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Nephrology & Hypertension


Professor of Medicine


Highlights in Managing Hypertension: One, two, three!
New Concepts in Hypertensive Management

Testimonials: Excellent Speaker and Slides – Torrance Memorial Medical CenterVery good discussion of latest issues related to HTN; Excellent lecture – Citrus Valley Medical Center
State: CA

Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program


Hyponatremia:Management of Sodium Disorders for Appropriate Fluid Management
Drug Induced Interstitial Nephritis
Management of Refractory Hypertension
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
The Role of Mycophenolate Mofetil in the Treatment of Glomerular Diseases
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Common Pitfalls in the Treatment of Hyponatremia
Management of Sodium Disorders
Obstructive Uropathy
Acid-Based Balance
Renal Tubular Acidosis
Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
Lupus Nephritis
Kidney Stones
Electrolyte Emergencies
Acute Renal Failure Management
Chronic Renal Failure

Testimonials: Great speaker and the doctors loved her! – Providence Little Company of Mary
State: CA

Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension
Director of the Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Research Group
Vice-Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Medicine
George E. Schreiner Chair of Nephrology
Georgetown University Medical Center


Why Do Hypertensive Kidneys Fail?
Whats New in Hyperaldosteronism?
Diuretic Resistance: Causes and Treatment

State: dc

Health Sciences Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Acute Renal Failure, Mechanism and Treatment
Nephrolothiasis Diagnosis and Prevention
Chronic Kidney Disease
Renal Replacement Therapy
Hyponatremia / Hypernatremia
Assessment of Kidney Function
Nephrotic Syndrome, Glomerular Disease
Role of ACEI / ARBs in Chronic Kidney Disease

Biography: Dr. Golriz Jafari is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nephrology at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. She received her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed post-graduate training in the combined Olive View-Sepulveda Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship Training programs. After several years in private practice Nephrology in the Los Angeles area, she has happily retuned to UCLA-Olive View Medical Center to pursue a career in academics, teaching of fellows, residents and medical students and caring for the underserved.
Testimonials: Dr Jafari was a big hit! – St. Charles Medical Center
State: CA

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Oregon Health and Sciences University School of Medicine


Chronic Kidney Disease
Resistant Hypertension
Secondary Causes of Hypertension

Biography: Dr. Rueda received his medical degree from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, in 1991. He completed residency in internal medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, in St. Louis, MO. He completed a fellowship at the same institute in June 2000, where he performed research in kidney transplantation. He worked in a private practice setting until joining the faculty at OHSU in August 2004. His special interests include hypertension, chronic kidney disease, peritoneal dialysis, kidney stones and kidney transplantation. Dr. Rueda is fluent in Spanish. He is accepting new patients with difficult-to-treat hypertension and kidney disease.
State: OR

Professor of Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine


Immune Mechanisms of Glomerular Diseases- An Overview and Update
The Role of Complement in Kidney Disease- An Update
Mechanisms of Autoimmunity in Kidney Disease
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Post-Infectious GN- An Update
Pathogenesis and Treatment of IgA Nephropathy- An Update
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Lupus Nephritis- An Update
Pathogenesis and Treatment of RPGN – ANCA-Positive Vasculitis- An Update
Pathogenesis and Treatment of RPGN – Anti-GBM Disease- An Update
Current Therapy of Acute GN
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Minimal Change/Focal Sclerosis (in Adults)- An Update
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Membranous Nephropathy- An Update
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Membranoproliferative GN/C3 Nephropathies- An Update
Current Therapy of Nephrotic Syndrome
Evolution of Understanding Glomerulonephritis- The Past Half Century
Detection and Management of Proteinuria
ISN and the Global Outreach (GO) Programs
How to Publish an English Language Scientific Paper (An Editors Perspective)

Biography: Dr. William G. Couser is currently Affiliate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA, USA. From 1982 through 2004 he was the Belding H. Scribner Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington through 2002. He was President of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in 1996-97 and of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in 2005-07. He has served on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) since 2001 and directed its Global Outreach Programs (ISN-GO) since 2007. From 2006-2011, he was inaugural co-chairperson of the joint ISN-International Federation of Kidney Foundations World Kidney Day Steering Committee and continues to serve on that committee.Dr. Couser was born in Lebanon, NH, USA. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Harvard College (1961) and the M.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Medical School (1965). He completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of California in San Francisco and on the Harvard Service at the Boston City Hospital. He finished fellowship training in nephrology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before joining the faculty there in 1971. He became a professor of medicine at Boston University in 1973 before moving to the University of Washington in Seattle in 1982 as Belding Scribner Professor of Medicine and Head of the Division of Nephrology.Dr. Couser is nationally and internationally recognized for both his clinical skills and his research contributions to understanding disease processes of the kidney, particularly immunologic mechanisms of kidney disease. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in both internal medicine and nephrology and has served on the nephrology examination committees of the ABIM and the American College of Physicians. He was one of nine nephrologists listed in Americas Top Physicians by American Health magazine and is listed in the Guide to Americas Top Physicians published by the Consumer Research Council of America. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, reviews and book chapters and has lectured in more than 40 countries. He is co-editor of the reference textbook Immunologic Kidney Diseases. From 2001-2007 he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), the top-ranked journal in the kidney-urology field. Dr. Couser is a member of the American Society for Clinical investigation (ASCI) and American Association of Physicians (AAP) among other groups. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sciences, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology and the Royal College of Physicians (London). He was the 2007 recipient of the David Hume award, the highest award given by the US National Kidney Foundation and the 2012 recipient of the Joel Kopple Award from the International Federation of Kidney Foundations for his role in creating the annual ISN/IFKF World Kidney Day celebrations .
State: WA