Dr. Alrabadi joined the practice in 2016. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at University of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2011. From there, he worked as a nephrologist in Charleston, WV for 5 years where he gained extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of kidney disease. His main goal is to strive to deliver excellent care to his patients. One way to achieve this is bringing the latest innovations in the field of nephrology closer to bedside. He is mainly interested in chronic kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, diabetic nephropathy and bone-mineral disorders. He practices out of the Suffolk office and his primary hospital is Sentara Obici Hospital. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities, working out and spending time with family.
Dr. Prasad Bichu completed his residency training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics and fellowship in Nephrology from University of Missouri-Columbia. He worked as Assistant professor for 4 years contributing not only in teaching, academics and research but also striving to render exemplary patient care both to adults and pediatric population of rural Missouri. To date, he has over 10 publications in various nephrology journals, several poster presentations and is a member of esteemed Fellow of American Society of Nephrology which is reserved for only few.Dr. Bichu is excited to bring his experience and expertise to serve the medical needs of
the community of Hampton roads. He believes in rendering the highest quality care to his patients and helping patients in achieving an individualized plan of care in maintaining their healthcare. Patients can truly trust him for researching the best possible options in their care. He practices out of the Harbourview office in North Suffolk, Portsmouth office and the Eastern Shore Office. His primary hospital is Maryview Hospital.Dr. Bichu is happily married to a dentist, has a son and is expecting a daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis and training in the gym.
Frances Briscoe, NP-C received her Associate’s Degree in nursing and her Bachelor’s degree in Science of Nursing from Norfolk State University. She completed her Nurse Practitioner at South University in Virginia Beach and is certified by The American Association of Nurse Practitioners as a Family Nurse Practitioner.Ms. Briscoe has worked as a surgical trauma stepdown nurse, and most recently as a critical care nurse. She recognized her passion for treating the renal population while working in the critical care unit at a local hospital.In her spare time she enjoys shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Timothy Curley, MD joined the practice in 2004. He is especially interested in Lupus Nephritis. He strives to improve kidney function when possible, or to at least slow progression of kidney disease when reversal is not possible. He strongly believes in building lasting relationships with patients, taking time to explain and answer questions, treating each patient with kindness and respect. He practices out of the Chesapeake office and his primary hospital is Chesapeake General Hospital.
Michael Grassia, MD joined the practice in 2002. He is especially interested in chronic kidney disease in seniors. His expertise includes knowledge of current standard-of-care practices, familiarity with research protocols, ongoing educational activities, attention to detail, communication, and compassion. He practices out of the Norfolk Office – Smithfield Building and his primary hospital is Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.
Dr. Hussein completed his training in nephrology and transplantation at St. Raphael/Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. Respectively, he is the Director of Home Dialysis programs at Nephrology Associates of Tidewater, and has vast experience in peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis, has lectured across the country to groups of physicians on this topic, and trained 100s of patient’s on home dialysis modalities. Dr. Hussein created the Centers of Excellence for home dialysis therapies, and started the mobile training unit to serve patients in remote areas or with transportation difficulties. Dr. Hussein’s innovative ideas in this field have been adopted by many programs across the country. He is a core faculty member at EVMS and is an Assistant Professor of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine where he actively participates in students, residents and fellows education and a key member of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation program at Norfolk General Hospital.
Sandeep Magoon, MD, joined the practice in 2012. He is especially interested in the field of Onco-Nephrology and electrolyte disorders. He practices out of the Virginia Beach office and his primary hospital is Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital.
Varun Malhotra, M.D. joined the practice in 2018. He completed his Nephrology fellowship from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He worked in a group practice in Pennsylvania where he was elected as Vice Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the affiliated teaching hospital. He was involved in teaching and training residents and medical students as a faculty member.Dr. Malhotra is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and certified as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist from the American Society of Hypertension. His expertise includes all aspects of Nephrology and hypertension with a special interest in electrolyte disorders, acute renal failure, and chronic kidney disease. He is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and is the associate program director of the Nephrology Fellowship Program at EVMS.Dr. Malhotra is married with two young children. During his free time, he enjoys traveling, playing soccer and tennis.
Transplant Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN Nephrology
Fellowship: Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN
Internal Medicine Residency: EVMS, Norfolk, VA
Medical School: EVMS, Norfolk, VA
Dr McCune returned from his fellowships and joined the practice in 1991. He has been active with the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant program at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital throughout his time in the practice. He has been actively involved with teaching Medical Students and Resident Physicians. He continues to lead research projects in all aspects of Nephrology. He has published over 25 scientific articles and book chapters. He has been recognized by many organizations and his peers for clinical care and academic achievements. He is a Colonel in the Army National Guard. He sits on the board of Hope House Foundation.
Ms. McWhite received a degree in Registered Nursing from Old Dominion University in 2009 before completing her Nurse Practitioner training at George Washington University and receiving her Board Certification in Adult-Gerontology from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. During her nursing career, she provided chronic dialysis care, acute care, transplant coordination, and vascular access management. This experience led her to pursue working as a Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, which she now does with an emphasis on quality and compassionate patient care. Ms. McWhite grew up traveling the world in a military family. She now enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach and traveling on her own time.
Dr. Maxim Mirovski graduated from Russian State Medical University in Moscow, Russia. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI and worked as an internist for 6 years in Portsmouth, VA prior to completing his Nephrology fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. He has been with Nephrology Associates of the Tidewater since July 2007. His special interests include acute kidney injury, diabetic kidney disease and hypertension. Dr. Mirovski is board certified in Nephrology and internal Medicine. He practices out of the Norfolk office and his primary hospital is Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center. Dr. Mirovski is married with three daughters. In his free time he enjoys working out, spending time with his family and travel.
Suresh Rijhwani, MD joined the practice in 2003. He is especially interested in care of the acutely ill hospitalized patients. He practices out of the Fort Norfolk Office and his primary hospital is Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
Dr. Rust joined the practice in 2006 and works out of the Fort Norfolk Office. He completed a fellowship in nephrology at Indiana University and a residency in internal medicine in the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia in 1998. Dr. Rust has been the medical director of the Sentara Norfolk Kidney Transplant Program since 2010. He has an intense interest in transplant, but also enjoys caring for a wide variety of other kidney diseases. He has been named a “Top Doc” in Coastal Virginia Magazine for five years in a row.
Stanley Smith, MD joined the practice in 1982. He is especially interested in chronic kidney disease. He practices out of the Suffolk office and his primary hospitals are Sentara Obici Hospital and Southampton Memorial Hospital.
Office: Chesapeake and Eastern Shore
Dr. Zafar joined the practice in the summer of 2010. He earned his medical degree from Q.A.U. Islamabad, Pakistan. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency in 2007 & Nephrology Fellowship in 2010 from New York Medical College. He is board certified in Internal Medicine & Nephrology. He holds additional designation as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist from American Society of Hypertension. He is the Medical Director of FMC Dominion Dialysis unit in Chesapeake. He works out of our Chesapeake & Eastern Shore offices, accepting new patients and has consulting privileges in all area hospitals. He enjoys outdoor activities with family, traveling & Nature conservation.
Anthony Zydlewski, MD joined the practice in 1998. He is especially interested in the care of patients receiving peritoneal dialysis and in-home hemodialysis. He practices out of the Norfolk office and his primary hospitals are Sentara Leigh Hospital and Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zydlewski enjoys fishing and running and is a Boston Red Sox fan. Dr. Zydlewski served in the United States Army.