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The Division of Nephrology is dedicated to serving people with kidney disease. Despite major advances in medicine, kidney disease continues to increase and has reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Faculty in the division practice and teach optimal care for patients with a broad spectrum of kidney diseases at all stages. In addition, faculty members are actively involved in high-quality basic science, outcomes and clinical research aimed at better treatment as well as prevention of kidney-related health issues.

Over the coming years, we plan continued growth in the following areas of patient care and research:

  • Intensification of basic investigations that will lead to novel treatments of diseases such as diabetic nephropathy and glomerulonephritis.
  • Increased involvement in multi-disciplinary clinical research studies in renal disease and its complications.
  • Development of algorithms to improve the care of patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney transplants.
  • Emphasis on improving renal transplantation rates especially among minority patients.
  • Expansion of resources and technology to promote best possible outcomes for our dialysis patients.

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