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Avais Masud, MD

Dr. Masud joined Shore Nephrology in 2000 after completing his Critical Care Medicine fellowship at University of Massachusetts and Nephrology fellowship at Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his internal Medicine residency at Northshore University Hospital in NY and Medical graduation (M.D) from Rawalpindi Medical College, University of Punjab, Pakistan.

Dr. Masud also received his training in Interventional Nephrology from Davita Vascular Access Centers at Atlanta Georgia and Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2007. He has performed more than a thousand dialysis access related procedures at Eatontown Vascular Access Center, Eatontown, NJ, where he also served as the medical director of the center. Dr. Masud is also the Medical director of Shore Davita dialysis facility at Neptune, NJ, a state of the art facility providing home and center based dialysis.

Dr. Masud has a vast knowledge and clinical expertise in all aspects of Nephrology and Hypertension. During his Nephrology and then Critical Care Medicine fellowships he developed a special interest in managing critically ill patients with kidney related disorders in medical, cardiac and surgical intensive care units. His other areas of special interests are resistant hypertension, heart patients with kidney diseases, hypertension and kidney diseases in pregnant patients, treatment of edema and fluid overload ,and medical management and prevention of kidney stones. In collaboration with some outstanding urologists practicing in the shore area, he manages a large number of patients with kidney stones at different level of complexities.

Dr. Masud is member of many medical organizations including American Society of Nephrology. He is the founding member of the Cardio-Renal Society of America. He is also a member of ICU committee at JSUMC. He is Board certified in Critical Care Medicine ( 2000, 2013), Nephrology (1999, 2009) and Internal Medicine (1995 ).

Dr. Masud is a keen follower of the game of cricket. He is a runner and so far has run NYC marathon and Marine Corp. marathons. He also plays golf in his spare time. Finally, he is a devoted husband and father living locally in Monmouth County.

Ira Strauss, MD

Dr. Strauss joined the group in 1986 after completing his education and training at one of the best medical institutions in Northeast. Since then he has been managing patients with kidney related disorders and hypertension and also has been involved in many administrative responsibilities in hospitals and dialysis units for more than 20 years.

He did his Fellowship in Nephrology, Chief residency and internal Medicine Residency at Mt. Sinai medical Center, in Manhattan and Bronx veterans Medical center in New York. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

He is Medical Director of Davita dialysis unit at Freehold, NJ and Renal Venture unit at Brick, NJ. Both of these state of the art facilities provide in-center and home dialysis. He also serves on executive committee at Ocean Medical Center.

He possesses clinical expertise in all aspects of nephrology but his key area of interest are Chronic Kidney Disease, dialysis and hypertension.

His hospital affiliation include Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Centrals State Medical Center. In addition to three offices, located at Neptune, Brick and Freehold, he also sees patients at Sea brook Village at Tinton Falls.

His hobbies include hockey, bicycling and spending time with wife and his three children.

Dionisio Cruz, MD

Dr. Dionisio Cruz is one of the founding members of Shore Nephrology. He is a vastly experienced nephrologist and has been managing patients with kidney and hypertension related disorders for almost three decades.

Dr. Cruz earned his doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree from University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Elizabeth General Hospital in Elizabeth, NJ and fellowship in Nephrology at VA Hospital in East Orange, NJ College of Medicine. Dr. Cruz has been with this group since completing his fellowship in 1979.

Dr. Cruz's areas of interest include general nephrology, dialysis and hypertension.

He is affiliated with Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune, NJ and Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. He is a member of American Society of nephrology and Monmouth county Medical Society. He sees patients at our offices at Neptune and Brick.

Dr. Cruz lives in Monmouth county with his wife. He has two children and has recently become a new grandfather. He is passionate about traveling and golf.

Harry Dounis, DO

Dr. Harry Dounis joined Shore Nephrology in 2010 after completing his Nephrology Fellowship. He graduated cum laude from St. John's University with a Bachelor of science in pharmacy in 2000. He graduated at the top of his class from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 where he earned his medical degree.

Dr. Dounis completed his internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. During his residency he was involved in hemodialysis research studying the use of bioimpedance spectroscopy as a means of assessing dry weight in association with the Renal Research Institute.

After residency, he completed a two year Nephrology fellowship at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn. During fellowship he presented abstracts focusing on peritoneal dialysis research at major Nephrology conferences which include the American Society of Nephrology, The National Kidney Foundation and the Annual Dialysis Conference.

With his strong background in clinical pharmacology, Dr. Dounis is an expert in complex medication/drug related issues in patients with different stages of kidney disease. His areas of special interest include diabetic nephropathy, renal replacement therapies, glomerulonephritis, kidney transplant and hypertension.

Dr. Dounis lives locally in Monmouth county with his wife and two young children. He is conversant in Greek. Professional membership include the American Society of Nephrology and the American Medical Association.

Harneet Kaur, MD

Dr. Harneet Kaur joined Shore Nephrology in 2014. She completed her Nephrology Fellowship from the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center- a partner of Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, NH. She completed her Internal Medicine Internship and Residency from New York Medical college at Westchester Medical Center, NY and Medical school training from Government Medical College, India. She has always been a top notch student and trainee. She has earned various prestigious academic awards and graduated at the top of the class as a medical student.

Dr. Kaur has tremendous interest in research activities. At a very young age and early in her career, she has written "Book Chapters" in prestigious publication houses including Cambrigde University Press. She also has many review and research articles in peer reviewed and high impact International journals to her credit. She is keenly involved in the teaching activities of residents at the Jersey Shore University Medical center.

She has clinical expertise in all aspects of nephrology and her areas of interest are Diabetic nephropathy, electrolytes and metabolic abnormalities, hypertension and dialysis.

Her hospital affiliations include Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Ocean Medical Center and Centrastate Medical Center. She is accepting new patients at four offices, located at Neptune, Jackson, Brick and Freehold and also rounds in above hospitals.

She lives in Monmouth county with her family. Her hobbies include participating in community activities and social service to the underprivileged. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

Oladayo Bolarinwa, MD

Dr. Oladayo Bolarinwa​ was born in Buffalo, NY and​ has just recently joined Shore Nephrology​.​ He graduated magna cum laude from Montclair State University in 2006 with a bachelors in molecular biology and a minor in chemistry. Thereafter he attended UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School where he graduated with an M.D. in 2010.

He completed his residency in internal medicine at UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, East Orange VA Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center. During his time in residency he was involved in quality improvement projects which included initiating discussions about advance directives to patients in the outpatient office setting. He was also involved with the mentoring programs at the medical school named SMART [Science, Medicine and Related Topics] and SMDP [Student Medical and Dental Program] which provided opportunities for high school and college students from minority backgrounds exposure to the medical field.

After residency he completed his Nephrology Fellowship at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. He was involved in quality improvement project which included reducing the amount of blood transfusions needed in hemodialysis patients​.​ ​ ​Dr. Bolarinwa's core interests in nephrology include acute kidney injury, dialysis and chronic kidney disease management.

Outside of the office Dr. Bolarinwa's main passions include traveling, international affairs and football.​ ​