Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Metabolic Acidosis in Kidney Disease and in Health: When Should We Treat and How?

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 09, 2014

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Matthew Abramowitz, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine (Nephrology)
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Population Health

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Matthew Abramowitz's research focuses on chronic metabolic acidosis, skeletal muscle function, and functional impairment in patients with chronic kidney disease. He is the recipient of a Career Development Award from the Einstein/Montefiore Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and a Carl Gottschalk Research Scholar Grant from the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Abramowitz completed his medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, where he was a Chief Resident. He remained at Einstein/Montefiore for nephrology fellowship and earned a Master's in Clinical Research through Einstein's Clinical Research Training Program. He is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Population Health at Einstein.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of metabolic acidosis to the complications of chronic kidney disease
  2. Recognize the potential complications of alkali therapy
  3. Discuss the role of dietary modification for the treatment of metabolic acidosis
  4. Understand the importance of low-grade metabolic acidosis even in people without kidney disease

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of Nephrology (Department of Medicine)

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