I am a board-certified nephrologist, and my academic career focus is geriatric nephrology. Older adults with kidney disease are one of the most vulnerable sub-populations of patients because of their high morbidity, mortality, and functional limitations and the complexity of our fragmented healthcare system. Research and clinical efforts to enhance the quality of care and quality of life of these patients is paramount. My research involves epidemiology and health services research methodologies. Clinically, I lead a local geriatric nephrology clinic. My long term goal is to identify effective novel interventions for management of older pre-dialysis and dialysis patients.
Education and Training
- Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics, Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2013 - 2015
- Nephrology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009 - 2015
- Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2006 - 2009
- M.H.S., Duke University, 2013
- M.D., Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, 2006
- M.B.A., Vanderbilt University, 2006