center Tuscon, Tuscon, AZ
Mukesh Sharma, MD - Co-Chair, Sierra Nevada Nephrology Consultants, Reno, NV
Ramesh Soundararajan, MD - Associates in Nephrology, Willowbrook, IL


Scientific Meeting Planning Committee

Micah Chan, MD - 2021 Scientific Meeting Program Co-Chair, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI




EndoAVF Committee

Umar Waheed, MD - Chair - Southwest Kidney Institute, Paradise Valley, AZ 
Alejandro Alvarez, MD - SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, MO
Randy Cooper, MD - SKI Vascular Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Reuben Ellis, MD - Physician Consultants of Georgia, LLC, Macon, GA
Neghae Mawla, MD - Dallas Nephrology Associates, Plano, TX
Rashid Sharaf, MD - San Antonio, TX
Vijay Sreenarasimhaiah, MD - Houston Nephrology Group, Houston, TX


Finance Committee

Bharat Sachdeva, MD - Chair, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA


HVA Committee

Daniel Patel, MD - Chair, HVA Committee - Volusia-Flagler Vascular Center, Daytona Beach, FL
Gautam Bhanushali, MD - Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois, Chicago, IL
J. Pedro Frommer, MD - Interventional Nephrology Associates, Houston, TX
Suresh Margassery, MD - Dallas Renal Group, Plano, TX
Shahriah Moossavi, MD - Wake Forest University, WInston-Salem, NC
Michael Murphy, MD - Carson City Nephrology, LLC, The Sea Ranch, CA
John Reed, MD - Hampton VA, Norfolk, VA
Loay Salman, MD - Albany Medical College, Albany, NY


Membership Committee

Fawad Qureshi, MD, FASN - Chair, Mayo Clinic Health System, Glenview, IL
Varshasb Broumand, MD - South Texas Renal Care Group, San Antonio, TX
Randy Cooper, MD - SKI Vascular Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Cutberto Cortes, MD - Medica Sur, Tlalpan, Mexico City
Mukesh Sharma, MD - Arkansas Renal Group, Hot Springs, AR
Aris Urbanes, MD - Wayne State University, Detroit, MI


Nominating Committee

 

PD Committee

Adrian Sequeira, MD - Chair, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA
Stephen R. Ash, MD - Advisor, IU Health Arnett, Lafayette, IN
Satyaki Banerjee, MD - Renal Medicine Access Center, Albuquerque, MN
Mark London, MD - Dialysis Access Institute of the Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg, SC
Bakhtiar Mohamad Amin, MD - Louisiana State University Shreveport, Shreveport, LA
Rajeev Narayan, MD - San Antonio Kidney Disease Access Center, San Antonio, TX
Rashid Sharaf, MD - Renal Associates, San Antonio, TX
Saad Mohammed Shariff, MD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Pierre Souraty, MD - Kansas Nephrology Physicians, P.A., Wichita, KS


Public Policy

Chester Amedia, MD - Chair, The Center for Vascular Access, Boardman, OH
Gerald Beathard, MD, PhD - Advisor, University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, TX
Rajiv Dhamija, MD - Open Access Medical Care, Inc., Long Beach, CA
Robert Fuld, MD - Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, PA, Baltimore, MD
Jalal Hakmei, MD - Palmetto Nephrology, Orangeburg, SC
Walead Latif, MD - American Access Care, Union, NJ
Terry Litchfield, MPH - Access Solutions, Blanchardville, WI
David Mahoney, MD - Lifeline Vascular Access, Vernon Hills, IL
Timothy A. Pflederer, MD  - Illinois Kidney Disease and Hypertension Center, Peoria, IL  
Alejandro Alvarez, MD - SSM St. Mary's Health Center, St. Louis, MO
Syed Hasni, MD - Barbourville, KY


Research Committee

Timmy Lee, MD - Co-Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Jie Cui, MD - Co-Chair, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard, Boston, MA
Sreedhar Reddy Adapa, MD - Fresno Nephrology Medical Group, Visalia, CA
Anatole Besarab, MD - Advisor, Meridian, ID
Dirk Hentschel, MD - Advisor, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Renal Division, Boston, MA
Saravanan Balamuthusamy, MD - Tarrant Vascular, Southlake, TX
Akhil Hegde, MD - UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Dany Issa, MD - Veterans Affairs, Salisbury, NC
Andrew Kowalski, MD - Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois, Berwyn, IL
James Lewis, MD - Nephrology Associates, PC, Homewood, AL
Ryan Mullane, DO - University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Tze-Woei Tan, MD - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Fasika Tedla, MD - SUNY Downstate/Dialysis Access Care, Brooklyn, NY
Kenneth Woodside, MD - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


Ultrasound Committee

Adina Voiculescu, MD - Chair,  BWH Department of Medicine Renal Division, Boston, MA
Vandana Dua Niyyar, MD - Advisor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Nikhil Agrawal, MD - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA
Sayee Sundar Alagusundaramoorthy, MD - University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI
Fernando Ariza, MD - Rutgers, Winston-Salem, NC
Khaled Boubes, MD - OSU Medical Center, Columbus, OH
Bhavnish Bucktowarsing, MD - Kidney and Hypertension Consultants, Inc., Canton, OH
James Gregoire, MD - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Abhilash Koratala, MD - Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI
Frederic Rahbari Oskoui, MD - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Daniel Ross, MD - Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY 
Marc Saad, MD - Physician Consultants of Georgia, LLC, Macon, GANavid Saigal, MD - Renal Associates, P.A., San Antonio, TX
Victoria Teodorescu, MD - Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
Juan Carlos Velez, MD - Ochsner Clinical School, New Orleans, LA