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Dr Sanjay Pandya MD DNB (Nephrology) Nephrologist

Dr. Sanjay Pandya is a senior nephrologist practicing in Rajkot (Gujarat - India). M.D. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (Internal Medicine) from M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar (Gujarat) in 1986 and DNB Nephrology from the Institute of Kidney Disease and Research Center, Ahmedabad in 1989. From 1990 onwards he is practicing as Nephrologist at Rajkot (Gujarat), India.

Dr. Pandya is actively involved in kidney disease education. Kidney book for patients in English, Hindi, Gujarati and Kutchi languages is authored by him.

“Kidney Education Foundation” has been formed by Dr. Pandya with the mission to spread awareness amongst a large number of people for prevention and care of kidney disease.

With the help of a team of dedicated nephrologists from different parts of the world, educational books for kidney patients have been prepared in more than 25 languages.

In order to help maximum number of people and kidney patients in different parts of the world, www.KidneyEducation.com website has been launched by Dr. Pandya and his team. This website permits free download of 230 paged kidney books in more than 25 languages. This kidney website is very popular and has received more than 25 million hits in the first 66 months.

EDGAR V. LERMA, MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF

Dr. Edgar Lerma earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila/ Philippines.He completed his Residency Training in Internal Medicine at the Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Lerma completed a Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, and the Veterans Administration (VA) Lakeside Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Currently, Dr. Lerma is the Educational Coordinator for the Section of Nephrology at UIC/ Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA. He holds the academic rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He is also a member of Associates in Nephrology, S.C.

Dr. Lerma has many international publications at his credit. He has edited and authored many popular books such asNephrology Secrets, Current Diagnosis & Treatment Nephrology & Hypertension, Renal Disease, An Issue of Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, Updates in Geriatric Nephrology, Current Essentials: Nephrology & Hypertension, Diabetes and Kidney Disease, Clinical Decisions in Nephrology, Hypertension and Kidney Transplantation, Kidney Diseases and Hypertension,Kidney Transplantation: Practical Guide to Management, Diseases of the Parathyroid Glands, Dyslipidemias in Kidney Disease, and Dermatological Manifestations of Kidney Disease.

ELIZABETH ANGELICA LAPID-ROASA, MD, FPCP, FPSN

Dr. Lapid-Roasa obtained her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in Manila, Philippines. She finished training as a resident in Internal Medicine and fellow in Nephrology at the University of Santo Tomas Hospital. She is a Diplomate and Fellow of the Philippine College of Physicians. She has served as a Board Examiner for the Philippine Specialty Board of Internal Medicine. She is likewise a Diplomate and Fellow of the Philippine Society of Nephrology and is a current member of its National Board of Trustees. She is also a Fellow of the Philippine Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Lapid-Roasa is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Santo Tomas. She teaches in the Departments of Physiology and Internal Medicine. She is the Chief of the Section of Nephrology of the UST Faculty and Hospital.

She has chaired the Clusters on Patient Care and Research of the PSN. She has contributed to the Asian Lupus Nephritis Network endeavors on the Asian guidelines and perspective on lupus nephritis management. She has been active in module development for basic immunology, renal physiology and clinical nephrology at the UST Faculty of Medicine.

CORALIE THERESE C. DIOQUINO-DIMACALI, MD, FPCP, FPSN

Dr. Coralie Therese Dioquino-Dimacali earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM). She completed her Residency Training in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Nephrology at the Philippine General Hospital where she served as Chief Resident and Chief Fellow, respectively. She also completed aFellowship from the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), Philadelphia from 2008-2010. Dr. Dimacali served as President of the Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN) from 2014 to 2015, after serving for several years as Officer and member of its Board of Trustees. She served as Chair of the Subspecialty Board of the PSN and was conferred a Life Fellowship to the PSN in 2008. She was also conferred a Special Award in Medical Education in 2006 by the PSN for her contribution in ensuring the quality of the Specialty board examinations and nephrology training programs in the Philippines. She is a most sought after lecturer with a special interest in nephrolithiasis, arterial blood gas, and fluids and electrolytes. Currently, Dr. Dimacali is Associate Professor of Medicine and is Associate Dean for Academic Development of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, a position she has held since 2012. She is also the recipient of the Dr. Victor Jr. and Maria Teresita Nañagas Professorial Chair.

FILIPINA CEVALLOS SCHNABEL, MD, MPH, FPSOHNS

Dr. Filipina Schnabel is a graduate Doctor of Medicine of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines. She has special interests in research and Public Health thus she pursued Masters of Public Health majoring in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of the Philippines right after medical school. She took her residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital and had her Fellowship in Laryngology, Voice and Swallowing Disorders at the Grabscheid Voice Center, Department of Otolaryngology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. She further pursued Advance Laryngology at the Vanderbilt Voice Center in Nashville, TN. She held the position Instructor V at the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas teaching Preventive Medicine, Research, and Otolaryngology until her transfer to the United States. She was a consultant in Otolaryngology most especially Laryngology procedures at the Capitol Medical Center, The Medical City, St. Luke’s Medical Center, East Avenue Medical Center and the University of Santo Tomas Hospital. She has published articles and lectured in Laryngology in several lay forums, study groups, conventions and conferences. She has been editing since high school and presently is one of the editorial staff of the Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. At present, she is a graduating Bachelor of Science in Nursing student of the East Tennessee State University and plans to pursue a Doctor in Nursing Practice.

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