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Curriculum Vitae

Kathleen S. Padgitt,

Present Academic Rank and Position:

2005 - Present:   Clinical Preceptor, Chatham College, Pittsburgh, PA

1995 - Present:   Associate Professor Medicine, NEOMED, Rootstown, OH


Education, Undergraduate:

1983:   Hubbard High School, Hubbard, OH

1983 - 1989:  Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH  

BS in Combined Science with MD from NEOMED, Summa Cum Laude

1983:  Critical Care Summer Fellowship, Regional Cardiac Learning Center.

Dr. L. Woods, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, OH

1988:  Summer Research Fellowship Demographics of juvenile diabetes,

Chronic psychological factors and stressors

Dr. H. Latorre, Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH



1985 - 1989:  NOEMED, Rootstown, OH  M.D. Class Rank: 14/87



1989 - 1990:  Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH   Internship

1990 - 1992:  Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH   Medical Residency

1992 - 1993:  Western Reserve Care System,  Youngstown, OH  Medical Teaching Service Attending

1993 - 1994:  Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA   Nephrology Fellowship

1994 - 1995:  Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, OH  Medical Teaching Service Attending

1996 - 1997:  Allegheny General Hospital Pittsbugh, PA  Nephrology Fellowship

2013 - 2014:  University of Arizona,  Integrative Medicine Fellowship


Board Certification:

1992:  American Board of Internal Medicine:  #143455

1997:  American Board of Nephrology:  #143455

2002:  Recertification American Board of Internal Medicine

2003:  American Society of Hypertension

2006:  Recertification of American Board of Nephrology

2012:  Recertification of American Board of Internal Medicine

2012:  E Cornell Certification in Plant Based Nutrition

2013:  Recertification of American Society of Hypertension


Medical Licensure:

1990 - Present:  Ohio State Medical Board, Ohio State License:  #35-06-0428

1993 - Present:  Pennsylvania State Medical Board, PA State Certificate:  #MD-050037-L


Positions Held:

Partner / Shareholder at The Kidney Group, Inc.

Physician / President at The Center for Lifestyle Change


Honors and Awards:

Phi Kappa Phi

Diabetic Support Group - Junior and Senior Year, Todd's Children's Hospital

Biochemistry Laboratory Teaching Assistant - Sophomore Year

Tutor for Neurology

1992 - 1993:  Teaching Attending of the Year - Western Reserve Care System

1994 - 1995:  Scholarship to Honors College at Kent State University Department of English


Institutional, Departmental and Divisional Administrative Responsibilities:

1995 - Present:  Staff, CDC / The Centers for Dialysis Care Facilities,

18720 Chagrin Blvd., October 6, 2011 Shaker Heights, OH 44122

1995 - Present:  Active Staff, Valley Health Care Hospital-Northside Campus,

500 Gyspy Lane, Youngstown, OH 44501

1995 - Present:  Active Staff, Valley Health Care Hosptial-Trumbull Campus,

1350 E. Market St., Warren, OH 44482

1995 - Present:  Active Staff, St. Elizabeth Health Center,

10444 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, OH 44501

1995 - Present:  Courtesy Staff, St. Joseph Health Center

667 Eastland Ave., Warren, OH 44484

1995 - Present:  Affiliate Staff, Sharon Regional Health System

740 East State St., Sharon, PA 16146

1995 - Present: Consulting Staff, UPMC Horizon

2200 Memorial Dr., Farrell, PA 16121

1999 - Present:  Staff, Dialysis Clinics, Inc.

737 Brookshire Dr., Hermitage, PA 16148

1999 - Present:  Consulting Staff, Vibra Hospital of Mahoning Valley

8064 South AVe., Boardman, OH 44512

1999 - Present:  Active Staff, Select Specialty Hospital of Mahoning Valley

1044 Belmont Ave, Youngstown, OH

2001 - Present:  Staff, Fresenius Medical Care,

207 West Laurel Ave., New Castle, PA 16101

2001 - Present:  Medical Director - Designee Fresenius Medical Care

139 Javit Ct., Austintown, OH 44515

2001 - Present:  Fresenius Medical Care

25052 Country Club Blvd., Suite 250, North Olmstead, OH 44070

2002 - Present:  Consulting Staff, Jameson Memorial Hospital,

1211 Wilmington Ave., New Castle, PA 16105

8/2004 - Present:  Medical Director - Designee, Fresenius Medical Care,

2020 East State St., Suite J, Salem, OH 44460

2007 - Present:  Active Staff, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center

8401 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512


Professional and Society Memberships:

American College of Physicians

American Diabetes Association

American Society of Hypertension

American Society of Nephrology

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Mahoning County Medical Society

National Kidney Foundation

Ohio State Medical Association

Renal Physicians Association

The Renal Network


Presentations and Publications:

1. Compliance at different ages in an insulin-dependent diabetic population.

Presented a Poster Day for Summer Research Fellowships. 1987.

2. Latorre, Stern, Julius, Padgitt. Compliance at different ages in an insulin-dependent population.

Commentary received from Diabetes Care on the manuscript.


Research Projects:

1997 - 1999 Use of Femoral Vein Cannulation Study

1997:  Screening Chest X-Ray Among the Chronic Outpatient Hemodialysis Patient

• ASN Abstract 1998     • ASN Poster 1998

1998:  Herapin Coated Charcoal Hemoperfusion Induced Intravascular Hemodialysis

• For Internal Medicine NEOUCOM   • Poster Presentation

1998:  Cardiac Enzyme Article,  Up to Date Publication

1999:  Effect of ACE Inhibitors on Patients Undergoing Cardiac Catheterization

•  ASN Abstract   • ASN Poster Presentation


Professional Activities and Personal Interests:

1. Nutritional Counseling for Type II Diabetes Mellitus, Chronic Kidney Disease,

Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome.

2. Provide Diagnostic Evaluations and Therapeutic Alternatives for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease,

Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus.

3. Humility of Mary Helath Partners Nursing Grand Rounds

a. November 2012:  Whole Foods and Inflammation

b. November 2013:  Nutritional Intervention for Hypertension

c. April 2013:  Nutritional Interventions for Stroke Prevention


Public Lectures:

2012:  Sugar and Inflammation

Vale of Whole Foods

The Effects of Artifical Sweetners

Health Effects of Meat

Introduction to Raw Foods

Introduction to Juicing and Fasting


2013:  Blasting Disease with Berries

Changing Health with Nuts, Seeds and Beans

Diabetes: The Basics

Healthy Living from Roots Up

Outsmarting Inflammatory Disease

Hormones and Obesity

Fighting Cancer with Cruciferous Vegetables

How to Make Your Blood Vessels Healthy - 1/2 Day Seminar



2013:  Board of Directors:  American Heart Associate for Mahoning County, Youngstown, OH

2013:  Board of Directors:  Grow Youngstown CSA, Youngstwon, OH