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 has been continuously 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, then residency training in Internal Medicine during which he scored the highest marks in his specialty Board examinations. He completed a PhD in Biochemistry as a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar (the Cambridge University equivalent of a "Rhodes" scholarship), being simultaneously awarded a Shell Scholarship, and later named Her Majesty's Chevening/F.C.O. Scholar in Medicine at Downing College, University of Cambridge. He stayed on after his PhD as a Wellcome Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of the late Professor Nick Hales, FRS, continuing his research on the mechanisms of diabetes mellitus and the activation and immunologic characteristics of the elusive ATP-sensitive potassium channel on the pancreatic beta-cell. His post-doctoral training in these 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, prior to further clinical training at York Hospital, PA; Massachusetts General Hospital's Transplant Unit under Professor Benedict Cosimi; and the UCLA-VAMC Nephrology Program as a Roche Outstanding Nephrology Fellow awardee. He has published several articles in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals as well as the best-selling comprehensive manual on kidney diseases ("Pocket Nephrology") in 1997. In recognition of his contributions to the study of kidney diseases, he was elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians, being the first person to be honored from Athens since 1953.

Dr Beze Adogu also serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the MCG-UGA Medical Partnership in Athens, where he is involved in the training of medical students and postgraduate resident physicians. He seats on the community Board of Advisors for BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust Company, the 16th largest bank in these United States) whilst also chairing the Board of Governors of Athens Kidney Center and its five affiliated dialysis treatment facilities in Athens, Madison, Commerce, Lake Hartwell and Eatonton, all in middle Georgia. In his spare time, he oversees an organic farm and vineyard at the eastern reaches of Athens, Georgia.
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.