2018 Nephrology Symposium
Symposium Faculty and Planning Committee

Alan Go, MD
Director, Comprehensive Clinical Research Unit
Regional Medical Director of Clinical Trials
Division of Research
The Permanente Medical Group

Sean Hashmi, MD, MS, FASN
Assistant Area Medical Director
Medical Subspecialties
Regional Lead, Adult Weight Management
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Woodland Hills and Ventura, CA

Bradley B. Hill, MD, FACS
Chief of Vascular Surgery
The Permanente Medical Group
Santa Clara, CA

Leonid Pravoverov, MD
Chief, Department of Nephrology, East Bay
Chair, Kaiser Inter-Regional Nephrology Chiefs Group
The Permanente Medical Group
Oakland, CA.

Danny Wang, MD MPH
Interventional Radiologist
The Permanente Medical Group
San Leandro and Fremont, CA

Sijie Zheng, MD, PhD, FASN
Assistant Chief, Department of Nephrology
The Permanente Medical Group
Oakland, CA


Kaiser Permanente requires that all planners and faculty participating in CME activities disclose any financial relationship with a commercial interest that might pose a potential, apparent, or real conflict of interest with regard to the individual's contribution to the activity. A commercial interest is defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients; the most common examples are pharmaceutical and medical device companies. All potential conflicts of interest are mitigated prior to the start of the conference and in accordance with the policies of the KP National CME Program.


Karen Ching, MD
Associate Medical Director, Quality and Safety
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Honolulu, HI

Leonid Pravoverov, MD
Chairman, KP National Nephrology Symposium

Chief, Department of Nephrology
Chair, Kaiser Inter-Regional Nephrology Chiefs Group
The Permanente Medical Group
Oakland CA.

Sarah Shimer
Manager, National CME Program
The Permanente Federation, LLC
Oakland, CA

Sophie Taylor, RN, BSN, MSHCA
Director Quality Management
The Permanente Federation , LCC
Oakland, CA

Grace Tesorero, PMP
Project Manager, Clinical Quality
The Permanente Federation, LLC
Oakland, CA