Ashita J. Tolwani, MD, MS, BRCU Faculty
Ashita J. Tolwani, MD, MS, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and holder of the DCI Edwin A. Rutsky Endowed Chair. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed a combined nephrology and critical care fellowship at UAB and stayed on as faculty. She was the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director from 2004 to 2010 and is now an Associate Program Director. She is also the Director for ICU Nephrology at UAB.
Dr. Tolwani is the founder and Director of UAB Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) Academy where she oversees every aspect of the program including development, organization, and implementation of the curriculum. This course has been offered every year at UAB since 2007 and has been the only national CRRT training course that offers in-depth training with simulation as well as a pre and post examinations.
She also conducts CRRT training workshops internationally. Her dedication and quality have resulted in her receiving numerous institutional awards, including the President's Award in 2016 for teaching which recognizes the best teacher in the UAB School of Medicine. In 2020, she was awarded the ASN Robert G. Narins Award for her excellence in teaching. Her research interests include AKI, ICU nephrology, and CRRT, with a focus on citrate anticoagulation.