Clinical Services

The division also sees dialysis patients at six community based dialysis units: Burlington (2 units), Carrboro, Sanford, Siler City, and Pittsboro. The division provides a significant patient referral base to the departments of Transplant and Vascular Surgery, Diagnostic, Nuclear and Vascular Radiology, and the divisions of Rheumatology and Urology; the revenue stream generated by new patients brought into the UNC Health Care System by this division is an important source of support for these organizations. For more information on our dialysis units, visit The UNC Kidney Center web site. For more information on our outpatient clinics, click HERE.

Research activities include long-term clinical treatment trials, as well as basic research that encompasses several geographically separate laboratories. Research is funded by federal agencies and pharmaceutical and research companies covering a wide range of areas related to kidney disease:

  • Chronic and Acute Renal Failure
  • Glomerular Disease
  • Vascular Inflammation
  • Sickle Cell Nephropathy
  • Epidemiology
  • Transplantation
  • Renal Metabolism
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Lupus Nephritis

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