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John D. Mahan, MD
President

Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Center for Faculty Development and Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program Director. He serves as Director of Medical Education in the OSU Center for Faculty Advancement, Mentoring and Encouragement (FAME). He also serves as Co-Chair of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN) Training Program Directors (TPD) Committee, and as a member of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association Council (IPNA) and Co-Chair of the IPNA Professional Education Committee.  He chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pedialink Editorial Board and Co-Chairs the Pediatric Resident Burnout – Resilience Study Consortium. He has served on the Steering Committee of the MidWest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium since its inception.



Tej Mattoo, MD, DCH, FRCP (UK), FAAP
Treasurer

Professor of Pediatrics and Urology, Vice Chair Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology & Hypertension, Wayne Pediatrics. He did M.B., B.S and MD (Pediatrics) from the University of Kashmir, India; DCH and MRCP from the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK; and trained in Pediatric Nephrology at Guy’s Hospital, London, UK and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA

Dr. Mattoo was a founding Steering Committee member of the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC) and is currently the Treasurer and a founding member of the Board of Directors of Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC). He has received numerous research grants, including those from the NIH/NIDDK and has authored more than 180 research publications and book chapters. Dr. Mattoo is currently the Section Editor (Pediatric Nephrology) of UpToDate, Editor of the International Journal of Nephrology, and is also on the Editorial Board of the journal Pediatrics. From 2007 to 2018, he was the Founding Editor-In-Chief of PREP® Nephrology by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Mattoo has won many awards, including research education, mentoring, and teaching awards by the Department of Pediatrics, teaching award by Wayne State University School of Medicine, NephCure Foundation award for research, and President’s Award by the Board of Governors of Wayne State University for excellence in service.



Larry Greenbaum, MD, PhD
Board Member

Division Director of Pediatric Nephrology and the Bernard Marcus Professor of Pediatric Nephrology at the Emory School of Medicine in Atlanta. He is also the Executive Clinical Director at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He received his MD and PhD degrees from the Yale School of Medicine, and completed a residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Greenbaum is an NIH-funded investigator and conducts clinical research in a variety of areas in pediatric nephrology, including renal osteodystrophy, cystinosis, RTA, urinary tract infections, aHUS, chronic kidney disease, and nephrotic syndrome. He co-edited the textbooks Practical Strategies in Pediatric Diagnosis and Therapy and Clinical Pediatric Nephrology. He is currently editing the 3rd edition of Pediatric Kidney Disease and is a major contributor to Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. He has received multiple awards for teaching residents and medical students. Dr. Greenbaum is a past president of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.



Priya Verghese, MBBS (MD), MPH
Board Member

Division Head of Pediatric Nephrology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She received her medical degree from one of the top medical schools in India (Manipal) and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She declined an invitation to be chief resident and pursued a nephrology fellowship, a Masters in Public Health and an additional transplant fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle.

A federally funded investigator, Dr. Verghese’s research focus is to improve pediatric kidney transplant outcomes. She is an active participant in the nephrology community including but not limited to Council to the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Founder and Chair of the ASPN Division Head Leadership Collaborative, Fellow of the American Society of Transplantation, ASPN Liaison to the European Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

An advocate for the mission of the PNRC, she will tirelessly work towards increased opportunities for junior nephrologists and bigger and better collaborative research.

https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/faculty-profiles/az/profile.html?xid=47350


Cynthia Pan
Board Member

Professor of Pediatrics and Section Chief of Nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.  She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed her pediatric residency in Buffalo, NY and fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. As a member of the MWPNC since its inception and now while serving on the Steering Committee, she wants is to contribute to the MWPNC in a different way and focus on the development of others. Her desired goal is to be a resource and to create opportunities for fellows and junior faculty and in doing so, help the advancement of care of kidney disease in children. She also participates in other chronic kidney disease collaboratives (e.g. CKiD, SCOPE Dialysis collaborative, and CURE GN). She has experience in clinical drug trials in hypertension, chronic kidney disease, and renal osteodystrophy/dialysis and now currently serves as the site P.I. for a phase 1 Clinical Trial in drug development, the first of its kind in pediatric patients with autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease.

 


Michelle Rheault, MD
Board Member

Division Director of Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis Medical Director at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Her research interests include Alport syndrome, glomerular disease including minimal change disease and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis, and clinical trials in pediatric nephrology. She is a strong believer in the mission of the PNRC to foster collaborative research and promote the career development of junior nephrologists. In her spare time, she is a member of the Media and Communications committee for the American Society of Nephrology and Secretary of Women In Nephrology.


William E. Smoyer, MD
Board Member

Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and as Director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and the Co-PI for the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, representing the Child Health component.

He has focused his career on basic, clinical, and translational research to improve our understanding of the molecular regulation of podocyte injury during nephrotic syndrome, and to develop more targeted and effective novel treatments for childhood nephrotic syndrome.

Dr. Smoyer holds numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health, funding both basic research and clinical trials related to glomerular disease, nephrotic syndrome, and podocyte biology. He is a co-founder of the Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium (MWPNC).

He has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.  He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, as well as a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, among other numerous professional associations.  He also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials in Children (I-ACT), as well as on the Boards of NephCure Kidney International, the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, and the CTSA External Advisory Boards of the University of Southern California (USC/CHLA) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Dr. Smoyer has been listed among the Best Doctors in America continuously since 2005.

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