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Ellie Kelepouris

Ellie Kelepouris, MD

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Medicine; Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension


Department: Medicine: Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Practices: Drexel Nephrology

Specialties: Nephrology

Education

  • MD - University of Athens, Greece (1976)

Awards & Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2008-2017)
  • "America's Top Doctors," Castle Connolly (2009-2015)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2012)
  • Philadelphia Super Doctors (2012)
  • Distinguished Physician Award, Hellenic Medical Society (2012)
  • Charles Schwartz, MD Nephrology Division Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award (2010)
  • Nominated for Temple University Great Teacher Award (2008)
  • Chairman’s Recognition Award, National Kidney Foundation (2007-2008)
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2004)
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, National Kidney Foundation
  • Distinguished Service Award, National Kidney Foundation
  • Outstanding Physician Award, National Kidney Foundation

Other Languages Spoken

French, Greek

Ellie Kelepouris, MD, is chief of the Division of Nephrology & Hypertension in the Department of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. She is a fellow of the American Heart Association and the Advocacy Ambassador of the AHA Kidney Council on Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Kelepouris' interests include adult polycystic kidney disease, nephrolithiasis, cardiovascular disease in renal failure and hypertension, and she is recognized as an expert in mineral metabolism and bone disease in chronic kidney disease patients. Dr. Kelepouris sees patients at Hahnemann University Hospital in Center City, Philadelphia.

Affiliated Hospitals: Hahnemann University Hospital; Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Clinical Services

Chronic kidney disease, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Polycystic kidney disease, Peritoneal dialysis, Kidney biopsy, Hemodialisis, Hypertension management

Fellowships

  • Nephrology - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (1979)

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine - Mercy Catholic Medical Center (1977)

Internships

  • Internal Medicine - Mercy Catholic Medical Center (1976)

Ellie Kelepouris, MD, is professor and interim chair of the Department of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is vice chair for education and academic affairs within the department, and also serves as director of the Nephrology Fellowship program.

Teaching Recognition

  • National Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Research Interests

Vitamin D, Kidney disease

In the Media

Publications

Recent Book Chapters

"Renal Tubular Acidosis" by Kelepouris E
"Approach to the patient with chronic renal failure" by Kelepouris E
"Primary Care approach to the patient with Nephrotic syndrome" by Kelepouris E and Agus ZS
Up To Date In Nephrology, Rose B, Ed. Vol 9, No 3, 2015

Presentations

Webinars

"Getting Ahead of the Metabolic Disorders in CKD"
Kelepouris E
National Kidney Foundation, 2015

“The Role of Phosphorus in CKD-MBD”
Kelepouris E
National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meetings, 2010

Recent/Selected Presentations & Abstracts

"IgA Nephropathy:  Pathogenesis and Management"
Update in Nephrology West Lake Forum, Hangzhou, China, May 2015

“Getting Ahead of Metabolic and Mineral Disturbances in the Management of CKD-MBD:  A focus on Management Strategies”
Symposium NKF National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 2015

Advancing Your Academic Career
17th International Conference on Dialysis Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease, New Orleans, LA, January 2015

"Update on the Cardiorenal Syndrome"
World Congress of Urologic and Kidney Diseases, Athens, Greece, October 2014

"Clinical Outcomes and Cost Differences between IV Vitamin D Analogues versus Oral Calcitriol in Hemodialysis Patients"
Aggarwal S, Ahmed I, Kelepouris E, Patel A
Abstract accepted for NKF 2012 Spring Clinical Meetings at Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD

"Severe Preeclampsia, Hypertension, Hypokalemia, Chloride-Resistant Metabolic Alkalosis and Nephrotic Proteinuria"
Chauhan V, Schwartz AB, Kelepouris E, Borah A, Patel A
National Kidney Foundation, Washington DC, 2012

"Multi factorial metabolic alkalosis"
Aggarwal S, Doyle A, Kelepouris E
American College of Physicians, Spring Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2012 and American Society of Hypertension, New York City, NY, May 19, 2012

"Repository ACTH. A novel therapy in treatment of resistant nephrotic syndrome"
Arif H, Kelepouris E
Drexel University College of Medicine Discovery Day, 2012

"Severe Preeclampsia, Hypertension, Hypokalemia, Chloride-Resistant Metabolic Alkalosis and Nephrotic Proteinuria"
Chauhan V, Schwartz AB, Kelepouris E, Borah A, Patel A
National Kidney Foundation, Washington DC, 2012

"Multi factorial metabolic alkalosis"
Aggarwal S, Doyle A, Kelepouris E 
American College of Physicians, Spring Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2012 and American Society of Hypertension, New York City, NY, May 19, 2012


Contact Information


Practice Office

Drexel Nephrology
219 N. Broad Street
The Arnold T. Berman, MD Building, 9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215.762.2688
Fax: 215.762.1904