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 […]

Anitha Vijayan Presents Lecture at UAB on Benefits of Nocturnal PIRRT

Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN, Professor of Medicine, Nephrology, was the invited Jerry Jackson Lecturer at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where she discussed “Hybrid Renal Replacement Therapy Modalities in the Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).”  Vijayan, Medical Director of Acute Dialysis Services, oversees the renal replacement therapy program in the intensive care units at Barnes-Jewish […]

Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, Shawna McMichael and Cheryl Cress Present at 2021 Annual Dialysis Conference

WashU Nephrology members Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, CNN-NP, Shawna McMichael, BSN, RN, and Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, are presenting at the Annual Dialysis Conference (ADC), being held this weekend, March 5-7, 2021.   ADC, now in its 41st year, hosts an international group of physicians, nurses, technicians, dieticians, social workers, administrators, and representatives from a […]

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 […]

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 […]