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 […]

Nephrology Update for PCPs on March 25

Timothy Yau, MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine, will once again chair the Nephrology Update for Primary Care Providers Course to be held March 25, 2017, at the Eric P Newman Education Center (EPNEC). The Division of Nephrology at Washington University and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) are co-sponsoring the event, which provides an in-depth […]

From the heart: Drs. Yong-feng Gong and Hani Suleiman Receive AHA Grants

Congratulations are in order for two young investigators in the Division of Nephrology who have been awarded AWRP Summer 2016 Scientist Development Grants from the American Heart Association (AHA). These grants are intended to help promising, beginning scientists bridge the gap from completion of their research training to becoming an independent investigator. Yong-Feng Gong, PhD, […]

Best Wishes, Vicky Stringer

The Division of Nephrology would like to wish Vicky Stringer, L.C.S. W., all the best in her retirement. Vicky has been both a dialysis center social worker and renal clinic social worker over the 24 years that she has been with the division. Vicky has served on the board of the National Kidney Foundation for […]

Vijayan Joins the Challenge: NTDS Commitment to Improve Dialysis Care

An ambitious – and exciting – initiative that will challenge the dialysis community to rethink how infections are detected, reported, and managed is being launched by a collaboration between the ASN and the CDC. Anitha Vijayan, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, is co-chair of one of the work groups of the Nephrologists Transforming […]