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Department of

Department of Internal Medicine

Research

Dialysis Vascular Access Research Program


The Dialysis Vascular Access Research Program within the Division of Nephrology at the University of Cincinnati is a translational research program whose mission objectives are to:

  • Explore the pathobiology of dialysis vascular access dysfunction, using state of art technology
  • Develop and evaluate novel therapies that target the problem of hemodialysis vascular access dysfunction
  • Facilitate the transition of novel therapies to the clinic by playing a principal role in the design and conduct of clinical trials for testing out these novel therapies in the setting of hemodialysis vascular access dysfunction
  • Interact with the UC Health Vascular Access Center to provide cutting edge research possibilities for both physicians and patients

 

The strength of the Dialysis Vascular Access Research Program comes from its multidisciplinary team of scientists and investigators who are drawn from multiple colleges, departments and disciplines within the University of Cincinnati and the community.

Dialysis Vascular Access Research Group Investigators

Name

Expertise

College of Medicine

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury MD, PhD (Nephrology), Program Leader

Vascular Biology, Clinical Trials, Drug and Device Development

Rino Munda MD (Surgery)

Clinical Trials, Vascular Access Surgery

Rita Alloway Pharma D, BCPs

Clinical Trials and Regulatory Consultant

Mahmoud El Khatib MD, (Nephrology)

Clinical Trials

Karthik Ramani MD (Interventional Nephrology)

Clinical Trials

Steve Woodle MD (Surgery)

Clinical Trials, Vascular Access Surgery

Tarek Helmy MD (Cardiology)

Vascular Biology, Catheterization

Ann Choe MD (Radiology)

Imaging, 64 slice CT scanning, MR Imaging

Lisa Lemen (Radiology)

Advanced Ex-vivo Bio-Imaging

Patricia Poe (Vascular Surgery)

Ultrasound Imaging

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

Pankaj Desai PhD (Pharmacy)

Local Drug Delivery Systems

College of Engineering

Mark Schulz PhD (Mechanical Engineering)

Nanotechnology, Device Development

Vesselin Shanov PhD (Mechanical Engineering)

Nanotechnology, Device Development

John Zhangzhang PhD (Mechanical Engineering)

Nanotechnology, Device Development

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Elaine Urbina MD (Cardiology)

Vascular Function Core Lab

Charles Dumoulin PhD (Radiology)

MRI Protocols

Janakan Wansapura PhD (Radiology)

MicroCT Protocols

Mark Mitsnefes MD (Nephrology)

Clinical Trials

Consultant Pathologist

Lois Arend MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins)

Neointimal Hyperplasia

Roger Smith MD, PhD

Vascular Biology

Collaborators from other institutions

Timmy Lee MD, MPH (Nephrology, 

University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Clinical Epidemiology, Outcome Analyses Vascular Biology

Research Staff

Begoña Campos PhD

Lab. Manager; Vascular Biology

Yang Wang MD

Research Assistant; Animal Models

Maheshika Somarathna MS Research Assistant

Clinical Coordinators Staff

Tamar Canaan RN, MSN, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager; Clinical Trials; Regulatory

Amy Pflum MEd, RD, LD, CCRP Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Trials
CARE/Crawley Building

Director of the UC Health Vascular Access Center

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Phone: 513-558-0668
Email: prabir.roychaudhury@uc.edu