Amber Podoll, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension

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Medical School:
  • MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine (2002)
Graduate School :
  • MS, University of Utah (1998)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) (1995)
Residency:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas at Houston Program, Nephrology (2008)
Department: Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Publications

  • Gupta S, Coca SG, Chan L, Melamed ML, Brenner SK, Hayek SS, Sutherland A, Puri S, Srivastava A, Leonberg-Yoo A, Shehata AM, Flythe JE, Rashidi A, Schenck EJ, Goyal N, Hedayati SS, Dy R, Bansal A, Athavale A, Nguyen HB, Vijayan A, Charytan DM, Schulze CE, Joo MJ, Friedman AN, Zhang J, Sosa MA, Judd E, Velez JCQ, Mallappallil M, Redfern RE, Bansal AD, Neyra JA, Liu KD, Renaghan AD, Christov M, Molnar MZ, Sharma S, Kamal O, Boateng JO, Short SAP, Admon AJ, Sise ME, Wang W, Parikh CR, Leaf DE. AKI Treated with Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Jan;32(1):161-176. PubMed PMID: 33067383
  • Jezmir JL, Bharadwaj M, Chaitoff A, Diephuis B, Crowley CP, Kishore SP, Goralnick E, Merriam LT, Milliken A, Rhee C, Sadovnikoff N, Shah SB, Gupta S, Leaf DE, Feldman WB, Kim EY. Performance of crisis standards of care guidelines in a cohort of critically ill COVID-19 patients in the United States. Cell Rep Med. 2021 Sep 21;2(9):100376. PubMed PMID: 34337554
  • Friedman AN, Guirguis J, Kapoor R, Gupta S, Leaf DE, Timsina LR. Obesity, inflammatory and thrombotic markers, and major clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with COVID-19 in the US. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2021 Oct;29(10):1719-1730. PubMed PMID: 34109768
  • Vasquez CR, Gupta S, Miano TA, Roche M, Hsu J, Yang W, Holena DN, Reilly JP, Schrauben SJ, Leaf DE, Shashaty MGS. Identification of Distinct Clinical Subphenotypes in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. Chest. 2021 Sep;160(3):929-943. PubMed PMID: 33964301
  • Churpek MM, Gupta S, Spicer AB, Parker WF, Fahrenbach J, Brenner SK, Leaf DE. Hospital-Level Variation in Death for Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Aug 15;204(403-411). PubMed PMID: 33891529
  • Jayne DRW, Merkel PA, Schall TJ, Bekker P. Avacopan for the Treatment of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis. N Engl J Med. 2021 Feb 18;384(7):599-609. PubMed PMID: 33596356
  • Mathews KS, Soh H, Shaefi S, Wang W, Bose S, Coca S, Gupta S, Hayek SS, Srivastava A, Brenner SK, Radbel J, Green A, Sutherland A, Leonberg-Yoo A, Shehata A, Schenck EJ, Short SAP, Hernán MA, Chan L, Leaf DE. Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019-Related Respiratory Failure. Crit Care Med. 2021 Jul 1;49(7):1026-1037. PubMed PMID: 33595960
  • Short SAP, Gupta S, Brenner SK, Hayek SS, Srivastava A, Shaefi S, Singh H, Wu B, Bagchi A, Al-Samkari H, Dy R, Wilkinson K, Zakai NA, Leaf DE. d-dimer and Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019. Crit Care Med. 2021 May 1;49(5):e500-e511. PubMed PMID: 33591017
  • Shaefi S, Brenner SK, Gupta S, O'Gara BP, Krajewski ML, Charytan DM, Chaudhry S, Mirza SH, Peev V, Anderson M, Bansal A, Hayek SS, Srivastava A, Mathews KS, Johns TS, Leonberg-Yoo A, Green A, Arunthamakun J, Wille KM, Shaukat T, Singh H, Admon AJ, Semler MW, Hernán MA, Mueller AL, Wang W, Leaf DE. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in patients with severe respiratory failure from COVID-19. Intensive Care Med. 2021 Feb;47(2):208-221. PubMed PMID: 33528595
  • Al-Samkari H, Gupta S, Leaf RK, Wang W, Rosovsky RP, Brenner SK, Hayek SS, Berlin H, Kapoor R, Shaefi S, Melamed ML, Sutherland A, Radbel J, Green A, Garibaldi BT, Srivastava A, Leonberg-Yoo A, Shehata AM, Flythe JE, Rashidi A, Goyal N, Chan L, Mathews KS, Hedayati SS, Dy R, Toth-Manikowski SM, Zhang J, Mallappallil M, Redfern RE, Bansal AD, Short SAP, Vangel MG, Admon AJ, Semler MW, Bauer KA, Hernán MA, Leaf DE. Thrombosis, Bleeding, and the Observational Effect of Early Therapeutic Anticoagulation on Survival in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. Ann Intern Med. 2021 May;174(5):622-632. PubMed PMID: 33493012
  • Gupta S, Wang W, Hayek SS, Chan L, Mathews KS, Melamed ML, Brenner SK, Leonberg-Yoo A, Schenck EJ, Radbel J, Reiser J, Bansal A, Srivastava A, Zhou Y, Finkel D, Green A, Mallappallil M, Faugno AJ, Zhang J, Velez JCQ, Shaefi S, Parikh CR, Charytan DM, Athavale AM, Friedman AN, Redfern RE, Short SAP, Correa S, Pokharel KK, Admon AJ, Donnelly JP, Gershengorn HB, Douin DJ, Semler MW, Hernán MA, Leaf DE. Association Between Early Treatment With Tocilizumab and Mortality Among Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Jan 1;181(1):41-51. PubMed PMID: 33080002
  • Gupta S, Coca SG, Chan L, Melamed ML, Brenner SK, Hayek SS, Sutherland A, Puri S, Srivastava A, Leonberg-Yoo A, Shehata AM, Flythe JE, Rashidi A, Schenck EJ, Goyal N, Hedayati SS, Dy R, Bansal A, Athavale A, Nguyen HB, Vijayan A, Charytan DM, Schulze CE, Joo MJ, Friedman AN, Zhang J, Sosa MA, Judd E, Velez JCQ, Mallappallil M, Redfern RE, Bansal AD, Neyra JA, Liu KD, Renaghan AD, Christov M, Molnar MZ, Sharma S, Kamal O, Boateng JO, Short SAP, Admon AJ, Sise ME, Wang W, Parikh CR, Leaf DE. AKI Treated with Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients with COVID-19. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021 Jan;32(1):161-176. PubMed PMID: 33067383
  • Flythe JE, Assimon MM, Tugman MJ, Chang EH, Gupta S, Shah J, Sosa MA, Renaghan AD, Melamed ML, Wilson FP, Neyra JA, Rashidi A, Boyle SM, Anand S, Christov M, Thomas LF, Edmonston D, Leaf DE. Characteristics and Outcomes of Individuals With Pre-existing Kidney Disease and COVID-19 Admitted to Intensive Care Units in the United States. Am J Kidney Dis. 2021 Feb;77(2):190-203.e1. PubMed PMID: 32961244
  • Atisha-Fregoso Y, Malkiel S, Harris KM, Byron M, Ding L, Kanaparthi S, Barry WT, Gao W, Ryker K, Tosta P, Askanase AD, Boackle SA, Chatham WW, Kamen DL, Karp DR, Kirou KA, Sam Lim S, Marder B, McMahon M, Parikh SV, Pendergraft WF 3rd, Podoll AS, Saxena A, Wofsy D, Diamond B, Smilek DE, Aranow C, Dall'Era M. Phase II Randomized Trial of Rituximab Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Belimumab for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2021 Jan;73(1):121-131. PubMed PMID: 32755035
  • Atisha-Fregoso Y, Malkiel S, Harris KM, Byron M, Ding L, Kanaparthi S, Barry WT, Gao W, Ryker K, Tosta P, Askanase AD, Boackle SA, Chatham WW, Kamen DL, Karp DR, Kirou KA, Sam Lim S, Marder B, McMahon M, Parikh SV, Pendergraft WF 3rd, Podoll AS, Saxena A, Wofsy D, Diamond B, Smilek DE, Aranow C, Dall'Era M. Phase II Randomized Trial of Rituximab Plus Cyclophosphamide Followed by Belimumab for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2020 Aug 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32755035
  • Gupta S, Hayek SS, Wang W, Chan L, Mathews KS, Melamed ML, Brenner SK, Leonberg-Yoo A, Schenck EJ, Radbel J, Reiser J, Bansal A, Srivastava A, Zhou Y, Sutherland A, Green A, Shehata AM, Goyal N, Vijayan A, Velez JCQ, Shaefi S, Parikh CR, Arunthamakun J, Athavale AM, Friedman AN, Short SAP, Kibbelaar ZA, Abu Omar S, Admon AJ, Donnelly JP, Gershengorn HB, Hernán MA, Semler MW, Leaf DE. Factors Associated With Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the US. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32667668
  • Hayek SS, Brenner SK, Azam TU, Shadid HR, Anderson E, Berlin H, Pan M, Meloche C, Feroz R, O'Hayer P, Kaakati R, Bitar A, Padalia K, Perry D, Blakely P, Gupta S, Shaefi S, Srivastava A, Charytan DM, Bansal A, Mallappallil M, Melamed ML, Shehata AM, Sunderram J, Mathews KS, Sutherland AK, Nallamothu BK, Leaf DE. In-hospital cardiac arrest in critically ill patients with covid-19: multicenter cohort study. BMJ. 2020 Sep 30;371:m3513. PubMed PMID: 32998872
  • Flythe JE, Assimon MM, Tugman MJ, Chang EH, Gupta S, Shah J, Sosa MA, Renaghan AD, Melamed ML, Wilson FP, Neyra JA, Rashidi A, Boyle SM, Anand S, Christov M, Thomas LF, Edmonston D, Leaf DE. Characteristics and Outcomes of Individuals With Pre-existing Kidney Disease and COVID-19 Admitted to Intensive Care Units in the United States. Am J Kidney Dis. 2020 Sep 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32961244
  • Fishbane S, Mathur V, Germain MJ, Shirazian S, Bhaduri S, Munera C, Spencer RH, Menzaghi F. Randomized Controlled Trial of Difelikefalin for Chronic Pruritus in Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney Int Rep. 2020 May;5(5):600-610. PubMed PMID: 32405581
  • Hayek SS, Brenner SK, Azam TU, Shadid HR, Anderson E, Berlin H, Pan M, Meloche C, Feroz R, O'Hayer P, Kaakati R, Bitar A, Padalia K, Perry D, Blakely P, Gupta S, Shaefi S, Srivastava A, Charytan DM, Bansal A, Mallappallil M, Melamed ML, Shehata AM, Sunderram J, Mathews KS, Sutherland AK, Nallamothu BK, Leaf DE. In-hospital cardiac arrest in critically ill patients with covid-19: multicenter cohort study. BMJ. 2020 Sep 30;371:m3513. PubMed PMID: 32998872
  • Molnar MZ, Bhalla A, Azhar A, Tsujita M, Talwar M, Balaraman V, Sodhi A, Kadaria D, Eason JD, Hayek SS, Coca SG, Shaefi S, Neyra JA, Gupta S, Leaf DE, Kovesdy CP. Outcomes of critically ill solid organ transplant patients with COVID-19 in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2020 Nov;20(11):3061-3071. PubMed PMID: 32844546
  • Tumlin JA, Roy-Chaudhury P, Koplan BA, Costea AI, Kher V, Williamson D, Pokhariyal S, Charytan DM. Relationship between dialytic parameters and reviewer confirmed arrhythmias in hemodialysis patients in the monitoring in dialysis study. BMC Nephrol. 2019 Mar 5;20(1):80. PubMed PMID: 30836948
  • Rovin BH, Solomons N, Pendergraft WF 3rd, Dooley MA, Tumlin J, Romero-Diaz J, Lysenko L, Navarra SV, Huizinga RB. A randomized, controlled double-blind study comparing the efficacy and safety of dose-ranging voclosporin with placebo in achieving remission in patients with active lupus nephritis. Kidney Int. 2019 Jan;95(1):219-231. PubMed PMID: 30420324
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Kidney Disease and Hypertension Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 7th floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0749

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Nephrology, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
Chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetic nephropathy, glomerulopathies, Lupus impact on the kidneys

Care Philosophy
Total body approach to wellness including impact of diet, exercise and health choices on the safe preservation of the kidneys. A collaborative discussion between the patient and physician to devise an individualized treatment plan.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Ohio State University College of Medicine (2002)
Graduate Schools:
  • MS, University of Utah (1998)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA) (1995)
Residency Programs:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2006)
Fellowships:
  • University of Texas at Houston Program, Nephrology (2008)
Department: Medicine-Renal Med Diseases/Hypertension
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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