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Enjoy a better life and brighter future through kidney disease treatment and research in San Antonio and South Texas

CARLOS H. ZEM, M.D.

Education

M.D., Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Graduated Salutatorian, 2002
New York Medical College - Fifth Pathway Program

Postgraduate Training

Internship, Internal Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2006

Fellowship, Nephrology, University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, 2009

Board certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Professional Organizations, Societies

Renal Physician Association
National Kidney Foundation
American College of Physicians
American Society of Nephrology
Bexar County Medical Society
Texas Medical Association

Awards and Honors

2009, Fellow of the year award – University of Rochester
2008, Fellow of the year finalist – University of Rochester
2006, Resident of the Year Award – University of Southern California
2005, Resident of the Year Award – University of Southern California
2004, Intern of the Year Award – University of Southern California
2002, Salutatorian of graduating medical school class
1998-2002, Dean's List from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
1998, Excellence Award
1997, Dean's List from the University of Pittsburgh

Publications and presentations

Marlon G. Ramilo, MD, Carlos H. Zem, MD, Ming W. Liu, MD.
Role of Fractional Flow Reserve in Intermediate Coronary Lesions. SCAI – Abstract.

Poster Presentation on Role of Fractional Flow Reserve in Intermediate Coronary Lesions.
SCAI's 28th Annual Scientific meeting May 4th-May 7th, 2005.

Research Experience

Research Assistant, University of Southern California. Preceptor Josephine Chu, MD. The effects of the DASH-Sodium diet on the sympathetic nervous system activation in patients with mild to moderate chronic kidney disease. In this project, we want to determine if the DASH low-sodium diet is effective in blood pressure reduction in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease. In addition, we also want to determine the impact of DASH-low sodium diet on the sympathetic nervous system and baroreceptor function. The goal of this project is to recruit a total of 36 participants. Patients will stay in the research ward for two weeks at which time multiple blood pressure readings will be taken, along with measurement of muscle sympathetic nerve activity, baroreflex, cold pressor test, and lab work.

Research Assistant, Preceptor Ming Liu, M.D. Correlation of fractional flow reserve (FFR) studies with qualitative (QL) and quantitative coronary assessment (QCA) of intermediate lesions in major epicardial coronary arteries. The research is being conducted at LAC + USC Medical Center.

Research Assistant, Preceptor Ming Liu, M.D. Clinical Outcome of high risk restenosis patients treated with drug eluting coronary stents. Assisted with recording of stent size, quality, and quantity, along with complexity of coronary artery disease on angiogram. Reviewed medical history to classify patients as low versus high risk for restenosis. The research is being conducted at LAC + USC Medical Center.

Research Assistant, Preceptor Dan Gray, M.D. University of Rochester. HDRisk – Risk of concept study for accessing the interest of novel ECG technologies in the risk stratification of patients with end stage renal disease. Study will be concluded in June of 2009.

Clinic Locations

Downtown

215 E. Quincy Street, Suite 610
San Antonio, Texas  78215
210.226.2001

Floresville

497 10th Street, Suite 102
Floresville, Texas
210.359.7888

Affiliated Hospitals

Acuity Hospital of South Texas

718 Lexington Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215

Baptist Downtown

111 Dallas Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Metropolitan Methodist

1310 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Mission Trails Baptist

3333 Research Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78235

Languages

English
Spanish
Portuguese