Ellie Kelepouris, MD

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Professor of Clinical Medicine (Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension)
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.

As Chair of the MAB of the NKF/DV, I am organizing 4 Renal Round table meetings for academic and community Nephrologists (2023-24). The content will be New and Innovative Treatments of CKD, IgA Nephropathy Update, Anemia of CKD, KDIGO 2023 guidelines: Optimizing Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease.

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

Dwyer JP, Kelepouris E.: New Directions in Phosphorus Management in Dialysis. J Ren Nutr Jan 2023.

Kelepouris E, St Peter W, Neumiller JJ, Wright EE.: Optimizing Multidisciplinary Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Ther Page: 1111-1116, 2023.

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, Nov 2021.

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

Braden GL, Chapman A, Ellison DH, Gadegbeku CA, Gurley SB, Igarashi P, Kelepouris E, Moxey-Mims MM, Okusa MD, Plumb TJ, Quaggin SE, Salant DJ, Segal MS, Shankland SJ, Somlo S.: Advancing Nephrology: Division Leaders Advise ASN. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 16: 319-327, Feb 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 Sept 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.

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Last updated: 12/04/2023
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