New Faculty Member Charbel Khoury Brings Combined Expertise in Nephrology and Nutrition/Metabolism to Division

The Division of Nephrology is excited to welcome new faculty member Charbel C. Khoury, MD, who joined us as Assistant Professor of Medicine, July 1, 2018. During his nephrology fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Khoury developed a scientific and clinical interest in metabolism and nutrition. This […]

New Faculty James Davis Looks Forward to Expanding the Clinical Footprint of the Division into New Territories – and Finding Some Live Music

Please welcome James A. Davis, MD, to the Division of Nephrology. An experienced interventional nephrologist, Davis joins the division as Assistant Professor of Medicine, bringing with him an interest in home-based therapies and vascular access. He was previously in private practice at The Kidney and Hypertension Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Davis will oversee the division’s […]

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 […]

The First! Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship – March 22

Martin Pollak, MD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Chief of Nephrology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will launch the Eduardo Slatopolsky Lectureship with a presentation titled Kidney Disease in African Americans. The inaugural lecture will take place at Medical Grand Rounds, Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8-9 am, in the Clopton Auditorium, Wohl Clinic […]

Suleiman and Alhamad Awarded WU Nephrology 2017 Translational Innovation Grant

The Division of Nephrology’s 2017 Translational Innovation Grant has been awarded to Assistant Professor of Medicine Tarek Alhamad, MD, and Instructor of Medicine Hani Suleiman, MD, PhD, in the sum of $50,000.  The project is titled Novel Diagnostic Imaging Techniques for Transplant Glomerulopathy. The Translational Innovation Grant program, now in its third year, brings together a clinician and basic scientist from […]

World Kidney Day Focusing on Women’s Kidney Health. How Will You Celebrate?

World Kidney Day (WKD) and the International Women’s Day 2018 fall on the same day this year, March 8, giving us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of women’s health – specifically their kidney health. WKD is an annual, global campaign to stress the importance of kidney health, to reduce the impact of disease, […]

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 […]

Broad Clinical Applications for CRELD2 as an ER Stress Biomarker

Thanks to a new study headed by Ying Maggie Chen, MD, PhD, it may soon be possible to diagnose certain human kidney diseases in their earliest stages of development using a noninvasive biomarker of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. The study, Elevated Urinary CRELD2 is Associated with Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress-mediated Kidney Disease, was published online in […]

Sreelatha Katari and Mallika Gupta 2018 Transplant Fellows

The Transplant Nephrology Fellows have been announced for the 2018-2019 academic year. Sreelatha Katari, MD, currently a second year fellow in the Division of Nephrology here at Washington University, and Mallika Gupta, MD, a second year nephrology fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, will join the transplant training program next year. The one-year […]

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 […]