Nephrology

Nephrology

The Section of Nephrology, founded in the early 1960s, provides services not only to the North Philadelphia community but also has evolved into a major regional and national referral center. There are currently nine full-time faculty members, all of whom participate in the section's various clinical, educational and research programs based at Temple University Hospital. The hospital is a 712-bed tertiary care facility housing nationally acclaimed programs in critical care, emergency medicine, multi-organ transplantation, cardiovascular surgery and pulmonary medicine.

The Section provides the highest level of diagnostic and therapeutic programs in acute and chronic renal disease and electrolyte disorders using renal biopsies and various state-of-the-art modalities of renal replacement therapy and transplantation. Besides our in-patient acute dialysis facility, we care for our patients at our three outpatient hemodialysis centers.and our peritoneal dialysis unit.

Our educational programs are tailored for medical students, residents and practicing physicians, and the graduates of our renal fellowship program are placed in both academic and clinical settings at a national and international level.

The research programs of the Section of Nephrology encompass a broad spectrum from basic cellular physiology and molecular biology to patient-oriented clinical research in human physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and outcomes research.

Section Chief: Crystal Gadegbeku, MD, FAHA
Appointments: 215-707-4600
Department: 215-707-7937
Physician Office
Location:

3401 North Broad Street
4th Floor Parkinson Pavilion, Suite 410
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Medical Staff

Christine P. Bastl, MD
Specialty interests: kidney diseases, glomerulonephritis

Joseph Benjamin, MD
Specialty interests: vascular access, peritoneal dialysis, iron management in end-stage renal disease

Serban Constantinescu, MD, PhD
Specialty interests: renal transplantation

Crystal Gadegbeku, MD, FAHA
Section Chief
Specialty interests: nephrology, hypertension and kidney transplantation

Avrum Gillespie, MD
Specialty interests: kidney disease, renal transplantation

Won Kook Han, MD
Specialty interests: Acute kidney injury, ANCA-associated vasculitis, non-invasive biomarker for acute renal failure, various chronic kidney disease and renal cell carcinoma

Duncan B. Johnstone, MD, PhD
Specialty interests: glomerular diseases, inhereted kidney diseases

Iris Lee, MD
Specialty interests: renal transplantation, glomerular disease

Jean Lee, MD
Specialty interests: hemodialysis

Swati Rao, MD, MBBS
Renal transplantation, transplant immunology, antibody mediated rejection, desensitization, antibody mediated rejection

Lleras Armando Samuels, MD
Specialty interests: kidney diseases, hypertension, critical care nephrology, hemodialysis

Gerri A. Schulman, MD
Specialty interests: kidney diseases, hypertension, hemodialysis

Administrative Staff

Administrator: Colleen McAllister
Phone: 215-707-2078
Fax: 215-707-9697
Email: colleen.mcallister@tuhs.temple.edu

Administrative Specialist/Fellowship Program Coordinator: Sandra McKinnon
Phone: 215-707-7937
Fax: 215-707-9697

Administrative Assistant: Kristina McLaughlin
Phone: 215-707-9171
Fax: 215-707-9697
Email: kristina.mclaughlin@tuhs.temple.edu