The F1RST Up® exclusive alliance of research sites was created to simplify and accelerate the startup of clinical trials for renal research. The Faces of F1RST Up® profiles some of the principal investigators and researchers of F1RST Up® and introduces you to the most influential thought leaders working in renal research today. Take a moment to meet our team:

Arnold Silva, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Boise Kidney & Hypertension Institute
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Arnold Silva, M.D., Ph.D.

Jill Meyer, M.D., FACP, FASN

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Jill Meyer, M.D., FACP, FASN

Christina Kahn, CCRC

Senior Director, Site Alliance Management
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Christina Kahn, CCRC

Shalali Cassim, MS

Director, Site Support Services, Frenova Renal Research
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Shalali Cassim, MS

Dylan Steer, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Dylan Steer, M.D.

Melanie Haydel, B.S., R.N.

Clinical Research Coordinator, Southwest Mississippi Nephrology
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Melanie Haydel, B.S., R.N.

Angela Marie Riley, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nephrology Associates, PC
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Angela Marie Riley, M.D.

Thomas Wooldridge, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nephrology & Hypertension Associates
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Thomas Wooldridge, M.D.

Jesus Navarro, M.D.

Principal Investigator, President, Genesis Clinical Research
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Jesus Navarro, M.D.

Manuel Montero, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Eastern Nephrology Associates
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Manuel Montero, M.D.

Nelson Kopyt, D.O., CCRI

Research Director, Northeast Clinical Research Center
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Nelson Kopyt, D.O., CCRI

Marializa V. Bernardo, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Southwest Houston Research, Ltd.
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Marializa V. Bernardo, M.D.

Diogo Belo, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Diogo Belo, M.D.

Donovan Polack, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Polack Renal, LLC
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Donovan Polack, M.D.

Joanne Stevens, CCRC

Director, Research Site Operations, Frenova Renal Research
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Joanne Stevens, CCRC

Ramin Berenji, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Ramin Berenji, M.D.

Roberto Manllo-Karim, M.D., Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Gamma Medical Research, Inc.
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Roberto Manllo-Karim, M.D., Ph.D.

Mark Boiskin, M.D.

Principal Investigator, California Institute of Renal Research
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Mark Boiskin, M.D.

Amarnath Kathresal, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Durham Nephrology Associates
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Amarnath Kathresal, M.D.

Kendra Hendon, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Knoxville Kidney Center, PLLC
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Kendra Hendon, M.D.

David Tietjen, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nephrology Consultants, LLC
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David Tietjen, M.D.

Ahmed Aqeel, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Paragon Health, P.C. DBA Nephrology Center
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Ahmed Aqeel, M.D.

Jayant Kumar, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Renal Medicine Associates
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Jayant Kumar, M.D.

Dennis Ross, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Kansas Nephrology Research Institute
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Dennis Ross, M.D.

Marcus Britton, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nephrology and Hypertension Associates
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Marcus Britton, M.D.

Michael W. Roppolo, M.D.

Clinical Trial Investigator, Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, LLC
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Michael W. Roppolo, M.D.

C. Peter Luscy, M.D.

Clinical Trial Investigator, Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, LLC
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C. Peter Luscy, M.D.

Damodar Kumbala, M.D.

Clinical Trial Investigator, Renal Associates of Baton Rouge, LLC
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Damodar Kumbala, M.D.

Carlos Mercado, M.D.

Founding Member, Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center
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Carlos Mercado, M.D.

Carlos Leon-Forero, M.D.

Director, Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center
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Carlos Leon-Forero, M.D.

Andy Patchett, D.O.

Principal Investigator, Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center
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Andy Patchett, D.O.

Greg Larsen, N.P.

Principal Investigator, Southern Utah Kidney and Hypertension Center
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Greg Larsen, N.P.

Samuel A. Kantor, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Nevada Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers
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Samuel A. Kantor, M.D.

Jeffrey Ryu, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Nevada Kidney Disease and Hypertension Centers
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Jeffrey Ryu, Ph.D.