Glomerular diseases are a well-recognized cause of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

These disorders are frequently associated with significant morbidity and mortality, which result from either organ damage from the disease process itself or toxicities of therapeutic agents. 

Glomerular disease mechanisms are not well understood and the data on treatment are frequently lacking. Patients with glomerular diseases require highly specialized care given the complexity associated with diagnosis and management.

The mission of the Glomerular Center of Excellence (GCE) at Washington University is to improve patient outcomes through comprehensive patient care, state-of-the-art treatments, education and research.

As part of WashU Division of Nephrology, GCE is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the top hospitals in the nation.

We hold a yearly symposium featuring leading glomerular disease experts who highlight recent advances in disease mechanisms and treatment of various glomerular diseases. 

Our next GCE symposium will be held September 6 – 7, 2024 (details to follow).

We Offer Both In-person and Virtual Care