As a Division, we are committed to providing excellence in patient care, Research and to training of the next generation of Renal Physicians.
Clinical Care: The Division of Nephrology maintains active clinical programs at both the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Baltimore VA Medical Center, and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. Our faculty has expertise in all facets of kidney disease including management of acute and chronic kidney disease, dialysis management, genetic kidney disease, glomerulonephritis, complicated hypertension management and electrolyte and acid base disorders. Our division participates in a large multi organ transplant program with services at both at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the VA.
Research: Our faculty is dedicated to understanding the basic biology of the kidney and to translating our discoveries to new therapeutic strategies. The division and our close collaborators in physiology and in the Division of Transplantation focus on several aspects of renal biology including Cystic Kidney Diseases, Molecular Physiology of Hypertension, Tubular Transport mechanisms and Transplant immunology. The Division is home to several research Centers including The Baltimore Polycystic Kidney Disease Research and Clinical Core Center, The Laboratory of Molecular Physiology, the Early Renal Insufficiency Program, the Safe Kidney Care Program, and the Transplant Clinical Research Center.
Fellowship Training Program: Our fellowship program is geared toward training outstanding renal physicians who will devote their careers to patient care or academic nephrology. We provide outstanding and comprehensive training in all aspects of clinical nephrology. In addition to a two-year standard fellowship program we offer a three year research track with opportunities for both laboratory and clinical investigation.