Professional Advisory Board

The Professional Advisory Board (PAB) of the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois (NKFI) assists and directs the foundation in the development of relevant and thought-provoking community, patient and professional education programs. We invite nephrologists, physicians, academics, and allied health professionals alike to join and be engaged in the Professional Advisory Board.

Membership Benefits

  • Opportunity to attend the annual Controversies in Nephrology: An Academic Debate event at no charge
  • Invitation to join the private PAB Google Group, to share and exchange information and resources with colleagues and fellow PAB members
  • Opportunity to serve on active advisory committees focused on Research and/or Patient and Professional Programs
  • Name will be listed on the NKFI's website as a member (with your permission)
  • Receive regular e-updates regarding NKFI programming and opportunities to volunteer, or attend upcoming professional development programs

Annual Membership Cost: $150
For fellows, medical residents and students: Free

To join, register online. To learn more, please contact Megan Craig at or (312) 321-1500.

Looking for a job in the renal field? Visit our Kidney Career Center to learn more.

Do you know of upcoming educational events for professionals? Let us know, and we'll promote it.

Current PAB Members

View the full list of PAB Members to find a member near you.


Current Professional Advisory Board Executive Committee

Tipu Puri, MD, PhD (Chair), University of Chicago Medicine
Shubha Ahya, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Stella Awua-Labri, MD, Silver Cross Hospital
Amishi Desai, DO, Loyola University Medical Center
Chet Desai, MD, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Michael Fischer, MD, MSPH (Research Chair), University of Illinois (UI Health)
Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, Loyola University Medical Center
Claudia Lora, MD, MS, University of Illinois (UI Health)
Andres Serrano, MD, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Kareen Simpson, MD, Associates in Nephrology
Neil Soifer, MD, Lakeside Nephrology
Stuart Sprague, DO, Northshore University Health System
Joshua Trob, MD, Nephrology Specialists, SC