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Division of Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology is committed to excellence in the areas of patient care, teaching, and research. ​We are committed to providing high-quality, culturally competent, patient-centered care for adults with kidney disease, in a learning environment that prioritizes evidence-based approaches, diversity and inclusion.

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The primary goal of the nephrology training program is to ensure that trainees acquire the knowledge, attitudes and skills that characterize the practice of nephrology and that will enable them to contribute maximally to improving the health and quality of life of the individuals and communities they serve.

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  • Research

    The Division of Nephrology offers rich opportunities for trainees in clinical, translational and basic research. The Division of Nephrology leads one of the largest clinical research programs in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Chicago area with a prominent focus on CKD in racial and ethnic minority populations. Over the past 25 years, Division faculty members have played prominent leadership roles in NIH-funded multicenter initiatives, including the Kidney Precision Medicine Project, Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study, Hispanic CRIC, Fogarty-sponsored Mexican CRIC, Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), Hemodialysis Opioid Prescription Effort (HOPE) Consortium, Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), and the African American Study of Hypertension and Kidney Disease (AASK).

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  • Patient Care

    Clinicians in the Division of Nephrology are committed to caring for a diverse population of patients with conditions and diseases of the kidney, including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, glomerular disease, kidney stones, and end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. Our kidney transplant is one of the largest in the Midwest.

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