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 (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...

Frank C. "Chip" Brosius, III, MD
Interim 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

Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program Expand Services Thanks to a new contract with Banner – University Family Care/AHCCCS Complete Care, the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Camp Wellness and Workforce Development Program are able to reach more individuals with mental-health conditions and substance-use disorders.

Teaser image for 2019 Reimagine Health research symposium with Dr. John Galgiani
Dr. Galgiani to Compete in ‘Lightning Round’ at Reimagine Health Research Symposium

Of 30 poster abstracts accepted for the 2nd annual “Reimagine Health: Is My Fate in My Genes?” research symposium sponsored Nov. 20 by the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Arizona Biomedical Research Centre and Flinn Foundation, only one will be presented in the event’s “lightning round”—that of Dr. John N. Galgiani, Valley Fever Center of Excellence director. In all, eight posters from Tucson investigators will be on display. See the keynote speaker, agenda and, separately, other news for Valley Fever Awareness Week, Nov. 9-17...


Dr. Louise Hecker receives Innovator of the Year Award at Governor's Celebration of Innovation Expo in Phoenix, Oct. 24
Dr. Louise Hecker Named Academic Innovator of the Year at Governor’s Innovation Awards

At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards, Oct. 24, entrepreneurial researchers and friends of the University of Arizona received several awards. Pulmonary researcher Dr. Louise Hecker took the top award in academia for her work on Nox4 small molecule inhibitors to treat fibrotic diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Learn more about the event and other honorees...


Events

Nov
15
Decoding the vascular genetic risk for heart disease
Grand Rounds
Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds

Nov
20
COM - Tucson General Faculty Meeting | Fall 2019
Meeting
General Faculty Meeting | University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson