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Cincinnati, OH's most trusted nephrology practice

If you or a loved one suffers from kidney stones, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, or acute renal failure, schedule an appointment at our nephrology practice in Cincinnati, OH. Mt Auburn Nephrology provides diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases.

We have four locations with varying hours of operation, so please contact us for specific days and hours.

Shahzad Safdar, M.D.

As a Nephrologist, Dr. Safdar specializes in Electrolyte abnormalities, Hypertension, Kidney stones, chronic kidney disease, dialysis, Glomerulonephritis including Lupus Nephritis and other connective tissue related renal diseases, with emphasis in management of Kidney transplant patients and runs a stone clinic for evaluation of patients with kidney stones.

He completed his internship and residency at Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania and fellowship at University of Cincinnati. He also got trained in United Kingdom and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). He attended King Edward Medical School in Lahore, Pakistan and worked there in Nephrology and Cardiology. He joined Mt. Auburn Nephrology in 1998 and at present is the President of the group. Dr. Safdar has been an attending nephrologist at The Christ Hospital since 1998 and is involved with teaching of Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residents.

Dr. Safdar loves to play Tennis and on the weekends he likes to run outdoors.


Shaoming Huang, M.D.

Dr. Shaoming Huang has more than 30 years experience in patient care with medical research knowledge. He is a certified specialist in the field of Nephrology and Hypertension.

Dr. Huang graduated from Beijing Medical University in 1982. He finished Internal Medicine residency in 1986 and Nephrology fellowship in 1989 in Peking Union Medical College Hospital. He received academic Nephrology fellowship training from Weurzburg University School of Medicine and from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Huang then completed internship and residency in Cleveland Clinic Foundation Health System, and Nephrology fellowship in Case Western Reserve University. He has practiced in Mt. Auburn Nephrology since 2000.

Dr. Shaoming Huang is married with two daughters. Since he passed the job of lawn mowing to them, he has only one hobby of going to gym. He would like to travel with family more often.


Muhammad A. Khan, M.D.

Dr. Khan is a Board certified Nephrologist who has been active in patient care since 2004 in the Greater Cincinnati area. He graduated from Dow Medical College and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 2001 from New York Medical College. He also did a year of fellowship training in Geriatrics in 2002 from the Albert Einstein Medical School. He followed his pursuit in Nephrology and completed fellowship in 2004 from New York Medical College.  

Dr Khan is active in supervising and instructing medical students and residents. He is part of the teaching faculty of The Mercy – Jewish Hospital. He also has privileges at The Bethesda North hospital, Mercy Anderson hospital, Mercy West hospital, West Chester hospital and the Good Samaritan hospital. He has been rated a top doctor in Cincinnati magazine for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Dr. Khan loves to run and play squash. He is blessed with three children who are avid squash players. He is involved in the Institute of Youth Development and Excellence meant to promote positive character development in the youths of our communities.


Ian A. Meyer, D.O.

Dr. Meyer is a Cincinnati native who returned to join Mt. Auburn Nephrology and now lives here with his wife and children. Following college, he obtained a Masters degree in English while teaching Freshman Composition at Wright State University and wrote a one-man-play on the life of Walt Whitman. During that time, Dr. Meyer competed in multiple Triathlons as well as enjoyed white water kayaking in local rivers such as the Youghiogheny and Gauley River dam release. He later went on to develop a Writing Across the Curriculum program for Wright State’s Biology Department. Having also developed some of the first multi-media presentations at that time, he was then brought into the Anatomy department where he obtained a Masters in Anatomy while teaching night classes in the nursing program. The next step was medical school at Ohio University and residency at Akron City Hospital. He remained as Chief for an extra year before his Nephrology Fellowship at The University of Cincinnati.  

Sudhir Adhikari, M.D.

As a Nephrologist, Dr. Adhikari specializes in Acute renal failure, Chronic Kidney disease, Electrolyte abnormalities, Hypertension, Kidney stones, Glomerulonephritis and dialysis,including Home dialysis.

He attended Manipal College of Medical Sciences at Pokhara, Nepal. Following graduation he trained as Senior House officer in UK. He completed his internship and residency from Rosalind Franklin University at North Chicago followed by Fellowship in Nephrology from Washington University at St Louis. He joined Mt. Auburn Nephrology in 2014.

Dr Adhikari’s wife is a Rheumatologist practicing in Greater Cincinnati. They have 12 and 5 years old sons.He loves music, table tennis, swimming and enjoys family time in weekends.

Muhammad A. Ashraf, M.D.

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf is a specialist in the fields of Nephrology, Clinical Hypertension and Geriatrics. In addition, he is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics and is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypertension and Nephrology.

Dr. Ashraf was born in a doctor’s family. Both parents were surgeons trained in the UK and well full time academic physicians until they retired. He graduated from King Edward Medical University in Pakistan in 2001. After gaining clinical experience in his native country for 1 ½ yrs, he came to the US. He did 3 yrs of residency at St. Luke’s Hospital, MO, had his board certification in Internal Medicine in 2008, then after 2 years of clinical hospital experience, went on to do a one year geriatrics fellowship at St. Louis University, in 2011 and then a two year nephrology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO in 2013 before joining Mt. Auburn Nephrology group in October 2014. He is also a fellow of the American Society of Hypertension Specialists.

As a clinical nephrologist, he had the privilege of training under world renowned faculty in nephrology and HTN, one of the leading kidney transplant centers in the US at Washington University in St. Louis. His wife is a pediatric infectious disease specialist and is currently a hospitalist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. They are blessed by 3 boys and one girl.

He quotes his father once saying, “As Physicians, we may not be able to add days to life, but we can definitely add life to days for our patients.”

On the weekend, he loves sports including cycling, tennis and racquetball. 

Jennifer Munson, M.D.

Jennifer is a native of Dayton Ohio and an ABIM board certified nephrologist who brings more than 25 years of renal experience to the Cincinnati area. Over the years she has worked in both clinical medicine in Cincinnati and Indianapolis and academic practice at Indiana University Medical Center and University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Her scope of practice encompasses all aspects of consultative nephrology. A graduate of the combined six year BS/MD program at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine she completed her internal medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic, nephrology fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Harvard University Medical School and transplant medicine fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital. 

In her spare time Dr Munson enjoys a hobby that developed as result of working as a child in the family garden center business. Unfortunately her husband does not share her interest in mowing the lawn but they find common ground hiking and biking together.

Lindsey D. Spencer, CNP

Lindsey was born and raised in Shipshewana, IN. After Graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in nursing from Indiana State University, she worked at Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, IN caring for patients post open heart surgery. The following year she moved with her husband to Cincinnati to work at The University Hospital. She enjoyed working in the medical intensive care unit, but knew her passion was to work as a nurse practitioner. Lindsey completed her Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner education with honors from Indiana State University in 2010. While working in the medical intensive care unit, Lindsey enjoyed working with patients with renal care needs including CRRT (continuous renal replacement therapy). After completing her master’s degree she was excited to join the staff at Mt. Auburn Nephrology in 2011 as a NP. She enjoys caring for and educating patients on their nephrology care needs. Lindsey is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner and licensed as a FNP within the state of Ohio.

Lindsey has a 2 year old daughter and a 7 year old cockapoo, Charlie. She lives in Morrow with her husband, who is an engineer. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys running, cooking/baking, and spending time with friends and family.

Kirstyn Shea Hanna, CNP

Shea grew up in a rural town just 30 miles north of Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Morehead State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and started her nursing career at University of Kentucky Medical Center. While working in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at UK Hospital she began to develop her love and passion for renal patients. With 3 years of nursing experience she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a Nurse Practitioner and moved to Cincinnati. Once she moved to Cincinnati, Shea began to work at Christ Hospital in the Hemodialysis department for the Acute program. Shortly after moving to Cincinnati she married her husband, who works for Prasco Pharmaceuticals in Mason, Ohio. Shea completed her Masters of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner education at Northern Kentucky University where she graduated with honors. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is licensed as a Family Nurse practitioner within the State of Ohio. Once her Master’s was completed, she had the opportunity to join the staff at Mt. Auburn Nephrology, Inc. in October, 2015 as a new graduate Nurse Practitioner. With 5 years of experience in Nephrology and Critical Care, she is eager to learn more abut Nephrology and caring for and educating patients on their renal care needs. 

Shea and her husband currently live in Fairfield and plan to build in Lebanon next year. They live with their two dogs and are expecting their first child in September. In her free time, Shea enjoys spending time with her friends and family, baking, traveling, sports and crafting. 

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