Trainees

Dimitri Augustin, MD
Posdoctoral Fellow

Dimitri Augustin is a postdoctoral Nephrology fellow and Stanford Biodesign innovation fellow.  He completed medical school and residency at the University of Miami. His research interests include the synergy among nephrology device innovation and interventional nephrology. His research mentors are Dr. Paul Yock and Dr. Glenn Chertow.

Christi Bradshaw, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Christi Bradshaw plans to combine her interests in international health and acute/chronic kidney injury by doing research in global health nephrology. She is currently conducting research on the financial and psychosocial impact of dialysis in South India and would like to expand this work to other low and middle-income countries. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Shuchi Anand.

Brian Brady, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Brian completed his medicine and chief residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he cared primarily for an underserved, urban patient population.  This experience fostered an interest in population health, public policy and healthcare system improvement. Brian joined Stanford neprhology in 2015. His research in improving care delivery to patients with CKD and ESRD is supported by Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). His faculty mentors are Drs. Glenn Chertow and Arnold Milstein. 

Xingxing Cheng, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Xingxing Cheng is an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, where she received her M.D., and Massachusetts General Hospital, where she completed her internal medicine residency. She began her nephrology training at Stanford University in 2014, with a research interest in kidney transplant policies. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Jane Tan.

Calyani Ganesan, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research is aimed at learning more about urine metabolites that contribute to kidney stone formation and how to improve outcomes in individuals with recurrent stone episodes. Primary research mentor: Dr. Alan Pao.

Vishal Duggal, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

My research interests include dialysis techniques and the transition from CKD to ESRD. I’m also interested in improving the quality and distribution of current care. My research mentors are Dr. Brigitte Schiller and Dr. Graham Abra.

Sheldon Leong, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Sheldon Leong is a San Francisco native who has drifted about Northern California for every phase of his education and training.  His research interests include dialysis kinetics and the investigation of uremic solutes. Other pastimes include running and cooking. His research mentor is Dr. Timothy Meyer.

Doug Franz, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests:  My research interest is in epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and outcomes related to cardiovascular disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and mechanical support devices.  Research Mentor: Tara Chang

Eugene Lin, MD, MS
Postdoctoral Fellow

Eugene Lin is a postdoctoral fellow in Nephrology at the Stanford School of Medicine. He received a BS from Stanford University, an MD from Baylor College of Medicine,  More and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania prior to returning to Stanford for nephrology training. His research focuses on 30-day rehospitalizations in dialysis patients. He also has interests in how health policies affect the billing and delivery of health care by physicians and other providers. His faculty mentors are Drs. Glenn Chertow and Jay Bhattacharya.

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Robert Mair, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Robert Mair is postdoctoral fellow who has been at Stanford since medical school. His research is with Dr. Timothy Meyer characterizing the colon microbial population in dialysis patients with the hope of eventually developing methods to reduce microbial production of uremic toxins.

Eun Young Seong, MD
Visiting Professor

Eun Young Seong received her MD and PhD from Busan National University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Busan National University Hospital and specialized in Nephrology since 2005. She has served as Associate Professor since 2016. Her clinical research is on volume status in severe AKI patients and peritoneal dialysis patients, and on the clinical outcomes of geriatric patients in ICU. At Stanford, she is a visiting scholar working with Dr. Tara I-Hsin Chang.

Ian McCoy, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests:  My research interest is in epidemiology of chronic kidney disease and outcomes related to cardiovascular disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease and mechanical support devices. Research Mentor: Tara Chang.

Susan Ziolkowski, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow

Susan Ziolkowski completed medical school at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and Internal Medicine training at University of Rochester before coming to Stanford University in July 2015 as a nephrology fellow. Susan is supported by a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (Parent F32) and is working towards a Master's Degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. Her research focuses sarcopenia and obesity in chronic kidney disease and she is currently recruiting for two longitudinal cohort studies on the effects of treatment for secondary hyperparathyroidism on chronic kidney disease mineral bone disorder. Her faculty mentors are Dr. Mary Leonard and Dr. Glenn Chertow.