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Nephrology

Pooja Budhiraja, MD

Pooja
Budhiraja

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Phone Number: 
(520) 792-1450
Practice Site Address: 

Nephrology
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
3601 S. 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
PO Box:  245022
Fax:  (520) 629-1764

Mordecai Popovtzer, MD

Mordecai
Popovtzer

VA Nephrology Chief

Phone Number: 
(520) 792-1450
Practice Site Address: 

Nephrology - SAVAHCS
3601 S. 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ  85723
Fax:  (520) 629-1764
PO Box:  245022

Venkateswara Rao, MD FACP

Venkateswara
Rao
Professor of Medicine
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Phone Number: 
(520) 792-1450

Nephrology
SAVAHCS
3601 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85723

 

Interests: 

Academic Expertise:
Kidney, Pancreas and Liver Tranplantation

Mario Rubin, MD

Mario
Rubin

Professor of Medicine

Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6371

Nephrology
1501 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 626-2024
PO Box:  245022

Room Number: 
6325 C
Additional Title: 

Clinical Chief, Nephrology
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis

Interests: 

Research:
Renal allograft rejection, post-transplant glomerular diseases, and post-transplant hypertension

Clinical:
Resistant hypertension, acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular diseases, electrolyte and acid-base metabolic abnormalities, and transplant medicine.

Residency: 
Internal Medicine: Providence Hospital
Academic Information: 

Fellowship: Nephrology, Georgetown University
M.D.: Facultad de Ciencias Medicas de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Board Certificates: 

Internal Medicine
Nephrology

Julie Stringer

Julie
Stringer

Division Manager

Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6445

Administration
Medical Research Building
1656 E Mabel St.  4th Floor
Tucson, AZ  85724
PO Box:  245099
Fax:  (520) 626-6797

Amy Sussman, MD

Amy
Sussman

Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program (effective October 1, 2013)

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-6370
Residency: 
University of Washington Medical Center
Practice Site Address: 

Nephrology
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ  85724
Fax:  (520) 626-2024
PO Box:  245022

Academic Information: 

University of Arizona College of Medicine

Board Certificates: 

ABIM - Subspecialty of Nephrology; American Board of Internal Medicine

Bijin Thajudeen, MD

Bijin
Thajudeen

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone Number: 
(520) 874-4612
Practice Site Address: 

Nephrology
UAMC - South Campus
3950 S. Country Club
Tucson, AZ  85713
PO Box:  245022
Fax:  (520) 626-2024

Melanie Tornquist

Melanie
Tornquist

Accreditation Specialist

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Phone Number: 
(520) 626-7771

Medical Education
1501 N. Campbell Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85724
PO Box:  245040
Fax: (520) 626-6020
 

 

Room Number: 
6407
Additional Title: 

Accreditation Specialist, Medicine Education Office

Business Liaison, Medicine Education Office

Program Coordinator for the following Fellowship Programs:

  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology
Academic Information: 

Member, Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society

Additional Information: 

President of the University of Arizona Staff Advisory Council