Ellie Kelepouris, MD

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Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director, Dialysis Programs, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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The University of Pennsylvania
1 Founders, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
MD (Medicine)
University of Athens School of Medicine; Athens, Greece, 1976.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

I have organized Professional Development Seminars for internal Medicine and Nephrology for faculty and fellows. In 2019 while at the Drexel University College of Medicine, I co-organized a "Physician Burnout Seminar led by Dr. Tait Shanefelt, currently at Stanford which was attended by 30 mid-career faculty. Additionally, while at Drexel University College of Medicine, I organized a "Career Development and Mentoring" seminar with Dr. Darilyn Moyer, EVP of the American College of Physicians for Internal Medicine Residents and junior faculty.

Description of Other Expertise

Curricular Development: I have a robust 20 year experience in curricular development at both the fellowship and medical student levels. I was the architect of the Doctoring curriculum while at Temple University - a longitudinal 4 year curriculum for medical students which encompasses case studies with simulation standardized patients, small group discussions and lecture formats. In addition, I developed assessment tools for this new curriculum.

Most recently, with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, I co-developed an innovative educational program in Philadelphia. "The Mid Atlantic 1st Year Renal Fellows Symposium". A curriculum was created to introduce new first year renal fellows in the tri-state area to the challenges they will face in the first 2 months of fellowship. A "boot-camp" - 33 fellows attended from programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware. The format was didactic sessions, lectures, small group sessions and case-based formats.

I also spearheaded the Professional Education Initiative for the National Kidney Foundation of the Delaware Valley. I developed a state-of-the-art curriculum with CME for Nephrologists and Primary Care Doctors which showcased clinical and research topics presented by national speakers.

Selected Publications

Palmer, B. Kelepouris, E, Emmett, M: Renal Tubular Acidosis. Up to Date 2022.

Kelepouris, E. Rovin,B: Approach to the patient with Nephrotic Syndrome. Up to Date 2022.

Lucas, A, Sachdeva, M, Kelepouris, E, Curtis, L: Women in Nephrology: Progress and Goals in Women's Health QI - Innovations in Education: ASN Kidney News 13, N. 7, November 2021.

Lucas, A, Sachdeva, M, Kelepouris, E, and Curtis, L: Women in Nephrology: Progress and Goals. ASN Kidney News 13(7), July 2021.

Kosiborod, M. Butler, J, Grobber, D, Coats, A, Bohn, M, Bozkurt, B, Cleland J, Desai, N, Keleepouris, E, et al: CArdiovascular and REnal Treatment Implantation in Heart Failure Patients with Hyperkalemia or at Risk of Hyperkalemia (CARE HK in HF Registry - Rational and Design. Poster Presentation September 2020.

Braden, L. Chapman, A, Ellison, D, Gadegbeku, C, Girley, S, Igarashi, Kelepouris, E, Moxey-Mins, A, Okusa, M, Plumb, T, Quaggin, S, Salant, D, Segal, M, Shankland, S, and Somlo, S: Advancing Nephrology - Division Leaders Advice ASN. CJASN. American Society of Nephrology, 16: 1-9, February 2020 2020.

Palmer, B, Kelepouris, E & Clegg, Deborah J: Renal Tubular Acidosis and Management Strategies: A Narrative Review. Advanced Therapeutics 2020.

Kelepouris E: Renal Tubular Acidosis and the Effect on Potassium Balance. Up to Date in Nephrology, Rose B, Ed. 9(3): 9 (3), 2019, 2020, 2021.

Agarwal, N.K., Elraiyah, T., Akbar, S., Ahmed, Z., Kelepouris, E. & Aggarwal, S.: Patterns of Nocturnal Blood Pressure Changes in Patients with Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) in Patients with Complex Hypertension. ASN Kidney Week, Washington, DC Nov 2019.

Agarwal, N. K., Plotskaya, N., Ahmed, Z., Kelepouris, E., Goldman, J.M. & Aggarwal, S. : Discrepancy Between In-Vivo and In-Vitro (Dialyzer Mass Transfer-Area Coefficient) KoA in Patients on Chronic Intermittent Hemodialysis (IDH): A Retrospective Analysis. Poster Presentation, ASN Kidney Week, Washington, DC Nov 2019.

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Last updated: 12/13/2022
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