Meet the people who are changing the face of renal research.

The first of its kind, the F1RST Up® alliance of research sites was created to simplify and speed the startup of clinical trials for renal research. The Faces of F1RST Up® profiles some of the principal investigators and researchers of F1RST Up® and introduces you to the most influential thought leaders working in renal research today. Take a moment to meet our team.

Arnold Silva, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute
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Arnold Silva, M.D., Ph.D.

Jesus Navarro, M.D.

Principal Investigator, President, Genesis Clinical Research
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Jesus Navarro, M.D.

Christina Kahn, CCRC

Site Network Manager
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Christina Kahn, CCRC

Manuel Montero, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Eastern Nephrology Associates
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Manuel Montero, M.D.

Nelson Kopyt, M.D., D.O., C.C.R.I.

Research Director, Northeast Clinical Research Center
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Nelson Kopyt, M.D., D.O., C.C.R.I.

Marializa V. Bernardo, M.D., P.A.

Principal Investigator, Southwest Houston Research, Ltd.
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Marializa V. Bernardo, M.D., P.A.

Christopher Keller, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute
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Christopher Keller, M.D.

Melanie Haydel, B.S., R.N.

Clinical Research Coordinator, Southwest Mississippi Nephrology
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Melanie Haydel, B.S., R.N.

Diogo Belo, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Diogo Belo, M.D.

Dylan Steer, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Dylan Steer, M.D.

Edouard R. Martin, M.D.

Principal Investigator, South Florida Research Institute
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Edouard R. Martin, M.D.

Donovan Polack, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Polack Renal, LLC
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Donovan Polack, M.D.

Braxter Irby, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Southwest Mississippi Nephrology
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Braxter Irby, M.D.

Thomas Wooldridge, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nephrology & Hypertension Associates
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Thomas Wooldridge, M.D.

Joanne Stevens, CCRC

Manager, Research Site Operations, Frenova Renal Research
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Joanne Stevens, CCRC

Morgan Moore, CCRC

Clinical Research Site Operations Manager, Eastern Nephrology Associates
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Morgan Moore, CCRC

Eugenia M. Galindo-Ramos, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Grupo Renal Del Este, Psc.
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Eugenia M. Galindo-Ramos, M.D.

Jill Meyer, M.D., FACP, FASN

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Jill Meyer, M.D., FACP, FASN

Ramin Berenji, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Ramin Berenji, M.D.

Roberto Mangoo-Karim, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Gamma Medical Research, Inc.
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Roberto Mangoo-Karim, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark Boiskin, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Mark Boiskin, M.D.

Amarnath Kathresal, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Durham Nephrology Associates
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Amarnath Kathresal, M.D.

Kendra Hendon, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Knoxville Kidney Center, PLLC
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Kendra Hendon, M.D.

David Tietjen, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nephrology Consultants, LLC
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David Tietjen, M.D.

Angela Marie Riley, M.D.

Principal Investigator Nephrology Associates, PC
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Angela Marie Riley, M.D.

Ahmed Aqeel, M.D.

Principal Investigator Paragon Health, P.C. DBA Nephrology Center
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Ahmed Aqeel, M.D.

Sanjay Dalal, M.D.

Principal Investigator Paragon Health, P.C. DBA Nephrology Center
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Sanjay Dalal, M.D.

Jayant Kumar, M.D.

Principal Investigator Renal Medicine Associates
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Jayant Kumar, M.D.