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Faculty

Cynthia R. Christiano

Cynthia R. Christiano, MD

Assistant Professor, Division Chief

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

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

Wafa Badwan

Wafa Badwan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Transplant, Critical Care, Hospital Based Nephrology
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine, 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:  The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Mary Jane Barchman

Mary Jane Barchman, MD, FACP, FASN

Professor

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

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.

Paul Bolin, Jr., MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

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

William Davila

William Davila, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

Clinical Interests: Hypertension and Transplant Nephrology
Board Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Fellowships:East Carolina University
Residency: Hospital de la Concepcion
Internship: New Your Medical College
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara (UAG)

Melanie I. Hames

Melanie I. Hames, DO

Clinical Associate Professor

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

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

Hsiao L. Lai, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Fellowship Program Director

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1817 (fax)

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

Reginald Obi, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

252-744-2545 (appointments)
252-744-1226 (fax)

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


Staff

Nurse Practitioners

  • Sharona Johnson
  • Teresa Gross

Nursing Staff

  • Danita Stallings
  • Brandy Hill
  • Phyllis Worthington
  • Camille Winstead

Patient Reps

  • Celes Little
  • Vacant

Administrative Support

  • Pam Darden - Administrative Support
  • Felicia Page - Administrative Support
  • Elaine Briley - Fellowship Coordinator

Research Staff

  • Winifred Bryant, BS - Social/Clinical Research Specialist
  • Austin Rice, Research Assistant
  • Sonali Patel, Research Assistant
  • Mary Pinion, Research Nurse