Jehona Marku-Podvorica, PA
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Jehona Marku-Podvorica PA-C, MSPAS earned her Master of Medical Science and physician assistant studies from Pace University in New York, NY. She completed her clinical training at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, NY. Upon her graduation she joined as PA in the Emergency Department at the New Parkway Hospital, then at Lenox Hill Hospital in the nephrology department. She took care of patients with chronic and end stage renal kidney diseases including those placed on hemo and peritoneal dialysis. In 2011 she joined the The Kidney and Pancreas transplant program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College and was promoted at Chief PA level for her outstanding contribution. This program is known to be one of the oldest kidney transplant program in New York State and one of the highest volume programs in the nation. She works collaboratively with surgeons, nephrologists, pharmacist, social workers, dietitian, nurses and other team members within this center.
Jehona Marku-Podvorica, PA-C with other transplant team members offers progressive therapeutic options with steroid free treatment, not generally available through other transplantation programs, with lower rejection and higher graft survival rates compared to national standards.
Jehona Marku-Podvorica, PA-C currently serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation. She is an organ donor advocate. Prior, she presented on behalf of Genzyme Pharmaceutical to help educate patients and dialysis center’s staff members on multiple topic areas in organ transplantation field. She continues to play a strong leadership and educational role in physician assistant transplant education. She has co-authored several peer-reviewed papers in various topics, with the most recent publication on management of kidney allograft recipients diagnosed with Covid-19.
Jehona Marku-Podvorica, PA-C is an Albanian born in Prishtina, Kosova. She completed three years of medical school at Prishtina University prior to immigrating in the states. She lives in New York City with her husband who is also Albanian from Prishtina and their two sons. She loves to spend time with her family on their country house in Connecticut and enjoy the tranquility of green nature. She is a true believer of contributing in professional levels like the AAMS where the community benefits the most where the work is done as a team. TEAM WORK is the key to success in what we do.