Associate Director of GlomCon Conferences
The Associate Directors of GlomCon Conferences are tasked with the organizing of the GlomCon Conferences, shaping of the curriculum and didactic mission, and the moderation of the GlomCon Conferences and GKD-board discussions. The Associate Director of GlomCon Conferences will work together to make sure the GlomCon Conferences provide up to date, high impact, clinically valuable content.
Dr. Pravir V. Baxi is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and nephrology fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. He has been a member of the Division of Nephrology at Rush University Medical Center since 2016. Dr. Baxi’s clinical interests include glomerulonephritis, chronic kidney disease, and nephrolithiasis. He is extensively involved in teaching nephrology to medical students, residents, and fellows in addition to nurses and dietitians.
Dr. Jessica Lapasia is a graduate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed her nephrology fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, CA and joined the Nephrology Department at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco in 2010. Her clinical interests include glomerulonephritis and CKD care. In collaboration with colleagues across the Northern California Permanente Medical Group and the Stanford Pathology Department, Dr. Lapasia helped develop a highly successful multidisciplinary, web-based Clinicopathology conference series.
Dr. Michelle O’Shaughnessy, MB BCh, MRCPI, MS, FASN, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University in California, where her primary clinical and academic focus is on glomerular disease. She is a native of Ireland and qualified top of her class from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2005. She underwent clinical training in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Ireland, Australia, and the U.S. and was awarded the Canavan medal for receiving the highest grade in Ireland in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) membership examinations. In 2013, she came to Stanford to undergo fellowship training in nephrology, during which time she completed a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology and Clinical Research and received fellowship funding from the American Society of Nephrology and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. In September 2016, she was appointed to the nephrology faculty at Stanford. In addition to studying patients with glomerular disease using large pre-existing data sets, she is an investigator for two NIH-funded glomerular disease cohort studies and multiple industry-sponsored clinical trials. She has more than 30 publications, including 15 original manuscripts, 6 review articles or editorials, and 1 book chapter as first author. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, attending music concerts, and yoga – although since the arrival of her daughter two years ago, and with baby number two on the way, her primary leisure activities more recently include picnics and trips to the playground.
Dr. Kate Robson is a nephrologist and clinical academic fellow at Monash Health in Melbourne, Australia. Kate has particular interests in glomerulonephritis, education and medical history. She holds a NHMRC research scholarship, and is pursuing a PhD in autoimmune kidney disease in the Kitching laboratory at Monash University, focussing on the role of HLA and T cells in anti-GBM disease. Kate graduated from the University of Melbourne with Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery (Hons) & Bachelor of Arts. Awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 2008, she completed MPhil in History of Medicine (Distinction) at Oxford University, researching the history of chronic disease management. Kate complemented her Australian nephrology training with a clinical fellowship at the Oxford Kidney Unit in 2016, and is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She undertook a Nephrology Social Media Collective internship in 2018, honing her skills in creating online educational material, and was awarded ‘NephMadness Best Blogger’ by AJKD. Kate is also an accomplished cellist with Melbourne’s Corpus Medicorum orchestra, and mother to baby Alice.