Steven Fishbane, MD

Chief, Division of Kidney Disease and Hypertension, Northwell Health

Vice President, Northwell Health for Network Dialysis Services, Northwell Health

Professor of Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Phone: (516) 465-8200

About the Investigator

Steven Fishbane is the chief of nephrology of Northwell Health and Professor of Medicine at the Zucker School of Medicine. As a nephrologist with over 23 years of clinical experience and over 22 years as a medical researcher he understands and has studied many of the issues involved with patient hospitalizations, readmissions, complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and issues with decision making related to end stage kidney disease (ESKD). An important part of his training has been as medical director for 5 different dialysis facilities and as Medical Director for the Healthy Transitions in Advanced Kidney Disease Program. He has been the recipient of multiple honors and holds several appointments, including to the National Quality Forum’s Standing Committee of Admissions and Readmissions. Through his clinical research, Dr. Fishbane has become renowned for advancement and innovation in the treatment of CKD patients.

Dr. Fishbane received his MD and trained in nephrology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has worked as a medical researcher for over 21 year, and has over 183 peer reviewed publications.

Research Focus

Hyperkalemia Management Complications of kidney disease
Inflammation in Kidney Disease
Quality management in Kidney Disease Anemia and Iron Management
Outcomes of kidney disease


Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Degree: MD

Columbia University
Degree: Premedical Courses

University of Miami
Degree: BBA
Field of Study: Computer Science & Accounting

Lab Members

Azzour Hazzan
Associate Chairperson

Joy Jurnack
Research Nurse

Susan Mathew
Research Coordinator

Isabel Roitman, NP

Honors and Awards

2012 Nephrologist of the Year, American Kidney Fund
2007-present Castle Connelly Top Doctors
2004-Present Best Doctors
2003-2004 Best Doctors
2002-2003 Best Doctors
2002 Physician Leadership in Quality Improvement, IPRO
1998 Alpha Omega Alpha, Elected
1994 Outstanding Teaching Attending Award, Winthrop-University Hospital
1990 Outstanding Resident Award, Montefiore Hospital

  1. Fishbane S, Masani NN, Hazzan AD. “Should target hemoglobin levels in dialysis patients be lowered to 9-10 g/dl?” Semin Dial. 2014 May-Jun;27(3):282-4. doi: 10.1111/sdi.12211. Epub 2014 Mar 25.
  2. Jhaveri KD, Fishbane S. “Glomerular diseases: entering a new era.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Mar;9(3):598-9. doi: 10.2215/CJN.06110613. No abstract available. PMID: 24607910
  3. Villa M, Siskind E, Sameyah E, Alex A, Blum M, Tyrell R, Fana M, Mishler M, Godwin A, Kuncewitch M, Alexander M, Israel E, Bhaskaran M, Calderon K, Jhaveri KD, Sachdeva M, Bellucci A, Mattana J, Fishbane S, Coppa G, Molmenti E. “Shortened length of stay improves financial outcomes in living donor kidney transplantation.” Int J Angiol. 2013 Jun;22(2):101-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1334139. PMID: 24436592 [PubMed] Free PMC Article
  4. Siskind E, Sameyah E, Goncharuk E, Olsen EM, Feldman J, Giovinazzo K, Blum M, Tyrell R, Evans C, Kuncewitch M, Alexander M, Israel E, Bhaskaran M, Calderon K, Jhaveri KD, Sachdeva M, Bellucci A, Mattana J, Fishbane S, D’Agostino C, Coppa G, Molmenti E. “Removal of foley catheters in live donor kidney transplant recipients on postoperative day 1 does not increase the incidence of urine leaks.” Int J Angiol. 2013 Mar;22(1):45-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1333870. PMID: 24436583
  5. Masani N, Jhaveri KD, Fishbane S. “Update on membranoproliferative GN.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Mar;9(3):600-8. doi: 10.2215/CJN.06410613. Epub 2014 Jan 9. PMID: 24408117

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