Physicians and Medical Staff at Long Island Nephrology
Dr. Alfred Raciti is the founding member of Long Island Nephrology established in 1986. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Raciti received his medical degree from the University of Brussels, graduating with high honors. After pursuing his internal medicine training from Norwalk Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital, Dr. Raciti completed a fellowship in nephrology from Stony Brook University Hospital.
Dr. Raciti has served as President of the Medical Staff as well as Chief of Nephrology at both St. Charles Hospital and Mather Hospital and Medical Director to the Nutritional Support team. In addition, he has served as Medical Director to the Central Suffolk Artificial Kidney Center. Dr. Raciti also serves as Clinical Instructor, Division of Nephrology, Stony Brook University Hospital and is a member of the National Kidney Foundation, Suffolk County Medical Society, and the Renal Physicians Association.
Dr. Raciti’s special interest is in the physiology and treatment of fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disorders.Mark Solomon, MD
Dr. Mark Solomon joined Long Island Nephrology in 1993. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr. Solomon received his medical degree from the St. George’s University School of Medicine in Graneda, West Indies. After pursuing his internal medicine training from Roanoke Memorial and Salem VA Hospital in Virginia, Dr. Solomon completed his fellowship in nephrology from Stony Brook University Hospital.
Dr. Solomons’ special interests within Nephrology include electrolyte abnormalities and renal stones. He also has an interest in addition medicine and is currently serving as Medical Director for both the Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Acute Detox Units at St. Charles Hospital. Dr. Solomon currently serves on the Medical Board at St. Charles Hospital.
Yanping Yu, MD
Dr. Yanping Yu joined Long Island Nephrology in 2002. In 1985 she graduated with high honors from Beijing Medical University in China. She completed her internship, residency and nephrology fellowship from NYU Medical Center in 1998. She worked as a nephrology attending at Washington County Hospital in Maryland before joining the practice. She has served as attending physician at Central Suffolk Artificial Kidney Center, Stony Brook Artificial Kidney Center and St. Catherine’s of Sienna Dialysis. She is also the acting Medical Director at Central Suffolk Artificial Kidney Center. She is a member of the American Society of Nephrology. Dr. Yu specializes in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis.Brian Chu, MD
Dr. Chu joined Long Island Nephrology in 2012. He grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York. He majored in biology graduating from State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Chu attended Saint George’s University School of Medicine and was a member of Iota Epsilon Alpha Honor Society. He completed Internship and Residency at New York Medical College in Saint Vincent’s Medical Center in New York. Dr. Chu completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in Elmhurst Hospital in New York. Throughout his training he was able to present his research at national meetings. Dr. Chu is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. His clinical interests include chronic kidney disease and hypertension management.
Sumit Chowdhery, MD
Dr. Sumit Chowdhery joined Long Island Nephrology in 2014. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology. Dr. Chowdhery received his medical degree from the Ross University School of Medicine in 2006. He subsequently pursued residency in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY) finishing in 2009. He worked briefly as a hospitalist at Lourdes Hospital (Binghamton, NY) before joining Nassau University Medical Center for Fellowship training in Nephrology. Prior to joining Long Island Nephrology, Dr Chowdhery worked in New York City at Lower Manhattan Dialysis Center. Dr. Chowdhery's interests include management of Acute Kidney Injury, Renal Replacement Therapy, and fluid and electrolyte balance.
Vanya Grover, DO
Dr. Vanya Grover joined Long Island Nephrology in 2015. Dr. Grover received her medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at North Shore LIJ-Lenox Hill Hospital in 2012 and served as Chief Medical Resident in 2013. At the end of her training, she was awarded the prestigious Harry D. Fein, MD Memorial Award for clinical excellence and compassionate patient care. Dr. Grover completed her fellowship in Nephrology and served as Chief Fellow at Stony Brook University Hospital. She is published in the field of Nephrology and has presented her research at numerous national and international meetings. Her interests are in Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease and medical education.
Catherine Miranda, MD
Dr. Catherine Miranda joined Long Island Nephrology in 2016. Dr. Miranda received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. After graduation from medical school, she completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2014 and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She then completed her Nephrology Fellowship at Stony Brook University Hospital in 2016. During her Nephrology Fellowship training, she presented her research at national meetings. She also received the Northport Department of Veteran Affairs Special Contribution Award for her contribution to the Internal Medicine Clerkship Lecture Series in May 2015. Her clinical interests include Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hypertension management, and electrolyte and acid-base disorders.
Christina Grassi BS, MS, NP-C
Christina Grassi is an adult nurse practitioner who specializes in Nephrology with an emphasis in End Stage Renal Disease. Prior to beginning her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as an acute care dialysis nurse, on a busy med-surg unit and finally in an ICU assisting with bone marrow transplants. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Stony Brook University, while working as an RN she earned her Master of Science (nursing) degree at Stony Brook University. She holds a board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a adult nurse practitioner.