Fernando E Pedraza Taborda, MD

Pedraza Taborda Fernando E
Specialties
Nephrology, Kidney Transplant - Pediatric and Adult
Primary Office
Address 1150 N 35th Ave
Suite 390
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone: 954-265-7450
Fax: 954-265-7459

About Me

I am the medical director of the Adult Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Program at Memorial Healthcare System. I treat patients with a variety of kidney conditions including hypertension, acute and chronic kidney disease, end-stage kidney disease, kidney stones, glomerulonephritis, and cystic diseases of the kidneys. I also perform evaluation and management for adult kidney transplant candidates, recipients and kidney donors throughout the different stages of renal transplantation and long-term management.

Prior to joining Memorial Healthcare System, I had the privilege of completing my fellowship in nephrology and hypertension at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. I also served as transplant nephrologist at the Miami Transplant Institute. I dedicate my energy and expertise to helping my patients in an integral way. I enjoy creating bonds of trust and friendship that extend to their families and loved ones.

I truly believe the healing process involves multiple areas of knowledge and encompasses all dimensions of a patient's life. Aside from medicine, I am passionate about languages, travel and learning about other cultures. With the diverse population in South Florida, my patients have been a great source of education. I enjoy getting to know them and then traveling to see the cultures and countries that they speak so lovingly about.

Education

Education
  • Universidad de Caldas, 2000
Internships
  • Mountainside Hospital, 2009, Internal Medicine
  • S.E.S. Hospital de Caldas, 2000
Residencies
  • Mountainside Hospital, 2011, Internal Medicine
Fellowships
  • University Of Miami Hospital And Clinics, 2014
  • University Of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, 2013, Nephrology
Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine-Nephrology
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliation

Professional Highlights

Research

Current research interests include kidney transplantation, kidney transplant rejection, transplant immunobiology, chronic kidney disease, hypertension and hepatitis C.

Research projects include:

  • Transformative Research in Diabetic Nephropathy, (TRIDENT). Sub-investigator. July 2015
  • DUET trial. Sub-investigator. Ongoing
  • Protocol RET-D-001: Efficacy and Safety of RE-021 (Sparsentan), a Dual Endothelin Receptor and Angiotensin Receptor Blocker, in Patients with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS): a Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Control, Dose-Escalation Study. Sub-investigator. Ongoing
  • The Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network, (NEPTUNE Trial). Sub Investigator. Ongoing.
  • 2006-08: Frontage, (Advanced Biomedical Research); I designed and implemented clinical trials involving phase I-IV studies in accordance with sponsor-defined protocols.
 

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