MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Lisa M., MSN, CNP
Lisa is a focused and energetic Nurse Practitioner. Her past experience in the Cleveland Clinic's ICU is an ideal background for a nephrology NP. Her bright smile and sharp mind is a powerful combination. You can look forward to seeing her collaborating with your CKHC doctor and others on your medical team, at the hospital or at the dialysis center, with a holistic approach to your care.
Lynda N., APRN-CNP
Lynda began her distinguished career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and then as a Nurse Practitioner. She is a graduate of Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University. Lynda started the peritoneal dialysis program at University Hospitals and later added home hemodialysis and CKD and anemia management to the unit’s offerings. She has published many articles related to CKD and has been a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. She comes to us from the Cleveland Clinic’s Hillcrest Chronic Care Clinic, bringing a wealth of knowledge about the management of anemia and mineral bone disease. One of Lynda's passions is to help people see dialysis as a life-saving tool to help them live the lives they want for themselves.
Tim R., DNP, CNP, CNN-NP
We are fortunate to have had Tim with our practice since 1999. We were delighted to celebrate Tim's 20th year with our practice in June 2019! He has both a Masters and Nursing Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is a Board Member of the CNN-NP and Test Writing Committee, NNCC; and on the clinical faculty at CWRU, Kent State University and Ursuline College. He is a published author on nephrology. Tim is a natural leader. He founded and coordinates a professional group of nephrology nurse practitioners in the greater Cleveland area. In addition, Tim works closely with various patient-centered kidney organizations locally and nationally, such as the NKF, ANNA, and The Renal Network. He brings to bear a profound knowledge of nephrology and hypertension to each patient under his care.
Jeffrey H. Lautman, MD
Dr. Lautman has been in practice since 1989. He is Board Certified in Nephrology, a graduate of OSU's prestigious Independent Study Medical School. He completed his Nephrology Fellowship at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Medical School. Dr. Lautman is on the forefront of the latest technologies and approaches that help his patients. He was one of the first private practice nephrologists to introduce Home Hemodialysis to Cleveland and the innovative ambulatory 24-hour BP wearable device. Dr. Lautman also pioneered the Chronic Kidney Disease Clinics, Cleveland Clinic Health System, Eastern Region. Recognized for his leadership, he was elected to serve as Chief of Staff for Hillcrest Hospital, after serving as Chief of Nephrology there. He is Medical Director, CDC Euclid Hemodialysis and Medical Director, CDC Euclid Home/Peritoneal Dialysis. He is a past Chief of Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Euclid Hospital. For all his titles, Dr. Lautman is most proud of how patients connect with him in a very real and personal way. He loves history, Bible study/cantillation, the Browns and ballroom dance.
Umesh Yalavarthy, MD
("Dr. Y") ranked in the top three of all Nephrology Fellows in the entire United States in his year. He is Board Certified in Nephrology and Hypertension. He did his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Tennessee's Medical Center and also served as Chief Resident. He has earned a reputation for going above and beyond for his patients. He brings enthusiasm and sensitivity to everything he does. He is the Medical Director of CDC, Beachwood. He is a past president of the Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO). He was chosen as Distinguished Physician of the Year by AIPNO in 2018, and honored by University Hospitals in 2019. Physician-colleagues hold him in their highest regard; patients love him; you will too! In his spare time Dr. Y loves volunteering with his family and reading.
Sheru Kansal, MD
Dr. Sheru Kansal is an accomplished nephrologist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Kansal received his medical degree from University of Buffalo, where he met his wife, who is also a physician (radiologist) in Cleveland! Dr. Kansal is recognized for his exceptional communication skills, ensuring patients are actively involved in their treatment decisions. His commitment to excellence provides his patients with the most up-to-date treatments of chronic kidney disease (CKD), hypertension and ESRD (dialysis). He is well-versed in the intersection of diabetes, congestive heart failure, hypertension and other diseases that affect the kidney. He emphasizes preventive care to slow kidney decline and promote optimal kidney health. Patients trust Dr. Kansal for his expertise, compassion, and dedication to their well-being. In his free time, Dr. Kansal enjoys the outdoors with his wife and three beautiful girls. Skiing and hiking on the mountain is where you will typically find them. His other interests include cooking fabulous meals for his family and tinkering around the house. Sometimes, he even fixes something!
Zoe S., PA-C
You could say that Zoe followed a non-traditional path to becoming a well-rounded Physician Assistant! She has a B.A. in Spanish and Biology, and after taking some time to travel- Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and Turkey- she earned her master's degree at Northeastern University. Working in intestinal/multivesicular transplant, liver/kidney/pancreas transplant, and medical surgery gave her a breadth of experience. As part of our team here, Zoe is loving using all her knowledge and experience to provide top notch renal care to patients of all backgrounds. When she’s not working, Zoe enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children, and friends. She loves cooking and baking, running long distances, lifting weights, gardening, reading, and occasionally playing her cello!
Jessica K., APRN
Jessica is a Family Nurse Practitioner with nearly 10 years of nursing experience in a variety of clinical settings. She has a diverse background including international business management and bedside nursing. As an NP she's worked in both internal medicine and nephrology. She applies this strong background to the care she gives her patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD, ESRD) and hypertension in an effort to prevent, delay, or slow disease progression and increase quality of life. Jessica’s passion is providing evidence based medical care, comprehensive education, and access to healthcare resources for patients facing renal issues. Outside of work, Jessica enjoys being a mom to her two young sons. They love to camp, go on trips, and experience the wonders of the world.
Meet The Team
Chief Administrative Officer
Teri has supported the phenomenal growth of our practice, coordinating all of our staff and services, and introducing new technologies that allow us to serve you in the most up to date methods. For over 20 years she has worked behind the scenes to ensure that we provide the best service to you.
Jan has been with the practice for over 25 years, since Dr. Lautman was a solo practitioner! She oversees multiple processes in our office and handles all issues with sensitivity.
Lauren has always had an interest in helping others. After seven years as a nursing assistant, she pursued her dream of becoming a nurse. She graduated at the top of her class from Willoughby-Eastlake School of Practical Nursing and worked for four years in primary care at Lake Health. Now at CKHC Lauren handles several responsibilities as Clinical Supervisor. She works closely with Dr. Lautman before, during and after your visits to ensure you're provided with an excellent care from our practice. She does all this efficiently in her signature cheerful way. If you have any questions for Lauren or Dr. Lautman, please call 216*621*6263 ex 707.
Kaylie is a people-person and loves getting to know our patients. You can find Kaylie at the front desk with her cheerful energy, ready to check you in. She keeps track of your requests, your paper work, and will quickly get you the help you need. She also helps keep our office neat and organized, which we so appreciate. She can be reached at 216-261-6263 x720 to schedule your appointment or answer general questions. Kaylie has two little dogs that she’s absolutely obsessed with. When Kaylie moved here from Utah she fell in love with Cleveland and likes to spend as much time outside as she can!
Sharon helps schedule your appointments and answers your questions about your statement. She is a pleasure to talk to. Sharon will also help you understand your bill if you have questions. She is very patient and will explain the world of primary and secondary insurance. If you have any concerns about your bill - just give Sharon a call at 216*261*6263 ex 711.
Pt. Accounts Rep Scheduler
Michele is a seasoned professional with 30 years’ experience in back office insurance billing and adjudication. She has a talent for organization that helps us manage and track our accounting processes. She does all she can in her power to make sure our patients' insurance plans are paying as they should. Michele is a problem solver in whatever she touches. When she isn't working hard on your behalf, Michele likes to hit the slot machines for fun!