Co-Director: Llewellin Foulke, MD
Co-Director: Arif Asif MD, FASN, FNKF
Both primary and secondary forms of glomerular diseases affect several million people in the United States. Albany Medical Center is committed to providing state of the art diagnostic and treatment options for patients with all forms glomerular and tubulointerstitial diseases such as lupus nephritis, ANCA vasculitis, anti-glomerular basement membrane disease and thrombotic microangiopathy including hemolytic uremic syndrome.
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension has established a program for glomerular diseases and initiated research and scholarly activity in this area of nephrology. A registry for glomerular diseases has been established. The program offers individualized patient care that is based upon a team approach and expertise from general nephrology, transplant nephrology, immunology and pathology to formulate the best treatment plan for our patients. The monthly biopsy conference holds case discussions with experts to devise therapeutic platforms for challenging and rare diseases. These conferences also offer a unique teaching opportunity for renal fellows in training.
Llewellyn Foulke MD
Dr. Foulke serves as an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. He completed his residency at University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA and fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY. Later, he returned to University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA; to complete a fellowship in cytopathology University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fouke has also trained at University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Dr. Foulke collaborates with the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and provides expertise in renal biopsy with a particular focus on glomerular diseases. Dr. Foulke has extensive experience in renal pathology and actively participates in teaching and scholarly activity. He has authored multiple abstracts and papers in the area of glomerular diseases. He organizes the monthly biopsy conference for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension.
Arif Asif, MD, FASN, FNKF
Dr. Asif serves as the Thomas Ordway Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. He has a particular interest in the area of glomerular diseases. He has authored numerous abstracts and articles on this topic. He focuses on the diagnosis and management of ANCA vasculitis, hemolytic uremic syndrome, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. He has authored multiple articles that have clarified various aspects of the diagnosis and management of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome as well as the role of complement activation and microvascular thrombosis in the context of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. He has also reported on complement inhibition therapy for the management of atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.