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!

UA Nephrology in the News:

News

New Chief of Hematology and Oncology at UA Health Sciences, a Noted Head and Neck Cancer Specialist, Looks Forward to ‘Homecoming’

A member of the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee and a former Tucsonan, Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH, joins the UA College of Medicine – Tucson faculty as professor and chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine and the UA Cancer Center...


New National Guidelines for Valley Fever Treatment Led by UAHS Center Director

Dr. John Galgiani is among three University of Arizona physicians on an Infectious Diseases Society of America panel that authored updated treatment guidelines for the respiratory disease that’s endemic to the U.S. Southwest. The recommendations are for physicians who may not be aware of the disease as well as those whose patients may have contracted it while visiting the region.


Nine Faculty Physicians Receive Promotions in Department of Medicine

Congratulations to the nine faculty physicians within the UA Department of Medicine who recently received promotions, including four—Drs. Bhaskar Banerjee, Pradeep Kadambi, Kent Kwoh and Kwan Lee—who became full professors, two with tenure...


Events

Aug
29
Nephrology Conference
Conference or Symposium

Aug
31
"1954: Dr. Lillehei Closes a Hole"
Grand Rounds
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds

Aug
31
"1954: Dr. Lillehei Closes a Hole"
Grand Rounds
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds