Welcome to the Division of Nephrology in the University of Arizona, College of Medicine - Tucson. We are proud that U.S. News & World Report has ranked our program in the top 50 in the country (20182016, 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...

Bekir Tanriover, MD, MPH, MBA, FAST
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

[Hem-Onc physician Aaron Scott, MD, under the spotlight in new UArizona Cancer Center 'Cancer Bytes' video]
DOM faculty, staff spotlighted in UArizona Cancer Center newsletter

The latest UA Cancer Center newsletter highlights Dr. Aaron Scott in a “Cancer Bytes” video, Dr. Juanita Merchant as NCI equity leadership team member, Dr. Janet Funk as presenter at breast cancer research symposium, Lisa Quale as Skin Cancer Institute sun safety ambassador advocate, and T32 postdoc training opportunities.


[Mosaic of images of the Banner Wellness Center in basement of Banner – University Medical Center Tucson]
Banner Wellness Center memberships now open to all Banner, COM-T faculty

Banner Health makes access to gym available to all via $180 annual membership as way to improve health, fitness and wellness for both Banner and University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson faculty, including resident and fellow physicians.


[Dr. Amy Klein, director of the Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, talks about the special care needs of her specialty with Kyle Cook (gray shirt) and Ethan Ross (blue shirt) as geriatrician Dr. Julia Cremer looks on. ]
Sharing memories, experiences all part of IM Specialty Speed Dating benefits

With nearly a dozen Department of Medicine faculty members and twice that many medical students participating, April 10 event offered opportunity to share different pathways physicians took to their internal medicine specialties.