Faculty Interests

Sarah El Hadi, M.D.

Sara Elhadi, M.D. 

Interests/Projects:

  • Congenital renal disease
  • Transplant immunology  

 

 

David Kershaw, M.D.

David Kershaw, M.D.

Roles:

  • Division chief
  • Fellowship program director
  • Medical director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program
  • Site PI, Transplant Improving Renal Outcomes Collaborative (IROC)

Interests/Projects

  • Quality improvement in transplant (IROC)
  • Medical education (Co-editor of PREP Nephrology, faculty for the AAP PREP the CRAM)
  • Editor International Journal of Nephrology
  • Hypertension (participate in Pediatric Renovascular Center and reads ABPMs)

Debbie Gipson, M.D.

Debbie Gipson, M.D.

Roles:

  • Director, Pediatric Nephrology Clinical and Translational Research
  • Director, Kidney Research Network (KRN)
  • Director, Pediatric Glomerular Disease Clinic
  • Lead Investigator, Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network Coordinating Center
  • Principal Investigator, CureGN Data Coordinating Center, FIRSTx Clinical Trial Coordinating Center

Interests/Projects:

  • Development of new treatments for children and adults with nephrotic syndrome [FSGS, Minimal Change Disease, Membranous Nephropathy] and glomerular diseases
  • Precision medicine trial for children and adults with FSGS and Minimal Change Disease  
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Kidney Health Surveillance: Laboratory reporting of kidney function for children

Patrick Gipson, M.D.

Patrick Gipson, MD

Roles:

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatric Nephrology
  • Director, Glomerular Disease Clinic and Inherited Kidney Disease Clinic, Department of Internal Medicine

Interests/Projects:

  • Glomerular disease clinical trials, outcomes, and education
  • Inherited diseases of the kidney
  • Ethics in Nephrology

Jennifer Lai, M.D.

Jennifer Lai, M.D.

Interests/Projects

  • Determining the impact of genetic variants on clinical outcomes in nephrotic syndrome patients
  • Developing high thoroughput functional assays to define genetic variants in patients with proteinuric kidney disease
  • Clinical care of patients with glomerular disease and glomerulonephritis

 

Clare Lindner, M.D.

Clare Lindner, M.D.

Roles:

  • Participant, KRN research network
  • Participant, IROC network

Interests/Projects:

  • Dialysis and kidney transplantation
  • Transition of adolescent populations
  • Ethical issues surrounding neonatal dialysis

Rebecca Lombel, M.D.

Rebecca Lombel MD

Roles:

  • Education lead, pediatric nephrology division
  • Member, Virtual Visit QI group

Interests/Projects:

  • Management of renal dysplasia and electrolyte abnormalities in infancy
  • Medical education and curriculum development
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Physician wellness and resilience

Kera Luckritz, DO

Kera Luckritz, D.O.

Roles:

  • Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
  • Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) PhD student
  • Site PI, AKI NINJA (Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-In-Time Action) project

Interests/Projects:

  • Leveraging of the electronic medical record to improve patient outcomes
  • Stewardship and utilization of big data to improve patient outcomes

Zubin Modi, M.D.

Zubin Modi, M.D.

Roles:

  • Faculty Investigator, Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center
  • Site PI, Chronic Kidney Disease in Children Study
  • Co-director, Pediatric Renovascular Hypertension Center at the University of Michigan

Interests/Projects:

  • Identification, recognition, and health care delivery of children with chronic kidney disease
  • Health insurance policy in pediatric kidney disease
  • Practice patterns and outcomes in pediatric renovascular hypertension
  • Patterns and changes in health care delivery among children with multiple chronic disease

Vivian Shih, M.D.

 Weiwen Vivian Shih MD

Roles:

  • Medical director, Pediatric Dialysis Unit
  • Medical director, Pediatric Acute Nephrology program
  • Site Principle Investigator, SCOPE (Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric ESRD) Dialysis Collaborative
  • Nephrology faculty lead for M2 Transitions to Clerkship curriculum
  • Co-director, Multidisciplinary stone clinic

Interests/Projects:

  • End stage renal disease (ESRD)
  • Acute Care Nephrology including AKI and renal replacement therapy in critically ill children
  • Quality improvement, specifically for ESRD patients