Faculty Profile

Dr. Amanda C. Raff, M.D.

Amanda C. Raff, M.D.

Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)

Professional Interests

Dr. Amanda Raff's current research concerns the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients, the use of cinacalcet in the prevention of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in ESRD patients, vitamin D repletion in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, accumulation of uremic toxins in hemodialysis patients, and treatment of acidosis in CKD patients.

Dr. Raff is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Clinician Educator track. She has been the Course Director for the Einstein first year medical student Renal System Course since July 2007 and is the East Campus Curriculum Coordinator for the Nephrology Fellowship Program. She has been recognized for her teaching excellence at Einstein with the Samuel M. Rosen Outstanding Teacher Award and membership in the Leo M. Davidoff Society.

With a large clinical practice of CKD and ESRD patients, Dr. Raff is active in the dialysis community serving as a member of the Medical Review Board of IPRO, the organization that manages Network 2 (the state of NY) for CMS.

Dr. Raff received a bachelor's degree in biology from Indiana University and a MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and a chief resident year at NYU Downtown Hospital. She returned to Einstein/Montefiore for a Nephrology Fellowship and joined the Einstein Division of Nephrology faculty in 2004.

Selected Publications

  1. Schiffer M., Susztak K., Ranalletta M., Raff A., Bottinger E., and M. Charron (2005). Localization of the GLUT8 transporter in murine kidney and regulation in vivo in non-diabetic and diabetic conditions. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol, 289(1): F186-193.
  2. Kotlov M., Raff A., and V. Folkert (2005). A retrospective study of reticulocyte hemoglobin content as a means of assessing iron stores in hemodialysis patients with high inflammatory states. [Abstract – NKF 2005]
  3. Raff A., Hebert T., Pullman J., and M. Coco (2005). Crescentic post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis with nephrotic syndrome in the adult: is aggressive therapy warranted? Clinical Nephrology, 63(5): 375-380.

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