WashU Nephrology Participates in 2022 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

The 2022 National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM22) are currently underway in Boston, MA, April 6-10, with several members of WashU Nephrology in attendance.   The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and focuses on translating science into practice for the entire healthcare team.  While it is a live […]

Clinical Nurse Coordinator Cheryl Cress and Transplant Nephrologist Tarek Alhamad Present at NKF Virtual Kidney Social Summit

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Kidney Social Summit, held Sunday, February 6, 2022, featured two presenters from Washington University School of Medicine Division of Nephrology: Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, Home Modalities, and Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Transplant Nephrology. The annual event (held via […]

Anuja Java, MD, Elected to Executive Council of Women in Nephrology

“I feel very strongly about the need for women in leadership positions,” says Washington University transplant nephrologist Anuja Java, MD, who was just elected to the Council of Women in Nephrology (WIN) for 2022-2024, along with Mira Keddis, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the Mayo Clinic in […]

WashU Nephrology Announces 2022 Transplant Fellows

The Division of Nephrology at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce our 2022 renal transplant fellows.  The comprehensive, one-year Transplant Nephrology Program allows trainees to be part of one of the largest and most experienced kidney transplant centers in the United States. Gaurav Rajashekar, MD, is currently a second-year renal fellow here […]

Dr. Wut Yi Hninn Joins WashU Nephrology Transplant Training Program

WashU Nephrology welcomes Wut Yi Hninn, MBBS, to our Transplant Training Program. Wut Yi earned her medical degree from the Institute of Medicine 1, Yangon, in Myanmar.  She completed her residency at Interfaith Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY, and a fellowship in nephrology at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. A driving […]

Dr. Massini Merzkani Joins WashU Transplant Nephrology

Dr. Massini Merzkani Transplant Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology welcomes assistant professor of medicine Massini Merzkani, MD, to the WashU Transplant Nephrology team.  His clinical interests include long-term renal allograft survival, recurrence of glomerulonephritis after transplantation, and complications related to kidney transplantation.  After earning his medical degree from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, Merzkani completed a residency in internal medicine […]

Dr. Rowena Delos Santos to Chair AST Conflicts of Interest Committee

Dr. Rowena Delos Santos

Rowena Delos Santos, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, and current co-chair of the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Conflicts of Interest (COI) Committee, will take over as chair of the committee in June 2020. “It is a great honor and responsibility to serve on this AST Committee,” says Dr. Delos Santos of […]

Save the Date: 4th Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium – October 11-13, 2019

Washington University Division of Nephrology announces the fourth Midwest Transplant & Nephrology Symposium to be held on October 11 – 13, 2019 at the Institute of Public Health, St. Louis, MO. The popular symposium will present an in-depth review of the most clinically-encountered topics in transplantation and provide hands-on workshops to allow participants to build […]

Kidney Transplant Marks 10,000th Adult Organ Transplant

The WU/Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center hit a high mark on January 4, 2019, one that has been achieved by fewer than 5% of transplant programs nationwide.  The center performed its 10,000th adult solid organ transplant in the past 56 years.  That landmark transplant was a kidney. “It is a major milestone of our transplant center,” says […]