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Meet Our Providers

Our team of experienced providers includes board-certified nephrologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, who are committed to delivering personalized and compassionate care to each patient.

 

At Nephro Georgia, we strive to provide our patients with the best possible care, and our providers work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their individual needs and goals.

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Mercer University School of Medicine
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Saghir Ahmed, MD

Medical School: Dow Medical College 1992

Residency: Medical College of Georgia 1998

Nephrology Fellowship: Medical College of Georgia 2000

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Nephrology at Medical College of Georgia 2000-2002

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 2015-present

 

Special Interests: Persistent Hypertension, Hypercalcemia, Obesity in Chronic Kidney Disease, Management of Kidney Stones

 

Hobbies: Reading books, Hiking

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M. Sohail Akbar, MD

Medical School: Emory University SOM 1996
Residency: Emory University SOM 1998


Nephrology Fellowship: Emory University SOM 2000

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 2004-present

Special Interests: Complex Hypertension, Acid Base Disorders, Autoimmune Related Kidney Disease

Hobbies: Computer technology, Reading books
 

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Sagar Panse, MD

Medical School: University of Pune 2001

Residency: Jefferson Health 2006

Geriatric Fellowship: Jefferson Health 2007

Nephrology Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University 2009

Clinical and Complex Hypertension Fellowship: American Society of Hypertension 2015

 

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 2015-present

 

Special Interests: Cardiorenal Disease, Kidney Transplantation, Development of new therapies to slow progression of kidney disease

 

Hobbies: Traveling, Hiking

Abdul Haseeb

Abdul Haseeb, MD

Medical School: King Edward Medical University 2016

Residency: Yale University St. Mary’s Hospital 2018

Geriatric Fellowship: Jefferson Health 2007

Nephrology Fellowship: University of Texas, Southwestern Dallas 2021

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine 2023-present

 

Special Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Resource Coordination and Quality Improvement, Resident Education

 

Hobbies: Traveling, Meditation, Dining Out

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Shannon Reynolds, FNP-C

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Georgia College and State University 2004

Master of Science in Nursing: Georgia College and State University 2014

 

Shannon has almost ten years of experience in emergency medicine as a registered nurse prior to transitioning to Nephrology with Nephro Georgia in 2015 after earning her nurse practitioner degree.

 

Shannon has two children and enjoys going to competitions and sporting events with them as well as relaxing on the beach.

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Juanita Knowles, FNP-C

Associate of Science in Nursing: ABAC 2015

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Georgia College and State University 2017

Master of Science in Nursing: South University 2019

 

Juanita has worked in all facets of Nephrology starting in 2008 with Nephro Georgia as the front desk secretary and working her way up as she has furthered her education. She also worked in the emergency room as a registered nurse prior to returning to Nephro Georgia as a nurse practitioner.

 

Juanita enjoys traveling with her daughters and has perfected screen-printing t-shirts in her spare time.

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Rebecca Andrews, FNP-C

Associate of Science in Nursing: Gordon State College 2012

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Gordon State College 2014

Master of Science in Nursing: South University 2020

 

Rebecca has nearly ten years of experience working with general medical/surgical patients with a focus on orthopedic and neuro surgeries. After earning her nurse practitioner degree, she transitioned to Nephrology care with Nephro Georgia in 2021.

 

Rebecca has two young children and enjoys traveling for her husband’s work as well as sewing.

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Ba’Sharra Moore, AGACNP-BC

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Columbus State University 2015

Master of Science in Nursing: Middle Georgia State University 2022

 

Ba’Sharra started her career working in a medical/surgical hospital unit, but soon developed a love for dialysis patients. She transitioned to working as a peritoneal dialysis nurse for nearly five years prior to earning her nurse practitioner degree in 2022, at which time she joined Nephro Georgia.

 

Ba’Sharra enjoys spending time with her two children, shopping, and traveling.

Dr. M. Sohail Akbar
Dr. Sagar Panse
Shannon Reynolds, FNP-C
Dr. Saghir Ahmed
Juanita Knowles, FNP-C
Rebecca Andrews, FNP-C
Ba’Sharra Moore, AGACNP-BC
Abdul Haseeb,MD
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