Dr. Lozada joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2005. She practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in all aspects of kidney disease including renal replacement therapies. She has been the Medical Director of a south San Diego dialysis unit for the last 15 years.
Dr. Lozada attended medical school at the University of California Los Angeles where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed both her residency and Nephrology fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Jill Meyer, M.D.
Dr. Meyer joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2009. She practices at Sharp Chula Vista Hospital and two offices in the Chula Vista area. She specializes in hypertension and kidney disease and cares for patients on hemodialysis at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.
Dr. Meyer attended medical school at the American University in Coral Gables, Florida where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she earned her Nephrology fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Meyer is also a Principle Investigator for the Clinical Institute for Renal Research (CIRR) speaks Spanish and serves as a Member of the Board for Balboa Nephrology.
In her free time, she enjoys downhill skiing, running and spending time at the beach with her two beautiful girls.
John Videen, M.D.
Dr. Videen joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2011. He practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.
Dr. Videen attended medical school at the University of Arizona where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed both his residency and Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.
In his personal life, Dr. Videen enjoys all manors of outdoor activities, is married and a proud grandfather of a future major league pitcher.
Dhwanil Vyas, M.D.
Dr. Vyas joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes taking care of dialysis patients (peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and in-center hemodialysis) at FMC, DaVita and US Renal Dialysis units. He serves as the Medical Director for Nutrition Services at the Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.
Dr. Vyas attended medical school at Smt. NHL Medical College, Gujarat University in India, where he obtained his Bachelor in Medicine degree. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Connecticut. He underwent his training to become a kidney doctor (fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension) at the University of California, San Diego. After graduating, he joined the Balboa family as a kidney and hypertension specialist.
Dr. Vyas loves to learn new languages and currently speaks four languages fluently (English, Spanish, Gujarati, Hindi). He also enjoys playing and composing music on his guitar and piano.
Melanie Akins, N.P.
Melanie Akins joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. She provides dialysis coverage at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units throughout San Diego County.
Melanie received her Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Middle Tennessee State University.
In her free time, Melanie enjoys hiking, traveling, sightseeing, and outdoor activities with her dogs and loved ones.