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Program Director’s Message

NYU Winthrop’s nephrology fellowship is characterized by a unique combination of close faculty mentoring, a strong commitment to education, and a large and diverse patient population. Ongoing research in the Division places faculty on the cutting edge of new advances in nephrology.


  • Excellent basic science and clinical research opportunities, with option for a third year of research
  • Nationally recognized outpatient dialysis program, incorporating nationally published studies in iron metabolism and quality improvement
  • Opportunities for extensive experience in assessing renal function in medical and surgical ICU settings, including CVVH and hemodialysis
  • Fully equipped renal research laboratory with PhD staff
  • Internationally recognized expertise in hyponatremic, hypouricemic and renal salt wasting syndromes, prostaglandin D2 Synthase metabolism and apoptosis
  • Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and complimentary meals


A two-year program with an option for a third year in basic or clinical research for suitable candidates. The first and second year rotations include: inpatient service, chronic outpatient dialysis, transplant service and research. Participation in the clinical and academic activities is expanded during the second year. During the third year research program, fellows work with investigators in the areas of renal physiology, renal cell biology, hypertension or clinical research.

Rotations in Months

Consult Inpatient
Research Transplant
PGY 4 4 4 2 2 0
PGY 5 2 2 4 2 2


James Drakakis, DO

Attending Physician, Nephrology

  • Medical Degree: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie, PA
  • Residency: NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship: NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Research interests: Glomerular disease, drug nephrotoxicity, medical education

Minesh Khatri, MD

Attending Physician, Nephrology

  • Medical Degree: Duke University
  • Residency: University of Washington
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center

John K. Maesaka, MD

Chief Emeritus, Nephrology, Director of Research. Professor of Medicine SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

  • Medical Degree: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Internship: Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Residency and Fellowship: Mt. Sinai Hospital, NY, NY
  • Research interests: Hyponatremia, natriuretic and apoptotic factors

Naveed N. Masani, MD

Medical Director, Outpatient Dialysis Unit

  • Medical Degree: State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Residency: NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship: NYU Winthrop Hospital, NY
  • Research interests: Renal artery stenosis, CRRT, nocturnal hemodialysis

Nobuyuki “Bill” Miyawaki, MD

Nephrology Fellowship Program Director. Assistant Professor of Medicine, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

  • Medical Degree: Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, NY, NY
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Research interests: Medical education, atherosclerosis in CKD, bone metabolism

Shayan Shirazian, MD

Nephrology Clinical Research Director. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Clinical Scholar Track, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine.

  • Medical Degree: Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center NY, NY
  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY, NY
  • Research interests: Clinical informatics, chronic kidney disease

Contact Us

Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

NYU Winthrop Hospital
200 Old Country Rd, #135
Mineola, New York 11501

Linda Murray, C-TAGME

Residency Coordinator

Department of Medicine
NYU Winthrop Hospital
222 Station Plaza North
Suite 509
Mineola, NY 11501

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