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:

News

AMC Approves Drop of Non-Compete Clause from Banner Tucson Provider Contracts

Banner Health dropped the non-compete clause for physicians working for Banner – University Medical Group in Tucson, which had been undermining physician recruitment and retention for both the health care company and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. The move was announced June 7 in an email from co-chairs of the Academic Management Council…


South Campus Residents Join at the Omni Resort for Grad Night Festivities

UA Internal Medicine Residency Program – South Campus faculty, residents and staff celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017 at the Omni Tucson National Resort. Among those recognized with awards were: Drs. Danny Orta, Wei Xiang Wong, Norm Beatty, Anil Potharaju and Vijay Chandiramani…


Commonwealth Fund Report on Home-Based Primary Care Quotes Dr. Mindy Fain

UA Center on Aging Co-Director and Division of Geriatrics, General Internal and Palliative Medicine Chief Dr. Mindy Fain is quoted in a new report from The Commonwealth Fund that supports home-based primary care as a more comprehensive, less expensive and compassionate way to handle health care needs of patients who suffer from severe or chronic illness, frailty or functional limitations. Her comments came as current president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine…


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