Welcome to the Division of Nephrology and the University of Arizona Kidney Disease Program. We are proud that U.S. News & World Report ranked our program in the top 50 in the country 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!

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UA Nephrology in the News:

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Tech Launch AZ Honors Inventors, Startups, Impact-Makers at I-Squared Awards & Expo

Tech Launch Arizona—the University of Arizona office that brings inventions stemming from faculty research from the lab to the world—held its fourth annual awards event at the Jim Click Hall of Champions at McKale Center. The I-Squared Expo & Awards honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and worldwide through research, collaboration and technology commercialization. Drs. Steve Goldman and Bhaskar Banerjee were among those recognized… 


UA Researchers Land $2.27M Federal Grant for Genetic Study of Valley Fever

Taking a precision medicine approach, the project will seek to find answers to why blacks, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to suffer disseminated infections attacking the bones while whites are more apt to suffer central nervous system attacks, and others suffer no attacks.


Liver Disease and Advanced Endoscopy Topics for DOM Research Seminar Lectures, May 11

Two faculty members from the UA Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology—Drs. Archita Desai, a Liver Research Institute research associate, and Bhaskar Banerjee, who also is a professor of optical sciences and biomedical engineering—will be presenters at the next DOM Research Seminar Series lecture on Thursday, May 11, noon-1 p.m., in the Room 5403 auditorium of the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. Save the date and post the flyer…


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