Registry Personnel and Partners

Personnel

Clifford E. Kashtan, M.D.
ASTOR Executive Director
Division Director and Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Dr. Clifford Kashtan is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and an attending Pediatric Nephrologist at the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital-Fairview, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology. He completed his medical school training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, residency at Boston City Hospital, and pediatric nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation and Pediatric Nephrology. He has also served as a Councilor of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Kashtan has authored numerous original research articles, reviews and book chapters on Alport syndrome. He is also the author of the Alport syndrome entries at the online resources UpToDate and GeneReviews. He has lectured on Alport syndrome at numerous institutions and meetings, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kashtan developed methods for diagnosing Alport syndrome by examining type IV collagen chains in kidney and skin biopsies.

Michelle Rheault, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Michelle Rheault, MD, joined the Division of Pediatric Nephrology as an Assistant Professor in 2008 and is currently the medical director of dialysis at Amplatz Children's Hospital. Dr. Rheault is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and serves as co-chair of the program committee of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Rheault has been involved in research on Alport Syndrome since 2002 and helped characterize the first mouse model of X-linked Alport Syndrome. She also has a special interest in treatment and outcomes for women with X-linked Alport syndrome. Dr. Rheault's other clinical research interests include nephrotic syndrome, dialysis, and kidney transplantation outcomes and complications.

Kristi Rosenthal, Research Coordinator

Sarah Lemmage, Research Coordinator
Division of Pediatric Nephrology
University of Minnesota 
2450 Riverside Ave East Building MB680
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Webistie: alportregistry.org




Partners

Martin C. Gregory, M.D., Ph.D
The University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Nephrology and Hypertension Division

Dr. Gregory is Professor of Medicine at University of Utah School of Medicine, where his involvement in the Alport Syndrome and Hereditary Nephritis Study has led to international recognition of his contributions to the understanding of Alport syndrome genetics.

The Nephrology and Hypertension Division provides education, patient care and research in all aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of renal disease and hypertension. The Division of Nephrology & Hypertension employs 19 full-time faculty. Consultation services are maintained at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. The division directs and maintains an integrated dialysis program, providing all modes of dialysis and renal transplantation. Dialysis units are located at University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center and several satellite locations throughout the Intermountain West. Each faculty member is active in clinical and/or basic research.

Martin C. Gregory, M.D., Ph.D
Professor of Medicine
Phone: 801-581-6709
Fax: 801-581-4343
Email: martin.gregory@hsc.utah.edu
Address:
30 North 1900 East
Room 4R312 School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

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