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Ira Meisels

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Nephrology
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  • Nephrology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School

  • Fellowship, Nephrology
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center- Harvard Medical School


    Ira S. Meisels, M.D. graduated Yale School of Medicine in 1990 and completed an Internal Medicine Residency and Nephrology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston.
    He is Chief of the Division of Nephrology of Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai Roosevelt and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. An active clinician and educator, he is co-Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation of GNY and a past committee chair of the Renal Physicians Association


Gefen JY, Fox D, Giangola G, Ewing DR, Meisels IS. The transposed forearm loop arteriovenous fistula: a valuable option for primary hemodialysis access in diabetic patients. Ann Vasc Surg 2002; 16:89-94. .;.

Berns JS, Elzein H, Lynn RI, Fishbane S, Meisels IS, DeOreo PB. Hemoglobin variability in Epoetin-treated hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int. 2003; 64(4):1514-1521.;.

Berns JS, Fishbane S, Elzein H, Lynn RI, Deoreo PB, Tharpe DL, Meisels IS. The effect of a change in epoetin alfa reimbursement policy on anemia outcomes in hemodialysis patients. Hemodialysis International 2005; 9(3): 255-263..;.

Sarkar SR, Kuhlmann MK, Kotanko P, Zhu F, Heymsfield SB, Wang J, Meisels IS, Gotch FA, Kaysen GA, Levin NW. Metabolic consequences of body size and body composition in hemodialysis patients. Kidney Int. 2006; 70(10):1832-1839.;.

Bansal A, Sandhu G, Chitale RA, Jones J, Meisels IS. Effect of Lower Calcium Dialysate in Laboratory Abnormalities in Chronic Kidney Disease-Associated Mineral and Bone Disorders. Am J Ther 2012 19(6): 429-431..;.

Bansal A, Sandhu G, Gupta I…, Meisels I, Chan G. Effect of Aggressively Driven Intravenous Iron on Infectious Complications in End Stage Renal Disease Patients on Maintenance Hemodialysis. Am J Ther. 2014 Jul-Aug; 21(4):250-253. .;.

Nadkarni GN, Annapureddy N, Meisels IS. Topiramate-Induced Refractory Hypokalemia. Am J Ther 2014 Sept-Oct; 21(5)e157-158..;.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Meisels during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.


  • Gerson Lehrman Group

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