Our Team

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

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

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

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

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

Nursing Staff

Vickie Kanute, RN, Clinic 7 Coordinator
Gwen Gardner, RN, Administrative Director of Transplant Services
Saundra Gatson, RN, Clinic 7 Staff
Lequette Hunter, CNA, Clinic 7 Staff
Linda Lancaster, RN, Renal Biopsy Coordinator, Clinic 7 Staff

Mary Jane Gillum, CRNP, Nurse Practitioner
Shamekia Gullatte, RN, Clinician for Monica Tucci Cramer, DO & David Askenazi, MD (AKI Clinic)
Hope Coleman, RN, Clinician for Sahar Fathallah, MD & Megan Yanik, MD
Christy Taylor, RN, Clinician for Daniel Feig, MD and David Askenazi, MD (General Clinic)

Kari Pietsch, RN, Solid Organ Transplant Coordinator, Renal
Cindy Richards, RN, Solid Organ Transplant Coordinator, Renal
Stephanie Steele, RN, Solid Organ Transplant Clinician, Renal

Laura Broome, RN, Inpatient Case Manager, Renal
Jennifer Wilson, RN, Inpatient Case Manager, Renal

Nutrition, Social Work, Child Life, Counseling

Lori Currie, MA, CCLS, Child Life Specialist, Solid Organ Transplant
Holly Falkner, MSW, LGSW, Social Worker, Dialysis & General Renal
Wanda Hawkins, MSW, LGSW, Social Worker, Solid Organ Transplant
Michelle Jeffcoat, MS, RD, Clinical Nutritionist, Renal Dietician
Jamie Murfee, MS, RD, LD, Clinical Nutritionist, Renal Dietician
Jenny Tudisco, Licensed Professional Counselor


Stephanie Clevenger, RN, Research Nurse Coordinator
Lynn Dill, RN, Clinical Research Nurse