Welcome to the Division of Nephrology and the University of Arizona Kidney Disease Program. We are proud that U.S. News & World Report has ranked our program in the top 50 in the country (2016, 2015) and continues to rate us as high performing for patient care. As the only academic division of nephrology in the state of Arizona, our goal is to provide high quality clinical nephrology care to our patients, to develop innovative and topical research programs that will impact upon the care that we deliver to our patients, and to be a teaching and training resource to our community...

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FRCP (Edin)
Chief, Division of Nephrology

Nephrology

The Division of Nephrology in the University of Arizona Department of Medicine and Banner University Medical Center – Tucson has active programs in clinical nephrology, teaching and training of fellows and residents, and a range of research opportunities. An important focus of the division is to emphasize translational and multi-disciplinary programs that truly go from bedside to bench to bedside in advancing patient care solutions.

At the clinical level, U.S. News & World Report has ranked nephrology care here among the top 50 programs in the country. Division faculty members care for patients with acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, complex hypertension, bladder and kidney stones, and chronic kidney disease (CKD). We are one of only four kidney transplant programs in the state of Arizona and have had a recent surge in kidney transplant activity, which has greatly benefitted our community. We also care for an increasing number of patients on hemodialysis, and have a growing home dialysis program (both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) as well. An important and unique strength has been our partnership with Dialysis Clinics Inc. (DCI) to create a nocturnal hemodialysis program.

Faculty members from the Division of Nephrology are also involved in multiple clinical trials (more than 10 trials at present) targeting diverse kidney problems such as chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, vascular access dysfunction and glomerulonephritis.

The Division of Nephrology also has vibrant research programs in CKD progression, organ transplantation, renal genomics, dialysis vascular access, device development and tissue engineering.

Last but not least, an important focus of the division is on mentorship. We recognize that our greatest strength is our faculty and fellows. And, while we are committed to growing our clinical and research portfolios, the most important thing that we want to grow and nurture is people—our staff, faculty and fellows!

News

UA Cancer Center Presents Strategy No. 4 of ‘Bear Down. Beat Cancer. Top 5 Strategies for Reducing Skin Cancer Risk’

Your skin health is important regardless of the season. In five weekly installments in August, each Tuesday, the University of Arizona Cancer Center is presenting a strategy for enjoying the sun’s benefits while protecting yourself from cancer-causing UV radiation. This week’s strategy: Perform Regular Self-Exams


UA Center on Aging Awarded Grant to Continue End-of-Life Education with Medical Students

The David and Lura Lovell Foundation, which funded an award-winning end-of-life documentary that includes mention of the Living Will Project at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, has provided a nearly $30,000 grant to continue the educational program for UA medical students. The program teaches them about the importance of advanced care planning and directives and how to communicate with patients and their families on the subject… 


Chief Residents, Community Providers from Across Southern Arizona Participate in Complex Care Training through UA Center on Aging

The 8th Annual Interprofessional Chief Resident Immersion Training (IP-CRIT) Program, hosted by UA Center on Aging and College of Medicine – Tucson at Starr Pass Resort, June 10-11, provided leadership, skills and specialized training for Banner – University Medical Center and community-based clinicians. Participating were 39 chief residents with Banner – UMC Tucson and—for the first time—a dozen community providers from Nogales and Sells, Ariz., and Chicago…


Events

Aug
23
Hypernatremia
Lecture or Seminar

Aug
25
Sodium in the Kidney
Lecture or Seminar

Aug
28
Hypokalemia
Lecture or Seminar