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Eric Bloom, MD - (Division Chairman): Chairman of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Department of Nephrology. He has published many abstracts in multiple areas of clinical nephrology and his research interests include Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte Disorders. He is active in the nephrology fellowship education at Einstein and Chair of the Med Use Committee. Additionally, he serves as Chair of the Physician Compliance Committee at EMCP. Dr. Bloom is medical director of Fresenius Medical Care Northeast Philadelphia Dialysis and Logan Centers, Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park Acute Dialysis Unit, and Kindred Hospital Philadelphia Acute Dialysis Unit. Dr. Bloom attended the School of Medicine at Temple University for Medical School and later Temple University Hospital for his Nephrology Fellowship. Dr. Bloom completed his Medical Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He has been voted Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doc, 2010-2020.

Imara Dissanayake, MD - (General Nephrology Program Director): Program Director of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia General Nephrology Training Program. She has extensive research experience and completed training in the ABIM Clinical Investigator Pathway. She has published numerous abstracts and articles in the area of bone mineralization and metabolism. She completed her nephrology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She is also a Hypertensive Specialist at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Hypertensive Clinic. She is medical director of Davita Northeast Philadelphia Center.

Daranee Chewaproug, DO - (Nephrology Associate Program Director): Associate Program Director of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia General Nephrology Training Program. She is active in nephrology fellow education. She practices general and transplant nephrology. Her interests include electrolyte disorders, glomerular disease, and kidney transplantation. She is active in Quality Improvement for the Department of Nephrology at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. Dr. Chewaproug is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, National Kidney Foundation, and American Society of Nephrology. She is medical director of Fresenius Medical Care Cheltenham.

Gitana Bradauskaite, MD - (Transplant Nephrology Program Director): Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology and Program Director of Transplant Nephrology Fellowship Program at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a focus on nephrology. Dr. Bradauskaite attended the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine, where she completed her medical education. She pursued her internship and residency from Sinai Hospital. She undertook a fellowship from Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bradauskaite looks forward to providing her patients with the proper tools and advice they need to improve or maintain their overall health. She believes in providing excellent patient care and strives towards quickly bringing patients back to their routine way of life.

Mauricio Pedroza, MD: Dr Pedroza practices both general and transplant nephrology. He attended Universidad Nacional de Colombia Facultad de Medicina for his medical degree. He believes in using the most premier facilities for his clients and has been setting the highest standards of excellence when it comes to his treatment methodology. Dr. Pedroza strives to provide compassionate patient care. He primary focuses on preventing and educating patients on the progression of kidney diseases in a comfortable medical environment. He is medical director of Davita Wissahickon.

Astha Gupta, MD: Dr. Gupta practices both general and transplant nephrology. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College, where she earned her bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery degree. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a focus on nephrology. Dr. Gupta integrates her medical expertise with state of the art technology and strives to provide the highest quality of healthcare. As a result of her exceptional work ethic and passion for health care, patients always leave the practice satisfied with thorough care. She is medical director of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Home Peritoneal Dialysis Program.

Ji Young Shin, MD
: Dr. Shin practices general nephrology. She attended the Soon Chun Hyang University College of Medicine, where she completed her medical education. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with a focus on nephrology. Dr. Shin's practice philosophy is to provide holistic and evidence-based care that is respectful of the concerns, values, and aspirations of her patients. She believes in empowering her patients to achieve their greatest potential. Dr. Shin is medical director of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Acute Dialysis Unit.

Saurabh Gupta, MD: Dr. Gupta practices general nephrology with the Department of Nephrology at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. His areas of interest include hypertension, chronic kidney disease and glomerular diseases. He is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. He conducts the chronic kidney disease education seminar for enhancing patient awareness. He attended Medical School at Madras Medical College, Chennai, India and went on to complete his Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He then completed his nephrology training here in Philadelphia at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Sweta Carpenter, MD
: Dr. Carpenter practices general nephrology.

Rasib Raja, MD: Dr. Raja is medical director of Davita Northern Dialysis Unit. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He specializes in treating patients before and after kidney transplantation. Dr. Raja helped develop the kidney-pancreas transplant program at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. He has a special interest in the effects of hypertension on the kidneys. Dr. Raja is the author of over 115 scientific articles and 200 abstracts. Based on his research in hemoperfusion (removing toxins from the blood), the country’s first ABO (blood types) incompatible renal transplantation (across blood type barriers) with antibody hemoperfusion took place at Einstein.

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