Fighting COVID-19

Working Together to Tackle Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Structure of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Structure of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our patients, faculty, staff and families are our primary concern.  By working together, the Division of Nephrology is tackling this crisis.

“I am heartened that in the face of uncertainty we as a division are showing great resolve and resiliency,” says division chief Dr. Ben Humphreys, Joseph Friedman Professor of Renal Diseases in Medicine.  “I am seeing faculty volunteer for duties on the front lines, staff coming together to change our patient care flows without notice, and trainees working harder than ever in stressful conditions.  I have never been prouder to be a member of this division.”

The Division of Nephrology is actively planning strategies to optimize care for infected patients both in the hospital and in the community when the need arises as well as establishing safely protocols to keep our healthcare workers safe.

“We will meet the COVID-19 challenge together and emerge on the other side stronger as a community,” says Humphreys.

Although the Covid-19 pandemic is a rapidly changing crisis, Washington University and Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the Department of Medicine, are diligently monitoring the situation and continually provide updates for our medical community.  Please see the following links for more information.