‌‌‌Liwei Huang, MD, PhD

‌Liwei Huang, MD, PhD recently published a review article, Cilia and Polycystic Kidney Disease, Kith and Kin, in the Wiley Online Library summarizing the most recent advances in cilia and PKD research published online in June 2014.

Read more about Dr. Huang's article: Cilia Review Article




EVMS NephrologistRamin Tolouian, MD, FASN

Nephrology Division Chief, Ramin Tolouian, MD, FASN, has recently co-authored an article, Lessons from the Profile of Kidney Diseases Among Afghan Refugees, in the Medical Science Monitor that illustrates the pattern of kidney disease among Afghan refugees in Iran and the dire need for advanced medical treatment because of the advanced stage of their disease. This article was published on September 11, 2014.

Read more about Dr. Tolouian's article: Lessons from the Profile of Kidney Diseases Among Afghan Refugees

Dr. Tolouian has also recently published an article with  EVMS alumni, Aravind Chandra and Michael Biersmith, entitled Obesity and kidney protection, in the Journal of Nephropathology - published online July 2014.

Read more about Dr. Tolouian's article: Obesity and kidney protection article



Hakan Toka, MD, PhD

Hakan R. Toka, MD newly recruited to the Nephrology Division at EVMS, from the Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, recently co-authored an article,  PDE3A mutations cause autosomal dominant hypertension with brachydactyly, in Nature Genetics, published online, 2015 May 11. doi: 10.1038/ng.3302. [Epub ahead of print]

The article describes that mutations in the gene encoding phosphodiesterase 3A (PDE3A) cause a rare form of high blood pressure associated with brachydactyly (short fingers) most likely by altering the biology of vascular smooth muscle cells. PDE3A could be a new drug target for treatment of high blood pressure.   

Read more about Dr. Toka’s article: http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ng.3302.html