About Us

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 then completed a rotatory internship through Internal Medicine, Surgery/Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, which was followed by National Service. His residency training was in Internal Medicine, during which he scored the highest marks in his specialty Board examinations. Thereafter, he completed a PhD in Biochemistry as a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar (the Cambridge University equivalent of a “Rhodes” scholarship), simultaneously holding a Shell Scholarship and was 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 include 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 also served as Chief Fellow of the program, prior to further clinical training at York Hospital, 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 is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the MCG-UGA Medical Partnership in Athens, where he is involved in the training of medical students and postgraduate resident physicians. He sits on the community Board of Advisors for Truist Bank, the 6th largest bank in these United States with over $550 billion in total assets, and chairs the Board of Governors for Athens Kidney Center and its five affiliate dialysis treatment facilities in Athens, Madison, Commerce, Lake Hartwell and Eatonton, all in middle Georgia. He is the chair of Ada Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to the memory of his parents, and is the executive director & chief fundraiser of DMGS Endowment Fund, the middle school he attended in Eastern Nigeria. In his spare time, he oversees an organic farm and vineyard at the eastern reaches of Athens, Georgia.

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 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.

Alfred Solomon, graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School in February 2012, and after clinical experience in both public and private healthcare sectors, he decided to pursue a career in internal medicine, gaining acceptance into the internal medicine residency program at Cook County Hospital in Chicago in July 2017.

He later chose the nationally-ranked nephrology fellowship training program at Emory University in urban Atlanta, which exposed him to an impressively diverse patient demographic. That extensive training in all aspects of clinical nephrology and transplantation would equip him with the requisite skills, insight and confidence to enter private practice as a kidney specialist upon graduation. 

During his training, he learnt the techniques of comprehensive dialysis care, transplantation management, renal biopsy, and ultrasound renal imaging and interpretation, which would solidify his armamentarium as a complete clinical nephrologist. A passionate advocate for young nephrologists, Alfred encourages them to relentlessly pursue their dreams. As he often remarks, clinical nephrology is fascinating, and as an intellectually stimulating field of Medicine, it provides lifelong learning opportunities. He strongly believes that with dedication, hard work and an unwavering determination, success is attainable for trainees in the field. His lifelong dream is a career in academic medicine, where he hopes to continue educating and inspiring the next generation of physicians. 

Dr. Alfred Solomon is a passionate nephrologist and medical educator whose life’s journey tracks his tenacious pursuit of excellence in medicine. He remains fully committed to clinical patient care, medical education and renal research as outposts on his still unfolding life’s journey.