June Yao, MD, PhD

Dr. June Yao joined Renal Specialists of Houston in 2006 after completing a fellowship in Nephrology at the prestigious Brigham and Women’s Hospital Massachusetts General in Boston. Previously teaching at Harvard Medical School and extensively published both in the United States and China, she is now Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine.  Dr. Yao serves as Medical Director at Fresenius Kidney Care Midtown Dialysis Center.

PROFESSIONAL/ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Transplant Nephrologist, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Hospitalist and Attending Physician, American Physician Inc, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center Phoeniz AZ 2004 – 2005
  • House Physician, Kindred Hospitals Boston North Shore and Boston MA 2002 – 2004
  • House Physician, South Coast Health System Fall River MA 2001 – 2004
  • Staff Physician, Medicine, Guangdong Institute of Radiologic Hygiene and Protection, China 1993
  • Medical Student Teacher, Renal Physiology and Pathophysiology Harvard Medical School, 2001 - 2004

RENAL FELLOWSHIP 

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Renal Unit; Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 2001 – 2004, 2005 – 2006

RESIDENCY

  • Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Guangdong Institute of Radiologic Hygiene and Protection, Guangdong, China 1990 – 1992
  • Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY 1998 – 2001

POSTGRADUATE

  • PhD, Department of Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA 1993 – 1998
  • MA, Department of Pathophysiology, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, China 1987 - 1989

MEDICAL SCHOOL

  • Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, China 1981 - 1987

BOARD CERTIFICATION 

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Diplomate in Nephrology

AREAS OF CLINICAL INTEREST 

  • Dialysis Management
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Electrolyte Abnormalities
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS 

  • CHI Baylor St Luke’s Medical Center
  • Cornerstone Hospital
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland
  • HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast 
  • Houston Methodist Baytown
  • Houston Methodist Clear Lake
  • Houston Methodist Medical Center
  • Kindred Bay Area Hospital
  • Kindred Clear Lake
  • Kindred Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Clearlake
  • PAM Rehabilitation Hospital of Clearlake North
  • St. Luke’s Patients Medical Center

MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS 

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • American Medical Association
  • Boston Cancer Research Association
  • Chinese Medical Society

AWARD AND HONORS

  • Outstanding Achievement in the Teaching of Medical Students, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY 2000

RESEARCH

  • Research fellow at Dr. Martin Pollak’s lab, Harvard Medical School, Boston. 2001 - 2004
    • Mechanisms of Actinin-4 mutations mediated autosomal dominant focal segmental glomerulosclerosis.
    • Natural history of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis caused by autosomal dominant Actinin-4 mutations.
    • Search for new gene mutations in familiar kidney diseases.
  • Mechanisms of tumorigenicity; Dr. Jacqueline Sharon’s lab, Boston University School of Medicine 1993 - 1998
  • Effects of long- term low grade radiation on humans, a WHO project, Department of Guangdong Institute of Radiological Hygiene and Protection, China. 1990 - 1992
  • Mechanism of aplastic anemia in mouse model, Dr. Shunong Li’s lab, Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, China 1987 – 1989

PUBLICATIONS

  • June Yao and Nina Tolkoff-Rubin (2006): Infection in Hemodialysis Patients, invited review, Seminars in Nephrology.
  • June Yao, Stefanie Herbert, Peter Kenlan and Martin Pollak (2006): The Natural History of actinin-4 Associated FSGS, submitted for review.
  • June Yao, Tu Cam Le, Claudine H. Kos, Joel M. Henderson, Phillip G. Allen, Bradley M. Denker and Martin Pollak: A-Actinin-4 mediated FSGS: An inherited kidney disease caused by an aggregated and rapidly degraded cytoskeletal protein. PloS Biology 2(6), 2004.
  • June Yao, Joshua Schimmer, Asher Schachter, Esteban Poch, Patricia Abreu, Gerald Appel, Aparecido Pereira, Raghu Kalluri, and martin pollak: NPHS2 mutations in late-onset focal segmental glomerulosclerosis: R229Q is a common disease-associated allele. J. Clin. Invert. 110:1659-1666,2002.
  • June Yao, Clair Barcher-Allan and Jacqueline Sharon: Serpins identified as cell growth inhibitors in human plasma. Mol Cell Bio Commun. 3:76-81, 2000.
  • June Yao, Z.X. Lin and Y.R. Cha, Preliminary study on the effects of long term low level radiation on human immune system. Chinese Medical J 1995.
  • S.N. Li, June Yao, J. Chen, X.Y. Liang, X.M. Chang and Q.Z. Huang. Effect of GVHR in the pathogenesis of immunological medicated aplastic anemia in mice. Chinese Pathophysiology. 9:347, 1993.
  • J. Chen, S.N. Li and June Yao. Changes of bone marrow CFU’s in immune medicated aplastic anemia mice and it’s mechanism. Chinese J. of Hematology. 12:286,1991.
  • J. Chen, S.N. Li and June Yao. Changes of bone marrow CFU’s in immune mediated anemia in mice and it’s mechanism. Academic J. of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. 12:32, 1991.
  • June Yao and S.N. Li . Laboratory study on the relation between lymphocytes and aplastic anemia. Chinese J. of Hematology. 12:229, 1991.
  • June Yao and S.N. Li. Establishment of an aplastic anemia model in mice by immunologically competent cells. Academic J. of Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences. 11:110,1990.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Effects of long term low level radiation on the immune system in in  human beings, International Symposium on Biological Effects of Lower Level Exposures to Radiation and related Agents, China 1993.
  • A cytotoxic factor in human and mouse sera which strongly affects the growth of a non-tumorogenic human colon cancer cell line, Boston Area Graduate Student Symposium in Biology, Boston, MA 1995.
  • Soluble factors controlling tumor growth, Seminar Series at Departmentof Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 1997.
  • Biochemical analyses of disease-causing alpha-actinin-4 mutants. Brigham and Women’s Hospital Research Fellows Poster Exhibition, Boston, MA 2003.
  • Biochemical analyses of disease-causing alpha-actinin-4 mutants. ASN36th Annual Meeting & Scientific Expo, Philadelphia, PA 2003.
  • The Natural History of actinin-4 Associated FSGS, ASN 37th Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO 2004.