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 & Announcements

collage of images from the University of Arizona BLAISER Program
BLAISER Lectures, Program Aim at Orienting Students toward Careers in Biomedical Research

Several University of Arizona Health Sciences lectures this summer on diabetes, precision medicine, clinical research disparities and building healthy communities highlight inequalities in health care with an eye toward encouraging students from underrepresented communities interested in biomedical professions to not only pursue their dream but offering a leg up in the process. Pulmonary’s Dr. Ken Ramos was among the lecturers lined up this year. See links to video…


Pancreatic Cancer Patients with BRCA Mutation May Benefit from Targeted Drug

Rachna Shroff, MD, led a landmark study on the use of targeted drugs called PARP inhibitors in pancreatic cancer patients with BRCA mutations.


Nicholas Lim and Dr. Michael Larson in D3S lab (inset, Dr. Charles Hennemeyer)
Physician-Led Startup Licenses UA-Invented Disruptive Biopsy Device

The company—Data Driven Diagnostics Sciences Inc. (D3S), led by Nicholas Lim and Drs. Michael Larson and Paul Mack Consigny—targets accelerated diagnosis and treatment of cancer by providing optimal tissue samples for effective personalized medicine. Their device, invented by Drs. Larson and Charles Hennemeyer, is a next-generation needle biopsy instrument utilizing electrosurgery and electrocautery to safely increase tissue sample volumes in minimally invasive biopsy procedures…


Events

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Jun
18
UA Renal Conference
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Jun
19
UA Renal Conference
Lecture or Seminar