I earned my medical degree from the University of Córdoba, Argentina. I then competed a research fellowship and an internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit, MI), followed by fellowships in nephrology and critical care at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN). Upon completing my training, I joined the faculty at Mayo where I become head of the Intensive Care Nephrology Section. I subsequently joined the University of Mississippi Medical Center as a professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics, and became the John D. Bower chief of nephrology, and the Billy S. Guyton distinguished professor of medicine. I joined UAMS in 2018 and am excited to be part of this fantastic division.
- Renal Physiology
- Modulation of renal injury
- Hepatorenal and cardiorenal syndromes
- Extracorporeal blood purification techniques
Soccer, woodworking, and some things that cannot be on the website (e.g. wine, bourbon, 😊 get your mind out of the gutter.)
I do not know. I will say my kids even though they are more despite me, rather than because of me.
What Do You Like About Nephrology?
I was exposed to nephrology at a young age. It immediately captured my attention because of my fascination with knowing how things work (I am a physiologist at heart), and nephrology epitomizes how medicine and physiology go hand in hand. This, along with my interest in the evolution of life, led me to the works of Homer Smith (“From Fish to Philosopher”), after which I was hooked forever. My interest in the complexity of renal function and how the kidneys interact with other organ systems, in health and disease, continues to grow thanks to my magnificent mentors and colleagues. Renal physiology and medicine continue to amaze me to this day.
Why Little Rock?
I came to Little Rock to be able to concentrate more on research, to help rebuild the division and because of the wonderful group of colleagues already here.