Dr. Michael Gitman, a kidney specialist, will give a presentation about maintaining kidney health on Science Sunday at the 24th Annual HPS Network Conference, March 12th, at the Long Island Marriott Conference Center in Uniondale, NY. Although a relationship between HPS and kidney disease is not yet known, a small number of people with HPS have reported kidney problems. Little is known about the issue and it is currently unclear if the problems are a result of issues related to the syndrome, or other treatments patients may have undergone to cope with various complications of HPS.

Dr. Gitman is Associate Chair for Academic Affairs and Quality for the North Shore-LIJ Department of Medicine and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. Dr. Gitman’s academic interests include medical education, quality improvement, and medication safety. His clinical interests are in electrolyte disorders, acid base abnormalities, and acute kidney injury.