Nephroceuticals
Clinical Advisory Board

The Nephroceuticals leadership team brings expertise, research, and dedication to create doctor formulated supplements for Kidney, Heart and Gut (IBD) Health.

Kidney Advisory Board

Joel D. Kopple, MD

ProRenal Advisory Board Chair

  • Professor of Medicine and Public Health
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • UCLA School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Chair, KDOQI Clinical Practice Guidelines for Nutrition Work Group
  • Past President, National Kidney Foundation

Dr. David Kracker

ProRenal Advisory Board Member

  • Medical Director, Fresenius Medical Care
  • Partner, Nephrology Associates Northern Illinois
  • Clinical Teaching Professor, West Suburban Hospital, Illinois
  • Past Medical Staff President, Rush Oak Park Hospital, Illinois
  • Member, American Society of Nephrology
  • Nephrology fellowship completed at New York Hospital/Cornell University

Alison Steiber, PhD, RD, LD

ProRenal Advisory Board Member

  • Editorial Board of the Journal of Renal Nutrition
  • Council of Renal Nutrition, Executive Research Committee
  • Assistant Professor of Nutrition
  • Case Western Reserve University

John Wigneswaran, MD

ProRenal Advisory Board Co-Chairman

  • General Manager and Vice President of Clinical Market and Strategy, Express Scripts®
  • Former Chief Medical Officer, DaVita RX
  • Former Vice President, Clinical Affairs, DaVita Inc.
  • Former Vice President of Market Development and Clinical Strategy, Fresenius Medical Care
  • Former head of Medical Affairs, CHF Solutions/Baxter
  • Former Director of Medical Affairs, Scios Inc.
  • Nephrology fellowship completed at New York Hospital/Cornell University

Dr. Allen Nissenson MD, FACP, FASN, FNKF

ProRenal Advisory Board Member

  • Chief Medical Officer, DaVita Inc.
  • Emeritus Professor of Medicine
  • David Geffen School of Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Co-Chair Kidney Care Partners Quality Initiative

Robert Provenzano, MD

ProRenal Advisory Board Co-Chairman

  • Section Head, Nephrology, St. John’s Hospital
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Chief Medical Officer, Nephrology Practice Services, DaVita Inc.
  • Vice President of Business Development, DaVita Inc.
  • Past President, Renal Physicians Association (RPA)

Geoffrey Block, MD

ProRenal Advisory Board Member

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
  • Director of Clinical Research, Denver Nephrology, Denver, CO
  • Attending physician St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Nephrology fellowship completed at University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Heart Advisory Board

James A. Hill, MD, MS, FACC, FAHA

Cardiamin Advisory Board Chair

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Program

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Professor of Medicine, UCLA
  • Director, UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center
  • Co-Director, UCLA Preventative Cardiology Program
  • Associate Chief, UCLA Division of Cardiology
  • The Eliot Corday Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine

Maria Rosa Costanzo, MD, FACC, FAHA

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Medical Director Midwest Heart Specialists Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Chair, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant Guidelines Committee

Robin Trupp, PhD, RN, APRN

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • The Ohio State University
  • College of Nursing
  • Columbus, Ohio

John B. O’Connell, MD

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Executive Director, Heart Failure Program
  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Past president, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

Craig Walker, MD, FACC, FACP

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Founder and Medical Director
  • Cardiovascular Institute of the South
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, Houma LA

Nirav Raval, MD

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Medical Director, Heart Transplantation and Heart Failure Device Therapy
  • Piedmont Heart Institute
  • Atlanta, GA

Mitchell T. Saltzberg, MD, FACC

Cardiamin Advisory Board Member

  • Medical Director,
  • Heart Failure Program
  • Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE

Gastrointestinal (IBD) Advisory Board

Mark DeLegge, MD

ProUCRO Advisory Board Chair

  • Senior Medical Officer, IQVIA, Charleston, SC
  • Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Former Director of Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Former Global Senior Medical Director for Specialty Pharma, Baxter Healthcare, Chicago, IL
  • Former Chief Medical Officer, Professional Nutritional Therapists

Kim L. Isaacs, MD, PhD

ProUCRO Advisory Board Member

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Physician, Dorthea Dix Hospital, Raleigh, NC

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS

ProUCRO Advisory Board Member

  • Co-Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Cedard-Sinai Medical Center
  • Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Francis A. Farraye, MD, MSc

ProUCRO Advisory Board Member

  • Senior Associate Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Jacksonville, FL
  • Director of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Former Clinical Director, Boston Medical Center, Section of Gastroenterology
  • Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Athos Bousvaros, MD

ProUCRO Advisory Board Member

  • Co-Chair, National Scientific Advisory Committee, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Associate Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Children’s Hospital
  • Associate Chief, Gastroenterology Division
  • Former Inpatient Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology Service, Boston Children’s Hospital