Providers

Specializing in the care of patients with kidney disease and related illnesses. Offices located in Imperial Valley, Orange County and San Diego. We make it easy to find a trusted kidney specialist near you. 

Richard R. Barager

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Oceanside

Dr. Barager joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He practices in the Oceanside area, specializing in the treatment of patients with all manner of kidney disease, including the care of dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients.

Dr. Barager earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, he completed his Nephrology Fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

He has served multiple terms on the BNMG Board of Directors, including as Chairman. Dr. Barager is a champion of superior corporate governance, and is a certified member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

He believes the two finest callings in life are being a doctor and a writer. By day, he is a nephrologist; by night, he writes fiction.

Richard R. Barager

M.D.

Dr. Barager joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He…

Joel J. Baranski

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Hillcrest

Dr. Baranski joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1999. He practices in the Hillcrest area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Baranski attended medical school at The Medical College of Wisconsin where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

He was born in San Diego and loves the ocean and environment. He is a regular surfer and diver but his greatest love is his two children.

Joel J. Baranski

M.D.

Dr. Baranski joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1999. He…

Luis A. Bedoya

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

Dr. Bedoya joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2008. He practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at FMC South Bay for home dialysis including both peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis as well as Fresenius Medical Care for in-center hemodialysis.

Dr. Bedoya attended medical school at the Peruvian University of Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Clinica Anglo-Americana (British-American Hospital) in Lima, Peru, he went on to complete both his residency and Nephrology fellowship training at Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Affiliated Hospitals.

Upon fully finishing his training he did four additional years of clinical research in Hypertension at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Department of Nephrology and Hypertension in Cleveland, Ohio. This latter experience of exposure to science and time of reflection help to shape him as a physician and as a nephrologist the way he is now. He enjoys the interaction with his patients and to help them and their families to go through the high burden of disease that means to have chronic and acute kidney disease.

During his free time, he enjoys being with his family and friends. He likes to read not only about medicine but just about every aspect of human life. He also enjoys traveling and interacting with different cultures not only here in his practice, but also abroad. He also speaks Spanish.

Luis A. Bedoya

M.D.

Dr. Bedoya joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2008. He…

Terry L. Behrend

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Behrend joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2001. He practices in the College area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Behrend attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He went on to complete both his residency and Nephrology fellowship training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri.

Outside of work, Dr. Behrend enjoys anything technology related, snowboarding and college football.

Terry L. Behrend

M.D.

Dr. Behrend joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2001. He…

Ramin S. Berenji

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: El Centro

Dr. Berenji joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2006. He practices in the El Centro and Brawley area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at Fresenius Medical Care.

Dr. Berenji attended medical school at the University Of Hamburg School Of Medicine, in West Germany where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After he completed his residency at Good Samaritan Hospital/John Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at Stanford University.

Dr. Berenji holds the following Memberships: American Medical Association, California Medical Association, Imperial County Medical Society, American Society of Nephrology and American College of Physicians. He has been awarded the Fellow of American College of Physicians and the Fellow of American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Berenji is a Clinical Instructor at Imperial Valley College and also speaks German and Farsi. He is also a BNMG board member, a principal investigator at CIRR, and a member of the research advisory committee.

He enjoys jazz, playing tennis, travel and photography.

Ramin S. Berenji

M.D.

Dr. Berenji joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2006. He…

Mark M. Boiskin

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: La Jolla

Dr. Boiskin joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1999. He practices in the La Jolla, Poway and Encinitas area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units. He is also actively involved in research with California Institute of Renal Research. (CIRR)

Dr. Boiskin attended medical school at the University of Stellenbosch Medical School in South Africa where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Alberta in Canada, he completed his fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

Spending time with his wife, daughter and son are the most important things to him. He enjoys helping his wife with her animal sanctuary, scuba diving with his daughter and exercising with his son. He is also involved with nature conservation and when he has time, he enjoys reading a good book.

Mark M. Boiskin

M.D.

Dr. Boiskin joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1999. He…

Kristian L. Brown

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Brown joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He is a Surgeon specializing in kidney transplantation at Sharp Memorial.

Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He obtained his Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University and completed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/ Wayne State University School of Medicine. He went on to complete an Abdominal Transplant/Hepatobiliary fellowship at the University of Southern California, Keck Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

He enjoys kayaking, basketball, and jazz music.

Kristian L. Brown

M.D.

Dr. Brown joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He…

Juan S. Calderón Molina

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: National City

Dr. Calderon Molina joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the National City area; specializing in the management of chronic kidney disease with an emphasis on diabetic kidney disease and glomerular diseases. Dr. Calderon Molina’s practice includes the management of hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Calderon Molina attended medical school at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine in Bogotá, Colombia, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Calderon Molina completed both his Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship training at the Yale New Haven Hospital/Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Calderon Molina is also a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). Dr. Calderon Molina is interested in quality outcomes and patient experience satisfaction.

Dr. Calderon Molina enjoys sports like tennis and soccer in his spare time and he is learning to play piano.

Juan S. Calderón Molina

M.D.

Dr. Calderon Molina joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016….

Alan Cantillep

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Fountain Valley

Dr. Cantillep joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. He practices in the Fountain Valley area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both Fresenius and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Cantillep was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine. He attended medical school at Michigan State University, where he was a member of the Leadership in Medicine for the Underserved and Vulnerable program. He returned to sunny Southern California for residency at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. He then completed a year as a Chief Resident followed by a year as an attending hospitalist. He went on to Nephrology fellowship training at the University of Southern California. During his time as a fellow he performed research in bedside ultrasound and received an award for his quality improvement work.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Cantillep can often be found working on his cooking technique, exercising, or enjoying life with his wife and young daughter.

Alan Cantillep

M.D.

Dr. Cantillep joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. He…

Fharak Maa-Chip

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: National City

Dr. Maa joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He practices in the National City area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Maa attended medical school at Universidad Autonoma de Baja California in Mexicali where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, he completed his Nephrology fellowship at UCLA Harbor Medical Center.

Fharak Maa-Chip

M.D.

Dr. Maa joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He…

Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul or “ Dr. Chong” joined Balboa Nephrology in 2018. He practices at Sharp Memorial Hospital and covers Sharp Metro area. He specializes in a variety of kidney diseases, glomerular diseases, kidney stone prevention, dialysis and hypertension. He has a special interest in kidney and pancreas transplant and is part of the transplant team at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Chong obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at a Bassett Medical Center in New York. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Boston University followed by Transplant Nephrology fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin. He very much enjoyed teaching and was an Assistant Professor as well as Associate Program Director of Nephrology Fellowship training at Medical College of Wisconsin.

In free time, he enjoys cooking Thai food, jogging and reading with his 3-year-old twin daughters.

Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul

M.D.

Dr. Tepsiri Chongkrairatanakul or “ Dr. Chong” joined Balboa Nephrology…

Sandeep Dang

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Orange County

Dr. Dang joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020 after 14 years of private practice. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and practices in the Orange County area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients at both Fresenius Medical Care and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Dang was raised in Orange County and even sees patients at the hospital in which he was born. He is a USC Lifer – Go Trojans! Dr. Dang attended undergraduate and medical school at the University Of Southern California Keck School Of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then went on to complete his residency and Fellowship at LA+USC Medical Center.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Dang enjoys traveling the world with his wife and three children. He is an avid watcher of the Clippers and USC Football. Dr. Dang loves to run and bike on the beautiful Orange County trails and has recently taken up golf to give his old knees a break.

Sandeep Dang

M.D.

Dr. Dang joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020 after…

Jason T. Davis

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Hillcrest

Dr. Davis joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2012. He practices in the Hillcrest, Coronado and Sharp Metro area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Davis attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

Dr. Davis enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, in-line skating, and spending time with his family.

Jason T. Davis

M.D.

Dr. Davis joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2012. He…

Luan K. Do

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: La Mesa

Dr. Do joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2002. He practices in the La Mesa area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Do attended medical school at the University of California Irvine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed both his residency and Nephrology fellowship training.

He spends time doing everything he did not do during the week in his off time.

Luan K. Do

M.D.

Dr. Do joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2002. He…

George Z. Fadda

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: La Mesa

Dr. Fadda joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1992. He practices in the La Mesa area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Fadda attended medical school at American University of Beirut where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of Southern California Medical Center Los Angeles.

Dr. Fadda was an assistant professor of Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles before he joined Balboa Nephrology medical group. He has also authored more the 45 articles and is the Founder of California institute of arena research.

George Z. Fadda

M.D.

Dr. Fadda joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1992. He…

Arman Faravardeh

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Faravardeh joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He practices in the Sharp Metro are; specializing in Kidney diseases which include hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Faravardeh attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.

In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, reading history and science, and traveling.

Arman Faravardeh

M.D.

Dr. Faravardeh joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He…

Joshua Greenstein

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Poway

Dr. Greenstein joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Escondido and Poway area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Greenstein attended medical school at the University of California Los Angeles where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

When not working, Dr. Greenstein likes to read, walk his dog, search for his cat who likes to hide in the remotest parts of the house, and go to the beach with his two daughters, son and wife.

Joshua Greenstein

M.D.

Dr. Greenstein joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Jeffrey B. Halldorson

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Halldorson joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He is a General Surgeon specializing in kidney transplantation at Sharp Memorial where he is also the Surgical Director of Transplantation.

Dr. Halldorson attended medical school at the University of Michigan where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he completed his Molecular Biology/Gene Therapy Post-Doctoral fellowship training followed by his Transplant fellowship training at The University of San Francisco.

In his free time, he likes to cycle, sail, hike and cook.

Jeffrey B. Halldorson

M.D.

Dr. Halldorson joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He…

John S. Hammes

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Hillcrest

Dr. Hammes joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2013. He practices in the Hillcrest and Coronado area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Hammes attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

When not caring for patients, Dr. Hammes spends a lot of time outdoors running, surfing, and cycling with his children. He likes to fish, play ukulele, cook, and tinker with his 1990 VW van.

John S. Hammes

M.D.

Dr. Hammes joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2013. He…

Marquis Hart

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Marquis Hart joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020. He is a board-certified surgeon with over 30 years of experience in the medical field. He is a specialist in transplant, hepatobiliary and general surgery.

Dr. Hart received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stanford University, followed by a Doctor of Medicine from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After finishing his surgical residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he completed his fellowship training in general surgery and liver transplantation at Rush Presbyterian Medical Center. In 1993, Dr. Hart established the liver transplant program at the University of California San Diego and served as the director of the abdominal transplant programs. Dr. Hart developed the liver transplant program at Swedish Medical Center and served as the director of transplant programs until 2019.

Dr. Hart is committed to helping his patients return to living healthy, productive lives. In his spare time he enjoys photography and spending time with his three beautiful daughters and two grandchildren.

Marquis Hart

M.D.

Dr. Marquis Hart joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020….

Joseph Hebreo

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Fallbrook

Dr. Hebreo joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Escondido and Fallbrook area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis and peritoneal patients at DaVita Dialysis units.​

Dr. Hebreo attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Naval Medical Center in Washington DC.

He is a big Padres fan who enjoys watching sports and movies along with spending time with his wife and two sons.

Joseph Hebreo

M.D.

Dr. Hebreo joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Adam K. Horeish

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

Dr. Horeish joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Horeish attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of Vermont.

Adam K. Horeish

M.D.

Dr. Horeish joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He…

Shahid Hussain

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: El Centro

Dr. Hussain joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2006. He practices in the El Centro and Brawley area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis at FMC Dialysis units. He is dual board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and is also a certified interventional nephrologist, and performs hemodialysis access procedures in the Imperial Valley. He is also a sub investigator in the California Institute of Renal Research, El Centro.

Dr. Hussain attended medical school at Punjab Medical School in Faisalabad, Pakistan, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After he completed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center in (UPMC), he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He enjoys traveling to all parts of the world, spending time with his family and trading and investing in the stock market as a hobby.

Shahid Hussain

M.D.

Dr. Hussain joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2006. He…

Anas Kayal

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Escondido

Dr. Kayal joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He practices in the Escondido area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Kayal attended medical school at the University of Damascus in Syria where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Michigan State University in Michigan, he completed his Nephrology fellowship at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit. He developed a special interest in Interventional Nephrology and pursued further training at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

In his free time, he likes to read about astronomy and philosophy.

Anas Kayal

M.D.

Dr. Kayal joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2014. He…

Kathy Khaing

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

Dr. Khaing joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. She practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases which include hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis patients at both Fresenius and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Khaing attended medical school at University of Medicine 1 Yangon where she obtained her Medicine degree in 2006.She completed her residency training at the Saint Peter’s University Hospital and Nephrology fellowship training at the Olive View UCLA medical center.

In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking and cooking and playing with her 2 kids.

Kathy Khaing

M.D.

Dr. Khaing joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. She…

Osman Khawar

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Escondido

Dr. Khawar joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Escondido area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients, Transplant patients. He has a particular passion for home dialysis methods in particular: both Home Hemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis.

Dr. Khawar attended medical school at Glasgow University and then obtained a Masters from the John Hopkins School of Public Health.. After completing his residency at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, he completed his Nephrology training at Harbor-UCLA.

Osman also works in the medical device industry, running a company developing a novel home hemodialysis machine. In his free time, he spends time with his family, travels and is currently learning the electric guitar.

Osman Khawar

M.D.

Dr. Khawar joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Naing T. Kyaw

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Oceanside

Dr. Kyaw joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He practices in the Oceanside area; specializing in treatment of patients with all manner of kidney disease, including the care of dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients.

Dr. Kyaw attended medical school at the Institute of Medicine in Burma where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, he completed his fellowship training at Stanford University. He is ABIM Board Certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kyaw is a certified Hypertension Specialist with American Society of Hypertension. He also holds certification in Nephrology specialty from United Kingdom Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians.

In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, running and spending time outdoors with his two boys.

Naing T. Kyaw

M.D.

Dr. Kyaw joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. He…

Yogita Lakhera

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Encinitas

Dr. Lakhera joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. She practices in the La Jolla and Encinitas area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Lakhera attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi, India, where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing her residency Barnabas Health in New Jersey, she completed her fellowship training at Loma Linda University.

In her spare time, she loves working out, hiking, swimming, singing and dancing. She also enjoys takes weekly piano lessons.

Yogita Lakhera

M.D.

Dr. Lakhera joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. She…

Elizabeth Lozada-Pastorio

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

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.

Elizabeth Lozada-Pastorio

M.D.

Dr. Lozada joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2005. She…

Guy L. Lund

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Lund joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2008. He practices in the Sharp Metro area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Lund attended medical school at Naval Medical Center, San Diego where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of California San Diego.

In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife.

Guy L. Lund

M.D.

Dr. Lund joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2008. He…

Amy Matayoshi

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Oceanside

Dr. Matayoshi joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. She practices in the Oceanside area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Matayoshi attended medical school at the University of Hawaii where she obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She completed both her residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of California Davis Medical Center.

Amy Matayoshi

M.D.

Dr. Matayoshi joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2015. She…

Jill M. Meyer

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

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.

Jill M. Meyer

M.D.

Dr. Meyer joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2009. She…

Lucy M. Miller

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Miller moved from San Francisco to San Diego in 1996 to attend a Nephrology Fellowship at UCSD. She loved this beautiful city and its community that she was honored to be able to join Balboa Nephrology Medical Group.

Dr. Miller has a very dynamic and eclectic practice, where she shares her time at clinic work, hospitals and directorship at Dialysis Unit where she promotes leadership and betterment of patients and staff.

She has a very diverse background, growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a Japanese heritage, coming to the USA to study and establishing a family with two beautiful boys. She speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese and now she is truly interested in learning Arabic.

As a child, she enjoyed observing the animals in the wild and caring for them, and the curiosity of treasures of the world. She carries the same enthusiasm to date as climbing to the base camp of Mount Everest and learning about the less fortunate or Scuba in the Red Sea and sharing space with this troubled area.

Lucy M. Miller

M.D.

Dr. Miller moved from San Francisco to San Diego in…

David S. Namazy

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Namazy joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2001. He practices in the College area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Namazy attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, he completed his Nephrology fellowship at the University of Texas – Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Dr. Namazy also specializes in management of dialysis vascular access and non-surgical arteriovenous fistula creation and is certified by the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

In his free time, he enjoys travel and exercise.

David S. Namazy

M.D.

Dr. Namazy joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2001. He…

Mohammed Neyaz

Position: D.O.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Escondido

Dr. Neyaz joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Escondido area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Neyaz attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He then went on to complete his residency and fellowship training at Ingham Regional Medical Center in Lansing, Michigan.

He enjoys spending time with his family, watching basketball, football and horror movies (specializing in Zombies). He enjoys playing backyard soccer and football with his wife and kids.

Mohammed Neyaz

D.O.

Dr. Neyaz joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Viet Nguyen

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Coronado

Dr. Nguyen joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020. He practices in the Hillcrest and Coronado area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes chronic kidney disease and dialysis.

Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the Scripps Mercy Internal Medicine Residency in San Diego, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

In his free time, Dr. Nguyen spends time with his family and enjoys exploring San Diego.

Viet Nguyen

M.D.

Dr. Nguyen joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020. He…

Amar V. Patel

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

Dr. Amar V. Patel joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2019. He practices in the South Bay – Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases including electrolyte imbalance, hypertension, and dialysis.

Dr. Patel was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers!). He completed his undergraduate studies at New York University and obtained his medical degree from St. George’s University. He completed residency at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY and his fellowship at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. As a physician, Dr. Patel prides himself on improving patient care. He researches advancements in medicine, but also takes time to learn about challenges patients and their families face in the everyday healthcare experience. It is both the science and the human element that has drawn him to a career in nephrology.

Outside of work, Dr. Patel is quick with a joke, nimble on the dance floor, and a 3-time Fantasy Football Champion. Though, what he enjoys most is basking in the San Diego sunshine with his wife, 2-year-old son, and dog.

Amar V. Patel

M.D.

Dr. Amar V. Patel joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in…

Bijal V. Patel

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: San Diego

Dr. Patel joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2007. He practices in the Sharp Metro area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Patel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He completed both his residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of California Irvine.

Bijal V. Patel

M.D.

Dr. Patel joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2007. He…

Tagumpay E. Sacamay

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: National City

Dr. Sacamay joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1997. He practices in the National City area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Sacamay attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, he went on to complete his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of Virginia.

Tagumpay E. Sacamay

M.D.

Dr. Sacamay joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1997. He…

Oday Saeed

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: El Centro

Dr. Saeed joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He practices in the El Centro and Brawley areas; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at FMC Dialysis unit.

Dr. Saeed attended medical school at the University of Baghdad College of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After he completed his residency at Coney Island Hospital in New York, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at Kaiser Permanente (LAMC) in Los Angeles.

In his free time, Dr. Saeed enjoys traveling, table tennis, playing guitar and swimming.

Oday Saeed

M.D.

Dr. Saeed joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He…

Rallabhandi Sankaram

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Orange County

Dr. Sankaram, a well-known and experienced Nephrologist joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. He practices in the Orange County Area. Dr. Sankaram specializes in Kidney Diseases including Hypertension, Dialysis, and Transplantation. He takes complete care of all aspects of Dialysis patients at Fresenius and DaVita Dialysis clinics.

Dr. Sankaram completed his medical school at Andhra University, South India with honors. He finished his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of California in Irvine-VA Hospital. He continued his education with Fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of California, Irvine. He was an Associate Professor at the University of California in Irvine. Dr. Sankaram is Chairman of District III Delegation (OCMA) for the CMA House of Delegates for the last several years. He is an active surveyor for Joint Commission for California Hospitals and an active surveyor for the CMS and IMQ for the Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Detention Centers, in California and USA.

He loves to spend his free time with friends and family and enjoys listening to music, travels nationally and internationally and meeting people with different cultures, habits, and food. He is an Avid Golfer and watches several National and International Golf Tournaments.

Rallabhandi Sankaram

M.D.

Dr. Sankaram, a well-known and experienced Nephrologist joined Balboa Nephrology…

Ajit S. Sawhney

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Fountain Valley

Dr. Sawhney joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Sawhney attended medical school at SMS Medical College University of Rajasthan Jaiper, India, where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. He started his residency at Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, and went on to the V.A. Hospital in Long Beach and completed his residency at University of California Irvine. He completed his Nephrology fellowship training at V.A. Hospital, Long Beach and UCI Medical Center.

In his free time, he celebrates life with his family and enjoys music and travel.

Ajit S. Sawhney

M.D.

Dr. Sawhney joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Sajeet S. Sawhney

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Fountain Valley

Dr. Sawhney joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He practices in the Fountain Valley area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Sawhney attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After, he completed his residency at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in Flushing, New York. Dr. Sawhney completed his Nephrology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

He enjoys spending his free time behind the barbeque and making his family taste his new creations. He tries to celebrate everyday with his friends and family.

Sajeet S. Sawhney

M.D.

Dr. Sawhney joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Ricardo A. Soltero

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

Dr. Soltero joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2003. He practices in the Chula Vista area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Soltero attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at UCSF Alameda General Hospital in Oakland, he completed his fellowship training at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in affiliation with UCLA.

Ricardo A. Soltero

M.D.

Dr. Soltero joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2003. He…

Dylan L. Steer

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: La Jolla

Dr. Steer joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2003. He practices in the La Jolla area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Steer attended medical school at Duke University where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and completed his residency. He completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

Dylan L. Steer

M.D.

Dr. Steer joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2003. He…

Theodore S. Thomas

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Hillcrest

Dr. Thomas joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1989. He practices in the Hillcrest area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Thomas attended medical school at the University of Colorado. After completing his residency at West Virginia Hospital, he completed his fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

He and his wife, Inez have two daughters. Their oldest daughter works as a venture capitalist at Precursor Ventures in San Francisco and their youngest daughter and her husband live in Oakland where she is completing her MBA studies at UC Berkeley. In his free time he enjoys hiking, reading and traveling.

Theodore S. Thomas

M.D.

Dr. Thomas joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 1989. He…

John C. Thompson

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: La Mesa

Dr. Thompson joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2009. He practices in the La Mesa area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units.

Dr. Thompson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

John C. Thompson

M.D.

Dr. Thompson joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2009. He…

Karo Torosian

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: La Jolla

Dr. Torosian joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He practices in the La Jolla area; specializing in kidney diseases which include kidney failure, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hypertension, kidney donor and recipient evaluation.

Dr. Torosian attended medical school at Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of California San Diego.

Outside of medicine, he enjoys reading, playing piano, and long walks with his wife and children.

Karo Torosian

M.D.

Dr. Torosian joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2017. He…

John S. Videen

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

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.

John S. Videen

M.D.

Dr. Videen joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2011. He…

Dhwanil Vyas

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Chula Vista

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.

Dhwanil Vyas

M.D.

Dr. Vyas joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2016. He…

Michael Yap

Position: M.D.
Categories: Doctors
Location: Fountain Valley

Dr. Yap joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. He practices in the Fountain Valley area; specializing in kidney diseases which includes hemodialysis patients at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units. He has special interests in glomerulonephritis and electrolyte disorders, especially hyponatremia.

Dr. Yap attended medical school at the American University of the Caribbean, School of Medicine in St. Maarten where he obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree. After completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Arizona, he completed his Nephrology fellowship training at the University of South Florida.

In his spare time, he enjoys leather craft and woodcraft, motorcycling, training in Muay Thai, playing the piano and ukulele, cooking, and going out to see musicals and comedy shows with his wife. Together, they have three cats, a dog, and as of 2020, a baby daughter.

Michael Yap

M.D.

Dr. Yap joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. He…

Advanced Practitioners

Melanie Akins

Position: N.P.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

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.

Melanie Akins

N.P.

Melanie Akins joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. She…

Angelica Camargo-Lowthers

Position: N.P.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Angelica Camargo-Lowthers joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2009. She provides dialysis coverage at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units throughout San Diego County.

Angelica received her Master of Science in Nursing at San Diego State University and went on to receive her Family Nurse Practitioner certificate at the University of California San Diego.

Angelica Camargo-Lowthers

N.P.

Angelica Camargo-Lowthers joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2009. She…

Fabiola Carapia

Position: N.P.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Fabiola Carapia joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. She provides dialysis coverage at both FMC and DaVita Dialysis units throughout San Diego County.

Fabiola received her Master’s degree in Nursing at the University of San Diego.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, and reading.

Fabiola Carapia

N.P.

Fabiola Carapia joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2018. She…

Abraham D. Daneshvar

Position: P.A.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Abraham Daneshvar joined Balboa Nephrology Medical group in 2016. He graduated from medical school in Iran in 1998 and practiced there as a family physician for 7 years until coming to the United States in 1995.

Abraham received his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Detroit Mercy in 2002 and since then, has been practicing as a Nephrology Physician’s Assistant.

He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and son, hiking, swimming, biking and reading.

Abraham D. Daneshvar

P.A.

Abraham Daneshvar joined Balboa Nephrology Medical group in 2016. He…

Susana Favila

Position: N.P.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Education

  • 2014 Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified | AANP
  • 2013 Masters in Nursing, Graduated with Honors | Charles Drew University School of Medicine
  • 2007 Bachelors in Science of Nursing | University of Phoenix
  • 1999 Associates in Science of Nursing |

Certification

  • 1999 Registered Nurse
  • Current ACLS/PALS Certified
  • Current Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN)
  • Current American Heart Association CPR

Susana Favila

N.P.

Education 2014 Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certified | AANP 2013…

Cindi Polis

Position: R.N
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Cindi Polis joined Balboa United in 2020 as the new Care Manager & Education Nurse. Cindi works with CKD patients to help optimize a healthier lifestyle and educate patients on different modality options for dialysis. She supports the BNMG clinics covering San Diego County.

Cindi has her BSN in nursing from National University, San Diego, CA and her Business Degree from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, walking to the beach, swimming in the ocean, spending time with her family and enjoying beautiful sunsets.

Cindi Polis

R.N

Cindi Polis joined Balboa United in 2020 as the new…

Enjoli Spaulding

Position: N.P.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Enjoli Spaulding joined Balboa United in 2018 as a Nurse Practitioner. Enjoli rounds at dialysis clinics, proving direct care to patients undergoing hemodialysis. She supports several dialysis clinics in San Diego County.

Enjoli has a Masters of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner degree from San Diego State University and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Point Loma Nazarene University. She has been working as a Nurse Practitioner since 2012.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time adventuring with her husband and three children.

Enjoli Spaulding

N.P.

Enjoli Spaulding joined Balboa United in 2018 as a Nurse…

Michael Floeid

Position: P.A.
Categories: Advanced Practitioners

Michael Floied joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020. He is originally from Lansing, Michigan with a background in physical therapy. Michael moved to Los Angeles and graduated from Charles R Drew University, Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Program in 2011. He relocated to Long Beach and has been practicing in nephrology ever since. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two boys, friends, listening music and watching sports especially his favorite team the Detroit Red Wings.

Michael Floeid

P.A.

Michael Floied joined Balboa Nephrology Medical Group in 2020. He…

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