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. […]

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 […]

Guatemala Welcomes WU Nephrologists with Traditional Latin American Hospitality

“The Division of Nephrology physicians are continuing to make an impact improving healthcare in Guatemala,” says Dr. Marcos Rothstein, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology. Rothstein and a delegation of Washington University nephrologists recently attended the scientific symposium First Annual Update in Nephrology: Leading the Battle against Chronic Kidney Disease, October 12-13, 2017, […]

Mangia! Ravioli Dinner Fundraiser

RoseMarie Bianchi, a dialysis patient at Chromalloy Dialysis Center and co-founder of The Sick and Elderly Program of the Hill, is getting ready for the foundation’s annual fundraiser – a big, Italian, ravioli dinner. The Sick and Elderly Program of The Hill is a volunteer home health care foundation that provides free medical equipment and […]

40K and Counting! Nephrology Web Series

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Yau and his Washington University in St. Louis Nephrology Web Video Series, which just topped 40,000 views on YouTube. In December 2015, Dr. Yau launched the video series as a way to teach clinical nephrology to trainees in an entertaining, web-friendly manner. In the first nine months, the […]

Victoria Fraser Honored by St. Louis Business Journal

Victoria Fraser, MD, Adolphus Busch Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Washington University School of Medicine, was recently honored by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the most influential business women in the St. Louis region. The 25 women are featured in a special section of the […]

Pooja Koolwal Receives Knowlton Award for Her Compassionate Care and Leadership

Second-year nephrology fellow Pooja Koolwal, MD, is one of seven Washington University fellows to receive the 2017 Knowlton Incentive for Excellence Award. The Division of Medical Education at Washington University School of Medicine and the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital present the annual award to fellows who have completed internal medicine residency programs and who plan […]

Dialysis Patient’s Kidney Walk Entourage: Five Years and Growing

Garland Patton, a dialysis patient in the Chromalloy Kidney Center at Washington University, and a group of more than 50 family and friends, turned out for the annual St. Louis National Kidney Foundation (NKF)-sponsored Kidney Walk held April 29, 2017. This was the fifth year in a row that the Patton group took part in the […]

On Alert! Disaster Medical Response Teams Ready to Help

When a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake strikes, most of us watch the devastation play out on the evening news. Some of us reach for the checkbook to send a donation. But others like Jean Audrain, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator in the Division of Nephrology, will have their bags packed, waiting for the call that will […]

Herrlich Speaker at Protease World in Health and Disease Symposium

Andreas Herrlich, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology will be a featured speaker at the 2nd International Symposium Protease World in Health and Disease, Sept. 14-17, 2016, in Kiel, Germany. The symposium, entitled Proteolysis as a Regulatory Event in Pathophysiology is organized by the Collaborative Research Center 877, which focuses on […]