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Our Team

Providing top-notch treatment for kids with kidney disorders takes a village. At The Ira Greifer Children’s Kidney Center, our multidisciplinary team works together to offer some of the best care available anywhere in the world.

Our dedicated staff of professionals includes pediatric nurses, urologists, social workers, nutritionists, transplant surgeons, psychiatrists, child life specialists—and even a teacher for our long-term patients. Here are some of the faces you’ll see in the pediatric nephrology department at CHAM.

  • Faculty

    Frederick J. Kaskel, MD,PhD

    Vice Chair, Affiliate and Network Relations, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Nephrology (Kidney)
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 655-1120 F: (718) 652-3136

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24036 More Locations

    Nicole A. Hayde, MD,MS

    Attending Physician, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

     

    Specialties

    • Nephrology (Kidney)
     

    Contact Information

    P: (718) 655-1120 F: (718) 652-3136

    Primary Location

    The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore3415 Bainbridge AvenueBronx, NY 10467-24032 More Locations

  • Fellows

    Abby Basalely, MD

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University

     
     

    Kaye Brathwaite, MD

    Saint Louis University School of Medicine

     
     

    Denver Brown, MD

    Howard University College of Medicine

     
     

    Dianne Liu, MD

    Drexel University College of Medicine

     
     

    Dien Duong, MD

    University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City

     
     

    Sonia Solomon, DO

    Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

     
     

  • Other Team Members

    Crystal Mendoza

    Administrative Assistant to the Division Chief

     
     

    Lauren Cruz, MS, RD, CDN

    Renal Nutritionist

     
     

    Lauren Guerra RN,MSN,CPNP

     
     

    Maria Balingit

    Training Program Coordinator

     
     

    Patricia Flynn, RN, MSN

     
     

    Wilma Palacios, FNP-BC

    Nurse Palacios has worked as a pediatric nurse for 19 years. In that time, she has cared for pediatric patients ranging from neonate through the beginning of adulthood in a variety of settings, including long-term-care, oncology, neurology, general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, gastroenterology, and nephrology.