Patient Pens Letter of Appreciation for NP Lisa Koester-Wiedemann

“Lisa is a true angel and always goes above and beyond to help her patients.” That is how “Sam,” a dialysis patient, describes nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, in a letter to Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief of the Division of Nephrology, to express her appreciation for the special attention Lisa has shown her.  Sam has been […]

North County Dialysis Center Celebrates Tandy Day!   

It’s one thing for an employee to be recognized for her dedication and 20 years of hard work.  It’s another thing for an employee to have a whole day named after her!   Thomas Gowen, the Nurse Manager of WashU Nephrology’s North County Dialysis Center said that Friday, August 19, 2022, everyone at the center celebrated Tandy Day, […]

WashU Nephrology Welcomes Alex Stark-Valdez, Our New Dialysis Nurse Practitioner

WashU Nephrology welcomes Alex Stark-Valdez, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, who joined the Division as dialysis Nurse Practitioner 3, 2022. “Everyone has been so warm and welcoming,” says Alex.  “It’s been absolutely wonderful and I’m so happy that I chose this position as my first real nurse practitioner position.”  In his 12 years of nursing, Alex brings […]

Fae Harper an Honoree of St. Louis Magazine 2022 Excellence in Nursing Awards

WashU Nephrology is so proud of Fabrienne (Fae) Harper, BSN, RN, a finalist for the 13th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, which celebrate nurses from institutions across the St. Louis region for their selfless care, compassion and service.  “Honoring the Heart of Health Care” was the theme of this year’s event, hosted by St. Louis […]

WashU Nephrology Participates in 2022 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

The 2022 National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM22) are currently underway in Boston, MA, April 6-10, with several members of WashU Nephrology in attendance.   The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and focuses on translating science into practice for the entire healthcare team.  While it is a live […]

Potential Dialysis Center Nightmare Averted by Quick-thinking and Teamwork

A nightmare scenario for any hemodialysis center – the loss of electricity – turned into an exercise of quick-thinking and cooperation between two of our dialysis teams. Severe thunderstorms swept through the greater St. Louis area the weekend of July 9, 2021, and knocked out power to over 40,000 people.   WashU Nephrology’s DaVita West Dialysis […]

Dr. Wut Yi Hninn Joins WashU Nephrology Transplant Training Program

WashU Nephrology welcomes Wut Yi Hninn, MBBS, to our Transplant Training Program. Wut Yi earned her medical degree from the Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon, in Myanmar.  She completed her residency at Interfaith Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship in nephrology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A driving […]

Call for Donations and Volunteers for CAKC Holiday Bingo

It’s that time of year again!  The annual Holiday Bingo Games will be held in the Chromalloy American Kidney Center (CAKC) on December 19 and 20, 2018, during all three dialysis shifts, 7:30 am, 11:00 am, and 2:30 pm. Organizer of the event, Brenda Bingel, RN, MSN, and Nurse Administrator at CAKC, is putting out […]

Nurses Melissa Vath and Fabrienne Harper Join Nephrology Team

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Melissa Vath, BSN, RN, and Fabrienne (Fae) Harper, BSN, RN, to the Renal Outpatient Office, located in the Center for Advanced Medicine. Ms. Vath joins us as a Clinical Nurse Coordinator. Melissa’s nursing career began in 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in the Gynecologic Oncology unit. A year later, she […]