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Section of Nephrology
and Hypertension

1542 Tulane Avenue
Room 330, Box T4M-2
New Orleans, LA  70112


Alex Hymel
Fellowship Coordinator
Phone:  504-568-8655
Fax:      504-568-2127



Section of Nephrology and Hypertension


Aguilar, Erwin, PharmD, MS, MPH
Jack, Avanelle V., MD
Morse, Stephen M., DO, MPH
Owen, Jonathan G., MD
Naljayan, Mihran V., MD
Reisin, Efrain, MD, FACP, FAP 
Yazdi, Farshid, MD, MSPH


Office Staff



Fellowship Program 

Avanelle V. Jack, MD - Program Director

Alex Hymel - Program Coordinator

The Section of Nephrology offers a fellowship program with transplant experiences at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital. The program is accredited and approved for a total of six fellows at this time.


Erwin Aguilar, PharmD, MS, MPH - Associate Professor of Research

Sean Barry, BSc - Clinical Research Associate

Students and residents can participate in various clinical or animal research projects. The focus of research are in the areas of obesity hypertension, job stress related hypertension, the effects of new antihypertensive drugs, as well as new medications for End Stage Renal Disease, with a particular interest in the assessment of the effects of various treatments in the progression of renal disease, or in the prevention of complications in the dialysis patient.

LSU Geriatric Nephrology Symposium 2016