Providers 2018-06-18T16:06:21+00:00

Our Providers

Composed of 34 Nephrologists and 26 Nephrology Advanced Practitioners.

MEET OUR DOCTORS

Metrolina Nephrology Associates has 33 Board Certified Nephrologists
and 26 Advanced Practitioners to meet the needs of our patients.

DONALD P. BERLING
DONALD P. BERLINGMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)
704-971-8088 (Access Center)

Concord Access Center
425 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025
704-707-0090 (phone)
704-795-9273 (fax)

Medical School:

Wright State University School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Michigan

Fellowship:
University of Michigan

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
ASDIN Certified in Vascular Access Procedures

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and South Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director Metrolina Nephrology Access Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Interventional Nephrology, Vascular Access, Renal Imaging

PAUL S. BLAKE
PAUL S. BLAKEDO

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:
Akron City Hospital

Fellowship:
Cleveland Clinic

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Chief of Staff Presbyterian Hospital, Chief of Staff Southern Piedmont Region Novant Health, Medical Director DSI Glenwater Dialysis Center, Medical Director DSI Latrobe Dialysis Center, Chairman Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee of Presbyterian Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Renal Failure, Intensive Care Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Malignant/Difficult to control Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease

JOEL E. BRUCE
JOEL E. BRUCEMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Residency:
Wright Patterson USAF Medical Center

Fellowship:
Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North and South Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director of Davita Charlotte and North Charlotte Dialysis Centers, Past President Charlotte Medical Society

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hemodialysis, Renal Transplant, Metabolic Bone Disease, Hypertension

CHRISTOPHER K. BUEHRIG
CHRISTOPHER K. BUEHRIGMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)
704-971-8088 (Access Center)

Concord Access Center
425 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025
704-707-0090 (phone)
704-795-9273 (fax)

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)
Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina

Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center
Fellowship:
Mayo Clinic & Foundation
Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
ASDIN Certified in Vascular Access Procedures

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in the states of North Carolina and South Carolina.
Other Appointments Held:
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Executive Committee Member of Carolinas Medical Center-Internal Medicine, Medical Director of DaVita East Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Interventional Nephrology, Vascular Access, Transplantation, Medical Education, Electrolyte Disorders

PAUL A. CHEIFETZ
PAUL A. CHEIFETZMD

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Medical School:
New York University School of Medicine

Residency:
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Fellowship:
New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director Gaston Memorial Kidney Dialysis, Medical Director FMC South Gaston Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Renal Failure, CKD, Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrolithiasis, Glomerular Disease

PEALE CHUANG
PEALE CHUANGMD, FASN

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Residency:
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
Transplant Certification by American Society of Transplantation (AST)

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Assistant Medical Director FMC West Charlotte Dialysis Center, Clinical Assistant Professor UNC Chapel Hill

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Transplant Nephrology,  Clinical & Basic Science Research, Medical Education

Publications:
For a list of publications for this provider, please click here

MATTHEW R. ELLIOTT
MATTHEW R. ELLIOTTMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
Medical College of Georgia

Residency:
Mayo Clinic of Florida

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Kidney Stones

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

JOHN J. DASHIELL
JOHN J. DASHIELLMD

Hospital Based Physician

Medical School:
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency:
Medical College of Virginia Hospitals

Fellowship:
Duke University Medical Center (1st year)
Medical College of VA (2nd year)

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Renal Failure, Hypertension, Transplant

MICHAEL E. ETOMI
MICHAEL E. ETOMIMD, MPH, FASN

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
University of Ife Medical School, Nigeria
University College Hospital, Nigeria

Residency:
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital Center

Fellowship:
The Mount Sinai Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director FMC Baxter Home Training Unit, President-elect of ANPA, Official Nephrologist of NBA Charlotte Bobcats, Past Chairman ANPA Carolinas

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Complicated Hypertension, Acute and Chronic Kidney Diseases and Related Care

E. CARL FISHER JR.
E. CARL FISHER JR.MD

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Medical School:
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship:
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Chief of Nephrology at Presbyterian Hospital, Medical Director of Presbyterian Hospital Kidney Dialysis, Medical Director of FMC Matthews Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Management of Hypertension, Peritoneal Dialysis, Dialysis Modalities of continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

CHRIS N. FOTIADIS
CHRIS N. FOTIADISMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
Northwestern University School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Minnesota

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director CMC Kidney Transplant Program, Clinical Associate Professor UNC Chapel Hill

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Transplant Nephrology

JOHN S. GERIG
JOHN S. GERIGMD
Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)
Salisbury
611 Mocksville Ave, Suite 202
Salisbury, NC 28114
704-642-0823 (phone)
704-642-0884 (fax)

Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Kansas School of Medicine

Fellowship:
University of Virginia Hospital

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director of DaVita Copperfield Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:

Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis for Acute Kidney Injury, Electrolyte Disorders, Glomerular Diseases
TODD F. GRIFFITH
TODD F. GRIFFITHMD, MHS

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Residency:
The Johns Hopkins Hopital

Fellowship:
Duke University School of Medicine

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director FMC East Charlotte Dialysis Center, Clinical Assistant Professor UNC Chapel Hill

Areas of Clinical Interest:
CKD, Secondary Hypertension, Glomerular Disease, Patient Education, Medical Education

NANCY J. GRITTER
NANCY J. GRITTERMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
Indiana University Medical School

Residency:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:

Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
President of Medical & Dental Staff at CMC, Assistant Medical Director FMC Baxter Dialysis Center, Clinical Professor UNC Chapel Hill, Chairman CMC Credentialing Committee, Chairman of CMC Medical Executive Committee, Medical Director of Kidney Dialysis Unit at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville campus.

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hypertension, Critical Care Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury, Electrolyte Disorders, Nephrologic Issues in Pregnancy, Glomerular Diseases, Resident Education

GEORGE M. HART
GEORGE M. HARTMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University

Residency:
Charlotte Memorial Hospital

Fellowship:
Mayo Clinic

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and South Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
President of Metrolina Nephrology Associates, Medical Director CMC Kidney Dialysis, Medical Director FMC West Charlotte Dialysis Center, Clinical Assistant Professor UNC Chapel Hill, March 2010-Fresenius Medical Care Advisory Board East Division

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Transplant Nephrology

BENJAMIN E. HIPPEN
BENJAMIN E. HIPPENMD, FASN, FAST

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Medical School:
Baylor College of Medicine

Residency:
Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship:
University of Alabama

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Assistant Director CMC Kidney Transplant Program, Medical Director FMC Baxter Dialyis Center, Clinical Assistant Professor UNC Chapel Hill,  At-Large Member, Membership and Professional Standards Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing and the Organ Transplantation and Procurement Network, Vice Chairman of CMC Ethics Committee

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Transplant Nephrology, Chronic Kidney Disease Clinic

ERNEST F. JOHNSON III
ERNEST F. JOHNSON IIIMD
Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)
Salisbury
611 Mocksville Ave, Suite 202
Salisbury, NC 28114
704-642-0823 (phone)
704-642-0884 (fax)

Medical School:
University of Virginia

Residency:
Case Western Reserve University

Fellowship:
Case Western Reserve University

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina
Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director of DaVita Rowan Dialysis Unit

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management, Acute Kidney Injury, Resistant Hypertension, Dialysis

SUZANNE L. KATSANOS
SUZANNE L. KATSANOSMD

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Medical School:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Residency:
UNC Hospitals

Fellowship:
UNC Nephrology

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Kidney Injury, Nephrologic Issues in Pregnancy, Glomerular Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

JACK LOHAVICHAN
JACK LOHAVICHANMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)
704-971-8088 (Access Center)

Concord Access Center
425 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025
704-707-0090 (phone)
704-795-9273 (fax)

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Medical School:
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Residency:
Emory University

Fellowship:
Emory University

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
ASDIN Certified in Vascular Access Procedures

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North and South Carolina
Other Appointments Held:
Chairman of Nephrology and Internal Medicine Carolinas Medical Center Mercy, Dialysis Medical Director of Carolinas Medical Center Mercy, Medical Director Davita Fort Mill Dialysis Center, Medical Director FMC Mint Hill Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Interventional Nephrology, Vascular Access, Renal Ultrasound, Anemia of Renal Failure, Staff and Patient Education

GREGORY J. MERTEN
GREGORY J. MERTENMD

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Medical School:
University of Minnesota Medical School

Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship:
Mayo Clinic Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director FMC Nations Ford Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hypertension, Glomerular Disease, Electrolyte Disorders, Dialysis, Acute Renal Failure

JEFFREY W. NIELSEN
JEFFREY W. NIELSENMD

Huntersville
9800 Kincey Avenue, Suite 150
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-799-4909 (phone)
704-799-7695 (fax)

Medical School:
University of Florida College of Medicine

Residency:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University

Fellowship:
Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:

Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director Lake Norman Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Resistant Hypertension, Anemia of CKD, Eletrolyte Disorders, Dialysis, Critical Care Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury

DOUGLAS A. NIGBOR
DOUGLAS A. NIGBORMD

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency:
University of Michigan Hospitals

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director Gaston Memorial Hospital Dialysis Services, Medical Director FMC Belmont Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Acid-Base Disorders, Hemodialysis, Nocturnal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis

ANDREW S. O'CONNOR
ANDREW S. O'CONNORDO

Monroe
1640-C Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
704-226-0366 (phone)
704-226-9535 (fax)

Medical School:
The Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency:
Tufts University School of Medicine
Baystate Medical Center

Fellowship:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North and South Carolina, Ohio

Other Appointments Held:
Adjunct Assistant Professor Case Western Reserve University, Medical Director for FMC Anson and Monroe Dialysis Centers

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Secondary Hypertension, Clinical Outcomes Research, Quality Improvement Research, Healthcare Delivery Systems

MEHUL B. PATEL
MEHUL B. PATELMD
Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)

Salisbury
611 Mocksville Ave, Suite 202
Salisbury, NC 28114
704-642-0823 (phone)
704-642-0884 (fax)

Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Residency:
New York University School of Medicine

Fellowship:
Duke University Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Difficult to control Hypertension, Critical Care Nephrology, Glomerulonephritis, Sodium Disorders

JONATHAN A. PLANER
JONATHAN A. PLANERMD

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Medical School:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship:
Wake Forest University

Certifications:

Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:

Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Chairman of the Institutional Review Board at Caromont Regional Medical Center.  Medical Director FMC Kings Mountain Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Renal Failure, Critical Care Nephrology, Hypertension

M. GENE RADFORD JR.
M. GENE RADFORD JR.MD

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Medical School:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center

Fellowship:
Mayo Clinic

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director of Nocturnal Dialyis & Home Training at FMC Gastonia Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension, Dialysis, Nocturnal Dialysis, Home Dialysis Therapies

VIVEK R. SANGHANI
VIVEK R. SANGHANIMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Huntersville
9800 Kincey Ave. Suite 150
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-799-4909 (phone)
704-799-7695 (fax)

Medical School:
East Carolina University – Brody School of Medicine

Residency:
Wake Forest University – Baptist Medical Center

Fellowship:
UNC Hospitals

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Kidney Injury, Hypertension, Acid-Base Disorders, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis

ANJALI SINGLA
ANJALI SINGLAMD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Monroe
1640-C Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
704-226-0366 (phone)
704-226-9535 (fax)

Medical School:
Albany Medical College

Residency:
North Shore LIJ – Lenox Hill Hospital

Fellowship:
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Renal Failure, Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prevention of Progression, Hypertension, Patient Education and Health Literacy

THOMAS R. SMARZ JR.
THOMAS R. SMARZ JR.MD

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)
704-971-8088 (Access Center)

Concord Access Center
425 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025
704-707-0090 (phone)
704-795-9273 (fax)

Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency:
Duke University Medical Center

Fellowship:
Duke University Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology
ASDIN Certified in Vascular Access Procedures

Licensure:

Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina and South Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director at DaVita East Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Interventional Nephrology, Vascular Access, Chronic Kidney Disease

CHARLES E. STODDARD III
CHARLES E. STODDARD IIIMD
Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)

Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina

Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship:
Wake Forest University

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina
Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director of DaVita Harrisburg Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
End Stage Renal Disease Care and Home Dialysis Modalities, Hypertension, Glomerular Disease, Electrolyte Abnormalities, Acute Renal Failure, Critical Care Nephrology, Transplant Nephrology

DANIEL J. TIERNEY
DANIEL J. TIERNEYMD, PhD

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Suite 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University

Residency:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director FMC North Charlotte Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hypertension, Glomerular Disorders, Polycystic Kidney Disease

NATHAN A. WOOLWINE
NATHAN A. WOOLWINEMD

Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)

Salisbury
611 Mocksville Ave, Suite 202
Salisbury, NC 28114
704-642-0823 (phone)
704-642-0884 (fax)
Medical School:
University of Tennessee Medical School

Residency:
Medical University of South Carolina

Fellowship:
Medical University of South Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina

Other Appointments Held:
Medica Director of FMC Albemarle Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Glomerular Disease, Bone and Mineral Metabolism, Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy, Home Dialysis Modalities, Hypertension

KIMBERLY M. YATES
KIMBERLY M. YATESMD

Huntersville
9800 Kincey Ave. Suite 150
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-799-4909 (phone)
704-799-7695 (fax)

Medical School:
Cornell University Medical College

Residency:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Certifications:

Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Licensure:
Licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina
Other Appointments Held:
Medical Director FMC Lincolnton Dialysis Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Resistant Hypertension, Anemia of CKD, Eletrolyte Disorders, Dialysis, Critical Care Nephrology, Acute Kidney Injury

Advanced Practitioners

LYNN ALLEN
LYNN ALLENMSN, FNP-C

Monroe
1640-C Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
704-226-0366 (phone)
704-226-9535 (fax)

Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351(fax)

Education:
SUNY Brockport
University of Rochester School of Med & Dentistry

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified FNP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Transplant, Fistula First, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Nocturnal/Home Hemodialysis, Patient Education

DIANNE AUDETTE
DIANNE AUDETTEMSN, FNP-C

Randolph
2711 Randolph Rd., Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education: 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
South University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN
FNP-C
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North and South Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified FNP-C by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, Patient Education & Quality of Life

MELISSA BEVINS
MELISSA BEVINSPA-C

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Ste 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Education:
West Virginia State University
Mountain State University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Biology
Masters in Physician Assistant

Licensure:
PA
Licensed to practice as a physician assistant in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified PA by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management & Education, Dialysis Care & Education, Hypertension

BRANDIE BUCKINGHAM
BRANDIE BUCKINGHAMPA-C

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
Appalachian State University
South College
Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Masters in PA studies

Licensure:
PA
Licensed to practice as a physician assistant in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified PA by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistant

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Kidney Injury, Dialysis, Metabolic Bone Disease

JANE BYCROFT
JANE BYCROFTMSN, FNP-C

Monroe
1640-C Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
704-226-0366 (phone)
704-226-9535 (fax)

Education:
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Degree:
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the states of North and South Carolina, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri

Certifications:

Board Certified FNP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Renal Transplantation

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Transplant, Fistula First, Hemodialysis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Nocturnal/Home Hemodialysis, Patient Education

NELLIE CAULEY
NELLIE CAULEYMSN, ANP-BC

Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)

Education:
Andrews University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / ANP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified ANP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management & Education, Hypertension, Diabetes, Weight Loss Management

HOLLY GARNER
HOLLY GARNERMSN, FNP-C

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified FNP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Transplant Nephrology, Hemodialysis, Patient Education

KATERINA M. JONES
KATERINA M. JONESMSN, ANP-C

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr, Ste F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Monroe
1640-C Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
704-226-0366 (phone)
704-226-9535 (fax)

Education:
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / ANP-C
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified ANP-C by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Education, Clinical Research,  Hemodialysis

TINA M. KELLY
TINA M. KELLYMSN, FNP-C

Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)

Education:
Ursuline College
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified AANP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, Patient Education and Quality of Life

ANGELA N. LAMKIN
ANGELA N. LAMKINMMSc, PA-C

Randolph
2711 Randolph Rd. Bldg. 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
The University of Virginia
Emory University

Degree:
Bachelors in Biology
Masters in Medical Sciences

Licensure:
PA
Licensed to practice as a physician assistant in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified PA by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management & Education, Dialysis Care & Education, Hypertension

SHANNON LANG
SHANNON LANGAGACNP

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing-Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP

Licensure:
RN / AGACNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified AGACNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Patient Education, Early Detection and Prevention of CKD progression, Hemodialysis, Acute Kidney Injury associated with Autoimmune Disease

 KEVIN LOWE
KEVIN LOWEMSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNN-NP
NANCY MARVIN
NANCY MARVINMSN, FNP-C

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified FNP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Acute Kidney Injury, End Stage Renal Disease, Hemodialysis Treatment Modality, Patient Education and Collaboration To Improve Quality of Life

BRITTNEY McGUIRT
BRITTNEY McGUIRTPA-C
REBECCA O. MORTON
REBECCA O. MORTONFNP-BC

Concord
433 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
704-786-7770 (phone)
704-788-9351 (fax)

Education:
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified FNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, ESRD, Patient Education

ANNA PASOUR
ANNA PASOURMSN, FNP

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Education:
Lenoir Rhyne College
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Dialysis & Home Dialysis Therapies, Chronic Kidney Disease Treatment & Education, Hypertension

SONAL G. PATEL
SONAL G. PATELMSN, APRN, FNP-C

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd, Ste 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Education: 
The Catholic University of America
Duke University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN
FNP-C
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina and South Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified FNP-C by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease Management & Prevention of Progression, Hemodialysis, Cardiac Disease and Patient Education

MARY JOLEEN PAVELKA
MARY JOLEEN PAVELKAMSN, FNP-C

Arboretum
7903 Providence Rd. Ste 110
Charlotte, NC 28277
704-248-5101 (phone)
704-248-5120 (fax)

Education:
Truman State University
DeSales University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania.

Certifications:
Board Certified FNP by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, Renal Transplantation and Patient Education

JULIE PETERSON
JULIE PETERSONMSN, FNP-BC

Randolph
2711 Randolph Rd. Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Huntersville
9800 Kincey Ave. Suite 150
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-799-4909 (phone)
704-799-7695 (fax)

Education:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the states of North and South Carolina

Certifications:

Board Certified FNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, Kidney Transplantation, Hypertension, Patient Education

LAURA REEVEY
LAURA REEVEYMSN, AGNP-C

Monroe
1600-C Campus Park Drive
Monroe, NC 28112
704-226-0366 (phone)
704-226-9535 (fax)

Education: 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
East Carolina University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN
AGNP-C
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified AGNP-C by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, Prevention & Patient Education

CYNTHIA SHIERTS
CYNTHIA SHIERTSMSN, APRN, CCRN, AGACNP-BC
GARY SCHRECK
GARY SCHRECKMSN, ANP-BC

Gastonia
2544 Court Dr. Suite F
Gastonia, NC 28054
704-864-8302 (phone)
704-864-0228 (fax)

Education:
Dekalb Community College(Perimeter College)
Emory University School of Nursing

Degree:
Bachelors in Business Administration
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / ANP
Licensed to practice as nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified ANP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Dialysis, Chronic Kidney Disease Education & Treatment

KENDALL SCHUYLER
KENDALL SCHUYLERPA-C

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
Furman University
Massachusettes College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Biology
Masters in PA studies

Licensure:
PA
Licensed to practice as a physician assistant in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified PA by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Kidney Transplantation, Hemodialysis, Patient Education

EMILY SIMONEAU
EMILY SIMONEAUMSN, RN, AGACNP-BC

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
Queens University of Charlotte
University of South Carolina

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing-Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP

Licensure:
RN / AGACNP-BC
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified AGACNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, Autoimmune Mediated Kidney Failure, Transplant, Hemodialysis, Cardiac Disease and Patient Education

SONNI SLY
SONNI SLYMSN, FNP-C

Huntersville
9800 Kincey Ave Ste 150
Huntersville, NC 28078
704-799-4909 (phone)
704-799-7695 (fax)

Education: 
Gardner Webb University

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Masters of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN
FNP-C
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board certified FNP-C by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease & Patient Education

LEAH SMITH
LEAH SMITHMSN, FNP-BC

Charlotte
2711 Randolph Rd, Bldg 400
Charlotte, NC 28207
704-348-2992 (phone)
704-334-3061 (fax)

Education:
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Degree:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

Licensure:
RN / FNP
Licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner in the state of North Carolina

Certifications:
Board Certified FNP by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Other Appointments Held:
Director of Advanced Practitioners at Metrolina Nephrology Associates. Creator & Chair of MNA PEAK Program.  NKF Council of Advanced Practitioners Executive Committee Member.  Renal Physician Associations Clinical Practice Committee Member. American Nephrology Nurses Association: Member of National Conferences Planning Committee & Local Greater Charlotte Chapter Officer.  Speaker at multiple local/regional/national conferences.  Past Board Member & Patient Services/Program Committee of National Kidney Foundation of NC.  Past service on the planning committees for the ANNA Statewide Symposium, NCNA NP Symposium and the RPA National AP Conference.

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Renal Disease, Hemodialysis, Hypertension, Clinical Research and Education of Patients and Medical Staff