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Teaching Activities

Fellows: Dr. Caitlin Carter completed her Fellowship in our program in December 2012. She started a part time position with us in January 2013. Dr. Sujana Gunta completed her Fellowship in our program in September 2013 and started a part-time position with us in January 2014. Dr. Dean Nourbakhsh and Dr. Elliot Perens completed their Fellowship in our program in June 2015. They started faculty positions with us in July 2015.  We have applied to the NIH for T32 fellowship training grant funding in association with the Internal Medicine Nephrology Division at UCSD. Dr. Erika Allred completed her Pediatric Nephrology fellowship in 2022 and started a clinical faculty position with us  in July 2022.

Residents/Medical Students: An average of 12 pediatric residents per year elect to spend a month in nephrology, and between three and four medical students a year take the nephrology elective.

Erika Allred, MD

  • Divisional representative for Provider Task Force at Rady Children's
  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in nephrology
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatric training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology.

Nadine Benador, MD

  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in Nephrology
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatric training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology
  • Teaches nursing staff in the dialysis area

Caitlin Carter, MD

  • Clinical Director of Pediatric Nephrology: oversees and manages all clinical operations, productivity and performance reviews for all clinical providers
  • Guides and manages Quality Incentive Project for Division of Nephrology
  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatrics resident and fellows in Nephrology
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatric training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology.

Elizabeth Ingulli, MD

  • Medical Director of the Pediatric Renal Transplant Program
  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in renal transplantation
  • Participates in clinical teaching for medical students, pediatric resident trainees, nephrology fellows, and pharmacy students; participates in didactic lectures for medical students, pediatric resident trainees, and nephrology fellows in general nephrology.
  • Participates in didactic lectures to PICU, IMU and clinic nursing staff in the Management of Pediatric Transplant Patient and Transplant Immunology, The Basics
  • She won the Resident Teaching Award for the second time in 2015.

Robert Mak, MD, PhD

  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in Nephrology;  An average of 12 pediatric residents per year elect to spend a month in nephrology, and between three and four medical students a year take the nephrology elective.
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatric training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology.
  • Member of the Education Committee of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
  • Editorial Board, American Academy of Pediatrics, PREP Nephrology, 2013-present
  • Mentors fellows and visiting scholars in basic research in his laboratory.  Dr. Wei Ding, a Visiting Scholar in Dr. Mak's laboratory, received the WSPN Fellow Research Award in September, 2014.

Noureddin Nourbakhsh, DO

  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in nephrology
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatric training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology.

Elliot Perens, MD, PhD

  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in nephrology
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatrics training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology.

Peter Yorgin, MD

  • Actively involved in training medical students, pediatric residents and fellows in nephrology
  • Part of the clinical teaching service for inpatient and outpatient pediatric training for medical students
  • Participates in clinical and didactic teaching for medical students and pediatric resident trainees who elect to spend a month in nephrology.