Our Team

Dan Feig, MD, PhD, MS
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Medical Director, Pediatric Renal Transplantation

Education
Undergraduate: 1987, Princeton University
MD: 1995, University of Washington
PhD: 1993, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington
MS: 2003, Clinical Investigation, Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatrics Residency: 1995-1998, University of Washington
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: 1998-2001, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests
Hypertension in children, prevention of organ injury in children with hypertension and chronic kidney disease, the impact of obesity on hypertension and renal disease, pheochromocytomas


David Askenazi, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director - Home Hemodialysis Program Director, Acute Kidney Injury Clinic

Education
Undergraduate: 1993, University of Texas
MD: 1998, University of Texas, Medical Branch
Pediatrics Residency: 1999-2002 Austin Pediatric Education Program, Austin, TX
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: 2002-2005, Baylor College of Medicine
MSPH: 2009, UAB School of Public Health

Clinical Interests
Prevention and treatment of Acute Kidney Injury in Hospitalized patients, plasmapheresis in critically ill children with thrombocytopenia associated multi-organ failure (TAMOF)

Research Interests
Acute Kidney Injury in the term and premature infant, acute Kidney Injury in pediatric patient, prevention of AKI in hospitalized children with Cystic Fibrosis, epidemiology and outcomes of children who develop AKI after bone marrow transplant, methods to detect Residual Renal Function in Children with chronic kidney disease, prevention of fluid overload in children after cardiopulmonary bypass for congenital heart surgery


Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Dialysis Unit
General Clinical Nephrology
Congenital Malformations of the Urinary Tract

Education
Undergraduate: 1992, American University of Beirut
MD: 1996, American University of Beirut
Pediatrics Residency: 1997-1999, American University of Beirut; 2000-2002, Cook County Hospital
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: 2002-2005, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Clinical Interests
Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, congenital abnormalities of the urinary tract

Research Interests
Progression of chronic kidney disease in children, pharmacokinetics of medications in children with chronic kidney disease, congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract


Michael Seifert, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Education
Undergraduate: 2000, Washington University, St. Louis
MD: 2004, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
MSCI: 2015, Washington University, St. Louis
Pediatrics Residency: 2004-2007, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Pediatric Research Fellowship: 2007-2009, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children's Hospital
Pediatric Nephrology and Transplant Fellowship: 2007-2010, Boston Children's Hospital

Clinical Interests
Pediatric nephrology, kidney transplantation

Research Interests
Transplant vascular injury as a source for diagnostic and therapeutic advances in chronic allograft nephropathy


Tennille Webb, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Education
Undergraduate: 2002, Tuskegee University
MEDPREP: 2003, Southern Illinois University
MD: 2009, Morehouse School of Medicine
Pediatrics Residency: 2009-2012, Advocate Christ Medical Center / Hope Children's Hopsital (Oak Lawn, IL)
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: 2012-2015, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Acute Care Nephrology Fellowship: 2015-2016, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center


Megan Yanik, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Undergraduate: 2007, Ohio State University
MD: 2011, Ohio State University College of Medicine
MSPH: 2017: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pediatrics Residency: 2011-2014, Children's of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship: 2014-2017, Children's of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Nursing Staff

Veronica Smith, MSN, RN: Clinic 7 Coordinator
Gwen Gardner, MSN, RN: Administrative Director of Transplant Services
Saundra Gatson, BSN, RN: Clinic 7 Staff
Lequette Hunter, CNA: Clinic 7 Staff
Linda Lancaster, RN, CPN: Renal Biopsy Coordinator, Clinic 7 Staff

Mary Jane Gillum, RN-CS, MN, PNP: Pediatric Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Kara Short, MSN, CRNP, CPNP-PC: Pediatric Nephrology Nurse Practitioner
Christy Taylor, BSN, RN, CPN: Clinician for Daniel Feig, MD
Jan McGriff, BSN, RN, MPH: Clinician for Sahar Fathallah-Shaykh, MD and Michael Seifert, MD
Rebekah Sims, BSN, RN, CPN:
 Clinician for David Askenazi, MD and Megan Yanik, MD

Kari Pietsch, RN, CPN, CCTC: Solid Organ Transplant Coordinator, Renal
Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN: Solid Organ Transplant Coordinator, Renal
Anne Crabbe, RN, Solid Organ Transplant Clinician

Jennifer Wilson, BSN, RN, CPN: Inpatient Nurse Case Manager, Renal
Leslie Ann Hallmark, BSN, RN, CPN: Inpatient Nurse Case Manager, Renal


Nutrition, Social Work, Child Life, Counseling

Lori Traywick, MA, CCLS, Child Life Specialist, Solid Organ Transplant
Chelsea Brashier, BS, CCLS: Child Life Specialist, Dialysis / General Renal
Emily Wells, MSW, LMSW, Social Worker, Dialysis & General Renal
Wanda Hawkins, MSW, LGSW, Social Worker, Solid Organ Transplant
Michelle Jeffcoat, MS, RDN, LD: Clinical Nutritionist, General Renal Dietician
Perrin Tamblyn Bickert, MS, RD, LDN, CLC: Clinical Nutritionist, Dialysis Dietician
Amy Cameron, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Nutritionist, Renal Transplant Dietician
Ashley Blake, Licensed Professional Counselor
Jenny Tudisco,
Licensed Professional Counselor


Clinical Research Staff

Susan Keeling, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRP: Research Nurse Manager
Lynn Dill, BSN, RN: Research Nurse Coordinator
Paige Perry, BSN, RN: Research Nurse Coordinator