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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 webinar sessions to healthcare professionals to provide resources to better serve patients.

What Makes a Match? How Kidney Donors & Recipients Are Selected
Wednesday, April 5 | 8:30 – 9:30am
Presented by Nagaraju Sarabu, MD, MPH

This webinar presentation will provide an overview on the processes for matching kidneys with recipients in both living and deceased donation, and the importance of the matching process to help educate patients in their journey of finding a kidney.


This CE Activity, OLN-S-3125-2023 offered by The Kidney Foundation of Ohio has been approved for 1.0 contact hour and includes 1 contact hour for Dialysis Technicians by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92) and the program is approved to be offered through March 20, 2025.

This educational opportunity was approved by the American Board for Transplant Certification for 1.0 Category 1 CEPTCs.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers—Ohio Chapter Approval # 333350-031023 for (1) continuing education unit.

Sponsorship is available for Educational Webinars in 2023. View the availability and benefits here . To watch recordings of past webinars, please click here


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

The 48th Annual Renal Symposium will be held on Thursday & Friday, September 28-29, 2023 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
  • Sandra V. Fried, MSSA, LSW
  • Haifa Hanna, MD
  • JoAnn Hayes-Thomas
  • Amy Hazel, MSN, CNP, CNE, CNN-NP
  • Kenoctaya Lindsey, MSW, LSW
  • Shawn Paschal, RN, MSN, CNP, CCTC
  • RJ Picciano, BA, CHT, OCDT, CHBT
  • Emilio Poggio, MD
  • Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD
  • Georges Saab, MD
  • Sun'da M. Simmons, OCDT/BONENT
  • Titte R. Srinivas, MD, FAST