Join the WashU Nephrology Virtual Food Drive to Help Those in Need This Holiday Season

WashU Nephrology will sponsor a Virtual Food Drive this holiday season to help those in need. Julie McNamara, medical secretary III in our Renal Outpatient Office, is the principal organizer of the event. “Since the ‘Adopt-a-Family’ program last Christmas went so well, I thought we could give back again this year with a virtual food […]

Education Needed to Meet AAKH Goal for Home Dialysis – New Home Transitional Care Unit Will be a Major Asset

Shawna McMichael, Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Dr. Gonzalo Matsumura and Kathy Ehrhard

While choosing home dialysis is becoming more attractive and feasible for patients who begin dialysis each year to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% of the 726,000 Americans suffering from the disease are currently on peritoneal or home hemodialysis. This is far below the goal of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKH), an […]

Paul Roberson takes Helm from Retiring Rick Hasamear as Manager of Technical Services for Dialysis Operations at Chromalloy

WashU Nephrology congratulates Paul Roberson, Chromalloy Kidney Center’s new manager of technical services for dialysis operation, as we also wish a happy retirement to Patrick (Rick) Hasamear.  Roberson has worked at Chromalloy for 37 years and is taking the helm from Hasamear, who is a 35-year Chromalloy veteran. Paul Roberson has an associate in applied […]

NephMadness 2020 is On!

The 8th annual NephMadness begins today, March 13, 2020. The initiative is the brain-child of  the team at AJKD Blog, the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, and was initially launched to celebrate World Kidney Day, an international campaign to increase awareness of kidney disease. The month-long educational tournament plays out across […]

Dr. Haris Murad Raises Awareness of Kidney Disease on FOX 2 Morning Program as Part of World Kidney Day

Washington University transplant nephrologist Haris Murad, MD, joined FOX 2 NOW AM television program to discuss prevention and early detection of kidney disease in honor of World Kidney Day, March 12, 2020. The global kidney day campaign, a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, is celebrated the second Thursday […]

Support WashU Nephrology/Transplant “Cool Beans” Team at 2020 NKF Kidney Walk

Ready, set, GO!  The annual St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Walk will take place 12:30 – 4:00 pm, March 29, 2020, at Westport Plaza.  All WashU faculty, staff and patients are welcome to participate by walking, volunteering or donating. This year, the individual WashU Nephrology and BJC-WashU Transplant teams are joining forces to […]

Santa’s Got Competition! WashU Nephrology Spreads the Joy to Young Dialysis Patients with Adopt-a-Family Christmas Event

Thanks to resident elves in the Division of Nephrology, the holiday season is made even more special for families of three local children on dialysis.  Coordinating with a team at the Children’s Hospital dialysis unit, our division “adopted” three families in need of a little help this Christmas. Principal organizer, Julie McNamara, a medical secretary […]

Dr. Anuja Java Heads New Kidney Transplant Clinic at St. Louis VA

The opening of the new Kidney Transplant Clinic at the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System is a valuable resource – and a huge convenience – for local veterans. Headed by Anuja Java, MD, Division of Nephrology at Washington University School of Medicine, the clinic is for patients who have received a kidney […]