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Congratulations to Ruth Wintz, M.D., FASN, and Stephen Fadem, M.D., FASN, for being listed in Texas Super Doctors as a Super Doctor for 2014,2015 and 2016.

Aethlon Medical announces definitive agreement with DaVita Clinical Research, selecting DaVita Medical Center as their study site and Stephen Fadem as their principal investigator.

We will be studying the Aethlon Hemopurifier®, a novel therapeutic device that targets the rapid elimination of viruses like hepatitis C and the tumor-secreted exosomes that can suppress the immune system in cancer patients.

NKF River Oaks Luncheon

The National Kidney Foundation put on "Pump-A-Licious, " at River Oaks Country Club, May 22, 2014. The show was hosted by Neiman Marcus. Drs. Stephen Fadem and Wadi Suki each received the Glass Slipper Award for their contributions to kidney care.

Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

Kidney Associates participates in the 2014 NKF Walk

Congratulations to Anika Porter, Kidney Associates Practice Manager for a superbly outstanding presentation at the RPA 40th Anniversary meeting. Anika spoke on employee management. She was also a member of the RPA Program Committee.

Its that time again!!!!

We are pleased to announce that we are registered for the NKF Kidney Walk as Team KA. Here is your chance to sign up and join the team. Our goal is to raise at least $5,000. Kidney Associates is very active in NKF. Dr. Wintz is ChairPerson of the Board, and Anika Porter is on the committee.


Support the NKF Kidney Walk with us - April 4, 2014 - Discovery Green

Congratulations to Ruth Wintz, M.D., FASN, for becoming Chairperson of the Medical Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation Serving Texas Please "like" NKF Texas on Facebook.

Congratulations to Stephen Fadem, M.D., FASN, for being named to America's Top Doctors for 2014.

Congratulations to Ruth Wintz, M.D., FASN, and Stephen Fadem, M.D., FASN, for being listed in Texas Super Doctors as a Super Doctor.

Congratulations to Dana Mitchell, M.D., and Han Dang, M.D., for being listed in Texas Monthly and in Texas Super Doctors as rising stars.

Congratulations to Dana Mitchell, M.D.,. She has been selected as the Harris County Medical Society delegate at TexMed 2013 , the Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas May 17-18, 2013.

Congratulations to Ruth Wintz, M.D., FASN, and Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN for being among HTexas Top Doctors 2013.

KIDNEY ASSOCIATES has been awarded the Renal Physicians Association's Exemplary Provider Award for 2013.

This award was presented at the RPA Annual Meeting, March 14, 2013, in New Orleans, LA. KA strongly encourages all nephrologists and nephrology office managers to become involved in the RPA.

DaVita Continuous Quality Improvement Award:

Dr. Fadem wins DaVita's Continuous Quality Improvement Award.

This award is given yearly to the DaVita Medical Director who best exemplifies the core value of CQI through outcomes-based leadership.

"I was very honored to receive this award from DaVita, at the National Medical Director meeting. Kidney Associates has worked with them in caring for dialysis patients in several dialysis centers around the city. Their support has made taking care of patients very gratifying. Although this honor has my name on it, it is really a collaboration of several teams - our practice staff, our Kidney Associates professional staff, the DaVita teammates, the other doctors we work with in these centers and the DaVita leadership."


Meet our Newest Doctors: Kidney Associates welcomes Dr. Rahul Pandey. and Dr. Sejal Sarolia. Dr. Pandey began practice in 2010 after completing a renal fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI. His clinical interests include adult nephrology, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation. Dr. Sarolia was raised in Houston, and recently completed his renal fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He too is focusing on all areas of nephrology, including chronic kidney disease, dialysis, organ transplantation, hypertention, nephrolithiasis and intrinsic kidney disease.

Both doctors are highly committed to providing evidence-based care with compassion, and Kidney Associates is proud to welcome them on board.

Have you Read our Patient Newsletter? at mykidneyassociates.com

Support Group: The team at Houston Vascular Access Center, headed by Emil Abdulhayoglu, M.D. along with Practice Administrator, Anika Porter, have established a support group for dialysis patients. Just one of the many ways Kidney Associates helps its community. To join, contact Kidney Associates through HVAC, (713) 341-9685.

Patients: Visit our practice portal at mykidneyassociates.com. Your personal health information at your fingertips.

Congratulations to the following doctors

Dana MItchell, M.D., Ruth Wintz, M.D., FASN, Wasae Tabibi, M.D., and Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN

for being among HTexas Top Doctors 2012.

Congratulations to Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN for being among Castle Connolly's Americas Top Doctors for the third year in a row. There are only 109 nephrologists in the nation on this list. Drs. Fadem and Tabibi are also listed in Leading Physicians of the World. Of the thirteen nephrologists in Houston listed in US News and World Report, three (Drs. Buquing, Fadem and Wintz) are from Kidney Associates. Kidney Associates has 6 doctors listed as a Doctor of Excellence by the International Association of Health Care Professionals. Congratulations to Ruth Wintz, M.D., FASN and Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN for receiving the Doctor's Choice Award 2011.

Congratulations to Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D., FACP, FASN upon completing Issues in Dialysis (Available on amazon.com).

Kidney Associates is a Houston-based professional team comprised of nine nephrologists, a physician assistant and two nurse practitioners. This team manages patients with various kidney disorders such as chronic kidney disease and chronic renal failure (End Stage Renal Disease), acute renal failure, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, electrolyte and acid-base disorders.

KA manages patients throughout the Houston metroplex, and works closely with Davita. The Houston Kidney Center Integrated Service Network is an organization of Davita dialysis facilities directed by Stephen Z. Fadem, M.D. and the other members of the KA team.

Through early treatment of chronic kidney disease, the team plays an active role in the prevention of renal failure caused by diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, polycystic kidney disease. Kidney Associates manages patients who require dialysis and is instrumental in the evaluation and management of patients for kidney transplantation. Since the early detection and management of patients with kidney disease leads to better outcomes, the nephrology community is highly interested in chronic kidney disease management and education.

The team also is active in clinical research trials, and has a full time staff devoted to developing and coordinating clinical studies.

The Houston Vascular Access Center (HVAC) is a fully operational interventional access center owned and operated by Kidney Associates to help preserve and maintain AV fistulae and grafts.

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