About Us

Beze A. Adogu, MD Beze A. Adogu, MD Medical Director Beze A. Adogu, MD, PhD, FACP, was educated at University of Jos, Nigeria and Cambridge University, England. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine as well as Kidney Diseases & Hypertension.

At medical school, he won the national merit award for "academic excellence", Nigeria's highest undergraduate honor for scholastic achievement, whilst serving as President of the entire medical school student-body in his clinical year. Graduating top of his final year class in Medicine and Surgery, he completed a rotatory internship through Internal Medicine, Surgery/Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, which was followed by National Service. He later completed residency training in Internal Medicine, during which he scored the highest marks in his specialty Board examinations, before starting his PhD research program. He was named Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar (the Cambridge University equivalent of a "Rhodes" scholarship) and Her Majesty's Chevening/F.C.O. Scholar in Medicine at Downing College, University of Cambridge. He stayed on to complete a prestigious Wellcome Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Cambridge in the laboratory of the late Professor Nick Hales, FRS.

His Ph.D. research was on the mechanisms of diabetes mellitus and the activation and immunologic characteristics of the elusive ATP-sensitive potassium channel on the pancreatic beta-cell. He has since published several articles in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals as well as writing a best-selling comprehensive manual on kidney diseases ("Pocket Nephrology") in 1997.

His post-doctoral training in the United States includes a professorial fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at Brown University (Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, R.I.), a clinical nephrology fellowship at Medical College of Georgia (MCG Hospitals & Clinics, Augusta, GA) where he served as Chief Fellow of the program, and later at York Hospital, PA, closing with a stint at the Massachusetts General Hospital's Transplant Unit under Professor Benedict Cosimi. During his nephrology fellowship, he was a recipient of the Roche Outstanding Nephrology Fellow Award, which offered him a mini-fellowship at UCLA, Los Angeles. In recognition of his contributions to the study of kidney diseases, he was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, only the second MD to be honored from Athens since 1953.

He has periodically served as member of both the Continuing Medical Education and Physician Peer Review committees at both Athens hospitals, being elected to Chair both committees at St Mary's Hospital in previous years. During that tenure, he organized mini-fellowships in Diabetes Mellitus and Arterial Hypertension for local physicians.
Aileen Grace Cielo, MD Aileen Grace Cielo, MD Nephrologist Aileen Grace Cielo, MD, was educated at the University of the Philippines and University of Santo Tomas, Manila, graduating Cum Laude, in the top 25% of her class. After house-staff positions overseas, she continued training at University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT, followed by fellowship training in Nephrology at Medical University of South Carolina, where she served as Chief Fellow. She is board-certified by ABIM in both Internal Medicine as well as Nephrology & Hypertension. Her previous research activities during her fellowship training include work on post-transplant thrombotic micro-angiopathy and infections, proteinuria in renal amyloidosis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome amongst others. She is a member of both the American Society of Nephrology as well as the American College of Physicians.
Martine Noukelak, MD Martine Noukelak, MD Ophthalmologist Martine P. Noukelak, MD, was educated at McGill University, Canada and University of Maryland Medical School, where she graduated cum laude in 1994. She is board-certified in ophthalmology, and has an active interest in eye disorders related to kidney diseases and diabetes.