WU nephrologist fellow Miraie Wardi learned a lot more than just the business and economic aspects of nephrology when she attended the Nephrology Business Leadership University (NBLU) event this year. The program, specifically designed for 2nd year nephrology fellows graduating in 2019, helps fellows plan for their future in nephrology as they transition from training […]
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 […]
If you were anywhere on the BJC campus in the month of June 2018, you couldn’t help but notice the multitude of people wearing shirts emblazoned with the word Epic1. They were everywhere! And we were lucky that they were here in force. These were members of the team ensuring the successful implementation of the […]
The Renal Biopsy Service, a new in-house program, is nearly ready to launch. Assistant Professor of Medicine Fadi Tohme, MD, who holds dual appointments in the Division of Nephrology and the Division of Anesthesiology, will be director of the service. The new program, in which our own nephrologists will perform ultrasound-guided kidney biopsies, will be […]
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the official sponsor of the Nephrology Match, has appointed Steven Cheng, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in our division, as Chair of the Nephrology Match Oversight Committee. In 2015, the ASN Council voluntarily, and unanimously, approved an “All-In Policy” for the Nephrology Match. Under this policy, all nephrology programs […]
The results of an international collaboration of researchers including Dr. Benjamin Humphreys, Division of Nephrology at Washington University, and Dr. Rafael Kramann, Division of Nephrology and Clinical Immunology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, published in the May issue of JCI insight, settles the years-old controversy of the origin of scar-forming macrophages in the kidney. […]
The continued education and availability of digital home blood pressure monitors for low income patients in the Nephrology Clinic will be made possible for another year due to funding from the Renal Staff Microgrant Program. The Microgrant Program funds projects that will improve the overall care of our dialysis patients and make a positive difference […]
Joubert syndrome and Jeune Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophy (JATD) are human disorders characterized by multi-organ pathologies including neurocognitive defects, musculoskeletal malformations, respiratory distress and retinal degeneration, among others.
Physicians from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) recently joined patients and caregivers from the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) for the 6th Annual Kidney Health Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for more innovation in the realm of kidney disease.
Nephrologist Stanley Misler, MD, PhD, was recently recognized at the meeting of the 11th Annual Midwest Islet Club (MIC), hosted this year by Washington University. Dr. Misler, Emeritus faculty member of the Departments of Medicine (Nephrology), Cell Biology/Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at WU, presented one of the Keynote Lacy Medal Award Lectures. Misler dedicated his […]