Canine “Tucker” Provides Emotional Support to Patients and Staff

The monthly visits from Tucker, an emotional support dog, have been a big hit at North County Dialysis Center, according to Tom Gowen, the nurse manager at the facility. “Our team had been brainstorming for ways to keep our patients engaged when the idea of a therapy support dog came up,” says Tom.  It was […]

Nephrology Well-Represented at Academy of Educators Induction

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that four of our faculty members – Patricia Kao, MD, MS, Timothy Yau, MD, Steven Cheng, MD, and Benjamin Humphreys, MD, PhD – were among 42 Washington University School of Medicine educators inducted into the newly created Academy of Educators. The Academy of Educators is led by […]

4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium a Success

The 4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium, headed by Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, medical director of transplant nephrology at Washington University, was a huge success. “This was the most successful transplant symposiums to date,” says Dr. Alhamad.  “We offered 10 travel grants to nephrology fellow from all around the US, and sponsored one fellow from […]

“When battling kidney disease, you have to believe you are going to win!”

In 2018, we introduced you to Chase Cofer, a young man and lover of music who doesn’t let his rare genetic syndrome (a spingosine-1-phosphate lyase mutation) and subsequent kidney failure keep him down. Chase, a dialysis patient at Chromalloy Dialysis Center, has worked hard to keep a positive attitude, and it has paid off.  He […]

Dr. Tingting Li Joins Fellowship Leadership Program as Associate Program Director for Clinical Research and Career Development

Dr. Tingting Li

The Division of Nephrology is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Medicine Dr. Tingting Li has joined our fellowship leadership program as Associate Program Director for Clinical Research and Career Development. In this new position, Dr. Li will join Dr. Steven Cheng, Training Program Director – Nephrology Fellowship, and Dr. Seth Goldberg, Associate Program […]

Former Nephrology Fellow Dr. Anubha Mutneja Returns as Medical Director of WU Home Modalities Program

Of the more than 726,000 Americans suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% are currently on home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis).   Dr. Anubha Mutneja, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Home Modalities Program at Washington University, plans to change that. “We hope to expand home dialysis […]

Warm Welcome to Teresa Tamburello, the New Nurse Administrator at Chromalloy Kidney Center

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Teresa Tamburello, RN, BSN, the new Nurse Administrator at Chromalloy Kidney Center. Teresa graduated with an Associates Degree in Nursing from Southwestern Illinois College in 2003 and received her Bachelor of Science in 2016. In addition to six years of extensive work in ICU and medicine/surgery hospital care, Teresa has […]

Meet Tom Gowen, the New Nurse Manager at North County Dialysis Center

“Individual care with a big family vibe!” That is how Tom Gowen, the new Nurse Manager of the North County Dialysis Center, sums up the Washington University dialysis facility that opened in North St. Louis County in early 2018. Tom, who was a Staff Nurse at the center before recently being chosen Nurse Manager, has […]

Wellness Connection Champion Hatice Goshtaiy is an Advocate for Employee Preventive Health Care

Washington University, in partnership with the Wellness Connection, is offering great opportunities for employees to improve their physical and emotional wellness, and Hatice Goshtaiy, Research Administrator in the Division of Nephrology, is part of the program.  Hatice is a Wellness Connection Champion, an advocate who encourages WU employees to take advantage of these valuable, free […]