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 mcraig@nkfi.org 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

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)
Ravi  Parasuraman, MD, Loyola University Medical Center
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

Current Professional Advisory Board Members

Dr. Akash Ahuja, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Satya P. Ahuja, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Vinod K. Bansal, Loyola University Chicago Stricth School of Medicine
Dr. Nimeet Brahmbhatt, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Minhson Bui, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Lo-Ku Chiang, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Sreedevi Chittineni, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Paul W. Crawford, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Eduardo Cremer, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Donald Cronin, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Constantine Delis, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Chaitanya Desai, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Bogdan Derylo, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Neetha Dhananjaya, Associates in Nephrology
Linda Freeman, Relypsa
Dr. Ronald Hamburger, Palos Health
Dr. Richard Hong, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Nic Hristea, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Divya Jain, University of Illinois Health
Dr. April Kennedy, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Ali Khan, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Daniel Kniaz, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Jay Koyner, University of Chicago
Dr. Craig B. Langman, The Ann and Robert H Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Dr. Mark Leischner, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Edgar V. Lerma, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Benjamin Ling, Loyola Medical Center
Dr. Clark McClurkin, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Jeanette McLaughlin, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Matthew Menezes, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Amitabha Mitra, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Rizwan Moinuddin, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Sumanth Mulamalla, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Haresh M. Muni, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Jawad Munir, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Ejikeme Obasi, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Chijoke Onyenwenyi, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Marco Pagani, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Amishi Patel, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Chirag P. Patel, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Sejal Patel, Associates in Nephrology
Douglas Penrod, Northwestern Medicine
Melissa Prest, Fresenius Kidney Care
Dr. Mohammad Puri, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Tipu Puri, University of Chicago
Dr. Fawad Qureshi, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Vinitha Raghavan, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Priya Raju, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Madhav Rao, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Vijaykumar M. Rao, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Natalie Selk, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Kareen Simpson, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Azza Sobrero, Associates in Nephrology
Dr.  Neil Soifer, Lakeside Nephrology
Dr. Ramesh Soundararajan, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Azza S. Suleiman, Associates in Nephrology
Dr. Abraham Thomas, Southwest Nephrology Associates
Dr. Joshua R. Trob, Associates in Nephrology
Charlene Vollmer, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Dr.  Elaine Worcester, University of Chicago
Dr. Jim J. Yao, Associates in Nephrology