Tingting Li and Frank O’Brien Receive Inaugural Clinical Innovation Grants

Two research groups, headed by Tingting Li, MD, MSCI, and Frank O’Brien, MD, will be the first recipients of the Clinical Innovation Grants (CIG), the new funding program that provides resources for clinical research projects within the Division of Nephrology. Dr. Tingting Li, Associate Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, will receive $38,038 to study Choroidal Thickness […]

Nephrologist Manasa Metireddy Joins Division

The Division of Nephrology welcomes Manasa M. Metireddy, MD, to its team of professionals who are taking patient care to the community.  She joined the division as Assistant Professor of Medicine in October, 2018. Dr. Metireddy is based at Christian Hospital where she is initiating a new inpatient service, as well as assisting in patient […]

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 […]

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 […]

Young Man’s Music is Good for the Body and the Soul

Chase Cofer remembers the day he experienced the first symptom. It was a day like any other, with Chase and his sister spending time with their cousins. Chase hadn’t noticed anything was wrong – but his sister did. She pointed out that his arm had been in a fixed, bent position for the entire day. […]

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 […]

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 […]

WU Represents! ASN Kidney Week 2017

ASN Kidney Week 2017 will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, Tuesday October 31 through Sunday November 5. Below is a list of those in the Division of Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology who have abstracts, oral Presentations or will moderate sessions. Wednesday, November 1 Anitha Vijayan, MD, Professor […]

A Remarkable Gift

Lake Ozark Police Detective Shane Pierce cares about his community. He mentors youth in his community through a Police Kids Academy. He started a Coffee and a Cop program. He organized a Guns and Hoses charity basketball game. He’s even appeared as McGruff the Crime Dog at many community events. So, when Detective Shane Pierce […]