The Washington University kidney specialists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital see an estimated 3,000 new patients annually for the treatment of renal diseases and are recognized for providing premier patient care, including inpatient and outpatient dialysis. The team has an outstanding track record for excellent outcomes for kidney and kidney/pancreas transplants and is known for having one of the lowest infection rates worldwide for kidney transplantation.

In addition, Washington University Nephrology offers a Transitional Dialysis Program specifically designed to help a patients choose the dialysis treatment that best fits their lifestyle. Our patient care team provides patients and their families the emotional and social support to transition smoothly into their dialysis treatment.

Our specialists are Washington University Physicians who treat a broad spectrum of renal diseases:

  • Acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Cardio-renal syndromes
  • Electrolyte disorders
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
  • Glomerular disorders secondary to systemic diseases of an immune and non-immune pathogenesis
  • Lupus/vasculitis renal complications
  • Polycystic kidney disease (PKD)
  • Primary glomerulopathies
  • Reno-vascular disorders

The Division of Nephrology also provides care at our specialized, multidisciplinary patient care clinics:

We operate several area dialysis centers, including the Washington University Dialysis Center, and offer comprehensive training and support for those electing home dialysis options.

A number of nephrology clinical trials are available to patients.

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