Focus on Mary Hoffmann: On the Frontline of Patient Care

Mary Hoffmann recognized early in life the special calling of those who care for patients. “At the age of 14, I worked as a candy striper – a volunteer nurse’s aide – at Jewish Hospital for the summer,” says Mary, now an Inpatient Renal Coordinator in the Chromalloy Dialysis Center. “I was only able to […]

Focus on Jodean Baldauf: Ushering the Past into the Future

Behind every successful, smoothly run business is an effective, efficient business manager, which precisely describes Jodean Baldauf, Director of Business Operations for the Division of Nephrology. From staffing and planning to motivating and leading, Jodean manages an ever-changing number of tasks overseeing both clinical and administrative operations for the division. Using her background in nursing […]

Taking Our Care to the Community – Expanding Services to St. Louis Counties

“We are taking our outstanding care to the communities where our patients live,” says Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Chief, Division of Nephrology, commenting on the expansion of the division’s clinical services beyond the Washington University/Barnes campus. The North County Dialysis Center, which opened in February 2018, joins Home Dialysis South in providing more convenient, state-of-the-art services […]

Nephrology Update CME Course – March 24

The Nephrology Update Continuing Medical Education course is back for its thirrd year. The course is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with kidney disease. This year, the event will be held at the Auditorium at City Place, 1 Cityplace Drive, St Louis, MO, March 24, 2018, 7:30 – 11:30 am. […]

What’s New in Dialysis? Find Out at the 38th Annual Dialysis Conference

WU Division of Nephrology nurses Cheryl Cress and Lisa Koester and nephrologist Dr. Brent Miller will participate in the world’s largest multidisciplinary conference on dialysis, held this year in Orlando, Florida, March 3-6, 2018. The Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC), now in its 38th year, convenes an international group of nephrologists, fellows, nurses, dietitians, social workers […]

New Year, New Kidney for Detective Shane Pierce

“It’s crazy how much better you feel, even that fast,” says Lake Ozark Police Detective Shane Pierce about his recent kidney transplant here at Barnes Hospital. “I was up walking by midnight, and I just felt great. I could tell the kidney was getting rid of all the toxins.”             […]

WU North County Dialysis Center Opening Soon

“Serving the population where they live” is the impetus behind the new Washington University dialysis facility about to open in North St. Louis County, according to Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, and one of the initial advocates of the project. “Missouri has over 9,000 patients undergoing dialysis, and that puts our state in […]

Celebrating Nephrology Nurses

Although appreciated year-round, nephrology nurses are properly recognized this week, September 10-16, 2017, during the official Nephrology Nurses Week. The celebration gives us the opportunity to come right out and say to our nephrology nurses, “Thank you for all you do!” The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) initially honored the life-saving work of nurses who […]

Welcome New Faculty Member Frank O’Brien

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Frank J. O’Brien, MD, who will be joining the division as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. O’Brien received his medical degree, with first-class honors, from University College Cork, Ireland. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, with subsequent transplant specialty training […]

March Madness … Kidney Style! NephMadness 2017 Brackets Announced

Hit the bench, US college basketball! Nephrology has its own March Madness – NephMadness 2017 – courtesy of the crew at AJKD Blog, the official blog of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Since 2013, this month-long educational tournament plays out across all social media outlets, providing good-natured competition while highlighting the latest advances and […]