Our Doctors


The doctors and staff of Teredesai, McCann and Associates are dedicated to providing high quality and comprehensive care for our patients. As nephrology specialists we strive to offer the best treatment of all kidney, hypertension, and electrolyte disorders. We work closely with our patients' primary care physicians and become an important part of their healthcare team.

  • Pradip Teredesai, M.D., F.A.C.P.

    Dr. Teredesai is the founder of the private practice. He has been in practice since 1978. Dr. Teredesai is board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine. He was elected a fellow in nephrology by the American College of Physicians. He also has been an active member of the ESRD Network for many years.

    He is a member of the Allegheny and Pennsylvania Medical Societies, Pennsylvania Medical Association, American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, Renal Physicians Association, American and International Society of Artificial Internal Organs, and Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania. In 1981, Dr. Teredesai was named to the Who's Who in the East.

    Dr. Teredesai
  • James E. McCann, D.O.

    Dr. McCann is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine. He has completed a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio and his internal medicine residencies at Huron Road Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital, both in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Dr. McCann is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. Prior to coming to this area, Dr. McCann was in a private practice in Erie.

    Dr. McCann
  • Allen Wolfert, M.D.

    Dr. Wolfert is board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine. He completed a fellowship in nephrology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond Virginia. His internal medicine residency was completed at the Bronx Municipal Hospital in Bronx, New York. Dr. Wolfert is a member of the National Kidney Foundation and the American Society of Nephrology.

    Dr. Wolfert
  • Qizhi Xie, M.D., Ph.D

    Dr. Xie is board certified in both nephrology and internal medicine. He completed a fellowship in nephrology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center of Nashville, Tennessee. His internal medicine residency was completed at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Xie is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

    Dr. Xie
  • Matthew Pesacreta, M.D.

    Dr. Pesacreta is board certified in nephrology, geriatrics and internal medicine. He completed fellowships in nephrology and geriatrics at UPMC Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His internal medicine residency was also completed at UPMC. Dr. Pesacreta is a member of the American Society of Nephrology.

    Dr. Pesacreta
  • Elias Bahta, M.D.

    Dr. Bahta attended Medical School at Jimma Institute of Health Science Ethiopia and his residency at the University of Rome La'Sapienza. He completed an Internal Medicine residency and his fellowship for Interventional Nephrology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center. He is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology.

    Dr. Bahta
  • Joshua C. Sysak, D.O.

    Dr. Sysak completed his undergraduate work at Duquesne University and his medical school degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital and his Nephrology fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital. He is an active member of the American Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. Dr. Sysak also teaches at the Washington Hospital with their residency program.

    Dr. Sysak
  • Nirav Patel, M.D.

    Dr. Nirav Patel completed his Undergraduate and Medical Education at George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia. He completed his residency training at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, then continued on at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA for his fellowship training. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

    Dr. Patel
  • Ameet J. Karambelkar, M.D.

    Dr. Ameet J. Karambelkar, M.D., completed his Undergraduate Bachelor of Science, Business Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York for his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Karambelkar did his internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He completed his postdoctoral training in Pittsburgh, PA at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Renal Fellow and then a Chief Renal Fellow. He is a member of the NKF and the ASN.

    Dr. Karambelkar
  • Audra M. Kessler, PA-C

    Teredesai, McCann & Associates, in conjunction with Audra Kessler, has developed a Chronic Kidney Disease Education Program to help you better understand your kidneys and empower you to maximize the health and longevity of your kidney function. Audra recently graduated from the Duquesne University Physicians Assistant Program and will be a new member of your healthcare team.

    Barletta

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Over 30 years of experience.

Convenient office hours and locations.

Electronic medical records that enable improved communication and e-prescribing.

A friendly and courteous staff.

Acceptance of all insurances.

An excellent Chronic kidney disease education program.