Division of Nephrology

Recent publications

Division of Nephrology is very productive in research publications. The following is a list of some publications in 2018.  Other publications can be found under Faculty profiles.



  • Scialla JJ, Brown L, Gurley S, Corcoran DL, Bain JR, Muehlbauer MJ, O’Neal SK, O’Connell T, Wolf M, Melamed ML, Hostetter TH, Abramowitz MK. Metabolic impact of base-loading in chronic kidney disease. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13:1244-1246, 2018 
  • Abramowitz MK. Metabolic Acidosis and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in CKD. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 13:1451-1452, 2018

Health Disparity

  • Chen W, Bushinsky DA. “Addressing Racial Disparity in the Progression of CKD: Prescribe More Fruits and Vegetables?” American Journal of Nephrology. 2018 Mar 13;47(3):171-173. doi: 10.1159/000487716. PMID: 29533958. 

Kidney and Liver disease

  • Neugarten J, Golestaneh, L: Chronic kidney Disease and Chronic Liver Disease. Chronic kidney Disease. Kimmel P and Rosenberg, eds., 2nd ed., Elsevier, Amsterdam, in presss 
Kidney Disease and Pregnancy
  •  Hugh A, Chen W, Karim M, Sai R. “Chronic Kidney Disease in Pregnancy”. PeriFacts OB/GYN Academy, 2018  
Kidney Stones
  • Lee JA, Abramowitz MK, Kipperman N, Drzewiecki BA, Melamed ML, Stern JM. Exploring the Association of Asthma with Urinary Stone Disease: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2014. European Urology Focus, 2018 Aug 7 epub ahead of print
  • Chen W, Monk RD, Bushinsky DA. Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. 6th edition. Johnson RJ, Feehally J, Floege J, editors. “Chapter 57. Nephrolithiasis and Nephrocalcinosis”.

Medical Education

  • Khan M, Gil N, Lin W, Fiter R, Kenawy D, Burton W, Raff A. The impact of Step 1 scores on medical students’ residency specialty choice. Med Sci Educ. E published ahead of press August 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-018-0615-5

Muscle function

  • Abramowitz MK, Hall CB, Amodu A, Sharma D, Androga A, Hawkins M. Muscle mass, BMI, and mortality among adults in the United States: A population-based cohort study. PLOS One, 13(4): e0194697, 2018
  • Abramowitz MK, Paredes W, Zhang K, Brightwell CR, Newsom JN, Kwon H, Custodio M, Buttar RS, Farooq H, Zaidi B, Pai R, Pessin JE, Hawkins M, Fry CS. Skeletal muscle fibrosis is associated with decreased muscle inflammation and weakness in patients with chronic kidney disease. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology. 2018 Oct 3, epub ahead of print


  • Neugarten J, Friedman B and Golestaneh, L: Nephrotoxicity of Lithium and Drugs of Abuse. Comprehensive Toxicology. C. A. McQueen ed., 3rd edition, Vol. 8. Chapter 14.14, p 304-339,, Elsevier Ltd. 2018 

Role of Gender in Kidney Disease

  • Neugarten J, Reckelhoff JF: Gender and Chronic Kidney Disease. Chronic kidney Disease. Kimmel P and Rosenberg, eds., 2nd ed., Elsevier, Amsterdam, In press
  • Noel C. Bairey Merz, Laura M. Dember, Julie R. Ingelfinger, Amanda Vinson, Joel Neugarten, Kathryn L. Sandberg, Jennifer C. Sullivan, Christine Maric-Bilkan, Tracy L. Rankin, Paul L. Kimmel, Robert A. Star; Sex and the Kidneys: a Report from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Workshop. Nature Reviews. in press
  • Neugarten J, Golestaneh L. Female sex reduces the risk of hospital-associated acute kidney injury: a meta-analysis. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Nov 8;19(1):314. doi: 10.1186/s12882-018-1122-z.
  • Golestaneh L, Bellin E, Neugarten J, Lo Y.; Avoidable visits to the emergency department(ED) and their association with sex, age and race in a cohort of low socio-economic status patients on hemodialysis in the Bronx. PLOS One. August 24, 2018; https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202697
  • Neugarten J and Golestaneh L. Sex and the Kidney. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. In press.


  • Michelle Lubetzky MD, Nicole Hayde MD, MS, Pilib Ó Broin PhD, Maria Ajaimy MD, Yi Bao, Omar Mohammed, Daniel Schwartz3, James Pullman3, and Enver Akalin MD. Molecular Signatures and Clinical Outcomes of Transplant Glomerulopathy Stratified by Microvascular Inflammation and Donor-Specific Antibody; Clinical Transplantation, In Press 
  • Uffing A, Pérez-Sáez MJ, La Manna G, Comai G, Fischman C, Farouk S, Manfro RC, Bauer AC, Lichtenfels B, Mansur JB, Tedesco-Silva H, Kirsztajn GM, Manonelles A, Bestard O, Riella MC, Hokazono SR, Arias-Cabrales C, David-Neto E, Ventura CG, Akalin E, Mohammed O, Khankin EV, Safa K, Malvezzi P, O'Shaughnessy MM, Cheng XS, Cravedi P, Riella LV. A large, international study on post-transplant glomerular diseases: the TANGO project. BMC Nephrol. 2018 Sep 12;19(1):229. doi:10.1186/s12882-018-1025-z. PubMed PMID: 30208881; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6136179.
  • Pascual J, Berger SP, Witzke O, Tedesco H, Mulgaonkar S, Qazi Y, Chadban S, Oppenheimer F, Sommerer C, Oberbauer R, Watarai Y, Legendre C, Citterio F, Henry M, Srinivas TR, Luo WL, Marti A, Bernhardt P, Vincenti F; TRANSFORM Investigators. Everolimus with Reduced Calcineurin Inhibitor Exposure in Renal Transplantation. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jul;29(7):1979-1991. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018010009. Epub 2018 May 11. PubMed PMID: 29752413; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6050928.
  • Lubetzky M, Kamal L, Ajaimy M, Akalin E, Kayler L. Hospital readmissions in diabetic kidney transplant recipients with peripheral vascular disease. Clin Transplant. 2018 Jun;32(6):e13271. doi: 10.1111/ctr.13271. Epub 2018 May 22.PubMed PMID: 29704405.
  • Akalin E. A New Treatment Option for Highly Sensitized Patients Awaiting Kidney Transplantation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2018 Apr;71(4):458-460. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2017.10.024. Epub 2018 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 29352605.
  • Haas M, Loupy A, Lefaucheur C, Roufosse C, Glotz D, Seron D, Nankivell BJ, Halloran PF, Colvin RB, Akalin E, Alachkar N, Bagnasco S, Bouatou Y, Becker JU, Cornell LD, van Huyen JPD, Gibson IW, Kraus ES, Mannon RB, Naesens M, Nickeleit V, Nickerson P, Segev DL, Singh HK, Stegall M, Randhawa P, Racusen L, Solez K, Mengel M. The Banff 2017 Kidney Meeting Report: Revised diagnostic criteria for chronic active T cell-mediated rejection, antibody-mediated rejection, and prospects for integrative endpoints for next-generation clinical trials. Am J Transplant. 2018 Feb;18(2):293-307. doi: 10.1111/ajt.14625. Epub 2018 Jan 21.PubMed PMID: 29243394; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5817248.

Vascular access

  • Allon M, Brouwer-Maier DJ, Abreo K, Baskin KM, Bregel K, Chand DH, Easom AM, Mermel L, Mokrzycki MH, Patel PR, Roy-Chaudhury P, Shenoy S, Valentini RP, Wasse H; Recommended Clinical Trial End Points for Dialysis Catheters. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018;13(3): 495-500.
  • Golestaneh L, Mokrzycki MH. Prevention of Hemodialysis Catheters Infections: Ointments, Dressings, Locks and Catheter Hub Devices. Hemodial Int. Nov 2018

Vascular calcification

  • Chen W, Anokhina V, Dieudonne G; Abramowitz MK, Kashyap R, Yan C, Wu TT, Bentley KL, Miller B, Bushinsky DA. “Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Vascular Calcification Have a Large Hydrodynamic Radius of Secondary Calciprotein Particles”. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (2018). Doi:10.1093/ndt/gfy117. PMID: 29788425







Division Chief

Michael RossMichael Ross, MD 
Chief, Division of Nephrology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Ullmann 615-C
Bronx, New York 10461
Email: michael.ross@einstein.yu.edu 



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