David J. Leehey
  • Professor
  • Medical Director, Acute Dialysis
  • Nephrology
Kidney Stones, Kidney Disorders, Diabetic Kidney Disease, High Blood Pressure
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine - General Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology - Subspecialty Cert: AM Board of Internal Medicine

Magnesium and Dialysis: The Neglected CationAlhosaini,M.; Leehey,D. J.American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2015 ; ( ):

Bariatric surgery: the solution to a big problem?Alhosaini,M.; Leehey,D.; Kramer,H.American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation 2014 ;64(3):332-334

Hypomagnesemia in Hemodialysis Patients: Role of Proton Pump InhibitorsAlhosaini,M.; Walter,J. S.; Singh,S.; Dieter,R. S.; Hsieh,A.; Leehey,D. J.American Journal of Nephrology 2014 ;39(3):204-209

Combined Angiotensin inhibition for the treatment of diabetic nephropathyFried,L. F.; Emanuele,N.; Zhang,J. H.; Brophy,M.; Conner,T. A.; Duckworth,W.; Leehey,D. J.; McCullough,P. A.; O'Connor,T.; Palevsky,P. M.; Reilly,R. F.; Seliger,S. L.; Warren,S. R.; Watnick,S.; Peduzzi,P.; Guarino,P.; VA NEPHRON-D InvestigatorsThe New England journal of medicine 2013 ;369(20):1892-1903

Life-threatening hypokalemia following rapid correction of respiratory acidosisHammond,K.; You,D.; Collins,E. G.; Leehey,D. J.; Laghi,F.Heart & lung : the journal of critical care 2013 ; ( ):

Remission of membranous nephropathy after therapy with astragalus membranaceusLeehey,D. J.; Casini,T.; Massey,D.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2010 ;55(4):772-772

Solute and water excretion patterns in patients with nocturnal polyuriaHerek,J. I.; FitzGerald,M. P.; Mohindra,M.; Wickman,C.; Leehey,D. J.; Bidani,A. K.; Griffin,K. A.International Journal of Nephrology & Urology 2010 ;2(4):526-531

Inhibition of intracellular angiotensin II formation blocks high glucose effect on mesangial matrix.Singh,R.; Choubey,D.; Chen,J.; Leehey,D. J.Regulatory peptides 2009 ;158(1-3):103-109

Genome-wide linkage scans for type 2 diabetes mellitus in four ethnically diverse populations-significant evidence for linkage on chromosome 4q in African Americans: the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes Research Group.Malhotra,A.; Igo,R. P.,Jr; Thameem,F.; Kao,W. H.; Abboud,H. E.; Adler,S. G.; Arar,N. H.; Bowden,D. W.; Duggirala,R.; Freedman,B. I.; Goddard,K. A.; Ipp,E.; Iyengar,S. K.; Kimmel,P. L.; Knowler,W. C.; Kohn,O.; Leehey,D. J.; Meoni,L. A.; Nelson,R. G.; Nicholas,S. B.; Parekh,R. S.; Rich,S. S.; Chen,Y. D.; Saad,M. F.; Scavini,M.; Schelling,J. R.; Sedor,J. R.; Shah,V. O.; Taylor,K. D.; Thornley-Brown,D.; Zager,P. G.; Horvath,A.; Hanson,R. L.Diabetes/Metabolism Research Reviews 2009 ;25(8):740-747

Contaminated product water as the source of Phialemonium curvatum bloodstream infection among patients undergoing hemodialysis.Rao,C. Y.; Pachucki,C.; Cali,S.; Santhiraj,M.; Krankoski,K. L.; Noble-Wang,J. A.; Leehey,D. J.; Popli,S.; Brandt,M. E.; Lindsley,M. D.; Fridkin,S. K.; Arduino,M. J.Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology 2009 ;30(9):840-847

Aerobic exercise in obese diabetic patients with chronic kidney disease: a randomized and controlled pilot study.Leehey,D. J.; Moinuddin,I.; Bast,J. P.; Qureshi,S.; Jelinek,C. S.; Cooper,C.; Edwards,L. C.; Smith,B. M.; Collins,E. G.Cardiovascular Diabetology 2009 ;8( ):62

Obesity management in adults with CKDKramer,H.; Tuttle,K. R.; Leehey,D.; Luke,A.; Durazo-Arvizu,R.; Shoham,D.; Cooper,R.; Beddhu,S.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2009 ;53(1):151-165

Disparity in utilization of combined kidney-liver transplantation in the United StatesMehta,S. D.; Leehey,D. J.Clinical transplantation 2009 ;23(6):938-942

Thrombotic microangiopathy associated with sunitinib, a VEGF inhibitor, in a patient with factor V Leiden mutation.Levey,S. A.; Bajwa,R. S.; Picken,M. M.; Clark,J. I.; Barton,K.; Leehey,D. J.NDT Plus 2008 ;3( ):154-156

MYH9 is associated with nondiabetic end-stage renal disease in African Americans.Kao,W. H.; Klag,M. J.; Meoni,L. A.; Reich,D.; Berthier-Schaad,Y.; Li,M.; Coresh,J.; Patterson,N.; Tandon,A.; Powe,N. R.; Fink,N. E.; Sadler,J. H.; Weir,M. R.; Abboud,H. E.; Adler,S. G.; Divers,J.; Iyengar,S. K.; Freedman,B. I.; Kimmel,P. L.; Knowler,W. C.; Kohn,O. F.; Kramp,K.; Leehey,D. J.; Nicholas,S. B.; Pahl,M. V.; Schelling,J. R.; Sedor,J. R.; Thornley-Brown,D.; Winkler,C. A.; Smith,M. W.; Parekh,R. S.Nature genetics 2008 ;40(10):1185-1192

A comparison of aerobic exercise and resistance training in patients with and without chronic kidney diseaseMoinuddin,I.; Leehey,D. J.Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 2008 ;15(1):83-96

Glomerular renin angiotensin system in streptozotocin diabetic and Zucker diabetic fatty rats.Leehey,D. J.; Singh,A. K.; Bast,J. P.; Sethupathi,P.; Singh,R.Translational Research: The Journal Of Laboratory & Clinical Medicine 2008 ;151(4):208-216

Treatment of idiopathic membranous nephropathy with the herb Astragalus membranaceus.Ahmed,M. S.; Hou,S. H.; Battaglia,M. C.; Picken,M. M.; Leehey,D. J.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2007 ;50(6):1028-1032

Effect of ACE inhibitors on angiotensin II in rat mesangial cells cultured in high glucose.Singh,R.; Leehey,D. J.Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications 2007 ;357(4):1040-1045

Expanding the pathologic spectrum of immunoglobulin light chain proximal tubulopathy.Kapur,U.; Barton,K.; Fresco,R.; Leehey,D. J.; Picken,M. M.Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 2007 ;131(9):1368-1372

"Culture-negative" peritonitis due to Histoplasma capsulatum.Marcic,S. M.; Kammeyer,P. L.; Aneziokoro,C.; Bartnicki,L.; Yong,S.; Leehey,D. J.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2006 ;21(10):3002

Albuminuria in acute tubular necrosis.West,B. L.; Picken,M. M.; Leehey,D. J.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2006 ;21(10):2953-2956

Evaluation of proteinuria in healthy living kidney donor candidates.Leischner,M. P.; Naratadam,G. O.; Hou,S. H.; Singh,A. K.; Leehey,D. J.Transplantation proceedings 2006 ;38(9):2796-2797

A randomized controlled trial of oral versus intravenous iron in chronic kidney disease.Agarwal,R.; Rizkala,A. R.; Bastani,B.; Kaskas,M. O.; Leehey,D. J.; Besarab,A.American Journal of Nephrology 2006 ;26(5):445-454

Sodium ferric gluconate causes oxidative stress but not acute renal injury in patients with chronic kidney disease: a pilot study.Leehey,D. J.; Palubiak,D. J.; Chebrolu,S.; Agarwal,R.Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 2005 ;20(1):135-140

Effect of high glucose on superoxide in human mesangial cells: role of angiotensin II.Leehey,D. J.; Isreb,M. A.; Marcic,S.; Singh,A. K.; Singh,R.Nephron.Experimental Nephrology 2005 ;100(1):e46-53

Progression of kidney disease in type 2 diabetes - beyond blood pressure control: an observational study.Leehey,D. J.; Kramer,H. J.; Daoud,T. M.; Chatha,M. P.; Isreb,M. A.BMC Nephrology 2005 ;6(1):8

A novel mechanism for angiotensin II formation in streptozotocin-diabetic rat glomeruli.Singh,R.; Singh,A. K.; Leehey,D. J.American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology 2005 ;288(6):F1183-90

Symptomatic hypocalcemia due to the inadvertent use of a calcium-free hemodialysate.Ulozas,E.; Chebrolu,S. B.; Shanaah,A.; Daoud,T. M.; Leehey,D. J.; Ing,T. S.Artificial Organs 2004 ;28(2):229-231

Simultaneous transjugular renal biopsy and hemodialysis catheter placement in patients with ARF.Ahmed,M. S.; Patel,A.; Borge,M. A.; Picken,M. M.; Leehey,D. J.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2004 ;44(3):429-436

Mechanism of increased angiotensin II levels in glomerular mesangial cells cultured in high glucose.Singh,R.; Singh,A. K.; Alavi,N.; Leehey,D. J.Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2003 ;14(4):873-880

Paecilomyces peritonitis: case report and review of the literatureWright,K.; Popli,S.; Gandhi,V. C.; Lentino,J. R.; Reyes,C. V.; Leehey,D. J.Clinical nephrology 2003 ;59(4):305-310

Utility of a peritoneal dialysis leukocyte test strip in the diagnosis of peritonitis.Sam,R.; Sahani,M.; Ulozas,E.; Leehey,D. J.; Ing,T. S.; Gandhi,V. C.Artificial Organs 2002 ;26(6):546-548

High glucose decreases matrix metalloproteinase-2 activity in rat mesangial cells via transforming growth factor-beta1.Singh,R.; Song,R. H.; Alavi,N.; Pegoraro,A. A.; Singh,A. K.; Leehey,D. J.Experimental nephrology 2001 ;9(4):249-257

Metabolic alkalosis in a hemodialysis patient after ingestion of a large amount of an antacid medication.Sahani,M. M.; Brennan,J. F.; Nwakanma,C.; Chow,M. T.; Ing,T. S.; Leehey,D. J.Artificial Organs 2001 ;25(4):313-315

Transjugular renal biopsy in patients with liver diseaseSam,R.; Leehey,D. J.; Picken,M. M.; Borge,M. A.; Yetter,E. M.; Ing,T. S.; Van Thiel,D. H.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2001 ;37(6):1144-1151

Removal of Foscarnet by hemodialysis using dialysate-side values.Sam,R.; Patel,S. B.; Popli,A.; Leehey,D. J.; Gambertoglio,J. G.; Ing,T. S.International Journal of Artificial Organs 2000 ;23(3):165-167

Improved graft survival after renal transplantation in the United States, 1988 to 1996Sam,R.; Leehey,D. J.New England Journal of Medicine 2000 ;342(24):1837-1838

Tissue plasminogen activator can effectively declot peritoneal dialysis catheters.Sahani,M. M.; Mukhtar,K. N.; Boorgu,R.; Leehey,D. J.; Popli,S.; Ing,T. S.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2000 ;36(3):675

Role of angiotensin II in diabetic nephropathyLeehey,D. J.; Singh,A. K.; Alavi,N.; Singh,R.Kidney International - Supplement 2000 ;77( ):S93-8

Management of hypophosphatemia induced by high-flux hemodiafiltration for the treatment of vancomycin toxicity: intravenous phosphorus therapy versus use of a phosphorus-enriched dialysate.Gatchalian,R. A.; Popli,A.; Ejaz,A. A.; Leehey,D. J.; Kjellstrand,C. M.; Ing,T. S.American Journal of Kidney Diseases 2000 ;36(6):1262-1266

Mortality among patients on dialysis, patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and transplant recipientsGatchalian,R. A.; Leehey,D. J.New England Journal of Medicine 2000 ;342(12):893-894

Medical School
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Michael Reese Hospital, Internal Medicine: General
  • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine: Nephrology
  • Classical Music
  • Singing
  • Piano