Chief, Subramaniam Pennathur, MD

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Subramaniam Pennathur
Dr. Subramaniam Pennathur
A Message From Our Chief

Dr. Subramaniam Pennathur completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Nephrology at Washington University, Saint Louis, where he served as Chief Resident. He then completed research fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Washington University in Saint Louis, and the University of Washington, Seattle.

In addition to Dr. Pennathur's role as Chief for the Division of Nephrology, he also serves as the Director of the Molecular Phenotyping and Metabolomics Core, and the Physician Scientist Program in the Department of Medicine. 

Dr. Pennathur's research has focused on the applications of biological mass spectrometry in disease pathogenesis. His lab has utilized mass spectrometry to identify key protein and metabolite alterations in disease states and tested the hypothesis whether these alterations predict complications in animal models and humans. Their strategy has been to develop analytical techniques in animal models and validate these markers in humans and then interrogating the animal model for biological pathway relevance. Recent extension of this work has included targeted as well as unbiased metabolomic and proteomic profiling. 

Faculty Leadership

Faculty Leadership - Clinical Appointments

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Michael Heung
Dr. Michael Heung

Michael Heung, MD, MS
Associate Professor,
Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Patrick Gipson
Dr. Patrick Gipson

Patrick Gipson, MD
Assistant Professor,
Medical Director, Outpatient Clinic

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Lenar Yessayan
Dr. Lenar Yessayan

Lenar Yessayan, MD
Associate Professor,
CEO, Michigan Dialysis Service,
Medical Director, Inpatient Dialysis Program

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Silas Norman
Dr. Silas Norman

Silas Norman, MD
Associate Professor,
Director, Transplant Ambulatory Care Unit

Faculty Leadership - Administrative Appointments

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Balazs Szamosfalvi
Dr. Balazs Szamosfalvi

Balazs Szamosfalvi, MD
Associate Professor,
Director, Peritoneal and Home Hemodialysis Program

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Puneet Garg
Dr. Puneet Garg

Puneet Garg, MD
Assistant Professor,
Chief of Nephrology, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Vahakn Shahinian
Dr. Vahakn Shahinian

Vahakn Shahinian, MD, MS
Associate Professor,
Interim Medical Director, Kidney and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Panduranga Rao
Dr. Panduranga Rao

Panduranga Rao, MD, DNB, MS
Associate Professor,
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. William Weitzel
Dr. William Weitzel

William Weitzel, III, MD
Associate Chief of Staff/Research,
Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center

U-M Nephrology Division, Dr. Eric Young
Dr. Eric Young

Eric Young, MD
Chief of Staff and Assistant Dean,
Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Division Administrator

Giselle Ciorciari
Division Administrator
1500 East Medical Center Drive
3914H Taubman Center, SPC 5364
Ann Arbor, MI 48109