09/26/2006

Onder Joins WVU Pediatrics


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Ali Mirza Onder, M.D., a pediatric nephrologist, has joined West Virginia University’s Department of Pediatrics in the WVU School of Medicine. With the addition of Dr. Onder, WVU Children’s Hospital now offers care in 33 pediatric specialties.

Pediatric nephrologists are dedicated to the care of children with kidney diseases. They also evaluate and treat problems with growth and development specifically related to chronic kidney disease.

Dr. Onder earned his medical degree from Uludag University in Turkey in 1997, and completed a pediatric residency at Marmara University Hospital in Istanbul. He did his internship and residency at Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Fla., and his pediatric nephrology fellowship at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he worked with Giovanni Piedimonte, M.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics at WVU.

“Dr. Onder is an excellent physician and dedicated researcher,” said Dr. Piedimonte. “He is just the second pediatric nephrologist in West Virginia and his hiring helps support our goal to make sure all pediatric subspecialties are represented at WVU Children’s Hospital. Children should be able to receive any type of general and specialized medical care here in Morgantown.”

WVU pediatricians see patients – from newborns to teenagers – in the Physician Office Center and at WVU Children’s Hospital. Last year, they welcomed more than 38,000 young patients in their clinics and treated 7,500 in the hospital. 

“I look forward to once again working with Dr. Piedimonte and joining WVU Children’s Hospital,” Dr. Onder said. “The leadership and vision of the Department of Pediatrics and the range of specialties offered here ensures quality care for the children of West Virginia and beyond.”

“Our pediatrics department has a very strong core of specialties, such as general pediatrics, cardiology, allergy/immunology, intensive care, and neonatology. Adding nephrology adds depth to our existing programs,” Piedimonte said.

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
sfb:09-26-06

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