Discover the Genetic Etiology of Kidney Disease with Renasight
Discover how genetic testing with Renasight can impact patient care and management in the general nephrology setting.
- Leading nephrologist Dr. Wayne Kotzker will provide an overview of the clinical utility of renal genetic testing.
- Drs. David Pai, Neil Kumar, and John Diamond will share their experiences with the Renasight kidney gene panel and discuss the implications on patient care.
- Dr. Wayne Kotzker will provide a review of the first 400+ Renasight results including diagnostic yield, common findings, and highlight cases where Renasight impacted patient management.
Jonathan Diamond, MD Hershey Kidney Specialists
Dr. Diamond is the founding Nephrologist at Hershey Kidney Specialists, Inc. Since 2000, he has also been the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) Transplant Nephrologist at the Harrisburg Hospital.
Dr. Diamond received his B.S. in Biological Sciences and Genetics from Cornell University and his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY. He completed his residency at Harvard Medical School's New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston, followed by a Nephrology fellowship at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham Women's Hospital.
While he served as Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard and as Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center between 1986-2000, Dr. Diamond published over 100 original articles, review articles, book chapters, and abstracts. In addition to his clinical and teaching responsibilities at Penn State, he led his own research laboratory funded by grants from the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the National Kidney Foundation and the Baxter Healthcare Company. He also served as a Visiting Professor at several other US universities and presented invited lectures at both the American Society of Nephrology and the International Society of Nephrology.
Philippe Gauthier, MD, MBA Natera
Dr. Philippe (Phil) Gauthier was raised in Long Island, NY, and came to Tulane University for medical school. He decided to stay on for his residency in Internal Medicine and was selected to serve as Chief Resident for the year 1997-98. Thereafter, he received his Nephrology training at Tulane University with additional training in Transplant Nephrology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the faculty at Tulane University in July 2000 and served as the Director of Transplant Nephrology for four years. He then served as the Director of Transplant Medicine for the Centura transplant program in Denver Colorado for 12 years and then another 2 years as Center Medical Director. Most recently he joined Natera as Medical Director of Organ Health.
Wayne Kotzker, MD Florida Kidney Physicians
Dr. Kotzker is a practicing nephrologist and serves on the executive board of Florida Kidney Physicians as the COO for southeast Florida. He serves as the Physician Lead for DaVita's South Florida End Stage Kidney Disease Care Organization, and as the Medical Director of Acute Dialysis Services at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, the DaVita Boca Raton Artificial Kidney Center, and the DaVita West Boynton Beach Dialysis Center. His interests include all aspects of Nephrology: CKD, Hypertension, AKI, Diabetic Nephropathy, Dialysis, Transplantation and Glomerulonephritis. He serves as a PI for multiple clinical trials.
He serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Nova Southeastern University School of Medicine, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Sciences at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Florida International University. He enjoys teaching and dedicates his time to lecturing, as well as rounding with future doctors.
Dr. Kotzker is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology. He received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, and his medical degree and residency training in Internal Medicine from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (Rutgers) - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. His fellowship was at U Penn School of Medicine, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division.
Neil Kumar, MD Kidney & Hypertension Center P.C., Roseburg / Portland OR
Dr. Kumar is the Medical Director at Kidney & Hypertension Center P.C., DaVita Dialysis and Vibra Healthcare in Roseburg and Portland, OR. He also serves as a Nephrology Consultant at Mercy Medical Center and VA Medical Center in Roseburg.
He is triple board certified in Nephrology, Internal Medicine and Hypertension, and is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation, the Renal Physicians Association and the Oregon Medical Association.
Upon graduating with a medical degree from Madras Medical College in Madras (Chennai), India, Dr. Kumar completed his residency training in Internal Medicine at the Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, followed by a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Kumar is an author of various research articles and a frequent speaker and consultant at advisory boards, grand round / CME presentations, and national speaker training meetings. He has been nominated for Physician of the Year at Mercy Medical Center and awarded with the Achievement of Excellence from DaVita Dialysis in the management of anemia and all parameters of ESRD, and Achievement of Career Excellence from St. Xavier Francis School.
David Sungmin Pai, MD, FASN Capital Nephrology Medical Group
Dr. Pai is the Medical Director at DaVita South Sacramento, Elk Grove and Calvine Home Dialysis Clinics. He is also the Medical Director of Electronic Health Record System at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, where he has held multiple appointments over the past 10 years, most recently as the hospital's Chief of Staff.
In addition to his responsibilities at DaVita and Methodist Hospital, Dr. Pai also serves as Clinical Instructor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Volunteer Clinical Faculty at UC Davis Medical School, and Clinical Associate Professor at California Northstate School of Medicine.
After earning a B.S. in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Pai went on to complete his medical degree with honors at St. George's University School of Medicine in Bay Shore, NY / Grenada, WI. His residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Nephrology were at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA.
He is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and an active member of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the National Kidney Foundation, the Renal Physicians Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS).