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Melvin Laski

Melvin Laski

  • Professor
  • Professor of Physiology
  • Transplant Nephrologist
Office Phone: 806-743-3150
Email: melvin.laski@ttuhsc.edu
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 9410
Lubbock TX 79430-9410

Positions:

  • Professor , Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1996-Present
  • Professor of Physiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1996-Present
  • Staff Physician, Department of Veteran Affairs Lubbock, TX 1985-2005
  • Associate Professor , Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1993-1996
  • Associate Professor of Physiology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1993-1996

Admin Assignments:

  • Transplant Nephrologist, University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX 2004-Present
  • Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program University Medical Center, Lubbock, TX 2008-2011
  • Division Chief, Nephrology, General Internal Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX 2000-2006

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Nephrology Fellow: University of California, San Francisco, 1981
  • Resident: University of Mighigan Hospitals, 1979

Education:

  • MD: Univ Of Illinois Med Center, 1976
  • BA: Lewis College, 1971

Selected Publications:

  • Helfrich, G & Hoggard, J & Laski, Melvin & Myers, W & Newsome, G & Norris, S & Stanbaugh, G & Wheeler, C Improved renal transplant graft survival and patient survival with low dose aspirin.
  • Tuncel-kara, Meryem & Dissanaike, Sharmila & Laski, Melvin (2012) Acute kidney injury is a major determinant of mortality in burn patients.
  • Laski, Melvin & Titus, R & Cobb, E July (2012) Renal Tubular Acidosis BMJ Publications.
  • Elsanjak, A & Raj, R & Ussavarungsi, K & Laski, Melvin (2011) Sirolimus induced granulomatous interstitial pneumonitis 122, 950 A.
  • Sohal, D & Laski, Melvin & Sood, V (2011) Successful treatment of Psudallescheria Boydii Brain Abscesses in a Renal Transplant Recipient 122, 954A.

Selected Presentations:

  • Acute Kidney Injury is a Major Determinant of Mortality in Burn Patients San Diego, California ; November 2012.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • A Therapeutic-Equivlaence Study Comparing the Efficacy and Safety of Intravenous Epoetin Hospira and Epoetin Alfa (Amgen) in Patients with Chronic Renal Failure Requiring Hemodialysis and Receiving Epoetin Maintenance Treatment 2012-
    Awarded by Hospira
    in the amount of $0
    Principal

  • A 12 month, multi-center, randomized, open-label non-inferiority study comparing the safety and efficacy of concentration-controlled Everolimus with low dose tacrolimus to CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) with standard dose tacrolimus in de novo renal transplant recipients 2010-2012
    Awarded by Novartis
    in the amount of $0
    Principal

Selected Awards:

  • Best Doctor in America, 2013.
  • Outstanding Clinician, Texas Monthly, 2011.
  • Outstanding Clinician, Texas "Super Doc", Texas Monthly Magazine, 2009.
  • Outstanding Clinician, Texas "Super Doc", Texas Monthly Magazine, 2008.
  • Outstanding Clinician, Texas "Super Doc", Texas Monthly Magazine, 2007.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • MINT7093 Internal Medicine Jr Clerkship - Fall 2012
  • Disorders of Phosphate Metabolism (clinical) - 2012
  • Disorders of Renal Potassium Handling (clinical) - 2012
  • Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis - 2012
  • General Medicine Floor Service - 2012

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Infections in Kidney Transplant Patients - 2012
  • Acute kidney failure in the burn unit: The AKFOBU study - 2012
Date last updated: 9/8/2014
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