Muhammad Alam, M.D.

Muhammad Alam, M.D. joined Nephrology Associates of the Carolinas in September 2004. He is Nephrology board certified. Dr. Alam is accepting new patients at all of our offices by referral. He maintains privileges at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Kings Mountain Hospital and Rutherford Regional Medical Center. He is the Medical director of the Davita Dialysis Unit in Forest City and the DCI North Shelby Unit.

Amin Paulino, MD

Dr. Paulino joined our practice in 2021 but has been practicing in the region since 2018. He did his internal medicine residency at the Harlem Hospital Center and completed a nephrology fellowship at Maine Medical Center in 2018. He is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology. His clinical interests include chronic kidney disease and dialysis therapies. He is also interested in plant-based health, evolutionary diets, and clinical outreach.


Sandra Zuniga, MD

Dr. Zuniga joined our group in the late summer of 2021. She graduated from a nephrology fellowship at the University of Washington in July and has moved cross country! She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Massachusetts and is ABIM certified. She is a wonderful addition to our staff and we are happy to welcome her.


Miranda Brackett Kilby, DNP-C

American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s Certified

Miranda Kilby joined our practice in the Winter of 2010 and since has published a dissertation in the subject of Chronic Kidney Disease. She obtained her degree from Winston Salem State University and currently sees patients at all three of our office locations as well as the dialysis units we hold privileges at. She also attends to hospital patients requiring our care in Cleveland Regional Medical Center, Rutherford Regional, and Kings Mountain Hospital.


Shannon Standish, FNP-C

American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s Certified

Shannon Standish has been a part of our team for just under a year having come to us in July of 2018. She is well loved by our patients already and has contributed so much to our practice in the short time she has been here. Like Miranda she also graduated from Winston Salem State University and has privileges to see our patients in all three of the hospitals we consult at, all three of our office locations, and the dialysis units our patients attend.


Jimmy Jones ANP-C

American Association of Nurse Practitioner’s Certified

Jimmy Jones came to us in 2004, a year after he graduated from The University of North Carolina Charlotte. His disposition and medical knowledge is well known and well liked among our patients. Having been practicing at Nephrology Associates of the Carolina’s for 15 years as of this year he is very skilled in kidney disease care. He primarily practices in our Rutherfordton office location and cares for dialysis patients at the Davita dialysis unit in Forest City. He also sees patients at Rutherford Regional Hospital.