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Robert L. Benz, MD

Dr. Benz is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He graduated from Jefferson College and successfully completed both a residency and a fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Medical Center.

He has spent many years in leadership roles, such as Vice President of Medical Affairs and as Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Lankenau Medical Center.

Dr. Benz is on staff at Lankenau Hospital, currently practices at our Wynnewood office location and sees patients at the Wynnewood dialysis units.

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Umber Burhan, MD

Dr. Burhan is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  She earned her Medical Degree at King Edward Medical University and successfully completed both a residency and a fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Medical Center.  Dr. Burhan completed further training with a Transplant Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her special interests include Kidney Transplant, Hepatitis C in Renal Transplantation and Hypertension.

Dr. Burhan is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital, Reading Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

She currently practices at our Wynnewood office location and sees patients at the Wynnewood dialysis unit and with the Kidney Transplant Team at Lankenau Medical Center.

Daniel George, MD

Dr. George is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He earned his medical Degree at M.S.R. Medical College.  From there, he successfully completed a residency at Presbyterian Medical Center, and a fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Medical Center.

In addition to English, Dr. George also speaks Hindi.

He is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. George currently practices at our East Norriton office location and sees patients at both the East Norriton and Montgomery East dialysis units.

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Edward Hovick, MD

Dr. Hovick is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He earned his Medical Degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and successfully completed a residency at the Mercy Catholic Medical Center of Darby and a fellowship in nephrology at the Lankenau Medical Center.

He is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital, Reading Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. Hovick currently practices at both our Limerick and Phoenixville office locations and sees patients at the Limerick dialysis unit.

Saifullah Kazi, MD

Dr. Kazi is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He earned his MD from Shree B. M. Patil Medical College, and successfully completed both a residency and a fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Hospital.

In addition to English, he speaks Hindi, Urdu, Kannada.

He is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. Kazi currently practices at our Pottstown office location and sees patients at the Pottstown dialysis unit.

Francis X. McCusker, MD

Dr. McCusker is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He earned his Medical Degree at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.  From there, he successfully completed a residency at the Lankenau Medical Center, and a fellowship in nephrology at Temple University Hospital.

He is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. McCusker currently practices at our East Norriton office location and sees patients at both the East Norriton and Montgomery East dialysis units.

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Paul Robbins, DO

Dr. Robbins is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He earned his DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  From there, he successfully completed both a residency and a fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Medical Center.

He is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. Robbins currently practices at our Wynnewood office location and sees patients at the Wynnewood dialysis unit.

Robert Schoepe, DO

Dr. Schoepe is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  He graduated from Saint Joseph’s University with a degree in Biology and received his DO from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.  From there, he successfully completed a residency at the Crozer Chester Medical Center, and a fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Hospital.

He is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. Schoepe currently practices at our East Norriton office location and sees patients at both the East Norriton and Montgomery East dialysis units.

Madhulika Sharma, MD

Dr. Sharma is a board-certified Nephrologist with comprehensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease.  She earned her Medical Degree at the University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India, and successfully completed both a residency and a fellowship in nephrology at the Lankenau Medical Center.

In addition to English, Dr. Sharma also speaks Hindi.

She is on staff at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Phoenixville Hospital, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, Suburban Community Hospital, Reading Hospital and Lankenau Hospital.

Dr. Sharma currently practices at both our Limerick and Phoenixville office locations and sees patients at the Limerick and Phoenixville dialysis units.

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Sachin L. Shrestha, MD

Dr. Sachin Shrestha is a graduate of Manipal College of Medical Sciences where he earned a Bachelors of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He is board-certified in internal medicine and nephrology. He completed his fellowship in nephrology at Lankenau Medical Center.

Dr. Shrestha is an active member of the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology.

Publications

  • Suresh Jaiswal, Sachin Shrestha, Rebanta Chakraborty Application of the “Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score” in predicting outcome in ICU patients with SIRS. : 2010
  • Aniruddha Palya, Fazle Noor, Sachin Shrestha, Niyati Modi. Role of Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) in Anemia Related to Chronic Kidney Disease. : 2008

Licenses

  • Currently holding Pennsylvania MD and MT License.
  • DEA registered.
  • ABIM board certified in internal medicine (2009).
  • ECFMG certified

Languages

  • English
  • Nepali
  • Hindi
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Aqeel Siddiqui, MD

Medical School:  Dow Medical College, Karachi Pakistan, 1993

Residency:  Jersey City Medical Center, 1995-1998

Fellowship:  Lankenau Medical Center, 1998-2000

Special interests:  Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis

Leadership Roles:  Medical Director, FMC Wynnewood Dialysis Unit

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Keith R. Superdock, MD

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College 1982-1986, summa cum laude

Bachelor’s Degree:  Pennsylvania State University 1981-1984, summa cum laude

Residency:  Duke University Medical Center 1986-1989

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1989-1992

Transplant Nephrology Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1992-1993

Special Interests:  Kidney Transplantation

Leadership Roles: Lankenau Medical Center Kidney Transplant Program, Associate Medical Director

Geoffrey Teehan, MD

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, 1998

Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 2001

Fellowship: Tufts – New England Medical Center, 2004

Leadership Roles: 

Medical Director, FMC Overbrook Dialysis Unit

Assistant Program Director, Lankenau Medical Center Nephrology Fellowship Program

Special Interests:  General nephrology, hypertension, clinical trials, medical education

Zia Umruddin, MD

Medical School: Bangalore Medical College, MBBS

Internship: Victoria, Vanivilas & B & LC Hospitals / Bangalore, India

Residencies: 

  • JJM Medical College / Davangere, India
  • Lankenau Medical Center

Fellowship:  Lankenau Medical Center

Leadership Roles:  Medical Director, FMC Pottstown Dialysis Unit