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Dr. Max Glaser

Dr. Glaser has been a board certified, practicing nephrologist since 1995. He has been a practice partner with Midwest Nephrology Consultants since 1996. In 2002, Dr. Glaser completed additional training to begin performing interventional nephrology procedures to care for the practices' dialysis patients' interventional access needs. As the practice's primary interventionalist, he devotes a major part of his professional time to interventional procedure work, performing over 500 procedures annually. He is also the Medical Director for our largest Dialysis Unit, KCDT. Dr. Glaser is a committed and caring nephrologist with a "one-on-one" style, interacting and really listening to his patients' concerns. Their comfort and welfare are his top priority. Dr. Glaser and his family reside in Overland Park, Kansas.
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Dr. Robert Golder

Dr Golder is a graduate of UMKC School of Medicine and Washington University. He joined Midwest Nephrology Consultants in 1997 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Golder is a Medical Director for Fresenius Dialysis Center - Raytown. He is on staff at most major hospitals in the Metro Area. He is passionate about educating his patients regarding their renal disease and what they can expect during their treatment course. He is very involved with their care and follow-up. Dr. Golder’s practice focus is primarily in the Kansas City MO area, but also follows patients in Lee’s Summit and at our outreach clinic in Harrisonville MO. In his free time Dr. Golder enjoys spending time with his son and daughter, reading, movies, travel, and all things “Apple”. The KC Business Journal recently published for the 5th consecutive year that Dr. Golder has been selected as one of the best doctors in Kansas City! He has completed a two year term as Medical Staff President for Research Medical Center.
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Dr. Alexandr Arakelov

Dr. Arakelov holds board certifications in both internal medicine and nephrology. He is a graduate of Emory University, completing his nephrology fellowship there. Dr. Arakelov joined Midwest Nephrology Consultants in 2000. His practice focus is in the eastern part of the KC Metropolitan area, specifically the Independence area. He sees his office patients at our Centerpoint office and serves as the Medical Director for the Centerpoint Dialysis Unit. Dr. Arakelov is dedicated to his practice, his patients, and to ensuring that all aspects of their renal care are managed appropriately. Dr. Arakelov and his family reside in Mission Hills, Kansas.
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Dr. Abid Khan

Dr Khan joined Midwest Nephrology in 2008 and is a graduate of the University of Missouri Kansas City, completing his fellowship training at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khan enjoys spending time with his patients and focuses on describing the medical condition, how it's diagnosed, and how it is treated. He takes particular pride in providing simple, thorough explanations of complex disease processes and making sure all questions are answered before he leaves the room. Dr. Khan makes it a point to see his patients in a timely manner and is always available for questions that may arise after the visit. Dr. Khan also follows patients in our Richmond outreach clinic. He serves as Medical Director for the Independence Dialysis Unit.
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Dr. Hemender Vats

Dr. Vats joined Midwest Nephrology Consultants in 2012 and is Board Certified in Nephrology. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, with a fellowship in Nephrology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He also completed additional training in Interventional Nephrology and joins Dr. Max Glaser in the Interventional Procedure Suite – caring for our dialysis patients’ accesses. He also sees patients in the office, hospital and dialysis units. Dr. Vats is very attentive to his patients; listening to their concerns and anxieties and helping to educate them about kidney disease and its implications so together, a concrete plan to manage the disease can be developed. He works with the patients’ primary care providers to ensure a well-rounded care plan for his patients is established. Dr. Vats has a special interest in dialysis vascular access and works to help his dialysis patients maintain their access with timely interventions so they benefit from the most effective dialysis treatments. Dr. Vats serves as Medical Director for the Lee’s Summit Dialysis Unit and works closely with the dialysis nurses ensures his patients receive the best care possible. His goal is to promote home dialysis treatments including home peritoneal and hemodialysis. Dr. Vats resides in Leawood, Kansas with his wife and two daughters.
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Dr. Amita Vasudeva

Dr. Amita Vasudeva comes to Midwest Nephrology Consultants as one of two new nephrologist additions in 2018. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow NY, and her Nephrology Fellowship at West Virginia University - Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. Amita immediately began her private practice of nephrology in 2014 in Bowling Green Kentucky before joining MNC. Eager to begin caring for patients, it’s evident that Dr. Amita’s focus will be patient-centric: “Kidney diseases may unfortunately become chronic conditions - as we treat our patients, we end up developing strong bonds with them which is so valuable to me.” When asked to describe her personal mission statement she relates a challenge from a former physician mentor: “Always treat your patients like they are your family.” She recognizes the benefit of continuing to learn and expand not only her own personal knowledge base, but also by mentoring and teaching staff team members. On a personal note, Dr. Amita enjoys many outdoor activities including hiking, running, kayaking, and US travel - she has aspirations to compete in the NYC Marathon one day! She resides in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Amita holds dual ABIM Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
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Dr. Tewabe Kebede

Dr. Tewabe Kebede graduated from Gondar University in 2003. He completed a year of research work at Rush University in Chicago before entering his Internal Medicine Residency at Louis A. Weiss Memorial Hospital - Chicago, Illinois. His Nephrology Fellowship was accomplished at Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Jacobi Program - in Bronx, NY in 2010. Upon completion of his Fellowship, Dr. Kebede has been in private Nephrology Practice in Atlanta, Georgia before joining Midwest Nephrology Consultants and moving in 2018 to the Kansas City area to be close to family. Dr. Kebede’s patient care philosophy is simple: “provide care with compassion.” He truly enjoys his time with patients and staff and has a particular interest in increasing the utilization of home dialysis treatments. He’s had multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has served in directorship roles in both outpatient and inpatient dialysis centers. Dr. Kebede holds ABIM Board Certifications in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He and his wife have two daughters and reside in Overland Park, Kansas.
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Brenna Johnston, APRN-C

NephrologyBrenna has been with MNC since 2010 as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master's in Nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing in 2008, after five years' experience working as an RN in the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Medical Center and over three years' experience teaching at her alma mater, Baker University School of Nursing. Brenna has just completed the Management of Information Technology (MIT) course in healthcare management. Since 2008, she has practiced as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Chronic Kidney Disease and Dialysis management. Brenna is an integral part of our practice now, and continues to provide high quality care and education for our patients with kidney disease. Brenna has also recently assumed the position of Health Informatics Coordinator for MNC to assist in the many intricacies involved in the Practice’s data reporting for the Government under the new reimbursement models. Brenna is married with 3 growing boys!
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Nancy Delacruz, APRN-C

NephrologyNancy joined Midwest Nephrology in 2015. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Oklahoma in 2003 following an eight-year career as an RN. Nancy worked as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, and as a renal dialysis nurse prior to becoming an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Educated and trained in family practice, Nancy has practiced in clinical settings to include pediatrics, women’s health care, and nephrology. As a military spouse of over 20 years, Nancy worked at various locations to include an Army medical center where she was awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. She has provided quality, personalized nephrology care in the KC metropolitan area over the last 10 years. Nancy has quickly become a vital part of MNC; her overarching concern for her patients and their follow up care has quickly made her indispensible to our practice. Nancy and her family reside in Kansas City.
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Diana Myers, APRN-C

NephrologyDiana joined Midwest Nephrology Consultants, P.A., in March of 2017. She received her Master’s in Nursing from Research College of Nursing in 2016. Diana comes to us with 20 years’ experience working as an RN in the Nephrology field. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, her work experience included 10 years as an adult outpatient hemodialysis RN here in the KC metro area and 7 years as a pediatric dialysis nurse and kidney transplant coordinator for the Children’s Mercy Hospital system. Diana was educated and is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner but her passion remains caring for kidney patients. Diana and her family reside in Shawnee, KS.
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