Renal Nurse Practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann Serves on ASN Kidney Week Education Committee

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has invited WashU Nephrology nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, to serve on their Kidney Week Education Committee for the 2022-2023 meetings.  The committee is responsible for the meeting’s program content, primarily sessions and abstracts.  Koester-Wiedemann was invited to serve because of her expertise in clinical dialysis.  As renal […]

NP Lisa Koester-Wiedemann and Drs. Marcos Rothstein, Frank O’Brien and George Jarad Participate in Annual Dialysis Conference 2022

WashU Nephrology members Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, CNN-NP, Marcos Rothstein, MD, Frank O’Brien, MD, and George Jarad, MD, are part of the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC) program being held this weekend, March 4-6, 2022. Now in its 42nd year, the ADC hosts the world’s largest multidisciplinary conference on dialysis.  Sponsored by the University of Missouri […]

WashU Nephrology Nurse Practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann Receives Dean’s Distinguished Service Award

The Division of Nephrology is proud to announce that Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, received the prestigious Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for 2020.  The award is the highest form of staff recognition at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Recipients of the award are nominated by their colleagues and are selected for “displaying ongoing […]

COVID-19 Vaccination of WashU Dialysis Patients a Huge Success!

“We felt it was very important to bring the COVID-19 vaccine to the dialysis units for our patients,” says WashU nephrologist Anitha Vijayan about the recent undertaking to administer the vaccine to patients on dialysis.  Although patients with end-stage kidney disease are a highly vulnerable population for complications from COVID-19 infection, many have limited resources […]

Manasa Metireddy, MD, Receives Grant from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital to Study Transitional Care for Dialysis Patients

Congratulations to Manasa Metireddy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, who is the recipient of a Project Award from The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Metireddy received the three-year, $419,377 award to study transitional care for dialysis patients.  Patients with end stage kidney disease (ESKD) face challenges in the early months of initiating […]

Education Needed to Meet AAKH Goal for Home Dialysis – New Home Transitional Care Unit Will be a Major Asset

Shawna McMichael, Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Dr. Gonzalo Matsumura and Kathy Ehrhard

While choosing home dialysis is becoming more attractive and feasible for patients who begin dialysis each year to treat end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% of the 726,000 Americans suffering from the disease are currently on peritoneal or home hemodialysis. This is far below the goal of the Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative (AAKH), an […]

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann to Receive the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing

Congratulations to renal nurse practitioner Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, ANP, CNN-NP, Division of Nephrology, Washington University, who will be presented the Barbara Prowant Lifetime Achievement Award in Nephrology Nursing during the 40th Annual Dialysis Conference in Kansas City, MO, February 8 – 11, 2020. The award is given in honor of Barbara Prowant (1953-2009), who was one […]

Former Nephrology Fellow Dr. Anubha Mutneja Returns as Medical Director of WU Home Modalities Program

Of the more than 726,000 Americans suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD), only 10% are currently on home dialysis (peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis).   Dr. Anubha Mutneja, Assistant Professor in the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Home Modalities Program at Washington University, plans to change that. “We hope to expand home dialysis […]