North Shore Nephrology’s team of physicians are comprised of highly-esteemed professionals who represent the top of their fields. With rich educational backgrounds and wide-ranging residency and practice experience, each of our physicians has attained the highest recognition in their field.

Dr. Simon E. Prince, MBA, FACP, FASN, CPE

Dr. Prince founded North Shore Nephrology in 2002 immediately after completion of his residency and fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY.

Dr. Prince is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as a diplomat in Internal Medicine and Nephrology and acquired additional certification as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension. He has also gained recognition as both a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). Additionally, Dr. Prince is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NSLIJ-Hofstra School of Medicine where he has won accolades for teaching medical students and residents at local hospitals. In 2009, Dr. Prince became the youngest ever President of the Medical Staff at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, and in 2010 was named the Medical Director of the newly established Queens Long Island Renal Institute.

In the summer of 2010, Dr Prince became the physician founder, President and CEO of Beacon Health Partners, a collaboration of independent, primary care physicians and specialists from across Long Island striving to create a value-based approach to healthcare. In recognition of these endeavors, Long Island Business News awarded Dr. Prince as a recipient of their prestigious ‘40 Under 40’ award. In 2013, Dr Prince completed his MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, graduating with honors. Dr. Prince is a devoted husband and father living locally on Long Island who remains committed to the highest quality healthcare and education.


Sayed S. Ali, M.D.

Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Dr. Ali has published several industry-renowned journal articles on topics ranging from renal biopsy to dialysis. His professional memberships include the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians and American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Ali earned his medical degree from Stony Brook Medical School after completing his undergraduate education magna cum laude at Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education in New York, NY. His post-graduate training includes a medical residency and Nephrology fellowship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY.

Dr. Ali is intimately involved in teaching programs at both Long Island Jewish and North Shore University Hospitals, for which he received the prestigious Teaching Award in 2005 and 2007. He is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the NSLIJ-Hofstra School of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Queens Long Island Dialysis Center. He engages in the daily education of the residents in all aspects of renal disease processes and is fluent in Hindi, and Urdu.


Gerard J. Tepedino, M.D.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Tepedino earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from New York University. He attained his bachelor degree magna cum laude with Honors in 1996 along with a Phi Beta Kappa induction from NYU’s College of Arts and Science. He then graduated from the NYU School of Medicine in 2000 and was named valedictorian of a class 5000 students. He remained at NYU for his internship and residency, completing a three-year training program in Internal Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in 2003.

Upon completing his residency, Dr. Tepedino earned a two-year fellowship in Nephrology at Cornell University-New York Presbyterian Hospital. There, after conducting research in the area of acid-base balance, he developed a particular interest in managing hypertension and electrolyte disorders. Board-certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine, Dr. Tepedino joined North Shore Nephrology in 2005. He enjoys practicing all aspects of nephrology and he is fluent in Italian and conversant in Spanish.


Jeffrey T. Cohen, M.D.

Born in Manhasset and raised in Great Neck, NY, just minutes away from North Shore Nephrology’s headquarters, Dr. Cohen graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1999 and subsequently attended the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cohen performed his Internal Medicine residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center where he was recognized for outstanding house staff leadership. After his residency, Dr. Cohen completed a fellowship in Geriatric medicine followed by a Nephrology fellowship at Stony Brook Medical Center, where he took a particular interest in electrolyte disorders and dialysis access.

Dr. Cohen is board certified in both Internal Medicine (2006) and Nephrology (2009). His professional memberships include the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the Renal Physicians Association. He is conversant in Spanish.


Oluwatoyin Akinrinade, M.D.

Dr. Akinrinade was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. She graduated with honors from the College of Medicine University of Lagos and subsequently completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at the Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York.

During her Residency she developed a special interest in kidney diseases and their management and went on to complete a two year fellowship at the Long Island College Hospital, State University New York Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Dr. Akinirade is board certified in both Nephrology and Internal Medicine 2011. Her professional memberships include the American Society of Nephrology and the American Medical Association.


Emad Sedki, M.D.

Dr. Sedki earned his medical degree from Alexandria University in Egypt. In 2010, he completed his Internal medicine residency and held the chief resident position at Fairview-Cleveland Clinic hospital. He has served as a teaching faculty member for the Internal Medicine residency program at Fairview Hospital as well as an associate medical director of an affiliated outpatient clinic. In 2014, Dr. Sedki completed a Masters in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and was recognized for his academic achievements.

Dr. Sedki began his Nephrology fellowship at the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and later completed his fellowship at Jacobi Medical Center, an Albert Einstein Medical School affiliated hospital, in New York in 2016. During his training, Dr. Sedki published and presented multiple papers in several journals and national meetings. Dr. Sedki is board certified in Internal Medicine and is in the process of obtaining his Nephrology certification. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Society of Nephrology. He is fluent in Arabic. During his free time, we enjoys spending time with his family.