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.

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: 09/21/2023
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