Nephrologist: David J. Leehey, MD | Loyola Medicine

David J. Leehey, MD, FACP

Medicine

Nephrology
Professor
Medical Director, Acute Dialysis

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • Kidney (Ureteric) Stone
  • Kidney Disorder
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Renal Disease (Kidney Disease)

About Dr. Leehey

Interests
Classical Music, Singing, Piano

Medical Education

Medical School
Boston University School of Medicine
Residency
Michael Reese Hospital - Internal Medicine: General
Fellowship
  • University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics - Internal Medicine: Nephrology

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Nephrology

Research

  • Increasing Mortality in Adults With Diabetes and Low Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate in the Absence of Albuminuria Kramer, H.; Boucher, R. E.; Leehey, D.; Fried, L.; Wei, G.; Greene, T.; Rosas, S. E.; Cooper, R.; Cao, G.; Beddhu, S., Diabetes care
  • Non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease is associated with high total and out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures Small, C.; Kramer, H. J.; Griffin, K. A.; Vellanki, K.; Leehey, D. J.; Bansal, V. K.; Markossian, T. W., BMC Nephrology
  • Controversies Regarding Lipid Management and Statin Use for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Patients With CKD Markossian, T.; Burge, N.; Ling, B.; Schneider, J.; Pacold, I.; Bansal, V.; Leehey, D.; Stroupe, K.; Chang, A.; Kramer, H., American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
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  • Selecting SNPs informative for African American Indian and European Ancestry: application to the Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND), Williams, R. C.; Elston, R. C.; Kumar, P.; Knowler, W. C.; Abboud, H. E.; Adler, S.; Bowden, D. W.; Divers, J.; Freedman, B. I.; Igo, R. P., Jr; Ipp, E.; Iyengar, S. K.; Kimmel, P. L.; Klag, M. J.; Kohn, O.; Langefeld, C. D.; Leehey, D. J.; Nelson, R. G.; Nicholas, S. B.; Pahl, M. V.; Parekh, R. S.; Rotter, J. I.; Schelling, J. R.; Sedor, J. R.; Shah, V. O.; Smith, M. W.; Taylor, K. D.; Thameem, F.; Thornley-Brown, D.; Winkler, C. A.; Guo, X.; Zager, P.; Hanson, R. L.; FIND Research Group, BMC genomics
  • Urinary incontinence and diuretic avoidance among adults with chronic kidney disease Patel, M.; Vellanki, K.; Leehey, D. J.; Bansal, V. K.; Brubaker, L.; Flanigan, R.; Koval, J.; Wadhwa, A.; Balasubramanian, N.; Sandhu, J.; Kramer, H., International Urology and Nephrology
  • BP and Renal Outcomes in Diabetic Kidney Disease: The Veterans Affairs Nephropathy in Diabetes Trial Leehey, D. J.; Zhang, J. H.; Emanuele, N. V.; Whaley-Connell, A.; Palevsky, P. M.; Reilly, R. F.; Guarino, P.; Fried, L. F.; VA NEPHRON-D Study Group, Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN
  • Genome-Wide Association and Trans-ethnic Meta-Analysis for Advanced Diabetic Kidney Disease: Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND) Iyengar, S. K.; Sedor, J. R.; Freedman, B. I.; Kao, W. H.; Kretzler, M.; Keller, B. J.; Abboud, H. E.; Adler, S. G.; Best, L. G.; Bowden, D. W.; Burlock, A.; Chen, Y. D.; Cole, S. A.; Comeau, M. E.; Curtis, J. M.; Divers, J.; Drechsler, C.; Duggirala, R.; Elston, R. C.; Guo, X.; Huang, H.; Hoffmann, M. M.; Howard, B. V.; Ipp, E.; Kimmel, P. L.; Klag, M. J.; Knowler, W. C.; Kohn, O. F.; Leak, T. S.; Leehey, D. J.; Li, M.; Malhotra, A.; Marz, W.; Nair, V.; Nelson, R. G.; Nicholas, S. B.; O'Brien, S. J.; Pahl, M. V.; Parekh, R. S.; Pezzolesi, M. G.; Rasooly, R. S.; Rotimi, C. N.; Rotter, J. I.; Schelling, J. R.; Seldin, M. F.; Shah, V. O.; Smiles, A. M.; Smith, M. W.; Taylor, K. D.; Thameem, F.; Thornley-Brown, D. P.; Truitt, B. J.; Wanner, C.; Weil, E. J.; Winkler, C. A.; Zager, P. G.; Igo, R. P., Jr; Hanson, R. L.; Langefeld, C. D.; Family Investigation of Nephropathy and Diabetes (FIND), PLoS Genetics
  • Magnesium and Dialysis: The Neglected Cation Alhosaini, M.; Leehey, D. J., American Journal of Kidney Diseases : The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
  • Time trends in the association of ESRD incidence with area-level poverty in the US population Garrity, B. H.; Kramer, H.; Vellanki, K.; Leehey, D.; Brown, J.; Shoham, D. A., Hemodialysis international.International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis
  • 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
  • Hypomagnesemia in Hemodialysis Patients: Role of Proton Pump Inhibitors Alhosaini, M.; Walter, J. S.; Singh, S.; Dieter, R. S.; Hsieh, A.; Leehey, D. J., American Journal of Nephrology
  • Combined Angiotensin inhibition for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy Fried, 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 Investigators, The New England journal of medicine
  • Life-threatening hypokalemia following rapid correction of respiratory acidosis Hammond, K.; You, D.; Collins, E. G.; Leehey, D. J.; Laghi, F., Heart & lung : the journal of critical care
  • Remission of membranous nephropathy after therapy with astragalus membranaceus Leehey, D. J.; Casini, T.; Massey, D., American Journal of Kidney Diseases
  • Solute and water excretion patterns in patients with nocturnal polyuria Herek, J. I.; FitzGerald, M. P.; Mohindra, M.; Wickman, C.; Leehey, D. J.; Bidani, A. K.; Griffin, K. A., International Journal of Nephrology & Urology
  • 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
  • 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
  • Disparity in utilization of combined kidney-liver transplantation in the United States Mehta, S. D.; Leehey, D. J., Clinical transplantation
  • 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
  • Inhibition of intracellular angiotensin II formation blocks high glucose effect on mesangial matrix. Singh, R.; Choubey, D.; Chen, J.; Leehey, D. J., Regulatory peptides
  • Obesity management in adults with CKD Kramer, H.; Tuttle, K. R.; Leehey, D.; Luke, A.; Durazo-Arvizu, R.; Shoham, D.; Cooper, R.; Beddhu, S., American Journal of Kidney Diseases
  • A comparison of aerobic exercise and resistance training in patients with and without chronic kidney disease Moinuddin, I.; Leehey, D. J., Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Effect of ACE inhibitors on angiotensin II in rat mesangial cells cultured in high glucose. Singh, R.; Leehey, D. J., Biochemical & Biophysical Research Communications
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • 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
  • Albuminuria in acute tubular necrosis. West, B. L.; Picken, M. M.; Leehey, D. J., Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Paecilomyces peritonitis: case report and review of the literature Wright, K.; Popli, S.; Gandhi, V. C.; Lentino, J. R.; Reyes, C. V.; Leehey, D. J., Clinical nephrology
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transjugular renal biopsy in patients with liver disease Sam, 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
  • Improved graft survival after renal transplantation in the United States 1988 to 1996, Sam, R.; Leehey, D. J., New England Journal of Medicine
  • 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
  • Mortality among patients on dialysis patients on dialysis awaiting transplantation, and transplant recipients, Gatchalian, R. A.; Leehey, D. J., New England Journal of Medicine
  • Role of angiotensin II in diabetic nephropathy Leehey, D. J.; Singh, A. K.; Alavi, N.; Singh, R., Kidney International - Supplement
  • 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