I became a nephrologist because the kidney is a fascinating organ that plays a critical function in maintaining homeostasis for the body. It is composed of filtering units that keep the important nutrients inside our body and excrete the excess. My particular clinical interests are to treat patients with diseases that affect these filtering units called the glomeruli. These include diseases such as lupus nephritis, vasculitis, membranous nephropathy and IgA nephropathy that are often challenging to treat. I would like to establish a trusting relationship with my patients to work together to prevent worsening of their kidney diseases and hopefully reverse their conditions.
Dr. Shan earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. She performed her residency at New York University Medical Center, followed by a Nephrology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School.
Barnard College: Helen R. Downes Prize, 1999
Barnard College, Department of Biology: Spiera Family Prize, 1999
Barnard College: Mary E. Allison Prize, 1999
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