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Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology & Hypertension






Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Cynthia R. Christiano, MD

    Cynthia Christiano
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Division Chief
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1817
  • Clinical Interests: Late CKD, Dialysis, Dialysis Water Treatment
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Nephrology
  • Felowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Mary Jane Barchman, MD, FACP, FASN

    Mary Barchman
  • Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1817
  • Clinical Interests: Critical Care Nephrology, CRRT, Acute Renal Failure; Acid/Base/Electrolyte Disorders, Glomerular Diseases, Medical Education
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Nephrology
  • Fellowships: Boston University Medical Center,Boston, MA
  • Residency: Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Paul Bolin, Jr., MD

    Paul Bolin
  • Professor and Chairman, Dept of Internal Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1817
  • Clinical Interests: Renal Transplant, Hypertension, Plasmapheresis
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Nephrology
  • Fellowships: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Tejas Desai, MD

    Tejas Desai
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1817
  • Clinical Interests: Web-based teaching, Fluids and Electrolytes
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Nephrology
  • Fellowships: Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Melanie I. Hames, DO

    Melanie Hames
  • Clinical Associate Professor
    , Fellowship Program Director
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1817
  • Clinical Interests: Early CKD, prevention of kidney disease, fellow education
  • Board Certifications: Nephrology
  • Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Hsiao L. Lai, MD

    Hsiao Lai
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1817
  • Clinical Interests: Pediatric Nephrology, Renal Development, Hypertension and CKD prevention, Transition of care from Pediatrics to Adults
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Nephrology, Pediatric Nephrology
  • Fellowships: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency: Lebonheur Children's Hospital and Methodist University Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • Medical School: University of Florida, College of Medicine

Reginald Obi, MD

    Reginald Obi
  • Assistant Professor
  • Appointment phone: (252) 744-2545
  • Fax: (252) 744-1226
  • Clinical Interests: Glomerulonephritis
  • Board Certifications: Internal Medicine
  • Fellowships: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University [Nephrology]
  • Residency: Pitt County Memorial Hospital/Vidant; Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University [Internal Medicine]
  • Medical School: University of Nigeria, Enugu,Nigeria

Fellows

Waseem Ahmed, MD
(2011-2013)


Nirav Jasani, MD
(2011-2013)


Nurse Practitioners

Sharona Johnson

Teresa Gross

Nursing Staff

Danita Stallings

Barbara Williamson

Phyllis Worthington

Camille Winstead

Patient Reps

Celes Little

Felicia Page

Administrative Support

Catherine Gray-Administrative Support

Pam Darden-Administrative Assistant

Elaine Briley-Fellowship Coordinator

Research Staff

Winifred Bryant, BS - Social/Clinical Research Specialist

Ashley Allsbrook, MPH,BS - Social/Clinical Research Specialist

Brittany Brown, MPH,BS - Social/Clinical Research Specialist

Fatima Rana, MPH- Social/Clinical Research Specialist

Presley Phelps, BSN,RN - Research Nurse

Gail Davis, RN - Research Nurse 

Cydney Johnson, BA - Research Assistant

 
 
 
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