Jay Lakkis, MD Specialties: Nephrology
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About Jay Lakkis, MD
Dr. Jay Lakkis is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He joined The Rogosin Institute in 2021.
He obtained his doctor of medicine degree at the American University of Beirut. Then he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore where he also served as Chief Resident, and trained in nephrology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Lakkis is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
Prior to relocating to NYC, Dr. Lakkis was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, and provided healthcare to patients with kidney disease in Hawaii for eighteen years. There, he also served as a program director for both in-center hemodialysis and home-dialysis facilities for fifteen years.
Dr. Lakkis endeavors to help individuals with kidney disease, a condition which presents most of the time without any symptoms, come to an understanding of their disease, while working with them to halt or slow down its progression, always remembering to "first, do no harm.” Dr. Lakkis firmly believes that an empowered and well-informed individual is better equipped to work with their kidney care team to face the challenges and lifestyle modifications imposed by this chronic disease, and many a time can successfully reverse, halt or delay its progression.
Dr. Lakkis treats all stages of chronic kidney disease and helps affected individuals prepare for available therapies in the event their kidneys can no longer sustain a healthy state, mainly via an early referral for kidney transplantation and if not possible or delayed, then home dialysis, and if not possible in-center dialysis. Dr. Lakkis will work hard with any individual afflicted with severe / advanced kidney disease, who is unable to receive a kidney transplant, to optimally transition them as smoothly as possible to dialysis in an outpatient facility (that is, without hospital admission) and to pursue all strategies to avoid the use of central venous catheters for dialysis access.
Dr. Lakkis also follows kidney transplant recipients and donors as well as individuals with glomerular disease (including nephrotic and nephritic syndromes), proteinuria, hematuria, kidney stones, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances, high blood pressure, polycystic kidney disease.
ANCA-associated vasculitis (MPO-AAV, PR3-AAV)
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Stage 1-5
Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
HIV-associated Kidney Disease
Minimal Change Disease
Polycystic Kidney Disease