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Suneel Udani, MD Appointed NANI Research Physician Director

Press Release from Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana (NANI):

The clinical research arm of Nephrology Associates of Northern Illinois and Indiana, NANI Research, will continue its recent growth with added clinical oversight from Physician Research Director, Suneel Udani, M.D. who was appointed to the position in March, 2021. Dr. Udani is known nationwide for his contributions to research and treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome through his work with the non-profit organization, Nephcure.

In this new role, Dr Udani will provide guidance, leadership, and oversight of the clinical aspects of NANI Research. He will oversee the strategic direction and operations in partnership with the research director and represent the research program to colleagues in the field and to clinical study sponsors.

Dr. Udani is an Internal Medicine physician who specializes in Nephrology with focused training in Nephrotic Syndrome and he is well-known for his specialty expertise. From his Hinsdale office, Dr. Udani cares for patients who travel from as far as the neighboring states for an appointment with him. His relaxed, caring manner and depth of knowledge reward Dr. Udani’s patients for the hours of travel. His clinical research experience includes collaborative studies and published articles related to glomerular diseases, like FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome.

“We recognize the need for a seasoned nephrologist and principal investigator to co-direct our research enterprise. We are truly excited to have Dr Udani serve in this important leadership role,” said Nancy Cipparrone, Director of NANI Research.

NANI Research conducts phase II, III, and IV studies specializing in the field of Nephrology, which leverage the resources of over 120 nephrologists who make up the physician group. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, NANI is the largest nephrology practice in the U.S.

Pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and biotechnology companies rely on NANI Research’s access to a large database of patients in facilities around Chicago and Northern Indiana.

To learn more, visit or contact Director of Research, Nancy Cipparrone at 630-573-5000.

NKFI wishes to express our congratulations to Dr. Udani. As a member of our Professional Advisory Board Executive Committee, we are proud to call him a valued friend and stakeholder in our mission.

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