Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
University Hospital / Newark, New Jersey
Julius M. Gardin, MD, MBA, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine
Director (Interim), Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
Dr. Gardin is serving as the Interim Director of Nephrology and Hypertension in addition to his responsibilities with the Cardiology Division. His scholarly publications include over 25 related to the field of Hypertension.
Julius M. Gardin, MD, MBA is a Professor of Medicine, Director (interim), Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Director (interim), Division of Cardiology and the Chief of Quality and Program Development for the Division of Cardiology at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Medicine (2008-2015) at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Gardin cares for patients with a wide spectrum of cardiac conditions and risk factors, and has been listed annually in the Who’s Who, Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors publications.
Dr. Gardin earned his undergraduate and medical degrees with honors from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Michigan-affiliated hospitals and then completed a fellowship in Cardiology at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Gardin has made important contributions to cardiac investigation through research funded by the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health and the medical industry. His ongoing research has helped to elucidate the role of non-invasive cardiac imaging in predicting the risk of developing heart attacks and stroke. He has been an author of more than 200 original research articles, in addition to guidelines, editorials, textbook chapters, review articles, and a U.S. patent. Dr. Gardin serves on multiple editorial boards and is currently an Senior Consulting Editor for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. He is a former President of the American Society of Echocardiography, International Cardiac Doppler Society, and Council on (Society of) Geriatric Cardiology and was awarded the Melvin L. Marcus Gifted Teacher in Cardiology Award from the International Academy of Cardiology.
Stuart E. Baskin, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Joshua M. Kaplan, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Dr. Joshua Kaplan is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Kaplan earned his medical degree from Cornell University in 1995, completed his Internal Medicine residency at New York University, and completed his fellowship in Nephrology at Harvard in 2002. He has been working at New Jersey Medical School since 2004, after two years in private practice.
Dr. Kaplan participates in various clinical research projects, having a particular interest in Hypoxia Factor Inhibitor Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibitors (HIF-PHIs) in the treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease, as well as lupus nephritis, and has published in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet on these topics.
Smita Mahendrakar, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Smita Mahendrakar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Smita Mahendrakar earned her medical degree from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India in 2001. Completed her internal medicine residency at Seton Hall University and completed her fellowship in nephrology at Rutgers University in 2015. She has been working at New Jersey Medical School since 2008. Dr. Mahendrakar participates in various clinical research projects, having a particular interest in lupus nephritis.
Harshad Chaudhari, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Veterans Affairs - New Jersey Healthcare System/ East Orange, New Jersey
Michael Yudd, MD
Jennine Michaud, DO
Hackensack University Medical Center / Hackensack, New Jersey
James Lim, MD
Larry B. Melton, MD, Ph.D