Biographies

Elif Erkan, MD, MS

Pediatric Nephrologist

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4531

Email: elif.erkan@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Clinical

Proteinuria; nephrotic syndrome.

Research

Proteinuria induced tubular injury; tubular apoptosis; albumin endocytosis.

Biography

Dr. Elif Erkan received the prestigious SPR Fellow's Basic Research Award upon completion of her pediatric nephrology fellowship. She pursued a career as a physician scientist and continued to investigate the mechanism of proteinuria induced injury in proximal tubule cells following her fellowship. Her laboratory demonstrated an important link between endocytic adapter protein disabled-2 (Dab2) that binds to the cytoplasmic tail of albumin receptor megalin and protein kinase B (Akt). She received a NIH career development-KO8 award to support her studies elucidating the link between albumin endocytosis and cell signaling events.

Education and Training

MD: Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey, 1990.

Residency: Pediatrics, Marmara University Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey, 1992-1997.

Residency: Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2000-2002.

Fellowship: Pediatric Nephrology, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1997-2000.

MS: Clinical Research Methods Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1998-2001.

Publications

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