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Our Team

Dan Feig, MD, PhD, MS
Professor/Director, Pediatric and Infant Center for Acute Nephrology (PICAN)

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
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
Associate 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

Tennille Webb, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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

Nursing Staff

Veronica Smith, MSN, RN: Clinic 7 Coordinator
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

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