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We believe that educating renal professionals is the key to providing high-quality care to patients living with kidney disease.

Year-round, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio’s staff educates renal healthcare professionals regarding services we provide to the community. The Foundation offers CEU programs to ensure renal healthcare professionals are kept up-to-date on the latest trends and innovations in healthcare. These activities provide excellent networking and skill-building opportunities.

If you are interested in learning more about our services, contact Molly DeBrosse, LSW at (216) 771-2700 or


In partnership with University Hospitals Transplant Institute, the Kidney Foundation of Ohio offers educational sessions to healthcare professionals to provide resources to better serve patients.

WEBINAR: Marijuana Use & the Kidney Transplant Evaluation Process
Tuesday, December 6 | 8:30am – 9:30am

This webinar will include an overview of the state of the culture of marijuana use, followed by a look into case studies involving the effects of marijuana on the evaluation process for those seeking a kidney transplant.

Presented By:
Raymond Isackila, Ed.S., LPCC, LICDC
Chris Shay-Downer, MBA, BSN, RN, CCTC


 This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers– OH for 1 continuing education contact hour. 

As a designated Approved Provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC), University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, grants up to (1) Category I Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTC) for this offering.  


This annual two-day interdisciplinary conference features nationally recognized experts in the field of renal healthcare.

The 47th Annual Renal Symposium was held on Thursday & Friday, September 22-23, 2022 at Wagner’s of Westlake in Westlake, OH. This conference addresses the latest issues and trends in dialysis and transplantation, and participants can visit with exhibitors to see the latest products and services related to kidney diseases. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available for dietitians, nurses, social workers, dialysis technicians and transplant coordinators.

For questions or more information, contact Molly DeBrosse, LSW at or (216) 771-2700.

Platinum Sponsor

Medical Advisory Board

This advisory board of licensed healthcare professionals make recommendations with respect to grant research, patient care and procedures for the granting of funds by the Foundation

  • Chairperson - Arianna M. Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD
  • Vice Chair - Julie M. Plescia, MBA, BSN, RN
  • Secretary - Christina L. Delvalle, MSSA, LISW
  • Joshua Augustine, MD
  • Sandi Bielanski, MSN, CNP
  • Mirela A. Dobre, MD, MPH
  • Richard A. Fatica, MD
  • Sandra V. Fried, MSSA, LSW
  • Haifa Hanna, MD
  • JoAnn Hayes-Thomas
  • Kenoctaya Lindsey, MSW, LSW
  • Shawn Paschal, RN, MSN, CNP, CCTC
  • RJ Picciano, BA, CHT, OCDT, CHBT
  • Emilio Poggio, MD
  • Mahboob Rahman, MD, MS
  • Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD
  • Georges Saab, MD
  • Sun'da M. Simmons, OCDT/BONENT
  • Titte R. Srinivas, MD, FAST